A blazer, donned by young stylish actors, fashion designers and everyone in between, is a classic piece that can be pulled off with ease. Instantly making your outfit more polished, it is great to anchor more fashion-forward clothes around. But there are still some basic rules that need to be remembered.
Structured vs Unstructured:
The idea behind this is simple- a structured blazer will normally have more defined shoulders, be made from a dressier fabric and be more fitting on the body, creating a slim line to your frame. This creates a more striking, formal note whereas an unstructured alternative gives off a more casual vibe, perfect for rolling the sleeves up and wearing with your laid-back bottoms. Keep fabric in mind, from cotton blends to tweeds through to wool and corduroys all lending themselves to a particular look.
Ways to Wear:
- Wear a fitted black blazer and with a dark pair of jeans and your favourite tee or maybe even a thin black and white striped long sleeve t-shirt.
- Match a smart navy blazer with some sand cotton chinos, a blue collared shirt and brown loafers. Throw in a blue gingham pocket square or a brown and navy striped tie for good measure too.
- For a smart take on casual Fridays, try a tweed or corduroy blazer in a neutral colour with the standard jeans, t-shirt and jumper.
- For the summer, go with a structured navy cotton blazer over a white t-shirt and some chino shorts. Round it off with some brightly coloured boat shoes as well.