Blazers and jackets never go out of trend. While some women feel that blazers are boring, we beg to differ! We believe that it’s a matter of proper pairing. With the right combination of a blazer and the rest of your outfit, you can look stylishly professional. Likewise, a jacket should complement your attire, rather than hiding it away.
If you want to learn more about the art of layering and find out what to wear with that blazer that has been stashed away in the closet for ages, we have got you covered.
What to wear under different types of Women’s Blazer?
Gone are the days when wearing a blazer was restricted to boardroom meetings. Blazers have made their way into the world of casual wear and earned the love of style divas.
Whether you want to glam up for an evening out with your friends or sport a carefree yet sophisticated look for the Sunday brunch with the girls, you could rely on a blazer to dress up for the occasion.
Blazers come in different styles. If you want to know what to wear with different types of suits and blazers, allow us to point you in the right direction.
When it comes to buying a one-piece blazer, you will be spoilt for choice. There are many styles available which you can wear with different outfits.
One-button Blazer– The one-button blazer leans more on the formal side, yet it can be worn for casual purposes too. A black one-button blazer is a must-have for all fashion-savvy women as you could wear it over a variety of outfits. You can wear this blazer over your business formals for that important meeting with your clients. Or you can wear it over a summer dress to look chic on an evening out.
While it’s easy to pair neutral colors with any outfit, you can always buy a blazer in any color and print that you like, but you will have to pay extra attention and balance the visual elements in the rest of your attire.
Two-button blazer– The two button blazer has more of a formal vibe. You can wear it over your trousers or formal skirt for that important client meeting.
Unstructured Blazer/ Waterfall Blazer– Unstructured blazers are great for casual and business casual purposes. Wear this blazer over a fitted top and a pair of jeans to suffuse a hint of femininity in your outfit. You could also don a waterfall blazer over a bodycon dress and ace the dressing game.
The two-piece blazer suit comes strictly in the territory of formal wear. It consists of a blazer and a pair of trousers in matching fabric. Wear a shirt or blouse of contrasting colors underneath the blazer to look formal and stylish. Solid-colored shirts or blouses look particularly well with a two-piece blazer with pin-stripes or subtle prints. You could also pair a shell-top with a two-piece blazer.
While the pieces are designed to be worn together, you can also utilize them separately.
A three-piece suit is consists of a blazer, a vest, and a pair of trousers or skirts. The three-piece attire should be worn with a dress shirt because the neck and the collar region of the shirt would be prominently visible. You can opt for a stylish collar or wear a neck-tie with this outfit.
Additional Tips for Wearing Blazers
- You cannot turn any attire into formal wear by simply putting on a blazer. Yes, your blazer adds a zing to your jeans and T-shirt, but you cannot wear that to your office.
- Always opt for a top or dress whose sleeves don’t bulk up under the blazer. A sleeveless top or shirt is an effortless option, but you can also wear longer sleeves that fit your arms properly and don’t roll up under the blazer.
- The neck of the blouse should sit properly when you put on your blazer for a formal occasion.
A jacket is a great option to layer your outfit. Unlike blazers, you don’t have to think a great deal while matching it with the rest of your attire- they go well with most regular clothing options. Jackets are quite functional too; they protect you from the elements of nature, have multiple zips and pockets, and they are quite easy to clean. Let’s talk about how you can style different types of jackets.
If you like to wear layered outfits, you should add a linen jacket to your wardrobe. You can comfortably wear a linen jacket during summers. You can pair it with your favourite top and pair of shorts.
Denim jackets have been a fashion favourite for decades. And it’s quite a versatile piece of clothing as well. You can wear it over a cute little skirt, a summer dress, or printed trousers. You can also pair it with a light-colored T-shirt and denim trousers. While blue denim jackets are fairly common, you can also find them in other colors.
A leather jacket is yet another timeless fashion trend. These days, it’s possible to find classy leather jackets that are not actually leather but made of cruelty-free synthetic materials. You can wear the jacket over your jeans for an edgy look. If you dare to be different, wear it with a printed summer dress and a pair of heels.
A quilted jacket gets its name from the pattern of stitches over the layers of fabric. The jacket is suited for mild winters. Quilted jackets come in different lengths. Pair it with your jeans and T-shirts when there is a nip in the air. You can also wear it over your sweater and sport a layered look when it’s too cold.
Puffer jackets are lightweight jackets that can shield you from biting cold. Wear one over a light sweater or fleece, and you will stay warm and toasty even in biting cold.
Cropped jackets are a new trend, and they are strictly reserved for casual purposes. They come in many different styles- in regular fabrics or denim, buttoned or hoodie style. Since they are shorter in length, wearing them with high-rise jeans or trousers gives a balanced appearance.
Long coats are great for the days when you want to protect yourself from the chilly weather and look dapper at the same time. There is a wide range of long coats available.
Trench coats are light-weight jackets that are designed to protect you from drizzle and wind. Trench coats come in many styles and you can wear them with a wide variety of outfits. They are not particularly formal, but you can definitely wear one while commuting or walking to work and save yourself from the rough weather. You can also pair it with ripped jeans and sneakers and exude a casual-cool vibe on an evening out.
These are long coats made of light fabric, however, they don’t have any particular length. They come in a variety of designs and are great for semi-formal occasions. They look great with pants, skirts, as well as dresses. You can also get an evening coat in a vibrant print and put it on a plain outfit, say a solid-coloured dress, to make a fashion statement.
Overcoat looks similar to a trench coat, but it is made of thick materials to protect you from the cold. You can don a solid-coloured coat over your office wear and keep yourself comfortable at work during winters. You can also pair it with a dress for a semi-formal event.
Maxi coats are back in fashion. Since the coat goes all the way to your ankles, it becomes the main part of your outfit, so the rest of your outfit should have subtle colors or minimal prints. For a casual evening out in the winters you can wear your maxi coat with your jeans and throw in a long scarf to complete the look.
A cocoon coat is a long coat that drops around your shoulder region, and balloons around your waist. It’s essentially a winter garment that makes for a great style statement. You can wear a cocoon coat with pair of cigarette pants or skinny jeans for a balanced and voguish look.
To wrap it Up (Pun Intended!)
Ladies love to shop for new jackets and coats. But they end up not using them often, as they worry about what to wear them with. Trust us when we say that the art of layering is not that difficult. All it needs is a bit of patience, and you would be able to confidently nail the style game with those blazers and jackets that you have painstaking purchased.