Three ways to Wear a Blazer…

I’ve always been fond of a blazer, over the years I have developed quite a collection but none as lovely or as versatile as this one. After many years of wearing them I think I know where I was going wrong, I was choosing the wrong colour, style and length. And so I thought I would put a little post together about my new found love and to share my tips with you for finding the perfect blazer for you. Although as I write this post I may have purchased a new one, its perfectly pink and oh so beautiful and may be my new favourite. Before I get excited about all the outfits I will be styling my pastel pink blazer with lets get back to this outfit. I made this summer dress work during the winter by throwing on a blazer as a much-needed layer.

I only wish the blue skies and sunshine from a few weeks ago would re appear so that I could wear it again. I picked up this blazer back in October from Primark and don’t get me wrong I have worn it and loved it. I’ve mainly worn it with a denim skirt or high waist jeans but when I popped it on over the top of a maxi dress I instantly fell in love with it all over again. This is quite literally my new favourite outfit. Thank goodness I have midi and maxi dresses a plenty in my wardrobe. This outfit on repeat.

From casual to formal, blazers can be the perfect addition to almost any outfit to really pull a look together. I love how it transforms a really feminine dress, how the mixture of shapes and textures come together and create another go to outfit for my Spring wardrobe. I hadn’t thought of pairing a structured blazer with something so floaty and feminine before I needed a cover up on a Spring like day, I am so glad that I reached for this blazer and dared to mix prints. I think it works.

I am all for having key pieces just like this blazer in my wardrobe – from pairing it with summery dresses, a denim skirt or a pair of high wasted jeans you won’t be disappointed. I love the idea of layering pieces that seem like they wouldn’t otherwise go together. For a while now the advice has been to clash your colours and prints and finally I think I may have found a way to do that, and one that I love and more importantly feel comfortable wearing.

 

If you’re not familiar with blazers or wondering how to style them, I thought I would share some tips for picking out the right blazer for you. Its taken me a few tries, some have worked and some definitely to be forgotten. They can seem a bit stuffy, but certain styles if chosen right will be extremely versatile. I’ve certainly found that since adding this check print to my collection. They are a must for your Spring wardrobe, transforming an outfit in an instant and adding that extra layer for when it’s not quite warm enough for baring your arms.

  1. Consider the size – I’m a size 10 whereas this blazer is a size 14 as I wanted a relaxed fit, don’t be afraid to mix it up
  2. And then there is the colour – choose wisely,  if you want to have longevity then go for a Prince Wales check like this one. A block of colour will be more challenging to pair up
  3. And lastly the length – I am 5ft 5 and have found that a longer length is more flattering – it helps to make me look that little bit taller

I hope these tips helped you to style your blazer. I have updated my Style Loves Page if you’d like some inspiration from my favourites available on the high street. Do let me know in the comments how you wear yours!

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8 Comments

  1. 16th March 2018 / 10:51 am

    Ooh great tips Kerri-Ann!! I love a blazer but find it hard to find the right one for me, interesting to know that a longer jacket gives the illusion of looking taller. I need all the help i can get in this department.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      18th March 2018 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you lovely. I used to think a shorter jacket did this but after trying several I found it is the opposite x

  2. 17th March 2018 / 8:55 am

    I love how the blazer looks with the long dress – it really works! I’m not a fan of blazers myself (they remind me of high school!) but I do think they look fab on the right person (ie: you) who feels confident in what they’re wearing.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      18th March 2018 / 2:53 pm

      I’m so glad you do I think it’s a great combination for sure. Mostly I feel really comfortable x

  3. 18th March 2018 / 9:49 pm

    Great tips KA, I love a blazer but as Chloe has said I do sometimes feel a bit school uniform in it! I always tend to wear mine with jeans so thanks for the inspiration to try it with something new. xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      19th March 2018 / 7:57 am

      Thanks love I hope they help. I definitely think it’s how you wear it and style it with something less formal. But then they do look nice formal too. I don’t wear them formal as I sometimes have to wear them in the day for work x

  4. 19th March 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Love this KA and thank you for the tip on that blazer, I absolutely love mine! Now that I’ve read this I’m wondering whether I should have sized up. Though being petite I find that they can come up too big on the shoulders when I do that. I think with Chloe and Jo saying they can feel school uniformy/too formal in a blazer it’s definitely about finding one that’s the right fabric and cut to stop that feeling x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      20th March 2018 / 7:33 am

      I’m so glad you found one, the one I have was definitely a small fit and just not relaxed enough yet even the 14 fits right. Strange but true. x

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