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.
- 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
- 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
- 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!