BY SHANIA WILSON
10 JUNE 2020
The blazer: polished, sophisticated and conveniently appropriate for any time of the day. Added to even the most woeful of outfits (see: old pair of joggers we’ve been wearing for weeks – also known as quarantine attire), the blazer always makes us feel like 90’s Julia Roberts.
For the 9 – 5:
Invest in a well fitted blazer paired with equally fitted trousers to master a polished looking getup. Stick to neutral block colours such as beiges, greys and creams to maintain ultimate professionalism.
Luckily, as blazers and tailored suits have entered the mainstream, looking put together at work is more affordable than ever.
For happy hour:
Your new Friday night drinks uniform: a fitted blazer dress.
Replacing the strappy sequined party dress, a tailored blazer dress paired with heels and a clutch is taking the forefront, leaving you feeling sophisticated no matter how dimly lit and rundown your local bar is.
Best worn in a solid block colour or in a bold material like satin or leather, the blazer dress is universally flattering and ideal for those events with a vague dress code (what is smart casual, anyway?).
For a Sunday morning walk:
The weekend calls for lax, effortless attire aided by steaming coffee and brisk dog walks. The rule of thumb for wearing a blazer on the weekends is to keep it as comfortable as possible. Drape an oversized blazer over a basic white t-shirt and staple jeans (or jogging bottoms if you’re feeling particularly casual) and finish with white trainers or chunky boots.
Plus, oversized blazers are relatively easy to find – it’s likely that your local charity or vintage shop will stock a blazer a few dress sizes bigger than your own.