by Mitchelle Uzorka
What Is a Blazer?
A blazer is similar to a suit jacket but is cut a little looser and often has stylized metal buttons that make it better for casual outfits. Whereas sports coats have patterns that coordinate with pants, blazers tend to be solid-color jackets with contrasting buttons. Blazers are highly versatile and customizable, making them easy to go with many different outfits.
When to wear a Blazer?
• For a last-minute client meeting
Outfit: Blazer, shirt, jeans and brogues or brogue boots
• For when you can’t tell if an event is formal or not
Outfit: Blazer, t-shirt, formal trousers and Derby shoes
• For a “grown-up” party or a nice dinner out
Outfit: Blazer, shirt, chinos and brogues
•For a wedding
Outfit: Blazer, shirt, formal trousers and Derbies
Types of blazers
Much has changed in the hundred or so years since the blazer’s introduction. Garments that were once custom-made to identify their wearers as members of a group or organization are now wardrobe staples.
They have come to signify individuality and flair rather than conformity. This chapter will dig a little deeper into the blazer’s adaptability, and it will explore the ways this versatile garment can help you look good in just about any situation.
Instead of reaching for a shawl or a leather jacket, try a blazer. It’s a more elevated and modern option for formal events.
Given that you likely already own one of these babies, we’re rounding up 5 easy yet head-turning ways to wear a blazer, ahead.