A good blazer is one of my must-have items in my closet. They’re so versatile and can be worn for both work and play. I get asked a lot how to take blazers from the office to evening so I thought I’d share a few of my best tips! Before I dive in, though, I also want to recommend starting out with a great classic blazer. There are so many fun styles, patterns and colors, but if you really want to be able to get the most wear out of it, I recommend going with a classic black or grey plaid like this one or this one.
OK, now on to my tips!
Play with accessories
Accessories are a big piece of the puzzle when taking any look from the office to dinner or drinks. For the office, go with a basic stud earring and a dainty gold necklace. When it’s time to head out for the night, swap your studs out for a crystal statement earring or belt bag (mine here). This kind of plays off the idea of business below, party above and creates some balance to your look.
Layer a lace camisole
Camisoles with lace hems are one of my favorite ways to layer any look, but especially a blazer. It’s appropriate for the office, but once you’re out at a restaurant or bar, it doesn’t look to business-y.
Style it with jeans (if you can)
If you work in an office with a more casual dress code and can wear jeans every day (or maybe just on Friday), wearing a blazer is the perfect way to look professional and chic. Go for a straight leg jean with a raw (but neat) hem with a pair of mules and you’ll be ready for your next meeting and a round of drinks afterward! Love this pair of denim so much!
Do you have any ways you prefer wearing a blazer for the office and then out? I’d love to hear!
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