The blazer is one of the hottest trends off the Fall Runways in New York and Milan. While the menswear inspired jacket has been rising in popularity the past few years, 2012 is the autumn of blazers. Premiere designers, from Helmut Lang to Pucci, have created their own unique variations on this classic, tailored trend and now you can wear the same modern styles on the street.
The blazer is inspired by the formal men’s suit, and since it’s typically worn year-round as standard women’s business attire, it’s acquired a reputation as a stiff, serious jacket. However, this season the blazer is youthful and versatile, two characteristics that make it a must-have addition to your closet. The blazer can look edgy over a cocktail dress at a party, or you can casually throw one on over a tee-shirt while running late to class. Check out these latest takes on the feminine, menswear-inspired blazer, and make sure to pick one up before September hits.
New to blazers, or wary of the menswear trend? Then try a basic blazer – a well-tailored, slim cut that fits like a glove. Stick to black, but keep the jacket from looking too traditional and business-like, by adding some flare with fun details. Once you realize how flattering blazers are, you’re bound to want another and to get more adventurous with the styles.
As you know, the boyfriend jean trend is a chic, comfortable style, and now you can apply it to the blazer. The boyfriend blazer is a lot roomier than the usual slim cuts, making it edgier and more casual. They’re meant to be worn open, so your lovely feminine figure doesn’t get lost in the loose fit.
The schoolboy blazer is where the street style aspect of this trend all began. With a slightly shrunken fit and button embellishments, it’s a great way to add some preppiness to your look. Embody the elegance of style icon Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in one of these academic blazers.
Denim has been a hot trend this spring and summer, with jean jackets making a comeback and chambray shirts appearing everywhere. Hold on to this trend with a denim blazer for the fall. Make sure to choose a dark washed denim, so you don’t look out of season. Otherwise, this is the perfect blazer for transitioning from the summer heat to cooler weather.
Floral blazers were an up-and-coming look this spring, and understandably so – they are just too cute. You’re in luck, because they are just as fabulous come the fall. As long as you stay away from the creams and light pinks, and stick with darker shades, the floral blazer can work for both seasons.
Glitter is a delightful trend that has been updated from little girls playing dress-up to a fun and youthful style for young adults. Take advantage of it while it’s still in vogue, by going for glittery, metallic blazers that are perfect for a night out.
Purple is one of the hottest fall colors, so of course it’s the perfect match for this season’s blazer.
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