Be a trailblazer: Rock this fashion staple like you should

  • Ruchika Kher, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 14, 2015 02:39 IST
Today, you can look natty in a blazer and a floral dress, or make a statement in a crisp pantsuit. (Shutterstock)

Gone are the days when blazers were a piece of clothing you picked only for formal dinners and black-tie events. Although they have always been an essential part of look-books and fashion lines, over the years, they have shed their uptight image to exude a casual vibe.

Today, you can look natty in a blazer and a floral dress, or make a statement in a crisp pantsuit. Designers, too, have experimented with this outfit. Here are some interesting sartorial ideas that you can use to jazz up yours.

1. You’ve Got Mail

Give voice to the tomboy in you, and instead of opting for a feminine look, go in for an androgynous avatar. Try blazers with boxy cuts and combine them with straight-cut pants, a buttoned-up shirt and shoes.

2. Dress it up

Blazers go well with dresses, and if it is slightly nippy, they serve as an extra layer to keep you warm. Try and wear a contrasting colour to make the look more appealing.

3.Length line

Regular shirts with blazers are passé. Now, wear a kurta or a long shirt with a blazer to make a style statement. This can work well for both formal and casual occasions.

4. Nifty add-on

At times, it is enough to just toss a blazer over your shoulders to make heads turn. In this case, it can act as an accessory rather than an outfit.

5. Long shot

Not just with pants, blazers look stylish with skirts too. Sport one with a body-skimming long skirt, and up your fashion game.

6. Missing link

Who says you can’t wear a blazer without a shirt? Give your pantsuit a sexy spin by going shirtless. Button it up if you’re afraid it’ll look too risqué.

7. Edgy twist

Move over formal trousers; use your blazer to polish up a pair of denims. Throw in a pair of heels to look casual chic.

8. Short and sweet

The fashion world is going gaga over culottes, and seems like the obsession will last for a while. A blazer would hike your fashion game.

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