Thursday, April 02, 2009
Shop Your Closet: The Blazer
This season the blazer is a hot item and can be the focal point for creating multiple looks. Not just meant to be paired with it's matching pants or skirt, think of your blazers as jackets in their own right that can mix and match with many items already in your closet, giving you an updated look. A blazer is also great for adding polish to a casual look and help you feel pulled together. It looks great topping off everything from a pretty dress, a ruffled top and pants, a tee and cropped pants or jeans and a tee shirt. It's transformative powers create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
If it's been years since you've worn a blazer, don't dig through your closet and expect to pull out something that's up to the minute. Take the time to find one that fits you well and is in a color that will complete many outfits, such as this shrunken double-breasted Three-Quarter Sleeve Blazer from Topshop. In a shade (gray falls in the "nudes and neutrals" that are so on trend this season) that pairs will everything from black to white to turquoise and everything in between, it's a no-brainer as that one item that will stretch what you already have to make it look fresh and modern.