THE BLAZER GUIDE TO ANY OCCASION
Posted on March 18 2016
The blazer casual or formal, tweed or cotton has become a beloved member of the fashion industry and most of our wardrobes. Yet there are speculations on how to style it and for what. We’re here to help you decode the blazer trend.
What is a blazer?
A blazer is defined as a plain jacket not forming part of a suit but considered appropriate for formal wear. As the never ending doubts about a blazer and a suit comes to an end, we move on to when and how a blazer can come into use:
Blazer for business
Imagine you have an interview or a meeting, a suit would be a bit too much for both these scenarios. A blazer on the other hand is the perfect path to an effortlessly smooth look in no time. Investing in one or few blazers will help you go miles to rank high on a suave work look all the time.
Our suggestion: Black, grey and dark blue are the most popular go to colours for the professional look. Pair a grey blazer with a white shirt and jet black trousers to make the perfect first impression. Add a bottle green textured tie for an added colour and zing to the look.
Blazer for brunch
Let’s say you’re invited for a brunch by family or friends, as a fashion conscious gentleman you don’t want to look sloppy. The best way out to not spend too much time and still look put together? A Blazer. With the advent of more colourful and textured blazers coming into the industry, blazers are no more the uptight formal clothing it once used to be. It is truly the gentleman’s way of doing casual.
Our suggestion: White, beige, printed, tweeds; the list is endless. But the one must try combination would be to pair an off white blazer with midnight blue V-neck T-shirt and black slim fit trousers. It will do wonders as compared to a plain T-shirt and trouser combination.
Blazer for parties
It’s a party, it is obvious that you want to look as impeccable as the party you’re throwing or attending without looking like you put in a lot of time and effort. A perfect blazer is always a life saver. Depending on the type of party you’re throwing or invited to, choose your blazer wisely. If it is a formal party or a black tie event, a blazer is out of the question, then your answer lies in a good suit or tux. If not, then go on with your brilliant blazers to impress the crowd.
Our suggestion: For a semi-formal party, the blazers should be a little mellow, so it is best to go with darker hues and minimal designs, a black light pinstripes or checked blazer with grey trousers. Whereas, for a full on informal party, you could go ahead and wear a patterned blue blazer with light blue shirt and worn out jeans is sure to make you stand out in the crowd.