Rebecca Tay showcases five sharp-shouldered styles to throw on now.
Cardigans may come and go (fuddy-duddy one season, retro chic the next), but a blazer is a perennial wardrobe essential.
Whether you need to make a good impression in a big meeting or want to smarten up a casual-cool outfit, you can rely on a good blazer to be up for the task. Rebecca Tay showcases five sharp-shouldered styles to throw on now.
A blazer in a bold, bright hue speaks volumes when it comes to making a statement. Show off an ultra-sunny disposition by opting for the matching trousers or pare things down with a basic jeans-and-tee combo; navy or black accessories lend a sharp finish.
Zara, zara.com | $169
The Babaton Macauley blazer is an Aritzia classic; it comes in more than a dozen colours and a cute, shorter length, too. Featuring a streamlined, collarless silhouette and pushed-up cuffs, we love it styled with a cropped top and disco flares.
Aritzia, aritzia.com | $198
For job interviews, formal presentations and other, more serious (read: corporate) occasions, it’s 100 per cent worth investing in a straight, well-cut blazer. Look for small details to make yours unique: think deep, slim lapels and low, flap pockets like this single-breasted version’s.
COS, cosstores.com | $285
If you’ve already got blazers in black, navy, grey and red in your wardrobe, then it’s about time you landed yourself a white one. Enter this windowpane-checked Loulou bouclé style by Australian brand Ever New, featuring nautical-inspired gold buttons and a modern, slightly angled cut.
Ever New, evernew.ca | $139.99
After seasons of long and lean blazers, we’re feeling the slightly shorter length of this checked style. Team with high-waisted trousers and pumps for the office; for the weekend, straight-leg jeans and a longer shirt underneath is a look that’s street style-worthy.
Banana Republic, bananarepublic.ca | $215
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