A must-have item in every woman’s wardrobe, the blazer is a classic piece of clothing that can be worn in myriad ways. Available in many styles, cuts, fabrics and lengths, blazers can be worn over formal pants for a professional style statement, as a versatile cover up over a dress or mini skirt or even teamed with formal shorts and a tee like a half pant suit. It can smarten up even the most casual of dresses or the most worn out jeans. Confused about how to rock the look this season? Experts tell you how...
Play with trends
When experimenting with the blazer look, keep in mind the trends for Autumn/Fall 2013 says designer Nishka Lulla. “Currently metallics are really in. You can team metallic trousers or a metallic blouse with a solid blazer or even do it the other way round with a metallic blazer on a toned down dress,” she says. Alternatively, since the oversized look is in fashion, one can pair an oversized blazer with a thin metal belt. “For the day, go for an androgynous look with a high-waisted trouser, a crop top and a shut blazer with masculine shoes. Depending on your body type, choose a blazer that’s either hip length to cover problem areas or calf-length for those with taller figures. One solid coloured blazer, not necessarily in black, is a must-have for every woman.”
Work the look
Blazers look good with everything says designer Ruchika Sachdeva of Bodice. “Personally I think a full suit looks very sharp and currently a lot of Bollywood actresses are sporting this look. Teamed with a skirt, one can also channel a 50s look. Experiment with blazers in menswear fabrics with houndstooth prints, checks or vintage prints or go for pop coloured blazers. Even floral printed styles are very popular currently and can be worn from day to evening,” says Ruchika. In case your blazer looks too manly, glam it up with stilettos, red lipstick and a statement neckpiece.