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THE DOS AND DONTS OF A BLAZER
Blazers are the perfect addition to almost any outfit; from casual to formal. These classic pieces give a versatile look, especially when paired with modern casual garments. Not just for the office guys, blazers are a popular choice for parties, events or weddings and there are many aspects you need to be aware of to nail the casual blazer look.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s jump into our blazer styling do’s and don’ts to help you stand out among the others.
To start, make sure you are buying the correct size!
The key to great styling is getting the perfect fit, and any indentations between your shoulder and the top of your blazer seam means it’s too big!
DO WEAR WITH A TEE
A modern classic look. T shirts under a blazer will create the perfect ‘cool’ and effortless combination when done right. Go for a simple, plain crew neck tee in a contrasting colour.
DO STYLE WITH DENIM
Don’t be afraid to wear your blazer with your favourite denim jeans, a great look for any age the blazer, t-shirt and jeans combo are very much in fashion.
NO UNTUCKED SHIRTS
An untucked shirt can maker a great smart-casual look with jeans, but with a blazer; tucked in is the only way! To make the outfit more relaxed, but remain stylish unbutton your top button, or two!
DO WEAR WITH A POLO
Your blazer style is not just limited to shirt combinations, whatever the event, style your blazer with a smart polo or v-neck to achieve an effortless cool look.
DON’T BE AFRAID OF KNITWEAR
Have we mentioned the blazer is a versatile piece? That every man should have at least one in his wardrobe? Our favourite sweater under a blazer gives you extra warmth but looks ultra stylish.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO GO BOLD
A lighter shade blazer is a great addition to your wardrobe for the Spring/Summer months, our beige blazer is already set to be a favourite this season. It’s not quite as formal as the classic navy, but it’s just as versatile. It can be dressed up for the office with arise white shirt and chinos and can easily transition to off-duty cool when paired with jeans, a t-shirt and sneakers.
INVEST IN A LIGHTER COLOUR
Feeling risk-ay? Looking to freshen up your style?
Don’t be afraid to invest in a brightly coloured blazer. Our Flamingo shade is the perfect pop of colour for the spring/summer and works fabulously with neutral shades meaning you can keep the rest of your look simple and understated. A great way to transition into a bolder style without talking too much of a risk.
Now you’re in the know, check out our selection of blazers for to make sure your wardrobe isn’t missing a piece!