Blazers are one of my favorite wardrobe pieces. They add instant structure and sophistication to any look. My favorite over this past year has been my plaid blazer - it's classic and adds interest to any outfit for one simple reason: it's a pattern. Here are 5 of my favorite ways to style it:
1) ALMOST MONOCHROME
I love doing a full monochrome look then topping it off with a coordinating plaid blazer.
Pro tip: Show some skin if its warmer! It adds a lot of interest to a look. My favorite is ribcage - it's like a less risqué pre-toned belly! :-D
2) PREPPY ROCKER
Throw a plaid blazer on instead of a moto jacket with your band tee and combat boots for an instant preppy twist.
Pro tip: Match the colors in your band tee with the colors in your plaid for a more sophisticated look.
3) DISHEVELED PREP
I love structure, but I'm not stuffy - that's why I like being ever so slightly frumpy if I'm wearing something classic like a blazer and trousers.
Pro tip: I love a t-shirt or relaxed/slightly unbuttoned blouse paired with high-waisted, pleated, wide-leg trousers for this look. It's the perfect amount of frump. Alternatively, wear a more structured top & bottoms, then add combat boots!
4) KEEP IT SHORT
It stays warm here well into October, so I often layer my blazer over shorts.
Pro tip: Add interest here with dynamic shoes. Some of my favs are these booties, these heels, or these flats.
5) PATTERN PLAY
Layering this blazer up with other patterns is such a fun way to instantly become a fashionista ;)
Pro tip: Pair it with an unstructured pattern like florals or animal prints. Since plaid is a structured print, it plays really well with something more haphazard.
What are some of your favorite ways to style a plaid blazer? Share them in the comments below!
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