In 2018, we see the corporate wear culture moving from the traditional suit and tie to more individualistic attire – such as blazers paired with chinos or jeans. This means that a good selection of blazers is a must-have for 2018, so make sure you have a versatile selection in your wardrobe.
It is a little-known and often overlooked fact that the early 20th-century custom blazer was a hybrid born of three different dissecting garments: the reefer coat, the colorful sports jackets that were considered appropriate active wear during the 19th century, and the collegiate boating blazer.
Today, the blazer has morphed into something more fluid. What has allowed it to evolve is simply a matter of taste. It is something that is easier to sense than to define and hence cannot be confined to the rule of the law. The most important aspect of the blazer is its cut and construction, which is not as structured or pronounced. It is effortless with soft padding on shoulders, light-weight canvas, and a more smart-casual or semi-formal silhouette. However, the texture of a blazer is now as important as its cut. You can dress up or dress down a tailored garment with texture, and the blazer is no different.
If you were just as on board with the fall blazer as I were you’ll fall in love with these blazer styles that will undoubtedly take center stage this year. So, what are you waiting for, let's discover which blazer styles we’re predicting to be huge in 2018?
Fashion girls are playing with color a lot more lately, and that very much includes the blazer. As we move into spring, a fresh palette of refreshing blues, pretty pinks, and eclectic patterns await.
Rich fabrics like velvet and corduroy bring the jacket up a notch. Really feeling this blazer trend? Try pairing with matching trousers for a fresh take on the modern suit.
Corset-inspired shaping, extra-strong shoulders, and asymmetrical tailoring are all blazer styles you'll start to see popping up in the coming months (if you haven't already).
This is as classic as it gets. The traditional double-breasted blazer, especially adorned with gold vintage-inspired buttons or produced in a classic checkered pattern, gets a stylish upgrade. Offset its old-school feel by wearing with soft-feeling details like a floral skirt or statement earrings or embrace its classic shape by pairing with a plain turtleneck and polished jeans.
How To Wear Blazer To Look Cool In 2018
To make it look cool and fashion-forward, there are few key tricks I’ve picked up on. First, try an oversize silhouette, perhaps something that looks like it came from the men’s department. Style it with slouchy boots or a simple pair of jeans for an outfit that works everywhere from the office to the front row at fashion week. Next, mix it with other big fall trends. One of our personal favorite ways to wear it is with a pair of track pants. It adds the perfect level of sophistication to the more casual style. Finally, try a skirt suit. Once reserved for businesspeople, the skirt suit styles this season feel fresh and cool. Opt for a miniskirt to keep it modern.
Wear it with slouchy boots
Wear an oversized blazer with a simple tee, jeans and slouchy boots for a sexy fashion-forward appearance.
Style it over a graphic t-shirt
Layer a graphic T-shirt underneath the blazer of a suit in an effort to make your overall look a bit more casual.
Try to keep things monochrome
Wearing different shades of one color from head to toe is a pretty cool idea to make the whole look appear sophisticated and powerful.
Get a little funky with your look by clashing the print of your blazer or suit with standout socks or sneakers.
Use your jeans
Your lovely jeans can look awesome with a structured blazer.
Mix Pastels And Prints
Just throw a pastel blazer over a festive printed dress. It will add some structure to the dress and more statement to the hue.
You can turn blazer into a dress
All you need is to find an oversized blazer and wear it as a dress to create a fresh and dynamic look. Complete this outfit with old school sneakers.
Layer your blazer with track pants
Track pants are one of the biggest trends of 2018, so make them work with your oh-so-chic office blazer.
Wear Blazer With A Matching Skirt
Skirt suits are back in 2018, so I do love to see babes who create fabulous outfits by teaming a classy blazer with a matching style, color and print skirt.
Blazers with Maxi Skirts and Dresses
You can add some polish touch to a flowy maxi dress or skirt by pairing it with a lightweight blazer. Complete it with killer accessories.