A crisp and well-fitted blazer is definitely the new IT-Girl accessory that is slowly but surely becoming a wardrobe staple. No longer relegated to stuffy boardroom meetings, formal client presentations and masculine attire, the blazer if styled right, can add a generous dose of cool to any style repertoire. With the weather getting cooler there is a definite need for chic layering and the blazer can see you through all your styling needs.
Working lunches, after-hours drinks, paparazzi approved airport looks, dinner dates and even black tie galas, can all be tick marked with some insightful ideas incorporating the blazer. Infact after reading through our list of celebrity sightings in blazers, you’re most likely going to be living in them. There are few occasions where the blazer doesn’t work like a charm especially when you have a hectic schedule that doesn’t permit major outfit swaps.
Channel your inner girl-boss in one and you’ll automatically have the confidence of your favourite Bollywood movie stars. These ladies prove that the blazer like any other aspect of life is no longer a male-only domain and they look stupendous while doing it. With winter rearing its ugly head a little more everyday, you might be considering investing in some key season pieces to keep you looking glam and gorgeous as the mercury dips. So let’s just say that these inspirations have come just in time for your annual woolly shopping binge. You might not have considered the blazer as a multi-dimensional and versatile fashion accessory. But we’re here to bust that myth and make you re-think your entire autumn-winter wardrobe.
The blazer dress has been doing the rounds since some time and what better time than to wear one than when its starts to get nippy? Chunky yet delicate, blazer dresses can look ultra modern at any event. Take a cue from the stars and pair your blazer dress with boots or gladiator style heels for a look that’s equal parts warrior princess and glamazon.
Aditi Rao Hyadri & Parineeti Chopra Wearing Blazer Dresses
Co-ords are an all-time fave with cool girls but you can easily make it even more sizzling by throwing on a blazer. Drape yours nonchalantly over a matching twinset and effortlessly make your way from the airport to that important business meeting. If you want to be totally extra then match your heels with the colour of the blazer and you’ll be turning heads for all the right reasons.
Priyanka Chopra Wearing A Blazer Over Co-ords
The blazer and denim combo is the epitome of off-duty cool. We all have those days when we’re all about laid-back comfort but are nipping out for a late night bite or a quick flight and this styling ace is a fail safe for such situations. A mixed denim and checked blazer worn over skinny jeans and a simple tee is an uber cool dinner outfit to throw together when in a pinch. For some serious airport swag pair an oversized boyfriend blazer with a solid or printed tee and ankle grazer jeans. If you desire a little more glitz to the otherwise casual look then add in some statement earrings and layered necklaces.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Karishma Kapoor & Parineeti Chopra Wearing Blazers Over Denims
Another offshoot of the co-ord trend has been the oh-so-contemporary short suit. The variation is a packing dream as it can be as vacation-friendly or as party ready as you want it. Layer the blazer and shorts set with a shirt for AM to PM chic or dress it down even further by swapping the shirt for a logo tee making it ideal for day tripping on holiday. If you’d rather be more va-va-voom then wear your short suit with a crop top or bustier for a night on the town.
Jacqueline Fernandez & Malaika Arora Wearing Short Suits
If layering is the need of the hour then you simple cannot go wrong with wearing blazers over jumpsuits and dresses. There is nothing easier when you want to add a bit of visual interest and androgyny to your feminine pieces. The combination has long been a trend for international street style and has finally made its way into the sartorial mixes of Bollywood as well. Borrow from their stylebook and sport mixed patterns or keep it relatively low-key with a printed jumpsuit or dress and a solid-hued blazer.
Diana Penty, Karishma Kapoor & Sonam Kapoor Wearing Blazers Over Jumpsuits & Dresses
Ever looked enviously over at your boyfriend or husband at a formal event and hated them for being so comfortable in their suit? Well you can finally feed the green-eyed monster of fashion jealousy because who needs a gown when you can wear a blazer pantsuit? The sworn celebrity favourite can be styled in a number of ways making it a wardrobe MVP.
A striking bold hued set that shows off some sexy décolletage can work wonders at a formal event. You can also put it together with minimal jewellery for any kind of party. If you’re not one for all the skin show then wear the blazer pantsuit with a corset and layered neckpieces. If trousers make you feel a bit too masculine then change them up for a pleated skirt to achieve the same posh look.
Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha & Nargis Fakhri In Pant Suits
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