Knowing how to wear a blazer will help you expand the horizons of your closet. You can mix and match a blazer with just about anything. Follow these few simple tips to get more wear out of the blazers sitting in your closet.
- Dressing up. A nice pair of slacks goes great with just about any color blazer. A dark blazer goes great with either a nice pair of khaki or white pants, depending on the season. A long sleeve, button down shirt goes great under a blazer. If you are heading to the office, you can add a tie for a dressier look. A nice pair of dress shoes help to complete this look.
- Dress it down. For a more casual look, you can wear your blazer with jeans. Dark denim goes great with most any color blazer you might already have in your closet. Depending on what look you are going for, you can wear anything from a T-shirt to a polo shirt with jeans. For a more retro look, a vintage graphic tee looks great under a blazer paired with jeans.
- Dressing for the weather. If you are going to be out in the colder elements, you can wear a turtleneck or a sweater underneath your blazer. You can even add a scarf to ward off the chilly weather. Another great look for cold weather is to pair your blazer with a pair of cargo pants, boots and a flannel shirt. A corduroy blazer goes great with this look.
It's a good idea to have your blazer dry cleaned at least every other time you wear it. A little cleaning will make you look and feel better wearing your blazer. Also, ironing or steaming your blazer, shirt and pants will ensure you look as good as possible. You want to be sure you are wrinkle free so your look is spot on.