The Versatility of the Black Blazer

By Ms. Walla
In The Write Threads
Feb 7th, 2016
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Versatility of the Black Blazer

The versatile black blazer sets the stage

The Versatility of the Black Blazer

All women’s closets should include at least one fitted black blazer…I have more than one! A black blazer can be used to top off a sweater and nice pants, a pencil skirt and blouse, or a pair of dark blue denim jeans and white long sleeved shirt. Add some accessories such as a colorful scarf, a couple handbags and heels, and you can mix and match at least eight different outfits!! The key is to find clothing staples, as I have included in the clothing set I have created for this post.

The first outfit I have made includes the black crepe blazer (houseoffrasierco.uk, $22), red cowl-neck sweater (zalando.co.uk, $36), and winter white trousers (reiss.com, $138). Add either the red heels by Sole Society, $30 and red and tan Anne Taylor handbag by Macys $63, or the black leather strap heels by White House, Black Market and black handbag by Kate Spade to complete the look.

The second outfit featured would be a perfect look for the office. A black pencil skirt is a definite must to have, but why not make it a bit edgy by making it in leather and add a front slit to show a bit more leg? (riverisland.com, $64). I love the color combination of Black and Tan and that’s why I have chosen this sleeveless, ruffle t-shirt by yoox.com, $51, in addition to the black blazer, black heels and black bag to complete this great look.

The third outfit includes a classy white long sleeved, button shirt (dorothyperkins.com, $23), 7 for All Mankind bootcut jeans by zalando.co.uk, $135, and multi-colored Halogen scarf found at Nordstrom for $19. Add these items to the black blazer, black heels and bag and you’ve created an outfit that would be a great Friday casual look for work or a fun night out.

In addition to the three featured sets, you can make several more outfits using the items featured. The following are possible combinations: 1) black blazer, winter-white trousers, tan ruffle shirt, black shoes/bag 2) winter-white trousers, tan shirt, red shoes/bag 3) black blazer, black leather skirt, red cowl-neck sweater, black shoes/bag 4) black skirt, white long-sleeved shirt, blazer, scarf, black shoes/bag 5) black blazer, tan shirt, jeans, black shoes/bag.

As you can see, with very few items and a bit of creativity, you can mix and match to make many good looking, fun outfits for your busy life.

 

                                                                                    Until next time,

                                                                                    Judy

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