How to Blazer it Work and Play

by - October 18, 2017

Blazers traditionally fall under the work clothing category. As fashion evolves, blazers are now made in more casual fabrics and chic cuts for more versatile use. Here's my take on wearing the blazer for both work and play:

The no-brainer: wear it as is! Opt for one with shiny metallic details such as buttons like mine for a more upbeat, youthful look. I also went with blue versus the traditional black - blue is the new black for a slimming effect! Pair it with contrasting color bottoms to change things up a bit. For example, a dark blue blazer with white fitted pants or vice versa. Finish your look with comfy kitten heels or pumps and chunky necklace as a statement!

Pair your blazer with a graphic tee and denim bottom for a casual weekend look. Try different textures and fabric as you see fit! I went with a pleated velvet midi for my outfit. I balanced the heavy velvet with a light pleated duster under the blazer. It created a very cool special effect that made the flowy part of the duster look like part of the blazer. I think it complimented the skirt very well. Sneakers and flats also dress down blazers giving them a more relaxed vibe. I made my shoes as a statement with shiny material and platform bottom. If your blazer is loose fitting, try cinching your waist with a belt on top of your blazer to shape your silhouette  and show off your feminine sexy side.

A couple weeks ago, I received the invitation of my dear friend Rina Doria to attend the Vancouver Fashion Week. It was my first time ever at the event and I was so excited! The outfit in this post was the one I wore that day!

For the span of time I was there, I saw four collections from different designers. They were all very interesting showcases. The collection by Minori Isomichi is one of my favorite in the show. 


It caught my eyes with the mixture of playful ruffles and metallic fabrics in a modern fusion design. It looked like there was incorporation of a hint of the traditional Victorian, Thailand and Japanese clothing. Is it just me who's seeing this? I thought that was pretty cool pulling different cultures together in the same collection and unified with the use of ruffles and shiny fabrics.

I wish I could have seen more of the event! It was unfortunate I got the chance to go for only one day out of the week. There's always next time! Thank you Rina for the invite nonetheless xoxo.

Do you have a blazer at home that's been sitting in the closet? Pull it out and have fun with it! Let me know how you style your blazer in the comments below! Till next time!

Outfit from
Blazer: H&M - Similar here
Top: Urban Behavior - Similar here
Skirt: Zara - Similar here
Duster: Zara - Similar here
Shoes: Top Rated Footware Plaza Store - Here or Stella McCartney - Here
Bag: Kate Spade - Similar here
Belt: Bebe - Similar here
Sunnies: Sunglass.LA - Here
Necklace: KISS ME - Here

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