Layering should not just be left to the months of October-December only. Everyone gets so jazzed over fall outfits, but I think there are plenty of options for layering during these warmer months as well. One of the things I love most about those milder temp days, is throwing a jacket on or wearing one over your shoulders to create a chic and put together look. When layering outfits, a blazer is always in style. These days, I’m prone to like the oversized blazer look over a traditional fit. When I want my cut up jeans and a slouchy t-shirt to not look sloppy……. add a blazer. Shapeless maxi dress needs a pick me up…. add a blazer. You get the idea.
When I first laid eyes on the long sleeveless blazers lining the racks at Zara and Nordstrom, I was like… hot damn, that has my name written all over it. It’s a bit menswear, a bit edgy and so easy to just throw on and go. Since it can be hard at first to figure out exactly how to wear one on the regular…. I figured I’d share some of my favorite inspirations for the look.
BUSINESS CASUAL:: Office appropriate without being overheated. I don’t know how men wear suits in the summer. This outfit is perfect for a power business meeting. (Shop this look at Zara)
OVER A JUMPSUIT:: I’m not shy about my love for a good jumpsuit. Besides the awkward approach you have to take when using the ladies room….. they are the lazy girl’s answer to a quick outfit. So anything to enhance the jumpsuit is just a necessary accessory. Adding a sleeveless blazer can help dress up a more relaxed jumpsuit or tone down an otherwise loud patterned jumpsuit. (Shop this look at Nordstrom)
DATE NIGHT:: Pair it with some bold heels and fitted pants. Perfect for a night out on the town! ( Shop this look at Asos)
PAIRED WITH CULOTTES:: Who knew culottes were going to be coming back…. again? I should’ve held onto the ones I wore non-stop in college from Urban. So incredibly comfy and practical for those of us with scary white legs in the summer. #teamnoskincancer (Shop this look at Zara)
MATCHY MATCHY:: For those of you needing to keep things in sync, there’s a lot of matching blazer and pant (culottes even) combos out there right now. I’d suggest sticking with a simple pattern so you don’t turn into walking wallpaper. (Shop this look at Asos)
EFFORTLESS AND EDGY:: Basically the street style answer to the sleeveless blazer. That thrown together but still chic and comfy vibe. This may be my favorite look of the bunch! (Shop a similar look at Zara)
WITH A DRESS:: Layering it on top of a summer dress adds some structure. I find it best with my white summer dresses that are a bit see-through anyways, so it conceals that issue. (Shop this look at Mango)
Hope these inspire you to add a sleeveless blazer to your life. I promise you will love it!