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How To Rock Blazers (Without Looking Like You're Headed For The Office)


Photo: @bellahadid Instagram

If you still think that blazers fall under the workwear category, you need to look at street style more. Or maybe Bella Hadid here, who wore hers with a cropped top. Just like the bomber jacket, denim jacket and souvenir jacket, the formal blazer has become one popular streetwear commodity today. We scour through some of our favourite street style looks to show how real women are doing it.

#1: With thigh-high boots
Three decades after they became the must-have shoes of the ’80s, a pair of thigh-high boots still adds the glam factor to any outfit instantly. Stick to tailored shorts so things remain polished. #2: Try one in vivid colours
Blazers don’t just have to mean business. Opt for one in dandy hues like emerald green, fuchsia – well you get the picture – and the jacket turns into an instant mood-lifter.     #3: Throw on a statement belt
This is a great way to add form and femininity to an otherwise boxy piece. Extra points for creating a dimensional silhouette if you pair it with bell bottoms. #4: Go monochromatic
The monochromatic trend has been all the rage right in fashion (cue Beyoncé,  Fenty x Puma and Rihanna). But dressing in one single hue from head-to-toe adds an instant editorial edge to your look. #5: Play with an oversized silhouette
It’s like the boyfriend jeans of jackets, which means you will look effortless cool in one. #6: In doubt, go for embellishments
Because will give any jacket the anti-O.L. quality. Sequins, lace appliques, embroidery and pearls are some of our favourite decorative features to have on blazers. #7: Do the pantsuit look
It’s possibly the most obvious choice when it comes to styling your jacket. Take it to fashion territory, by going for bold look-at-me colours and prints. #8: Team it up with a fun skirt or dress
But not any cookie cutter design. Experiment with proportions and textures so that the look is not so prim (read boring). Images: Like this? Meet Singapore’s most stylish families,  stylish mum Charlotte Chen shares her ultimate Mothers’ Day gift ideas, and the schirmmutze is the most fashionable hat of the season.