A navy blazer is on my top list of must-have wardrobe staples. Navy, more so than black, mixes and matches with just about anything! You can use a navy blazer to perk soft colours or tone down bolder colours.
This wardrobe staple offers enough versatility to dress up your skinny jeans for a shopping spree with the girls, polish up your work outfit for that important client meeting or keep you warm on your way to that cocktail party.
While browsing the racks, take note of the various cuts and styles of navy blazers. From cropped and fitted to wide lapels and decorative buttons, you have many options. When in doubt, go with a tailored number with subtle buttons to show off your waistline and offer more versatility. Complete the look with stylish accessories in form of jewellery, shoes or bags.
Here Are My Top 5 Stylish Ways to Style a Navy Blazer:
For a casual look, wear your navy blazer with a pair of navy or coloured jeans, paired with a ribbed top or jumper. Top up with brogues or ankle boots and complete with a colourful satchel bag such as the Poppy.
For business casual, wear a colourful tailored skirt, trousers or dress paired with a long sleeve or three-quarter sleeved top. Top up with heeled ankle or knee length boots (or flats) and complete the look with your tailored navy blazer and a textured handbag such as the Carlina Tote.
For business formal, avoid wearing denim, trainers or cotton t-shirts. Instead, wear your tailored navy blazer with a pair of tailored navy trousers, adding a pop of colour in form of a top or accessory. If your outfit seems quite dark, add a lighter, neutral coloured bag such as the Daisy Shopper Tote.
For a cocktail event, wear a colourful shorter dress (knee length or just above) with some movement. Choose a navy blazer with gold buttons or embellishments to add some extra flare to your overall look. Show your personality by accessorising to suit your mood. Gold, silver or metallic blue tend to work well with most colours. This Ivy handbag works really well with a variety of dresses.
The festive season is all about glitz and glamour. For a stylish, glamourous, festive look, slip on a luxurious sequined dress that shows off your figure. Accessorize with colourful shoes and a sparkly bag such as the Ivy in Navy Stingray to complete the look.
I hope the above images give you some ideas for styling your navy blazer! It is a truly versatile piece you should strive to add to your wardrobe.
Until next time ....
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