Yes, I know that it’s summer, and summer fashion is all about shedding layers, not adding more; but in New York, the temperature always fluctuates. So, there are days when you need an extra layer. Blazers are perfect for layering because they look way more stylish than a jacket. You can leave the blazer open to let in some fresh air, or button it up for a more classy look.
I’ve recently fallen into the belt bag trend (I know I said I hate to follow trends, but this one was just too hard to resist). So, I’ve been trying out ways to wear it and found that I actually love pairing it with a blazer.
Adding a belt bag to my blazer style just added an extra flare. I kept it simple with this black belt bag from Forever 21, but I think it would also look cool to add a bright red belt bag. Don’t be afraid of color!
It’s best to keep it light underneath the blazer. So I opted for a simple bralette. On days when I plan to keep the blazer unbuttoned, I would wear a light t-shirt underneath.
For a casual look, pair your blazer with jeans. To keep it classy, throw on your favorite slacks/pants. I’m a big fan of Lucky Brand Jeans. Now I’m going to be honest, Lucky Brand is a bit on the expensive side running around $100 for a pair of jeans. However, they do offer huge sales all the time. I got a pair of jeans for just $30 from Lucky Brand on sale and the quality is amazing!
I’m a firm believer that you should splurge on closet essentials like jeans. Closet essentials are clothes you continue to wear over and over again. So, these items need to be of great quality. You want your clothes to last, so don’t feel bad for spending more on certain items.
Currently, Lucky Brand is offering $30 denim! Believe me when I tell you this is an amazing deal! Also, don’t forget about Romwe’s summer sale going on right now. It’s the perfect time to stock up on summer dresses and sandals.