Why You Should Add A Blazer To Your Wardrobe

Sometimes my mind can be pretty stubborn and if I think of something one way, I can really get stuck in that mentality. If you’d asked me a few weeks ago how I felt about blazers I would’ve said “They’re nice, but not for me.” When someone says ‘blazer’ my mind would’ve immediately flashed back to either my high school uniform (which involved a blazer) or a fitted black blazer meant for those working in a corporate environment.

Cut to a while back when I found this perfect hybrid of a camel blazer online. It’s not structured and it doesn’t have a tailored fit, yet the camel colour and clean lapels means it still pulls your outfit together and neatens everything up. I knew I was going to be eating my words…

I’ve dropped what I thought I knew about blazers, realising this timeless piece has really made a killer comeback over the years. Here’s why you should add a blazer to your wardrobe:

They’re the perfect ‘in between’ piece. 
Living in Melbourne (where the weather is more than unpredictable) I’m often caught in situations where I know an outfit would look a lot more dynamic with something thrown on top, but nothing seems to fit the bill. Let’s say it’s a hot day for example, as much as I love a good trench coat it can sometimes look a little too formal when paired with light and airy summer clothes. I’m not really one for cardigans and coats aren’t even an option. Cue the blazer, which perfectly bridges the gap between cardigan, trench and coat.

They’re low maintenance. 
Most blazers are usually mid-length which means they’re extremely low maintenance. Unlike with longline coats and jackets, there’s virtually no risk of your blazer accidentally dragging on the ground as you walk, wiping against your dirty car as you hop inside on a rainy day (that happened to one of my best coats!) or getting dirty when you sit down. As a coat hoarder, even I have to admit that sometimes they can be a real pain to take care of. If you’re got a light coloured long coat especially, good luck keeping that sucker clean throughout the day.

 








Whip them out for any occasion. 

Aside from extremely formal events (I’m talking the Academy Awards people) there are few occasions I can think of where some type of blazer wouldn’t be appropriate. First dates, work functions, casual Friday’s, going to the movies- a different blazer could easily be thrown on for each of these occasions. If you ask me, that’s pretty impressive and proves this is definitely a piece worth investing in.

There’s one to suit everyone. 

Depending on the style you choose, blazers can take you from androgynous to feminine or casual to sophisticated in a heartbeat. There’s a ridiculous amount of variations out there, ranging from the fitted black work blazer all the way to the tweed ‘professor’ blazer with patches on the sleeves (you know the one).Long sleeve, three quarter, sleeveless. Fitted, oversized, patterned, structured, you name it. Cashmere, denim, cotton, suede, silk, velvet- I could go on but I think you get the drift. There are few pieces that I think would suit everyone, but with blazers I genuinely think there’s one out there for everyone.

Use them to play with proportions (the styling options are endless). 
On its own this outfit is basically a singlet and shorts which is extremely light and shows a fair amount of skin. That’s all well and good, but throwing on the blazer really balances things out in my opinion- it brings the focus more to my legs and that helps to even out the entire silhouette.

At the same time, for a different look I love the idea of going the complete opposite way and pairing this blazer with matching camel pants and a plain white top. That would change up the dynamic completely but honestly the options are endless, it’s all just about what look you’re going for.

Every occasion, every season, they never get old. I don’t think there’s anything a blazer can’t be, which is why adding one (or ten) to your wardrobe is a perfect idea.

 

 

OUTFIT DETAILS
 
Blazer: *Boohoo (kindly gifted)
Singlet: Topshop
Shorts: Topshop
Boots: Lipstik
Bag: Zara
Rings: Sportsgirl
Sunglasses: Sportsgirl

 

 

 

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187 responses to “Why You Should Add A Blazer To Your Wardrobe”

  1. Elese says:

    You look very classically stylish in this blazer! I've been meaning to get one for ages, will have to check out BooHoo's range 🙂

    Elese | elesedowden.com

  2. Elle says:

    I love blazers. They raise every outfit a notch! I love the color of yours!

    xx

    http://landofpermanentbliss.blogspot.com.br

  3. Natalie says:

    I think blazer's are such a nice and easy way to dress up an outfit. I have a blue one that I wear quite a bit. But now I am thinking I might need a camel coloured one…

    Nat | Dignifiable

  4. You look amazing in a blazer! I don't, sadly. Love the one you're wearing, so versatile.

    http://www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

  5. You look amazing!! I love a good blazer! It always makes an outfit look chic!

    Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

  6. I love the blazer! It's a bit too hot to really wear one in Brisbane at the moment and it makes me pretty sad. I can't wait to incorporate blazers into my outfits in the following months – I feel like it really polishes up a look. Thanks for your styling tips!

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO

    • Ah how hot is it in Brisbane? This blazer is actually extremely light, though from the photos I don't think that necessarily comes across. The day I took these photos it was actually around 30 degrees! Light-weight blazers are definitely a good summer staple I say 🙂

  7. Ah hun, I absolutely love this – it's just so cute and you look beautiful as always!!! 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

  8. Meg Siobhan says:

    This blazer is definitely something I would want to wear compared to other styles! And I am SO in love with the cut of those boots!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  9. Sarah Wagner says:

    I love how you styled this blazer! It's insanely cute, and perfect to mix-and-match with casual and dressy pieces. I feel like a blazer is a staple in any wardrobe. It can be so versatile!

  10. S Y E D A says:

    What a great twist on a classic camel blazer with short sleeves! Perfect for Spring time I think! x

    bohorush.blogspot.com

  11. I love your outfit ! This blazer is really nice ! I love blazer because it's perfect over a nice dress to have more of a chic look but it is also great with a ripped jean and a tee shirt !
    Alexandra xx
    http://littlefrenchblog.blogspot.fr

  12. Tiffany says:

    I agree! i love blazers too, formal or not, they go with all occasions. 🙂 and your outfit is really pretty!

    http://www.thelookingglassbyty.com

  13. You look so stylish! I love a good blazer, I must have at least 10 of them haha! Whenever I don't know what to wear, I go for skinnies, a tank top and a blazer. 🙂

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

  14. I like the color and style of your Boohoo blazer, it looks like such a versatile piece.

    http://www.teacupsandtulips.com

  15. Osiarah says:

    Your outfit is AMAZING! Love the shoes, the squirt, EVERYTHING. You did such a great job with it, love the photography too. Thanks for sharing!

    Camy xx

    http://www.osiarah.com

  16. DiagonSally says:

    Oh wow, I love the blazer you're wearing. When I think of blazer I think back to my high school days, never thought I could find a nice stylish blazer like your one. Now I think I need to add one!

    Sally – DiagonSally

  17. I'm definitely still stuck in the "not for me" camp when it comes to blazers as I don't think they'd suit most of my wardrobe and they don't really flatter my shape either, but I do love how they look when they're styled a certain way. I definitely get the appeal and I can appreciate them on other girls and I'm glad you've found you like them after all. 🙂

    jessica – littlehenrylee.com

  18. There really is a perfect blazer out there for everyone and they are great for so many different occasions. I too had to wear a blazer as part of my school uniform and so it put me off for many years too. Now I think they are great and have a white one that I love. I'm currently on the hunt for the perfect black one…Your camel one looks fabulous. 😀

    Samio
    http://www.samio.co.uk

  19. PutAllOnMe says:

    This short sleeve blazer is perfect for spring & summer!
    Cute look:)
    xx
    http://putitallonme.com/

  20. Ive never seen a blazer short sleeved like this before, its so pretty! Great for summer to pull a look together without being too warm. You look great!

    http://www.georgietoms.com

  21. Cherie Koh says:

    Ooh love the color of your blazer! I usually go for a light trench during the warmer months but you've rekindled my love for blazers 🙂 I also love your shoes – such a cool design. I'd totally wear the top half of this outfit for casual Friday, except it'll never be warm enough…. ugh!

    Cherie / http://www.sinonym.uk

  22. I have a ton of blazers and couldn't agree more that they're such a great staple to have! I don't own any short sleeves like this but I love how the style and how effortless it looks esp for warmer weather!

    XO
    StyleByPear

    • This is the first blazer I've seen like this as well and I feel like it was a revelation for me, it's so nice to be able to wear things like blazers in the warmer months!

  23. Charlotte says:

    I love blazers they simply make an outfit so much smarter!
    Charlotte // http://www.charlottespicks.com

  24. Katie Mills says:

    I've never seen a blazer like this before, love the color! I live waaay up North in the US so I think I'd have to go for a long-sleeved one, but a three quarter sleeved blazer in this color would be incredible for work in the summertime!

    http://www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

  25. Sydney says:

    very gorgeous on you!! not sure if i could pull the colour off but definitely a look to try

    sydsense.blogspot.my

  26. Love your blazer! So neat!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

  27. This is such a chic yet effortless outfit, and I love that blazer! I don't actually have a blazer in my wardrobe but have been meaning to get one, I'll have to check out Boohoo!
    Brigitte x

    brigittehayley.com | youtube.com/brigittehayley

  28. DMD says:

    We love this blazer! That outfit is more than perfect, we will definitely check out boohoo website! We love the beige color of it and the shorter sleeves!
    Thank you for this inspiration!
    http://dmdmagazine.com/

  29. Nora Gouma says:

    Love your boots and your bag, you look absolutely gorgeous, thank you for sharing!!!

    xxx

    http://www.noragouma.com

  30. This outfit is gorgeous, I love your blazer, it's really a must have!

  31. Outfit is amazing!! Great post!! Have a nice day!!
    carolandvero.blogspot.com

  32. Lina Khalifa says:

    I love this outfit!! The blazer looks amazing, and I love the camel colour x

    Lina / lina-khalifa.blogspot.com

  33. That blazer is so cute, I love the way you styled this! Also loving your cut out boots! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

  34. Tiffany Legg says:

    That blazer is so cute! It goes with everything and would be perfect for the summer months.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  35. Blazers are perfect for that in-between faze and this one is so beautiful! Love how you've styled it so effortlessly.

    http://www.wearingpetite.blogspot.com

  36. I always thought blazer was something for professional & very confined looks, but yours look so casual yet GORGEOUS! And those shoes are amazing as well. xx

    KayleeㅣJK's Dawn

  37. Richel V. says:

    Love the blazer you're wearing! I also used to associate blazers with office, but I'm starting to incorporate it to my casual clothes now.

    Love, Richel. | Richel Goes Places

  38. Great post and the blazer you chose is great. Super blog
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  39. Gabrielle says:

    You're quite right in saying there's one to suit everyone! I adore fitted blazers as they can look so chic when styled in a certain way. You wear this loose-fitting version so, so well and great choice in styling it with the Zara bag!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

  40. I love this outfit. I love blazers – I have pretty much one in every colour.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  41. Jaimie Felix says:

    That boots is to die for! love it!
    ~Jaimie of THE MERMAID IN STILETTOS

  42. Sora Hwang says:

    I always forget about my blazers, but totally agree. When I remember and do wear a blazer, I wonder why I don't reach for them more often. They're so easy to wear, as you've exhibited here!

    Via Sora

  43. Elyse G says:

    I love blazers! They definitely are a staple item for the wardrobe. Last year I went a little 'blazer crazy' and bought about 5 of them! Except I don't have a brown one….
    Great post!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  44. Ana Picazzo says:

    That blazer looks so good on you! I totally agree with what you say about it being a perfect piece for unpredictable weather. I've never been to Australia, but since you say the weather is crazy over there, I can relate a little bit. Here in Mexico, specially in my state the weather is so crazy. Mornings can be freezing but in the afternoon you'll be sweating because of the heat! A blazer like that would be so perfect! The one you're wearing is so unique! Long blazers are not very common and I'm loving how the black & brown combination looks! I really like your blog and the way you write!
    xx
    Ana
    Indie Suns | Bloglovin' | Instagram

    • It makes me really happy to hear that you're enjoying my blog Ana, thanks so much 🙂

      Mexico definitely sounds reminiscent weather-wise to Melbourne, in Melbourne it can start off sunny and then half an hour later it's pouring rain!

  45. Kelly says:

    Those boots are so pretty!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  46. Lili Vu says:

    I love blazers! They're a great asset to any wardrobe. I love the way you paired yours with shorts and those boots. This is such a chic and stylish look!!
    ~Lili
    http://www.thefashionsalt.com

  47. Yelle T says:

    Love your brown blazer! I have one in every neutral color, slowly building my closet in order to have one for every occasion! xo

  48. chelshea flo says:

    Yes, you're right, I love to wear long oversized blazer, seems suit me well! Thank you for the nice tips 🙂

    xoxo,
    |CHELSHEAFLO|

    http://chelsheaflo.blogspot.co.id/2016/03/criss-cross.html

  49. Natalie Y says:

    I have a small collection of blazers but I don't have anything like the you have. I love how it looks and the gorgeous camel colour. 🙂
    ♥NY
    Yours Truly, NY

  50. taislany says:

    Gorgeous!

    Happy Monday! Kisses,

    BLOG | TAISLANY

  51. Jenny says:

    Wow I'd never have guessed this Blazer was from Boohoo! It looks amazing and the colour OMG!! I always like blazers as they can make any outfit look chic and pulled together x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

  52. Tania Bunic says:

    I love how you styled this look. Stunning x

    http://thelondonthing.co.uk/

  53. Blazers are always a great item to have in your wardrobe. You look lovely in the outfit.
    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  54. This is such a great piece! I totally love the camel color and how you styled with the black accents. I haven't given blazers much thought, but this really makes me consider investing in one for summer!

    Cass
    http://www.lifewithcass.com

  55. M says:

    Love the post, yes indeed, we must add a blazer to our outfits! Love your style!

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

  56. nice blog, I follow you 🙂
    Happy Monday!

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  57. I love this! Instantly dresses up your outfit without making it look too formal!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  58. I was feeling the same way about the blazers until I found the one that actually suits me! It is all about finding the right one, like you said there's one to suit everyone. Colour and the style of your blazer is fab, it looks great on you.

    Ela BellaWorld

  59. Love the Blazer, so Nice

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  60. veebz boo says:

    I completely agree with you, there are certain blazers that are just too uniform looking! But your one is gorgeous and I love the camel shade (obviously). Also I really like the unique shape of it and the length just right too. Blazers are definitely great for any occasions like you said. I find that they can turn a really casual look in to something much more. You look great though and should definitely post up lots more style posts.:D

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  61. Project RiRi says:

    Love the look! 🙂

  62. The camel colour is beautiful on you! I struggle with blazers – I always feel like they look too uniform too. You look amazing and thanks for sharing your tips!!

    http://substance.cc

    • That's how I used to feel as well, I think a big thing for me is making sure I find a blazer that doesn't have any shoulder pads in it! That makes a huge difference.

  63. Francesca says:

    Love this! I agree! I have so many blazers haha

    xx opinionslave.com

  64. Your blazer is sooo chic, I love the look !!

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

  65. I love your outfit! <3 I love wearing blazers because I instantly feel so put together the moment I put one on 🙂 I love that your blazer is so casual yet it still gives you the usual classy look that blazers give! 🙂 xx

    Jacqueline | Sail Away to Neverland ♡

  66. May Cho says:

    I relate when you mentioned being stuck on one mentality; it's one of my greatest weaknesses! As for blazers, I'm all for them. I love them structured but also love them loose and effortlessly chic like yours, though I have yet to get one for my own wardrobe. Blazers can be such a great way to bring an extra glam to any outfit!

    MAY | http://WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

  67. Dominika R. says:

    What a lovely blog you have here!

    I love this look and the blazer! The color suits you a lot!

    Dominika
    http://dominika.co

  68. Jas S says:

    I'm currently still in the same mindset you were in before you found this incredible blazer. I enjoy dressing smart but because I work in an office I now have a divide of clothes in my wardrobe and that means blazers being on the work side.

    I am yet to find my dress-down blazer.

    http://www.cultivationofjasmin.blogspot.com

    • I think the same thing is happening with my sister, she works in a corporate environment and her wardrobe is getting divided into two as well. Hopefully you find a nice in-between blazer that you can wear on your days off 🙂

  69. I love blazers. This is so stylish! Love your look 🙂
    Meet My Lovely World

  70. Laura M says:

    Great post! Can't tell you how many times it's come in handy to have a few blazers in my closet to finish off an outfit!

    She Likes to Shop

  71. Loving the look! Blazers are chic and cool and so versatile!
    Dora http://www.bangsbang.com

  72. Suits you so much!
    Love your boots too!

    http://www.rockonholly.com

  73. Sarah Laird says:

    This is stunning – I love the shorter sleeves and you've styled it beautifully! x

    Viva Epernay

  74. Beckie says:

    I love this outfit and that blazer is really different to any I've seen before!

    http://www.ohsobecky.com

  75. Such a cute blazer! Love it x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN

  76. Fionna says:

    yes to blazers and yes to camel!!!! love!

    http://www.fionnac.com

  77. I personally feel that Melbourne's weather is rather temperamental hehe. Love the simplicity of that blazer of yours & your show is just my type of boots I would wear on a regular basis 🙂

    Hana | Bold Expression

  78. Ana Maria says:

    This blazer is so cool. I like the colour very much because it is so versatile 🙂

    http://fashionsofa.net

  79. Zsuzska says:

    this outfit is really cool! loving the boots! 😉 xx

    https://fromsixteentotwentythree.wordpress.com/

  80. Phoebe says:

    Love the photos and how you've styled the outfit. You look really great in that blazer 🙂 Your words and photos have motivated me to start a search for a blazer for myself!

  81. Stacey White says:

    I use to always wear blazers and haven't worn one in ages. I always opt for a jacket instead but def need to get back into the blazer trend, they look so beautiful a timeless.

    Stacey x
    http://www.staceylouisewhite.co.uk

  82. Blazers are a must-have. I have like four or five of them in different shapes, styles and colors. I wear them at work, for a night out or just when I go grocery shopping. Really they fit any occasion. The blazer you were on the picture is beautiful and I love how you styled it. You look really great in it. Really enjoyed reading this post. Cheers. Have a nice Sunday. xx Corinne from Corinne & Kirsty

  83. Totally agree, a blazer can change your whole outfit!!
    -A,x
    Mandeville Sisters

  84. SO BEAUTIFUL BABE.

    NATALIEOFFDUTY.COM

    NatalieOffDuty

  85. Love how you look on these my dearest!
    xx, Hadasah
    http://www.styletolove

  86. Jessica Lam says:

    I've never thought of wearing a blazer short-sleeved but it looks so good on you!!

  87. Aurè says:

    hello there,ciao Julia…what a charming style…cheers!

  88. You look so chic! 😀 Love how it matched with the details of your booties 🙂

    Pingkan x | lifeofpingkan.com

  89. I love your blazer! It is the perfect tone and really can work out lovely in your wardrobe a classic 🙂
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  90. Sarah Lubert says:

    I love the colour of the blazer it really suits you xx

  91. Natalie says:

    You look absolutely stunning!

    Natalie Gennaoui

  92. Nora Gouma says:

    Amazing outfit, great combo as well, all perfectly match. Thank you for sharing, you look gorgeous!!!

    xxx

    http://www.noragouma.com

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