In a business fashion sense, the styles of the office are becoming more and more business casual. With that being said, the emphasis is no longer being put on finding the suit (at least as much). It is now being focused on finding the perfect piece – the perfect trousers, pumps, handbag…and the perfect blazer. So many companies are giving employees the option of wearing jeans all week versus just on Fridays. Do you want to know the easiest way to dress up your jeans? You add a blazer!
It’s difficult finding the ideal blazer for your body type. Many are a bit “stocky” featuring long sleeves, bulky lining and even shoulder pads. Typical blazers add a boxy frame, and can make you feel shapeless. The Helmut Lang blazer above adds shape with the single-button (a single pull adds more waist-definition – so even if it’s a 3-button blazer, try button just the middle button for shape emphasis) and adds class to the skinny jeans. And with the sleeves shoved up the arm (one of my favorite blazer styling tricks), it conveys a fashionable way of “rolling up your sleeves”. You can look pretty and get some work done!
Here are some other blazers that would add a fashionable career “edge” to your casual dress or jeans to turn your business casual piece into a workweek meeting-ready outfit! Looks are from DSQUARED2, Yigal Azrouel, Calvin Klein and By Maline Birger.