This 2-Second Style Hack Will Make Your Blazer Infinitely More Flattering
Blazers can often feel like a trip to snoozesville. You know the kind: single-breasted, usually black, navy, or gray, kind of blah (you're getting very sleepy. . .). Though classic and "essential" for work, these versions very easily feel stale after a few too many wears, but what other option is there when a denim jacket or utility anorak doesn't work, at work?
There are also the types of blazers that are having a "moment" (fashion speak for items you've scrolled past a million times on Instagram): big n' boxy fits (which aren't always flattering), super-sized shoulders (which is a bit, uh, bold), and perplexingly sexy cuts (did you know cutout blazers are a thing?!). Not exactly standard for the office and generally the kind of garment that causes quizzical stares when passing through the cubical rows.
Breathing new life into a blazer is hard! But there's a two-second style hack you can try that's not only refreshing, but flattering, too. Are you awake yet? Maybe take a sip a coffee. OK: belting your blazer. Woo-eee! You're jolted.
While you probably reach for a belt to hoist up pants or cinch a flowing dress, it's a genius move to fasten one over your blazer to give it a new look whether you prefer a skinny shape, unique buckle, or textured print. Sure, it's an extra step in the getting ready process, but a belt will add interest to any blazer-centric outfit that feels like it's missing something and enhance your figure at once (because, no, it's not enough to simply button your blazer closed and call it a day).
If you're feeling uncertain about the whole belt-over-a-blazer thing, check out these 18 ultra-stylish and easy-to-re-create outfits ahead. You'll quickly realize how simple the concept is and (hopefully) become convinced to try it for yourself. To quote Ciara, "Let me see you one, two step" your next blazer look.