Just grab a hand-me-down and make it work.
The most anticipated blog of this summer, how can you rock a boyfriend blazer without spending the extra money. Featured will be three different ways of rocking a suit jacket or even the suit itself. Often times we are scared to experiment with fashion, but make it work... or take it to the tailor.
Point of information
Not all jackets are blazers. A blazer only comes in black and navy featuring naval-style metal buttons. The blazer is cut more casually than a suit jacket. This blog will feature a suit jacket. Comment below if you liked this fun fact.
The suit jacket with a summer twist
This polyester suit jacket resembles a textured linen suit, that means its more of a straight cut. Even though 38S would fit me close enough, this one was too large. I rolled up the sleeves and balanced that boxy look with shorts and a knotted top. I added a summer touch by mixing prints: tropical shorts with a white graphic tee, and finishing up the look with some woven cognac mules.
The suit jacket with a retro vibe
The 70s fashion is back in rotation, why not take advantage of the pastel and stripes to mix up a look. Another way to wear this linen inspired suit jacket is by pairing colorful striped pants and a solid blouse. Add a finishing touch with some metal frame lenses and get ready to be complimented at every local coffeeshop.
The classic suit jacket
Grab your boyfriend's navy suit jacket and pair it with denim and a tee. This comfortable outfit can easily transition from work to after hours; even to events if you add a statement necklace and heels. I prefer this Kaws x Sesame Street tee with medium wash denim and my favorite cognac woven mules.
Rock the whole suit look
Just rock the whole suit. If you can't find the perfect suit in the women's department, shop you boyfriend's closet and take it to the tailor for proper adjustments. Don't have an awesome Bae, buy a suit. I recommend buying a men's slim-fit suit because it's tailored on the waist and tapered on the leg. The one I'm wearing is from Kenneth Cole's Slim-Fit Collection paired up with my fave KAWS X Sesame Street tee and, you know it, my woven cognac mules.
What did we learn today?
Don't spend money on a boyfriend blazer when you can tailor a hand-me-down.
Mix prints for a look that doesn't need accessories.
Rock a whole suit, experiment with fashion.