There’s an art to dressing up while dressing down. While those two ideas seem to be opposites, it’s amazing how it can all work together with the right selection of casual clothes, like a dress-it-up or dress-it-down casual blazer. A blazer is a great piece to center a wardrobe around, as these jackets are incredibly versatile for creating all kinds of styles.
A casual blazer can be a piece that ties the other wardrobe elements together, and by accessorizing carefully can add a sense of polish to everyday wear. By heading in another direction and going a bit dressier, the right kind of jacket can give off an elegant vibe when it’s matched with the right details. Let’s take a look at how it all works.
The key to casual dressing in blazers is to find a fit that works well with other pieces in the closet and one that has a truly flattering fit. Once these two criteria are met, there are many ways to go. When choosing a ladies’ jacket that can be worn in a variety of settings, many women will gravitate towards a style that speaks to them. For some, that means a tailored look, with defined lapels and a button down front. This style can work with three-quarter sleeves or longer.
A tailored cotton or tweed jacket that hits a just below the waist length is a classic style. The Calvin Klein line has many tailored jackets in lighter or heavier fabrics that are great for wearing with a matching skirt or pants, or for mixing and matching with jeans for a more casual feel. She can match these jackets with a silk scarf and earrings to go dressy or go with denim and sandals for a more casual feel.
If she wants go casual chic with an urban edge, military-influenced jackets are a very hip way to go. Linen safari jackets are an incredibly hip look that can work as a blazer. These neutral tone pieces are great for tying her whole presence together beautifully. These jackets look great with flowing skirts and scarves for a dressy feel. The Ralph Lauren line has many choices in ruggedly feminine military jackets that will have looking her pulled together, wherever and whenever the mood strikes.
When casual dressing is called for, show her the choices in a casual blazer, now at Macy’s.