We are so excited to have People StyleWatch Senior Market Editor, Marissa Rubin, answer some of our questions about this season’s Blazer!
1.Is The Blazer still a wardobe staple? Yes, the blazer is still a wardrobe staple. Despite going through different incarnations each season—cropped, boyfriend, sharp shoulder, schoolboy, double-breasted, etc—it’s a classic silhouette that should always be a part of a women’s wardrobe.
2.Are fashionistas wearing these more decorative and high style blazers with jeans? Fashionistas are definitely wearing these more decorative and fashion forward blazers with jeans! In fact, these styles add an element of dressiness and formality to an otherwise casual denim ensemble. We love the juxtaposition!
3.Does a blazer complete a look? I wouldn’t say it completes a look—as you can have a finished look without a jacket, but it definitely polishes it up.
4.What are some blazers you would recommend for this season? Ah, so many that I would recommend! Elizabeth and James for floral or neon blazers. Jenni Kayne or Cut 25 for colorblock blazers. J.Crew for classic schoolboy blazers. Balmain for statement-making embellished blazers. And Theyskens Theory for shoulder-defining blazers that add great shape to any figure.
5.I personally love a black or navy blazer. Are blazers more popular now in bright colors? Across the board bright colors are more popular than ever. And for Spring 2012 they feel like the freshest incarnation of the blazer—particularly in neons and vibrant saturated hues. A bright blazer is a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit—and if you are bold, take a cue from the runways and wear it over a colored top or pant for a colorblocked look.
6.Is that worth the investment since bright colors are a trend? Fashion is cyclical, so what is a trend today, will eventually be a trend tomorrow. That being said, if I were investing in a bright color, I would opt for a primary color like red or cobalt that are always on trend and universally flattering.
7.How would you show a blazer? I love the idea of wearing a printed blazer over a printed blouse or tee paired back to cropped skinny jeans and great heels. And I also like the idea of mixing neons/brights with complimentary neutrals or pastels. For example, a blush tone blazer over a neon pink blouse paired back with blush tone cigarette pants.
Thanks to Marissa for her update on the Blazer!