The mark of a strong closet staple is its versatility. If it can pass muster when it comes to styling several different ways with your wardrobe separates then it’s an A+ piece in our book. Take, for example, the blazer: one of the most valuable closet staples worth investing in. Whether you’re wearing it to work with a blouse and full skirt, pairing it with a party dress and heels for drinks, or even going the Parisian route and simply teaming with a slouchy tee and blue jeans, you pretty much cannot go wrong when a blazer is involved. To back our argument up, we scoured our favorite labels to assemble three key looks utilizing the same exact blazer. One for the office, one for a special event, and one for a casual weekend. See below to discover and shop these looks and remember, when in doubt, just add a blazer.
#1: For the Office
It’s never been a better time to invest in a suit—designers across the board are creating iterations in a myriad of colors and prints and non-standard silhouettes. Start your work week off with a pinstripe blazer and slacks and team with a graphic tee and of-the-moment mules.
#2: For an Event
Whether you’re headed to a friend’s birthday dinner or a gallery opening, layering a blazer on top of a leather dress and heels will add the perfect amount of insouciance.
#3: For a Casual Weekend
While we don’t think of blazer and weekend as a harmonious couple, it can be done. Rethink the way you wear it and consider styling with a hoodie, denim, and your favorite sneakers. Brunch, errands, coffee—it works for it all.