Blazer (noun): 1: one that blazes, 2: a sports jacket often with notched collar and patch pockets.
According to Merriam-Webster, you can either blaze, or wear a sophisticated jacket, but not both. According to the dictionary, those two definitions are mutually exclusive.
But what if they weren’t? What if you could be a blazer, a dazzling array of aesthetic, trailblazing your way through the street style universe, while wearing a sports jacket with a notched collar and patch pockets? Well, with the proper lesson in creative styling, you can reconstruct the blazer, that age-old staple piece that existed long before you, into something youthcentric, new, and blazing.
We know what makes a blazer. So the real question you need to ask is what you want that piece to say. If you want your notched-collared sport jacket to just be its own piece, just any old blazer, don’t read any further.
But if you want your blazer to make you “one that blazes,” we’ve got a few styling tips shoved into our patched pockets to help rejuvenate your stuffy old sport jacket.
The most obvious place to start is with color. Don’t pick a black blazer, find a color that’s more unique. Navy is perfect for keeping a classic look while slightly going against the grain.
Play that jacket up with some attention-grabbing accents. Red is always an obvious choice to standing out. Opt for a turtleneck that will highlight the deep V-neck of and notched collar your blazer. Then, of course, you’ll need a bag to color match the top. We love a timeless cross-body.
Next, you’ll need some jeans. Go for a straight-leg to help keep a nice, angular form to your look. Keep them cropped so as to best show off the trendy pair of ankle boots that are essential to completing this blazing look. Oh, and throw on a pair of round sunglasses as a minor juxtaposition to your angular sport jacket as a grand finale.