It doesn’t require much to significantly transform an outfit. A simple swap of a heel for a high-top sneaker or trading a structured handbag for one that fastens around your waist is often enough to make a classic ensemble feel unexpected and modern.
While it’s often recommended to throw on a black blazer when you want an outfit to look polished and professional, we’re finding ourselves on Team Tan these days. The softer color not only feels more seasonal for spring, but also doesn’t instantly weigh down or overwhelm your outfit. Below, find some easy-to-recreate looks that feature the timeless, but not quite as obvious, jacket choice, as well as some options you can shop right now.
Create your own mismatched suit with a tan blazer and color-coordinated skirt or shorts. Hints of contrasting color (seen here via the tank and socks) are highly encouraged.
The Instant Polishing Piece
Much like a black blazer, the addition of a tailored, loose-fit jacket adds instant refinement to an outfit that’s as simple as a T-shirt, high-waist pants, and sneakers.
Play With Patterns
If a solid-color blazer in any shade feels too overwhelming for your look, choose a patterned option in a classic plaid or stripe. It will add the same structure to an ensemble while allowing you to incorporate a bit more color.