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Investment pieces Part 1: The Classic Blazer

As any good stylist will tell you that there are certain wardrobe essentials that you should spend a little more money on, and others that you really shouldn’t. Tee shirts are a dime a dozen (and really shouldn’t cost you much more than that), but a good blazer can last a lifetime.

In this series, we’re talking investment pieces – you know, the ones that you can (and should!) spend the extra money on. The blazer is one of the most hard-working items in your closet. Whether you dress it up or dress it down, you’ll look polished, put-together, and oh-so stylish. Instant fashion! Invest in a good blazer, and spend the extra money to get it tailored to fit properly. Believe me, it’ll be worth it.

Not sure what to wear with your fabulous blazer? We styled the same blazer 3 different ways, for 3 very different looks. Take a look at our inspiration boards below!

Look 1 – Blazer + Maxi dress

Pair your blazer with a maxi dressBlazer / Bag / Maxi dress / Lipstick / Sandals

This look is perfect for a cool summer night. I love the highs and lows of the outfit – the super tailored blazer paired with the flowy, boho maxi dress. Top it off with a dramatic red lip for evening, and you’ll be ready for wherever the evening takes you.

Look 2 – Going out in style

Wear a blazer for a chic evening look

Blazer / Pumps / Blouse / Cigarette pants / Hat / Scarf

Funky and fun, this look really plays off your personal style with the use of interesting accessories. It’s the perfect combination of both dressy and fun, meaning it could take you practically anywhere. This outfit is built off simple pieces that you probably already have in your closet – a standard blouse, cigarette pants, and black pumps.

Look 3 – Sunday afternoon

Invest in a good blazerBlazer / Boyfriend jeans / Tee shirt / Shoes / Belt

This look is the definition of Sunday brunch cool. What was once a slouchy tee shirt and boyfriend jeans, with the addition of a smart blazer, is a polished outfit that you can wear with confidence. As always, add your own accessories to personalize the look.

Make sure to check out some more of our stylish creations over on our Polyvore page!