A well dressed, attractive, and groomed gentleman is often referred to as GQ. When a man takes his time to groom himself it speaks a lot about how he feels about himself. Nevertheless, the GQ look is not limited to English clothes alone; this is applicable to any style of clothing. You have heard of so many wardrobe essentials that are recommended or commonly referred to as must haves, the blazer is one of those pieces.
A blazer is a great clothing item and a necessity to have to help keep your style on point. Whether you already have your wardrobe collection, tweak a few things or need to completely revamp your wardrobe here are a few styling tips on how the blazers can be worn. Blazers come in different styles and can be worn in several different ways to either a formal or casual event. When purchasing a blazer, pay attention to the fit, colour and style options. Like many suit jackets, the blazers are either 2-buttoned or double breasted. STYLING TIPS Formal: if the blazer will be worn for a formal event, gray and navy are great color options to choose. Consider selecting a blazer with a patterned or vibrant color.
Shirts: Button up dress shirts give a classy look while casual shorts give a more relaxed look. When pairing this with a dress shirt, you can also add a sleeveless V-neck sweater with or without a tie. Adding the sweater gives it a more versatile sophisticated look.
Polo Shirts: When going for a softer look that isn’t formal but still dressy, this is a great alternative. Some individuals prefer to button up the polo shirts while some don’t; it’s a matter of personal preference.
T shirts: Pairing a t shirt and a blazer gives a sporty, edgy look; however, wearing a V-neck is highly recommended because it gives a sleeker look with the blazer. Some individuals choose to go with the round neck t-shirt which is okay too.
Bottoms: There are several styles, cut and designs of pants these days. When going for a casual look you can’t go wrong with a pair of jeans. The diverse denim styles make it a lot easier in selecting which options to go with depending on which fit is preferred. Since blazers don’t come paired together with dress pants like a suit, so khakis or dress pants are appropriate. If the blazer is patterned, a plain pair of pants is highly recommended. However, if the blazer is plain, patterned bottoms would go well with it.
I think every gentleman should own at least a blazer or two. Whether you choose a fitted, classic, or oversized blazer style; it’s your decision. Blazers work well with different options while maintaining a preppy and classy look so don’t be afraid to be creative.
Aramide is a fashion stylist and designer. She is the owner of “AramidesCloset” that caters to regular and plus size women clothing, customized designer clutch bags and costume jewelry accessories. The “Aramide” men’s collection will be launched in late 2018. She also volunteers as a mentor for foster kids. If you have any fashion related questions or would love to know more about her, you can reach her on
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