With the chilly autumn wind blowing away those sultry summer days, its time to rethink your wardrobe. Get out those suede ankle boots and that moto jacket lined with faux fur; fall is here. A seasonal wardrobe shift not only means recalibrating what to wear to a casual Sunday brunch or hip new rooftop bar, it also means reassessing your professional attire.
What to wear to work in the warmer seasons is not easy. But, what to wear for professional events when the verdant leaves turn a burned-out brown is a feat in itself. When the sun seeps behind those gray clouds and a bitter frost replaces the moist morning dew of summer, you want to fashion yourself in something bright, lively, and creative to counteract those dreadful winter days.
For centuries, the professional world has turned up its nose at avant-garde clothing that calls from the catwalk. Though, if you want to avoid that wintertime sadness then you must incorporate a fashion-forward, runway inspired piece into your daily attire. I mean, according to Lena del Rey there is already too much summertime sadness, so why have it in both seasons? Spice up your dull winter wardrobe with these top five classic yet chic blazers.
1.) I have to give the number one spot to Alexander McQueen’s royal blue velvet peplum blazer. The make and the material of this piece justify its exorbitant price. The vivid royal blue is cheerful, and the heavy velvet is wonderfully warm on that wintry day. This mocked-notched lapel, one-button closure jacket in electric cobalt is the essence of traditional and trendy. The three little decorative buttons on the sleeve cuffs are the only type of embellishment on the piece. Simplistic with its clean cut and sensational with its vibrant hue, this blazer will fend off that fall breeze. McQueen’s stellar blazer can be found at:
2.) Topshop’s Chambray Blazer tops the list with its tiffany blue hue. This boyfriend blazer is relaxed and seamlessly transitions from one season to other. It doesn’t shine too brightly like the summer sun and doesn’t fade too much like the fall leaves. It is certainly an in-between-season-go-to since it’s not entirely indicative of one season or the other. But, it does offer just the right amount of subtle blue to remind you of those clear blue-sky days of summer. Get this casual yet classy piece at:
3.) This timeless charcoal wool blend with eccentric solid black sleeves is a mix of both the past and present. Its classic coal-like hue is welcomed in the business world. Yet, the startling black detailing on the sleeves creates artistic flair and gives animation to those boring days at work. You can find this modest, modern piece at:
4.) Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s Ara wool-crepe blazer won’t exacerbate those wintertime blues. Its statement take on tailoring that features contrasting panels of plain and polk-a-dot white and red strips will bring creativity to your daily routine. Cut from wool-crepe its perfect for the dropping temperatures. This fitted, versatile piece with its bold hue will take you from creative meetings to drinks downtown. Cure those wintertime blues with this look by Preen at:
5.) Then there is the feminine, fun, and flirty blazer by Diane Von Furstenberg. This faux pearl studded piece is elegant enough for the boardroom and has the right amount of punch to add a little gusto to your day. Its polka-dot-like white dots will bring out the inner girly girl in you. While its navy blue straight lapels and two-side jet pockets provide an adequate amount structure that gives you a professional look. Let your femininity glow in this DVF blazer, located at: