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Three Tips for Finding the Right Blazer

A blazer has been one of those pieces that can take me from feeling sloppy to put together. I got three tips for finding the right blazer.

The way that clothes can instantly change the way you feel has always interested me. I remember in my early 20s wearing a blazer just for important meetings or interviews.  My hope was that by suiting up, I would appear older. I would be considered to be extra professional or “serious”. Did any of you do that too? I was always taking a blazer off as soon as I was done with the meeting.  It was way too stiff. I figured out that dressing professionally doesn’t have to be uncomfortable after a few years. 

Anyway, now I like a blazer for structure or a polished look. I grew into wearing one to match my lifestyle. I throw one on for my work as a school psychologist and when I just want to dress up a tee and with jeans.

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This post was originally posted in September 2018 and updated in March 2021

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Tip One

Comfort

Target Blazer

However, not all blazers are created equal when you got curves! I have to really be able to live in a blazer in order for me to buy it. That can be challenge if you have curves and a budget.

That being said, planning this post got me thinking, what do I look for when I buy a blazer?

First, my thing with blazers (and pretty much anything) is that they got to be comfortable or I won’t wear them. They need to have some stretch in them so I can move. 

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Tip Two 

Versatility

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Second, a good blazer can’t be a one and down! It need to be something that I can wear in different ways. For example,  look for blazers that are simple enough so that I can wear them with jeans, dresses or slacks. Unless it is an absolutely dynamite blazer, I opt for nothing too trendy or busy.

Tip Three

Fit

Finally, the blazer has to fit me!  

This is key in my book! I usually can’t do an oversized style blazer unless it has some structure to it. I stick to a more structured look so that it works for my shape. 

Think about the blazer style that you feel most confident in. More than likely, those are the styles that work best with your frame. Those are the styles that you want to continue to purchase. 

Are you into blazers? Let me know below in the comments!

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