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Thursday, September 5, 2013
IN ANY wardrobe, it’s always good to have basic and classic clothes, but mixing them with trendy, “right now” pieces will keep things looking fresh.
When it comes to dressing, people definitely don’t want to look outdated.
The trouble with trends sometimes is that they are so fleeting—something might look passe in as little as six months. It’s best to make the most out of a trendy item while it still looks current. At the same time, nobody wants to wear the same outfit over and over again, even with a well-loved piece.
Check out the different ways to get the most out of this aztec-print blazer. Aztec prints are everywhere right now, and layering is perfect for the rainy season. See how it can go from business to edgy by putting it together with different clothes and accessories.
Choosing a blazer
• Pick one that fits well at the shoulders to avoid looking too boxy or venturing into 80s shoulder pad territory.
• Taller girls can get away with long blazers, but a blazer that ends at the hips is flattering for most body types.
• A nipped waist is also slimming, but make sure the front can still be buttoned up without looking too tight.
For a rocker chick look, wear a graphic tee with a not-super-loud print beneath the blazer. Accessorize with a layered chain necklace, studded bracelet, leather cuff or something with a similar, tougher feel. Pair with faded jeans, cuffed to show off platform or studded shoes. Peep-toe wedge booties would look good with this, too.
The fun print of this blazer will look great on a night out, even in a dim bar. Pair with a solid tank top and a body con skirt that complements the print. This will look good with a body con dress or solid-color skirt, too. Accessorize with a fun necklace and heels.
For a cute outfit to wear on a date, pair with a simple tank, pretty scalloped shorts and a statement necklace. Keeping other items in solid colors prevents the look from being too distracting for your man. Always wear something comfortable on a date to avoid a lot of fidgeting with clothes.
For a job or an office that isn’t strictly corporate, a printed blazer is a fun way to inject some color and fun while still looking put together. Just pair with a trusty little black dress and nice pumps or closed-toe heels.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 06, 2013.