Style Tips for Him: The Blazer

Men, this one is for you:

The temperatures have dropped and let’e be honest it is only going to get colder as well creep further into autumn. Just because the weather is changing doesn’t mean your style has to slack. Let’s keep your look sharp while also adding a classic layering piece to your look with the infamous blazer.

A blazer is an absolute essential for any gentleman’s closet, immediately adding an elevated touch to just about any look. The key to a quality blazer is making sure that it is tailored properly to your body. Yes, it is a little more pricey, but you know what, if there is one thing you should splurge on, it is a blazer.

Now, you may be wondering,

“how am I suppose to wear this blazer, other than with a suit?”

Don’t fret, for I have put together 6 looks that you can rock with a blazer.


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Look #1 - Date Night

What you will need:
-Dress Pants
-Chambray Shirt
-Blazer

This can be a go-to for your next date night this fall. Pairing a comfy casual chambray shirt, with a sleek pair of dress pants, you are able to embrace the fall trend of denim (chambray). Add another fall 2018 fashion trend, by making sure your dress pants are tartan plaid, really playing up the grey suiting fad. To differentiate this evening look from a day time look, swap out dress shoes for brogue boots. Admire the extra detailing these boots provide, bringing a variety of texture and design to the ensemble. Since it is an evening look, nix a tie, and enjoy the freedom of a night out with your friends or significant other!

 
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Look #2 - Happy Hour

What you will need:
-Dress Pants
-Crisp White Button Down
-Blazer

Transition effortlessly from work to play, with this combination. Rock your classic dress slacks with a crisp white button down and as always, layer with your new investment piece, the blazer. For work you may be required to wear a tie, but for happy hour, all you have to do is ditch it in your car and you’re ready for an evening of drinks and laughter.

 
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Look #3 - An Autumn Wedding

What you will need:
-Cranberry Chinos
-Plaid Shirt
-Blazer

Make a statement at the next wedding with a pair of cranberry chinos paired with a plaid shirt. (Preferably a plaid shirt with cranberry details). Layer with your structured blazer, keeping you perfectly presentable for the ceremony. As the reception starts to take off and you hit the dance floor, feel free to leave the blazer at your table giving you plenty of room to move!

 
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Look #4 - Cider & Wine Tour

What you will need:
-Cranberry Chinos
-White Button Down
-Blazer

If there is one thing you should add to your autumn “to do” list, it is a Cider and Wine tour. Take a look at the Urban Forage Winery & Cider House, in Minneapolis, for more information on a local wine tour. Once scheduled to explore, elevate your casual chinos by pairing them with a classic white button down, immediately adding a polished touch. Add a blazer and you’re ready for an afternoon of sophistication and tasteful stimulation. Feel free to try this look at work as well by simply adding a tie. You will receive compliments on your style all day long!

 
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Look #5 - Family Brunch

What you will need:
-Jeans
-Plaid Shirt
-Blazer

Family is everything and we know that, which is why having an ensemble just for that is crucial. Whether you’re getting together at a restaurant or simply gathering around the kitchen table for a time of bonding and home cooked food, it is important you look and feel your best! Keep comfortable in a pair of your dark wash jeans, and pair them with a festively fall plaid shirt. Layer with a blazer and this laid back look is immediately brought to a new standard of sophistication.

 
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Look #6 - The Trendsetter

What you will nee:
-Jeans
-White Button Down
-Statement Tie
-Blazer

For the men who love fashion, take your look to the next level with this dapper combination. Pair dark wash jeans with a pair of brogue boots creating a perfect autumn look. For a classic look add a crisp white button down and make a statement with a bold artistic tie. With the cooler weather, keep comfortable and layer with your blazer, bringing class and professionalism to your laid back denim.

 

Now that you have six looks that you can easily rock with a blazer, you should be set for just about any event this autumn. Which look is your favorite and where will you be seen wearing a blazer throughout the season? Snap a pic of your blazer and the outfit(s) you create and make sure to tag us on Instagram @thevolkmagazine for we want to see all of our dapper readers!


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Meghanlee Phillips is the Editor-in-Chief of The Volk Magazine. With a passion for fashion, a love for writing and her lifestyle focused around mental health; she has been able to bring all three together to create the mid-western fashion/lifestyle magazine, The Volk. Keep up to date with her and her vibrant style by following @msmeghanlee (Instagram)