This summer, if there’s one piece of clothing that you
invest in to wear everywhere, make it a white blazer
Slip one on - wear it normally or for an It-girl look, drape it just over your shoulders - and boost the chic factor of any outfit you’re wearing, no matter how casual. Sure it’s hot and sweaty outside, but inside at the events you’ll attend this summer - weddings especially - the AC will be blasting. Swap your cardigan for a blazer. This one is a creme color, but any variation of white will do.
You can literally wear it with anything. For a night out, pair it with dark-wash jeans and heels. For day, try light-wash jeans (a baggier, boyfriend style looks extra cool) with flat or wedge sandals. At work, add it to slim-fit slacks and a loose, colorful top. A fashion dare: Wear a white blazer over your swimsuit for a glam cover up. Don’t be afraid to wear white on white too! (Just be sure your shades of white match, mixing a bright white and a creme color will look off.)
Here you have my favorite pairing: layered over a go-to wedding outfit. Summer is the time when our schedules are full of invites: weddings, reunions (I just went to my 10-year high school reunion - it was actually a lot of fun!), graduations and other dressy soirees and parties. By adding the blazer, your go-to dress is trendier in a subtle way. Plus there is something just so summer about a white blazer. (P.S. I wear mine all year long, but I wear it more in the warmer months.) A few white blazer picks to check out: here, here and here. I tend to go for a tuxedo-like style, that’s a little longer and looser. There are also sleeveless blazers (this one’s on sale at Zara for $40!), perfect for summer.
Worried about wearing too much white to a wedding? Save white on white for this weekend - the 4th! - or your friend’s rooftop/backyard party. As long as you have other colors in your wedding look, you’re golden, or rather, the crème de la crème!
I hope you all have the most wonderful, fun, relaxing 4th of July weekend. I’m heading to Pennsylvania… I plan on getting lost in a book, eating way too much and swimming in the lake (not in that order!). If you’re interested, feel free to follow me on Instagram, where I’ll be sharing some of my favorite moments.
Photos by Tom Schelling.