How to: Styling the long Blazer

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perhaps one of my favorite pieces in my closet, and an oh so chic/badass/elegant way to dress up an outfit and give you that head-turn effect when you walk into a room. and….

thank you again to Emma Gaty Photography for all the images you are seeing here. she is an absolute goddess and a true “girl boss.”

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blazer: h&m // necklace: urban outfitters

first off, fit is important. finding the perfect long blazer should feel like finding the perfect running shoe. comfort, structure and size are all important. make sure you can wrap your arms around your body without feeling like the back is going to rip. the shoulders should level up just barely over the edge of the end of your shoulder. it should feel like a puzzle piece when you slip it on, not a moo-moo!

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blazer: h&m // necklace: urban outfitters // sunglasses: ashbury eyewear

as for me, I’m paranoid about matching metals. so whatever flavor metal the zipper is (if there is one) I would suggest just a long necklace in that parallel metal. nothing too gaudy, but perhaps something with a little statement.

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blazer: h&m // necklace: urban outfitters

different material textures are fun to mix with an oversized blazer. I paired mine with leather pants to give it really excellent depth, an edge and an overall visual appeal.

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blazer: h&m // necklace: urban outfitters // leather skinnies: citizens of humanity // booties: h&m

I really admire the more masculine styles in fashion. I draw much of my wardrobe inspiration from style instagrammers like Brittenelle and Madison Paige. they combine elegant feminine pieces with a more masculine approach, giving their look unique simplicity.

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blazer: h&m // booties: h&m

you can also pair it with a dress. simple. easy. you will never go wrong with a classy long blazer and a dress with some fine jewelry pieces or an oversized clutch.

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blazer: h&m // skirt: saks fifth avenue // shirt: gypsy warrior // booties: h&m

conversely, I also handle this piece through a more feminine sense. pairing it with a graphic tee and a skirt makes it a very delightful look that can easily be worn out to lunch, out shopping, or to a night out.

blazer: h&m // skirt: saks fifth avenue // shirt: gypsy warrior // booties: h&m

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blazer: h&m // skirt: saks fifth avenue // shirt: gypsy warrior // booties: h&m

this piece is very versitle, and with the right shoes (booties or dainty heels *steve madden has excellent options*) you can go anywhere with your oversized blazer.

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