INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

5 REASONS THE GRAY BLAZER IS IN RN

By Maybelle Morgan, September 13, 2017

It’s an awkward time. Summer’s ending but it’s still kinda balmy, and so — what do you wear? Well, if the 'fits on the #AsSeenOnMe feed are anything to go by, the gray blazer is bringing major tailoring points to your all-day looks. Here are 5 to crush on...

#AsSeenOnMe blogger wearing a ruched blazer | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Instagram: @thebeckseffect

Ruche into it

In case you missed it, the '80s are having a big revival right now and the return of ruching is a trend we’re v. into. To subtly incorporate it into your weekend wears, it’s all about the oversized blazer with retro gathered sleeves. Keep all eyes on the detailing by pairing with classic blue skinnies, a white tee and and a structured leather cross-body. 

ASOS Insider Alice wearing a grey blazer | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Instagram: @ASOS_Alice

Check up on it

Look up the perfect balance in the dictionary and you’re likely to find this street-style win from ASOS Insider Alice. A double-breasted blazer smartens up just about any outfit, with the subtle checks giving your look extra texture. Pair with a slogan tee, black mom jeans and some skate sneaks.

#AsSeenOnMe blogger wearing a dark grey blazer | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Instagram: @bexrobb

Dark and stormy

So you want to look smart, but don’t want to veer into the workwear lane. Your number one option? Go mod, with a blazer in a longline cut and darker shade. Layer it over a knitted dress for that true '60s feel and finish with pointed ankle boots, chic cat-eye shades and a chain cross-body.

#AsSeenOnMe blogger wearing a collared blazer | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Instagram: @Thefallenwild

Collaring book

In line with the '80s resurgence, go XXL on your collars for a true tailoring statement. For the perfect transitional look, layer the sharp blazer over casj staples: think a white cotton tee, black denim shorts and pointed leather mules. Gold accessories (i.e. a snazzy timepiece and layered necklaces) amp up the dressy feel. 

#AsSeenOnMe blogger wearing a belted blazer | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Instagram: @statusapp

Waist not

Bring the '80s back with a true Dynasty-style jolt by belting up your gray blazer and pushing the sleeves up right above the elbows. Bold red jeans and pointed hardware flats up the retro factor, but a cutesy slogan tee gives it that FW17 refresh. So good.

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