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Luxe to Less 13 May 2021

3 Ways to Style the Blazer According to Budget

There is no time like the present to channel your inner-boss lady

Thanks to the rising trend of modernised blazers, you will be feeling the confidence of a woman who means business. At a price point to suit everyone, we will show you how to style the most versatile, timeless wardrobe staple on offer this season.


Words By Kaylah Baker

Luxe - Dressed to Impress

For a trendsetting look that knows no bounds, the blazer is pure perfection. But if thrusting yourself in to a traditional, office-style suit straight away isn’t your style, then Alice + Olivia’s luxurious camel hue, vegan leather blazer is a flawless pick.

The relaxed fit, structured padded shoulders and satin lining will make this jacket the chicest addition to your wardrobe. Saving you from choosing between a leather jacket and a blazer, this luxurious number is worth the price point.

For a winter wardrobe that boasts of warmth, comfort and style, pair the leather dream blazer with the Proenza Schouler rib-knitted dress and a pair of glossy Paris Texas knee-high boots. Add a touch of continuity and match the crocodile-effect, leather boots with the A.P.C. leather bag. Finishing the look with some bold statement hoops from Sophie Buhai.

This winter wonderland-inspired look gets a nod of approval from the finer things in life and is a true representation of luxurious elegance.

Clockwise Left to Right:

Sophie Buhai Gold Vermeil Hoop Earrings, $418.02, Net-a-Porter
Alice + Olivia Dunn Vegan Leather Blazer, $678.38, Net-a-Porter
Proenza Schouler High-neck Rib-knitted Dress, $1,395, Matches Fashion
Paris Texas Knee-High Croc-Effect Leather Boots, $724, Matches Fashion
A.P.C. Grace Sml Croc-Effect Leather Cross-Body, $711, Matches Fashion

Less - Suit Up

Escaping the persona of being a jacket for men, we think women are stealing the show with this timeless trend. Proving perfectly tailored blazers don’t always need to be restricted to corporate meetings, is the Calli Erina Blazer. The oversized fit and plunging lapel neckline, makes it the perfect addition over any sleek fitting ensembles.

Minimalistic items with subtle detailing are the perfect base, and the Jacquemus bralette is no exception. Featuring in the FW20 runway, the ribbed-knit bralette was made for layering underneath blazers and continues to be aesthetically pleasing.

If your work-wear wardrobe is getting a little solemn then Norma Kamali stretch-jersey flared leggings are the perfect combination underneath an overside blazer. With structured lining, high-rise waist and split detailing, the leggings find themselves to be not only comfortable but also sophisticated.

Pair with Jo Mercer Fender heels and a Reliquia chunky, pearl pendant chain to complete this sexy, modernised look that exudes confidence.

Clockwise Left to Right:

Norma Kamali Spat Stretch Flared Leggings, $190.14, Net-a-Porter
Calli Erina Blazer, $139.95, The Iconic
Reliquia Hernan Chunky Chain & Pearl Pendant, $169, The Iconic
Jacquemus Le Bandeau Valensole Knit Bralette, $179, My Theresa
Jo Mercer Fender Mid Heels Black Croc, $199.95, Jo Mercer

Low - Casually Smart

Known for being a uni-sex classic, the jacket has come a long way from its origins of being a “blazing” red coat for the Lady Margaret men’s boat club in 1825. The classic, thigh-length blazer has since become a quintessential staple in many women’s wardrobes, and for good reason.

Most notably, one woman leading the resurgence of the look was Princess Diana. With a highly recognised street credibility, she continued adorning blazers over anything from jeans to slacks, to jumpers and track suits.

For a casual but smart approach, channel your inner Dynasty Di without having to blow the budget. The oversized glen plaid sartorial blazer by VILA is the perfect staple and the subtle detailing is reminiscent of a classical look without the restrictions.

This trans-seasonal blazer is a perfect layer for a turtle neck crop top from ASOS and Glasson’s pintuck wide leg pants. Pair with a simple gold flat snake chain from Oroton for a simplistic ensemble that not only highlights the lettuce edging on the neckline, but knows the importance of subtle detailing.

The perfect winter boot to tie this look together, can be found in Miss Shop’s York Vanilla boots. The chunky tread not only adds flair to the outfit but is perfect for a wintry day.

Clockwise Left to Right:

Glassons Pintuck Wide Leg Pant, $59.99, Glassons
Vila Sartorial Jacket, $96.03, Yoox
ASOS DESIGN Turtle Neck Crop Top with Lettuce Edge, $24, ASOS
Oroton Peyton Flat Snake Chain, $80, The Iconic
Miss Shop York Vanilla Boot, was $89.95 now $67.46, Myer