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How to Wear a Blazer Without Looking Too Fussy

A relaxed take on suiting.

Photo: Heather Hazzan
Photo: Heather Hazzan

Forget sweater weather; this season it’s all about blazer weather. Suiting has taken fashion month by storm, rivaling neon for the trend of the season. Of course, a full-on suit can be fun if you’re feeling dramatic, but a blazer is more of an everyday staple — get one now, and you’ll likely wear it at least once a week.

Our suggestion: Pair a printed blazer with a midi skirt and a T-shirt. It’ll look polished and fresh whether or not you’re wearing the top layer — crucial on these days that start out feeling like fall and wind up feeling like it’s still summer.

Photo: Heather Hazzan

The Michael Kors skirt featured here has a fishtail back, making it surprisingly sophisticated for a denim skirt. And the blazer, also from Michael Kors, is part of the brand’s extended sizing line and specifically tailored to accentuate the waist. You just can’t beat that red stripe in the plaid, which matches a red pair of slingbacks perfectly.

Photo: Heather Hazzan

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Michael Kors Collection Blazer

Available in sizes 14 and 16.

Norm Glen Plaid Blazer

Available in sizes 1X–3X.

Chelsea28 Plaid Blazer

Available in sizes XS–M.

Everlane Crew T-shirt

Available in sizes XXS–XXL.

Michael Kors Collection Skirt

Available in sizes 14 and 16.

Jade Pencil Skirt

Available in sizes 14–22.

Madewell Midi Skirt

Available in sizes 23–30.

Mansur Gavriel Pumps

Available in sizes 6–10.

Matiko Pumps

Available in sizes 5–10.5.

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How to Wear a Blazer Without Looking Too Fussy