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THE IDEAL BLAZER

Blazers are one of the most important jackets in my wardrobe, but shopping for the perfect one can be tricky. When shopping for the ideal blazer I look for four specific things; cut, fit, color and closure. Those details make all the difference!  When it comes to cut and fit I typically prefer my blazers hip length and a little more on the boxy side, I'll take a relaxed jacket over a restricted one any day! One crucial detail that I'm always looking out for is pockets. I don't always carry a large purse, so pockets are great to hold my keys and cell phone.   Now, everyone should have a classic black blazer, but options are always good. Some great color options are off-white, red, pink, nude and blue. A pop of color can completely transform a simple outfit combination into a stylish and effortless look.   Another significant detail is the closure (buttons). Buttons make a significant difference because they can make clothing appear cheap or expensive. For me, buttons look better when they match the color of the jacket. The good thing about buttons is that if you dislike them, you can easily change them for ones you like. I typically go for blazers with no more than two buttons because I like to wear my blazers unbuttoned. I feel that blazers look less dressy when worn open.   I hope these tips help a little the next time you guys are out shopping for your perfect blazer. ;)

Blazers are one of the most important jackets in my wardrobe, but shopping for the perfect one can be tricky. When shopping for the ideal blazer I look for four specific things; cut, fit, color and closure. Those details make all the difference!

When it comes to cut and fit I typically prefer my blazers hip length and a little more on the boxy side, I'll take a relaxed jacket over a restricted one any day! One crucial detail that I'm always looking out for is pockets. I don't always carry a large purse, so pockets are great to hold my keys and cell phone. 

Now, everyone should have a classic black blazer, but options are always good. Some great color options are off-white, red, pink, nude and blue. A pop of color can completely transform a simple outfit combination into a stylish and effortless look. 

Another significant detail is the closure (buttons). Buttons make a significant difference because they can make clothing appear cheap or expensive. For me, buttons look better when they match the color of the jacket. The good thing about buttons is that if you dislike them, you can easily change them for ones you like. I typically go for blazers with no more than two buttons because I like to wear my blazers unbuttoned. I feel that blazers look less dressy when worn open. 

I hope these tips help a little the next time you guys are out shopping for your perfect blazer. ;)

WHAT I'M WEARING: RAY-BAN SUNNIES, LEVIS SHORTS, ZARA SHOES, FOREVER 21 BAG, HARLOWE & GRAHAM BLAZER (ON SALE AT MARSHALLS) 

WHAT I'M WEARING: RAY-BAN SUNNIES, LEVIS SHORTS, ZARA SHOES, FOREVER 21 BAG, HARLOWE & GRAHAM BLAZER (ON SALE AT MARSHALLS) 

casually cool

Have you ever been tempted to buy a leather pencil skirt but weren't sure if you could pull it off? I think most girls can agree that leather skirts always look good on a hanger but are not so easy to style without looking a little like Kelly Bundy. I personally think a basic tee and sneakers are great pieces to style any skirt without looking over the top. Here's how I styled my favorite leather skirt and still looked casual and cool. 

Have you ever been tempted to buy a leather pencil skirt but weren't sure if you could pull it off? I think most girls can agree that leather skirts always look good on a hanger but are not so easy to style without looking a little like Kelly Bundy. I personally think a basic tee and sneakers are great pieces to style any skirt without looking over the top. Here's how I styled my favorite leather skirt and still looked casual and cool. 

                                     H&M tee, Forever21 skirt, Zara boots, Ray-ban sunnies

                                     H&M tee, Forever21 skirt, Zara boots, Ray-ban sunnies

                                                             Photos by Gilbert Marquez

                                                             Photos by Gilbert Marquez