6 Ways to Look Chic In Blazers And Stockings
1. Pair a blazer with a dressy overcoat for a put-together look
With the cool weather coming in, a blazer is only as classy as the coat you wear over it. You don't want to put all of that effort into finding the perfect blazer-stockings combo, just to ruin it with ill-fitting outerwear.
An easy and versatile way to look chic in your blazers and stockings this season is with a stylish beige or black overcoat. These long jackets aren't just amazing at protecting you from the wind, but they're also spacious and give you ample space for any layers you may want to wear underneath!
When picking your overcoat, you'll want to think carefully about the type of fabric blend you choose. The two main overcoat blends are polyester and wool, with polyester being more comfortable in warmer weather and wool being better at protecting you from the harsh cold and snow. Black outerwear will also soak up more heat on sunny days, so color is another crucial aspect to consider when choosing your ideal overcoat.
2. Wear a classy blouse under your blazer for a stylish work outfit
One of the things that makes blazers amazing is their versatility. With just one or two blazers, you can create a nearly endless combination of outfits, just by switching up the tops you layer them with. One of our favorite ways to do this is by layering your blazer with a stylish blouse to create an unbeatable work outfit.
Blouses are usually considered casual tops. But by throwing a classy blazer on top, you immediately elevate the outfit to a business-casual look. What's even better is that this outfit combo can be done with any blouse – even the most casual patterned blouses look smart and professional when layered with a tasteful blazer!
3. Layer a blazer over a tank top or T-shirt for a comfy and casual look
Whether you have a bunch of errands to run or you're just feeling in the mood for a casual look, the same blazers you used to dress up with a blouse can also be dressed down with a shirt or tank top.
Depending on the weather and how active you'll be during the day, you may want to play around with the style of top and material you use. If you're looking for a comfortable outfit to wear while running errands around town, opt for a light and breathable tank top. If, on the other hand, you're looking for a warmer and more comfy outfit for your casual day at work, wear a thicker long sleeve t-shirt instead!
4. Select the right material for your blazer
The fabric blend your blazer is made out of will significantly impact how it looks and how comfortable it feels. When you're shopping for your ideal blazer, try to think about what sort of activities you'll be doing in it.
If you have an indoor or office job, you'll want a more business-oriented fabric like linen or cotton. These materials have a sleek lightweight weave that won't make you overheat while indoors for long periods.
However, if you have an outdoor job or find yourself running around town often, a heavier, more robust weave like wool or twill may be the better choice. These sturdy fabrics are better at protecting you from the elements like wind or rain and are also more durable for handling lots of movement throughout the day.
5. Choose the right color and pattern of stockings to match your outfit
If you're just beginning the process of building your wardrobe, creating outfits that match can seem impossible. Luckily, creating a stylish blazer and stockings combo is easier than it might seem!
You likely have fewer blazers than stockings, so start by choosing the blazer that will be the focal point of your outfit. Once you've chosen the top, you're ready to match your stockings and complete the outfit. There are two general ways you can match pieces of clothing – by contrast or by similarity. Here are a few examples of how you can use similar and contrasting colors to make your outfit stand out.
Matching colors is the easiest way to make your stockings and blazer look amazing. First, go online and search for an image of a "fashion color wheel" like the one below. Then, use it to match your different color stockings to your blazer.
Complementary colors create a bright and vivid look for your outfit. These are colors that sit exactly opposite of each other on the color wheel (for example, blue and orange). Analogous colors are colorful but a bit more nuanced; they sit next to each other on the color wheel (for example, red, orange, and yellow). Finally, monochromatic colors are the most subtle color combinations. These are different shades of the exact same color (for example, red and burgundy). If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out these amazing TOSCA Matte thigh highs from VienneMilano!
Once you've found your perfect color combination, it’s time to talk stocking patterns! Patterns are where you have the opportunity to show off your personality by mixing and matching patterns and textures to create lots of unique looks. However, patterns can get overwhelming fast, so an excellent place to start is with either a herringbone or diamond pattern. These patterns are both fun and classy, so you can be flexible with whether you wear them casually or dress them up for a fancier event!
6. Find Your Perfect Blazer
Now that you know all the ins and outs of looking chic in blazers and stockings, it's time to find your perfect blazer. There are lots of women's fashion companies out there, but if you live in Canada, we suggest Olsen Fashion Canada.
Olsen creates beautiful and classy women's outfits, and ships them right to your door for a hassle-free shopping experience. With Olsen’s stylish collection of classy blazers, you're sure to find your ideal top in no time. Ready to get started? Click here to browse women's blazers and jackets from Olsen Fashion; and, if you’re looking for some amazing stockings to go with your look, click here to browse elegant stockings from VienneMilano today!