With the series finale of How I Met Your Mother airing in just a few days, I thought I would talk about an important fashion trend the show brings to life– the suit. As Barney Stinson once put it, “Nothing suits me like a suit.” While a full suit isn’t always practical for everyday wear, suit jackets are a stylish necessity in every wardrobe, and with blazers sold everywhere this season, the options are endless. Whether you’re putting together a professional daytime look or a night out ensemble, there are many ways to wear blazers. From taylored to knit, cropped to lengthy, the style is versatile and can be worn many ways.
The classic black suit jacket is a wardrobe staple. Now made in both the classic taylored style and knit, there are more options. The structured style is more business-like and professional– great for the office, while the more versatile knit blazers can be worn in both formal and informal situations. I like wearing the softer material jackets when going on interviews, because they are more comfortable– which is great when layering under a coat or over a bulkier top.
Buying suit separates– like this jacket from H&M — is a smart choice, because then you can find the right fit.
While a suit jacket and dress pants is always a classy look, a plain jacket also pairs perfectly with a cute dress. The plain black blazer calms quiets down the patterned dress and covers the arms– adding more style, as well as warmth– which is great for going out at night.
For a springier take on the suit, pick a pastel shade. This pale pink jacket looks fabulous with a black polka dotted dress.
To add interest to an outfit, try a patterned blazer, like this floral print jacket from Forever 21. But remember– keep the rest of the outfit simple.
Or if you’re feeling really bold, pick a richer hued blazer, like this sapphire colored one. Whatever route you decide to go, the suit jacket is an essential part of any wardrobe. This single item can take you from an interview to a night out. So next time you are wondering what to wear, just “suit up” with one of springs fabulous blazers