Who says dressing for a formal event has to be dull? With the party season fast approaching (Christmas is less than 50 days away), the statement blazer is that pull-it-off-and-you’re-the-man item that’s a definitely a risk, but get it right and you’ll have fellow party guest eating out of the palm of your well-manicured hand.
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But, before razzle-dazzle diamantes or neon florals taint your good style sense, the statement blazer – though bold – is more about adopting darker colours and wearable prints this season, perfect for nighttime gigs where dress codes do come into play.
Moreover, the statement blazer is just as acceptable for casual Fridays for contemporary workplaces and work-to-weekend looks, leaving the more ‘statement’ ones for the dress-to-impress events like the Polo or Spring Racing Carnival.
When styling the jacket, just remember to keep the shirt underneath minimal. And, know your dress codes, remembering that the blazer – in a statement colour or print – will dress-down formal trousers and leather lace-ups.
But it will happily dress-up vintage wash jeans, a t-shirt and low-cut sneakers, for a fresh take on both tailoring and casual dressing.