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Trendy Blazers

Have you added a blazer to your wardrobe? This classic piece can be a bit stiff and stuffy. I’ve got some simple style solutions. Rather than 80s preppy, we’ve got a few tips to work a blazer into your closet seamlessly for a clean modern look.

Choose a soft silhouette: We opted for a knit version from Rag & Bone. The fabric is relaxed and is a dream for travel. We paired it with a white shirt for a classic look. Normally in spring I would have worn flats with this, but it was in the 50s and I needed to keep my toes a little bit warmer, so I opted for a black boot. This blazer is cut close to the body, which is flattering on most women.

Tailoring matters: Never wear a blazer that is too tight. If anything, opt for slightly oversized to give it a boyfriend feel. Too tight will add on the pounds to your frame.

Add color: Our pick has a orange trim, but if you want even more color, try a pop of bright color like this look on Jessica Alba. Pink blazers are all over the editorial pages right now. We also love the look of a bright yellow blazer. If you are going for a bright blazer, wear dark denim, black or white on the bottom.

Choose quirky accessories: Don’t play it safe with your necklace. Add a bold statement piece like the orange one we found from LOFT: Collection Long Coral Stone Cluster, Gem and Wood Bead Necklace ($69.50). Another option is a bold, colorful ballet slipper or pump.

chic spring necklace

There you have it, easy style tips for you to don your blazer with confidence and style this spring. Now I can’t wait to see what you’re wearing this week.

Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between Jill from Glamamom.com, Kristin from BonBonRoseGirls.com and Momtrends. Each week we take turns hosting the fashion linky. This week head to BonBonRoseGirls.com to link up.

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Nicole Feliciano is the Founder & Editor of Momtrends. Prior to launching Momtrends, she was a fashion executive at Ralph Lauren. Now her mission is bringing style to fashion-starved moms everywhere. Nicole is a lifestyle expert, spokesperson and lover of all things social media. Follow her on twitter @momtrends
  • http://www.sandyalamode.com/ Sandy a la Mode

    i have soo many blazers but have hardly even worn them yet!! thanks for the tips!

  • http://raisingthreesavvyladies.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/lands-end-spring-fashion/ Kerri

    Blazers were very popular yesterday on Easter Sunday. I was thinking that I might need to get one for myself.

  • http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com alyson

    Love the detailing on your blazer! Would love that with a pink top, I think. (or I’m just meshing in my head the awesome inspiration photo you shared, too. haha). Happy Monday!

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Pink might be nice!

  • http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com Natasha Fatah

    Ooooh, I love your blazer!
    It’s gorgeous!

    xoxo
    http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Thanks Natasha!

  • http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com Natasha Fatah

    That blazer is GORGEOUS!

  • http://www.katydidandkid.com Kathleen

    You’re rockin’ that blazer! Actually, you look better than Jessica.

    I like how yours is more casual, but with a punch of color.

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      You made my morning.

  • http://www.thebabyshopaholic.com/ Baby Shopaholic

    Love this blazer! Styled perfect!

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Thank you! Next time with ballet flats.

  • http://www.talkingwithtami.com tami

    I want that blazer hot!

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Thanks Tami–I think it was a smart addition.

  • http://www.babblingsofamommy.com Jenny Moyett (@babblingofmommy)

    I love me a blazer. Yours is fabulous!

  • http://www.bonbonrosegirls.com Kristin

    Love the trim on your blazer! It’s so fun!

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Solid navy would have been to safe for me. The orange is the trendy pop.

  • http://thefrugalistadiaries.blogspot.com megan, the frugalista diaries

    i love this, it’s such a great style!

  • http://bibsandbaubles.com Cam | Bibs & Baubles

    great tips. i love the whole look. i haven’t tried a knit blazer…something to think about…

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Perfect for travel ladies!

  • http://www.seasonalcoloranalysis.net Jeanine @ Seasonal Color Analysis

    Oh I love that first blazer!! It does look soft and comfy. I like the way you styled it, too.

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Thank you.

  • http://glamamom.com Glamamom

    That blazer is absolutely fabulous! I’m such a huge fan of blazers bc they’re professional and provide good coverage. This one is so perfect for spring with the orange stripe. I love it and it’s so you!

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Thanks Jill. You kind of inspired me because you wear them so well!

  • http://www.awifey.com Kim,USA

    I am over gaga over blazer this days! I have several colors now and still scouting for more ^_^ Happy Easter Monday!

    Kim,USA

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      They are a fashion DO!

  • http://blog.gemvara.com/ Michelle

    I love blazers especially that pink one. Any idea on where I can get one?

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Vince Camuto has some great ones–also try bloomingdale’s

  • http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com Fashion Confessions of a Mommy

    Great blazer. Love the hot pink piping. Great necklace too.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

  • http://www.fortheloveof.net Andrea Howe

    You always look great Nicole. this week is no exception!

  • Betty

    Well put together, Nicole! Loving the blazer, the orange makes it extra special
    Xoxo
    B.

  • http://www.jerseyblogess@yahoo.com JJ

    you look super cute here – love your blazer but I love love love, did I say love? love your necklace!! is beautiful!!!!

  • http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com Claire

    i love the piping on this blazer! i’ve been really appreciating the contrasting colors on the season’s blazers. i’m wanting to get a tuxedo one with some interesting colors!!! i’m still loving my white linen blazer from last year!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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