Jazz Up Your Jackets!

The blazer is a tried and true staple of a woman’s work wardrobe. However, tried and true can sometimes leave you too timid to try something new.

Give your jackets new life this season with some simple summer styling tips:

Sleeves Up, Sleeves Down
Roll up the sleeves on your jacket for a fresh look. Some sleeves are designed to roll up and show a patterned lining.

Try simply pushing up the sleeves for a more relaxed style and slimming effect. And, for bolder style, pair your favorite blazer with a print blouse.

Buttoned, Un-Buttoned
A buttoned jacket says serious. Unbuttoning your jacket is a simple way to mix up your look and transition from the boardroom to a more relaxed setting.

Collar, No Collar
Layer your favorite blazer with a button down blouse and pop the collar for a stylish, easygoing take on a classic work style.

For a softer, more feminine wear-to-work look try a floaty printed blouse or embellished camisole under your jacket.

Polish Up a Summer Dress
A structured blazer lends polish and sophistication to a casual summer dress. Pair a feminine floral dress with a navy blazer and nude pumps for a fresh look that transitions effortlessly from day to evening.

For the ultimate summer desk-to-dinner look, try a bold graphic print dress with a modern white blazer.

Short Notice
Pair your favorite blazer with a pair of tailored shorts for a chic yet unexpected take on the classic business suit. Finish the look with pumps to keep it polished and office-appropriate.

However you style your jacket, remember if you feel confident in it, you’ll rock it.

Bonus PINK Link: Who do you see when you look at the woman in the mirror?

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By Dhinora M.

Dhinora is a workplace style expert and the Head of Casual at New York & Company.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci

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