The mercury is finally dropping in Hong Kong, but as much as we’d like to start rocking our lush long coats and teddy bear shearlings, it’s just not quite the temperature for them yet. For those of you who are unsure of what to wear during this transitional time, we’d like to offer you the perfect solution; something that’s very possibly already sitting right inside your closet: the blazer.
Yes, that office staple you’ve already worn a thousand times over your blouses and LBDs. How much more could it possibly give, you ask? With its timelessness and high versatility, there are infinite ways to make it as cool and fashion-forward as you fancy.
After the reign of the full on power-suit, street-stylers have been turning to a different styling approach to the blazer this season, with many of them spotted wearing it with more delicate pieces from satin pants to frilled dresses for a strong/soft visual contrast.
We’ve chosen a few inventive examples for you, so scroll down as we break down the five creative ways to style this classic piece for fall.
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1. Silk and dazzle
Choose a tweed blazer and style it with silky smooth pants for an interesting textural contrast, then top it off with a pair of heeled sandals and crystal choker for a sophisticated yet laid-back look.
Get the look: Veronica Beard ‘Miller Dickey’ double-breasted crystal-embellished checked tweed blazer (HK$7,010) / Sally LaPointe belted silk-satin twill wide-leg pants (HK$6,015) / Bottega Veneta BV Lido sandals (HK$10,150) / Gucci silver-plated crystal choker (HK$13,200)
2. Earthy tones
To add an extra layer to your look without the risk of getting too warm, choose to wear a sheer skirt over your mini dress/tunic, and tie them all together with a blazer, along with a pair of ankle boots in a darker tone.
Get the look: Anna Quan ‘Sienna’ double-breasted twill blazer (HK$3,540) / Victoria, Victoria Beckham cutout mélange ribbed-knit tunic (HK$1,086) / Moncler Genius x Simone Rocha ruffled shell-trimmed tulle midi skirt (HK$11,650) / Miu Miu chunky outsole leather ankle boots (HK$8,200)
3. A touch of romance
The blazer is rarely associated with romantic elegance, so we’re quite in love with this idea of wearing a long blazer over a patterned maxi dress with frills and ruffles, as well as socks with pumps for a sultry spin.
Get the look: SueUNDERCOVER houndstooth double-breasted blazer (HK$7,475) / Coach embroidered western jacquard dress (HK$7,500) / Gucci GG pattern socks (HK$850) / Prada patent pointed pumps (HK$7,750)
4. The blazer tuck
Influencers have been experimenting with wearing the blazer tucked in like a sweater, and the result is surprisingly fashionable. For those of you who are in for a quick inventive fix, simple tuck one into your straight-leg jeans, and finish with a pair of ankle boots and clutch.
Get the look: Alexandre Vauthier double-breasted pinstripe blazer (HK$8,829) / Totême original high-rise straight-leg jeans (HK$1,405) / Wandler lsa leather ankle boots (HK$4,016) / Bottega Veneta BV Rim quilted leather clutch (HK$12,350)
5. The power move
Got a power suit from previous seasons? No problem, just layer your blazer over your suit, if you fancy something more, a pearl bralet like this style star for a delicate but fashion-forward approach.
Get the look: Sandro checked tailored jacket (approx. HK$3,178) / Stine Goya floral blazer (HK$1,579) / Stine Goya Marcel high-waisted floral tailored stretch trousers (HK$885) / Pearl bralet (approx. HK$897)