Many Singaporens have the impression that blazers are primarily worn for during formal occasions when in fact, blazers are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing that you can have in your wardrobe. From casual to formal occasion, blazers can be the perfect complement to almost any outfit.
If you are in the market for a new blazer, here are a few things that you should keep in mind:
Types of Blazers
There are so many different styles of blazers available in the market today, but the standard double-breasted and the two-button are the most classic. Before purchasing a blazer, you need to consider when you will be wearing it, whether for mostly casual or mostly formal occasions. This is to ensure that you do end up over- or under-dressed for the occasion. For example, blazers that have patch pockets and unstructured shoulders without padding are characteristics of a casual blazer and is not suitable to be worn to professional meetings.
To look good in a blazer, you need to make sure that the blazer must fit your body well. It should not be too tight or too loose and it should follow the natural lines of your body. If the blazer is too tight, it will pull and form an “X” shape when buttoned. Moreover, you can also identify that the blazer is too tight if the shoulders and sleeves of the blazer are tight and have pulls. However, if the shoulders extend past your natural shoulder then the blazer is probably too loose for you. Another tell-tale sign that the blazer is too loose is if the cuffs of the blazer go past your knuckles.
After you have identified the right fit, the next thing to think about is the best colour that matches your wardrobe. Colours such as black, grey, and navy are the safest and most versatile picks while brown and tan is great casual options. If you want to make a statement while being fashionable, go for a more striking colour such as vibrant blue or maroon. Choosing a blazer that matches your wardrobe is important so that it does not stand out awkwardly.
When it comes to blazers, pricier pieces do not always mean that it is better. A well-made basic blazer can cost a pretty penny, but there are still affordable pieces that you can purchase. You need to think about how often you will be wearing the blazer. If you are only wearing it occasionally, then it will not be worth your money to buy a premium-priced blazer. For better value, you can always opt for tailor-made blazers instead as they are available on any budget. With tailor-made blazers, not only can you save money but you can also customise the blazer and add your own personal touch to it.