You’ve done it…again. You’re knee deep in tinsel and you have NOTHING to wear to the holiday party that is approaching ever so rapidly! After frantically digging through your closet and deciding last years lurex mini-dress is, well, SO last year, the race for that ensemble that will get you smooched under the mistletoe is on! Grab a hold of yourself, and this years classiest, casual-chic trend, the boyfriend blazer. Whether you keep it basic or love glitz and glam, there is a flattering style for everyone that can work back to staples already residing in your closet.
If your goal is to steal the spotlight from Santa, this Cropped Sequin Blazer from Forever21.com is for you. It is available in silver or black, and looks stunning paired with a casual gray or white tank, flared denim or black pants and a sexy heel. It is a sure-fire way to incorporate the sequin trend without over doing the look. Don’t over-do the accessories and let the blazer do the talking. The blazer is also available in plus sizes, yet another bonus. For under $25, you’ll have extra cash to spend on the new hottie you snag with your hot look.
Cropped Sequin Blazer – http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=outwr&product%5Fid=2080176606&showBACK=OK
If an understated, sophisticated look is more your style, try the Gathered Sleeve Blazer by Akira Chicago layered over an Express Sequin Front Tank. Since this blazer and tank are a bit longer, this style looks great over a skinny black pant or jean, as well as flared trouser. Try the tank in black, add a pair of chandelier earnings, and a high heel – you’ll have the sexy tuxedo look you see on your favorite Hollywood fashionistas down to a science. If all black isn’t your thing, almost all colors will work back to this look, but remember to keep it festive!
Gathered Sleeve Blazer – http://www.shopakira.com/products/Gathered-Sleeve-Blazer.html
Sequin Tank – http://www.express.com/sequin-tank-22209-486.pro?showBreadcrumb=false&relatedItem=true
And finally, for the fashion-forward risk-taker, take a cue from our friends across the pond at Asos.com, with The Minkpink Cold Shoulder Blazer. With cut-away shoulders and a matte sheen finish, you’ll have effortless celeb style without looking like you tried. Finish it up like the looks above, or try it with a simple black tank dress. You’ll be sick of telling everyone where you found it by the end of the night.
Cold Shoulder Blazer – http://us.asos.com/Minkpink/Minkpink-Cold-Shoulder-Blazer/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1243427&cid=11896&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Black
So toss that lurex mini-dress (Don’t cry, feel free to update that look with it’s sequin sister for an appropriate occasion ie. New Years Eve) and wow the world with your city chic style, not your ability to drink 5 glasses of holiday nog!