Style Tip: Blazers with Shorts

♫ 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong) - Unbreakable (ft. Jay Park)

I don't often do fashion posts, mainly because I'm the type of person who doesn't really follow the latest trends in clothing styles (galaxy print? Pffft~), preferring to go with what feels comfortable and looks good. Besides, I have a mortal fear of heat, which means that I pretty much live in shorts all year round due to Malaysia's tropical weather.

My usual outfit for uni
However, I've found that a simple blazer thrown over an outfit will instantly make it look so much better, therefore I've invested in a couple of them over the past year. Trust me, they're well worth it. Here are some tips for pairing shorts with blazers that I've gathered, both online and from personal experience.

1. Black is basic. Always.

You can never go wrong with a basic black number. If you plan on getting just ONE blazer (for now, that is :P), I'd highly suggest getting a black one with contrasting colours or pinstripes on the inside of the sleeves. That way it'll look a lot more casual when you roll up the sleeves.

Dark navy (it looks almost black) Simba blazer from Cotton On

2. Keep the material of the blazer light and summery...

...and don't be afraid to experiment with lots of colour and printed tops, crop tops, bralets, lace, etc.

Fun candy colours! ♥
Violetta blazer with lace top and denim shorts from Missguided UK
Violetta blazer with bralet and denim shorts from Missguided UK

3. Play with patterns and texture

If you feel that the rest of your outfit looks kinda boring, plain or just too casual, spice it up a bit with a patterned blazer! Stripes, polka dots, baroque, floral, animal print, leather... The possibilities are endless!

Floral (New Look); Stripes (n/a); Leopard (MissRebel)

Faux Leather Trimmed Blazer from Forever21
Okay, maybe not so much the crazily-patterned (but super awesome) jacket that Junsu wore for "Incredible"...

Last but not least...

4. The Military Jacket (my personal favourite)

Honestly, military jackets are the coolest thing ever. (Okay, maybe not the 'coolest' thing you'll wear in Malaysia, but you get my drift.) Best paired with a kickass pair of boots. :P
Military jacket from Cultivation (Isetan)
Allow the various looks to evolve by throwing your blazer over your outfit every day and see if it 'goes' or not - you (or at least the people around you) will soon be able to see and get a feel of what works and doesn't work.

Time to put your swag on (¬‿¬)

Your own personal style is definitely up to yourself to define. It might take some time to get used to wearing a certain style, but if you experiment a little and push the boundaries of your (fashion) comfort zone, you might be surprised at what it can do for you! (✿◠‿◠)

I'm dying to get myself a really nice piped blazer (preppy style, kinda like the Warblers uniforms from Glee) for my next purchase. Guess I'll have to put it in my wishlist while I look around for a nice one that doesn't break the bank. XD
Piped blazer
Feel free to share with me your fashion staples and/or adventures! (≧∇≦)


Leimun said...

Oooh i like this one. you should do more outfit post!

Camy said...

i like the way u style! :D

little miss smexy said...

I'm a die hard fan of blazer + shorts. It's clean and casual at the same time!! Some of my friends would tease me of being too formal. Pur-leaseeeee...
You should do more outfit posts!

LauraLeia said...

Leimun: Thanks dear! :D Will try, hehe~

Camy: Aww thank you! <3 ^^

Nicole: *high 5!* :D IKR it just makes a normal tee+shorts outfit look that much better. I will try to post more outfit/style posts in the future, hehe ^^

HitomiNeko said...

ooo cute blazers! n i like the sandals u wore =)


Unknown said...

I totally agree, blazers are such an awesome addition to your wardrobe. I have bought a few myself and I love them with jeans or dresses even. <3
Your outfits look so cute!

Beverly Tam said...

I love blazers myself too!! I agree with them! You should do more OOTD (Outfit of the Day) posts! I'm more of a laidback person myself so shorts,tshirts/tanks and blazers are a perfect match!


Angelina said...

Where did you get the Hello Kitty shirt? Please share :)

cindy said...

I like blazer but it's jus too hot to wear them! Lol! So all my blazer end up hanging in my wardrobe!

Ahleessa said...

Such a cute idea to wear blazers with shorts. You look good in all of them. :)

Haliemah Zahari said...

But don't you feel even hotter wearing blazers? .-.

LauraLeia said...

Hitomi: Hehe thanks! I love the sandals too but they're spoiled now so I had to throw them T_T

Nancy: Yup, blazers are pretty versatile. :D Thanks dear! <3

Bev: *high 5!* :D

Angelina: The Hello Kitty shirt is from Uniqlo :)

Ahleessa: Thank you dear~ ^^

Haliemah: Yup, but I wear them to places where I know there will be air-conditioning HAHA XD like shopping malls/cinemas/karaoke :D

Jacqueline Khoo said...

With Blazer you look smarter! I love to wear, looks formal. But so far i still have found my fav cutting :(

IamFabulous said...

ilove to wear blazers too!:) And yah, I paired it most of the time with shorts:) great tips laura dear;)

LauraLeia said...

Jac: Thank you! ^_^ Yup, finding the right cutting of blazer is important. I hope you find one that suits you soon! :D

Aimee: Hehe thnaks Aimee! Sometimes when it's really too hot, I throw on a vest instead, lol.

Hilda Milda™ said...

I'm not really a blazer person though :P more of a cardigan cause it's more casual hehe