By Leah Binkovitz
Blazers are to outfits what bacon is to meals, instantly improving the overall impact. When women were gaining a place in the office world, blazers endowed with boxy shoulder pads allowed them to borrow a serious look once reserved for men. And while we owe a lot to the women that came before us, we’ve largely left their jackets behind.
Until now, that is. Blazers are back in a big way. Those chic, tailored cuts are ubiquitous come Friday evening, but work place looks are becoming more popular as well. Delta Sky Magazine editorial intern Katelyn Childs walks that line with her jacket from Express. The low cut of the lapels recalls the double-breasted blazers of 1980s power fashion—something designers are embracing once more.
Sporting such a masculine look, albeit with feminine touches, can be a hard thing to pull off. All work and no play . . . as they say. So for those still enamored of the business chic look, but looking for a little more fun, the Wall Street Journal curated a round-up of punchy citrus jackets to ring in spring. And it’s not all designer duds. The pink blazer from H&M is only $35.
Because when times get tough, the tough get stylish office apparel and back to work.