How a Spring Blazer Can Instantly Elevate Your Style

Do you have a casual outfit that needs a boost? Try adding a spring blazer.

If you’ve ever heard of the “power of the third piece” you know what a difference this can make. The third piece is a dressing trick were you take a run of the mill outfit and elevate it to the next level by simply adding a third piece (like a blazer) to tie your look together.

Start with any pair of jeans and a simple top. Then add a stylish spring blazer, and suddenly you have a much more polished and interesting look.  It’ kind of like adding a juicy tomato slice or a yummy avocado wedge to a plain, old bread and meat sandwich — the third “piece” makes it much more exciting!

Applying “the third piece rule” is easy this season because of all the fabulous new spring blazers we’re seeing. Here’s a look at 4 spring blazers that are loaded with personality!spring blazers for women- navy with white piping, white jeans, nude flats | styled by Fabulous After 40shop the look

Navy Belted Blazer

It’ not often you see blazers with belts, and I haven’t seen piping in years, so when I first saw this darling jacket, I did a double take. A navy blazer is such a handy piece to have in your wardrobe, but many times they are a little too serious looking. This 1901 Tie waist blazer is more sporty and modern, plus I love the nautical vibe. You can go wrong with this spring blazer.

Also, For those who work in a casual office environment and have have been wondering how to style a blazer for work, this a  pretty cute look!


spring blazers |yellow spring blazer with lace up back and check pants | styled by Fabulous after 40shop the look

Lace-Up Blazer

We’ve seen a lot of cute lace-up tops lately, but this is the first time I have seen a laced-up back blazer. This corset detail on this Vince Camuto blazer nips in your waist and is fun and fashion forward. If you want to move out of traditional jackets and into something more creative, then this yellow spring blazer is for you. Yellow is the hot color for spring, but this also comes in minty green.

spring blazers for ladies | pink with cuffed sleeves and jeans | styled by Fabulous After 40

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Tucked Sleeve Blazer

Here a feminine jacket with a relaxed look and feel. This pretty blush blazer from CeCe has an open front ( no buttons) and tucked pleats that pushing up creating a soft 3/4 length sleeve. On those days when you want to feel casual but pretty, this is the jacket to wear.

how to style a blazer with jeans | striped jacket, white sleeveless top, flare jeans | styled by Fabulous After 40

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Striped Shrunken Blazer

Here’s a blazer that has boss lady written all over it. This tailored, navy striped Frame blazer with its strong shoulders and shrunken silhouette adds a big dose of chic to everyday denim. This would be great for those days when you want to look casual, but you still mean business!

Which your favorite? – I’ve got to say, mine is the navy…. and yours?

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