On Trend: Statement Blazers

Ok so I know that blazers aren’t typically super exciting but this season’s blazers are definitely trail-blazers (wah wah) when it comes to statement fashion.

In addition to the usual bunch of classic black and grey blazers in traditional wools and polyesters-blends, this past holiday season we saw the emergence of the statement blazer! From velvet, to sequinned, to rich jewel tones, to super elongated lengths and bold plaids, blazers got a serious make-over this year.

Now that the Holidays are over don’t shelf that beautiful blazer, incorporate it into your work wardrobe!

Pair with classic pieces like trousers, button up blouses and turtlenecks for a bold yet sophisticated 9 to 5 look.

Here are some of our ‘Girl in Focus’ Mitra Barber’s top statement blazer picks, all available at Coquitlam Centre.

Velvet Blazer with Sash

This elongated, soft blazer features a removable sash that you can either wear with the blazer, making it more fitted, or take it off and go for a more oversized and edgy feel.

Available at Reitmans $84.90*

Sequin Blazer

Add a little sparkle to your 9 to 5 with this fitted sequin blazer. Stay away from pairing this with anything too "pretty" (i.e. no lace or florals). I'd wear it over a simple turtleneck and cropped pants.

Available at Le Chateau $169.95.

Long Velvet Blazer

With it's classic flap pockets and tailoring, this plush velvet blazer is a luxurious addition to your work wardrobe.

Available at RW&CO. $169.90*

Long Blazer Dress

Want to make a big statement with your blazer? Don't wear any bottoms with it. That's right! Wear your oversized blazer as a dress! Obviously make sure that it covers everything that needs to be covered but you guys, how cute is this blazer-dress from H&M?

Available at H&M $69.99*

Velvet Tuxedo Cape

Part blazer, part cape, all style. I'm slightly obsessed with this one.

Available at Hudson's Bay $149*

Which statement blazer is your favourite?

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.