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How to wear a colorful blazer

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

The bold and beautiful

Blazers are great for every occasion, whether it’s a work event, girl’s night out or a summer wedding. Many women are too scared to sport a blazer in a bold hue, though, for fear they’ll look silly. Don’t worry, you won’t! We’ve put together a handy dandy list of tips for pulling off the bright blazer look. So, ladies, listen up!

The bold and beautiful

1. Nasty Gal Chiffon Back Blazer, $68  2. Plastic Island The Freja Boyfriend Jacket, $66
3. ellelauri Bridget Blazer, $178  4. Juicy Couture Neon Blazer, $278

Keep the rest of your outfit simple

If you’re just trying out the trend for the first time, keep the rest of your outfit simple -- don’t try to go overboard. For instance, if you’re wearing a green blazer like this one from Nasty Gal, pair it with a grey tank, neutral bag and denim shorts. A bangle, or simple necklace and brown wedges should complete the look.

Pair it with a striped dress

We love how this cherry red boyfriend blazer looks paired with a white and navy-striped dress and long, pendant necklace. If you want to get funky, throw on a pair of sling-back, polka dot pumps like the model pictured. For those not as daring, though, solid black heels are always a fab alternative.

Rock it with black

When in doubt, style your bright blazer with black! Seriously, with the exception of orange, black goes with pretty much everything. Just check out how cute this neon pink blazer looks worn with an (almost) all black getup. A green, red or even royal blue blazer would look just as good.

Don’t be too matchy-matchy

You don’t want to blind people, so stay away from matching colors. If you have a tangerine blazer on, for example, wearing an orange top and trousers with it would just be way too much. Contrasting bright hues, such as orange and aqua, look super cute paired together.

Have some confidence

A bright blazer may be a bold choice, but if you have the confidence, you can wear it with virtually anything. From chiffon maxi skirts to neon crop tops and crazy patterns, if you believe you look good, so will everyone else (trust us)!

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