Once the reserve of school uniforms and office workers, blazers have come into the fashion spotlight in 2018. Now the top choice for editors and insiders, designers have taken notice and revamped this wardrobe classic in a myriad of ways. You’ll find everything from cropped and oversized to patterned and tailored silhouettes. And the good news? Blazers are perfect for petite frames because they fit well, go with anything and most importantly, don’t swamp us.
Finding the right petite blazer for every occasion has never been easier thanks to Charlotte London. This London-based brand specialises in jackets and blazers for sophisticated women who like to add a touch of glamour to their looks. It’s not just classic black that you’ll find. There are numerous colours, styles and shapes to choose from.
Although blazers still make up the cornerstone of many work wardrobes, they have also crept into more casual territory recently and now you’ll find people wearing them everywhere from the park on the weekend to a night out. The key is to style them well. We’ve put together four separate looks using Charlotte London blazers that will work for you whatever the occasion.
1. For the Office
A structured blazer at the office will ensure you look pulled together no matter how long your day. Choose one in plain black so that it goes with all of your workwear staples. The tweed texture and zip details on this blazer make sure it’s anything but ordinary and will take you from boardroom to bar with ease. Teaming it with a black shift dress is a fail-safe option or a block colour dress in a striking hue like red or blue will also look stylish. You could even opt for a pair of tailored trousers and a crisp white shirt if you want to really look like you mean business. Add heels when you need to look smart or choose some simple flat pumps.
2. For the Weekend
Elevate your casual looks at the weekend with a coloured blazer. Don’t be alarmed by the eye-catching shade, just team it with some neutral basics and make it the star attraction of your petite outfit. This red blazer is cut for a relaxed fit which is ideal for daytime wear and has an open front with no closure. The gold piping upgrades it even further. Pair it with jeans (extra points for an on-trend stepped hem) and a white shirt. The chest pockets on this one make it slightly more casual. Then all you need is a pair of fresh white sneakers to finish it off. You’ll look cool, comfortable and undeniably stylish.
3. For the Night Out
When you think of blazers you probably think of button-up fronts and lapels. But there are lots of other silhouettes to choose from that aren’t so traditionally associated with tailoring. This petite blazer features a waterfall opening that’s perennially flattering and draws the eye down for a lengthening effect on petite frames. Perfect for a night on the town or a dinner date with friends, it’s woven with gold metallic thread to give it a luxe edge. Wear it with a black jumpsuit and add some statement gold jewellery to match the gold accents on the blazer. It’s the modern women’s version of ‘dressing up’.
4. For a Lunch Date
If you’ve got lunch with friends planned, a petite blazer is the answer to all your wardrobe worries. Smart enough for a restaurant but casual enough for the weekend, it will act as the finishing touch to your outfit. This cream one features notched lapels and a structured fit which keep things effortlessly chic, while the iridescent shimmer threaded with purple and rose gold glitter give it a unique finish. A light-coloured blazer in cream or white is the perfect partner to a pop of colour like this bright pink blouse. It strikes the balance between smart and casual and all you need to add is some tailored trousers in navy. Or even try jeans. It is the weekend after all.