Blazers are a fall favourite and once September comes around, no matter the temperatures, this item begins to dominate our Insta feeds and street style scene. Perfect for layering under a more heavy-duty coat if you’re in a temperate region, or as a topper for hotter climates with heavily air conditioned indoor conditions – the blazer is your go-to piece almost year round.

Every BellaStylista worth her salt owns one, (even if it’s the old black number you wear repeatedly to work!) As usual,  we’ve been taking notes about the interesting ways you can style this hard working  wardrobe piece to either give your old pieces a new lease on life, or give you impetus to acquire some fresh new ones.

From  androgynous and fashion-forward oversized silhouettes,. Style it with denim and a graphic tee for the weekend, or with biker boots and a maxi for a look that works everywhere from desk to drinks. Otherwise, mix it with some other big 2019 trends. One of our top ways to wear it is with a pair of matching shorts. Short suits will be HUGE in 2019 (you heard it here first) and wearing shorts and matching or clashing print blazer adds the perfect level of polish to the more casual style.

Scroll to see how to wear a blazer with inspiration from your street style faves.

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Short suits are proving to be one of next season’s biggest trends. Make them work for you by styling them with simple accessories and a pop of colour like fashion influencer Monica Awe-Etuk.

…Or A Skirt Suit

Skirt suits are back in a big way. Channel your inner Cher & Dion and style the mini skirt and oversize blazer with a simple tee like Fisayo Longe or go for a sexier look with a lace bralet like Ola Adewale. #CluelessStyleConquered

Make it Clash (Or Match)

Get a little crazy with your look by clashing prints like Jennifer Oseh.  Or you can match but give classic suiting a spin with bold, vibrant prints. Sunglasses and designer accessories complete the fashion-forward vibe.

Style It With Matching Pants

Elevate your look with this trend within a trend – we love head to toe suiting and its the ultimate pass to looking polished. Go for a lai-dback oversized look like Palesa Mhlaba and pair with dad sneaker or style a more sleek and structured look layered over a  plain or graphic tee like suiting queen Lerato Kganyago.

Blazer As A Dress

Wear a large, oversize blazer as a dress or opt for an actual tuxedo dress for a directional take on the trend. The best part? You can opt for chic and dainty like Afrobeats superstar Seyi Shay in heeled sandals or flats like Ola Adewale. Skinny sunglasses give the look cool-girl points.

Take It For A Spin With Denim

No fail trick for a sharp, smart-casual outfit ? Wear a blazer with a simple tee, denim, and heels. Go tonal like Ola Adewale or opt for coordinating pops of colour like SA BellaStylista Mihlali Ndamase with her red bottoms.