We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to own timeless pieces to anchor your wardrobe, and a simple black blazer is the essential you need most when you’re opting for a polished look. The no-fuss versatile shape pairs brilliantly with of-the-moment trends, adding menswear flair to an off-duty ensemble or a relaxed vibe to a cocktail outfit. And the best part? The classic topper looks amazing on every body type. Look ahead to score tips on how to style the staple to highlight your figure like a fashion girl.
Photographer: Jason Maughan Hair and makeup: Mishelle Parry Styling: The Zoe Report
Your vertically blessed frame calls for long maxis you can pull off with aplomb. Throw on a bright sweater over the dress and top it off with the blazer to layer up for the office. Add slouchy boots to rock this season's It trend.
The staple goes surprisingly well with an embellished evening number for a sleek result. Stark white booties and a metallic clutch lend fresh flair.
Accentuate your waistline in a tie-front frock that cinches the midsection. Offset the geometric print with a ladylike top-handle purse and edgy lace-up pumps.
Straight-leg chinos are comfortable and casual-chic when paired with a striped buttoned top. Elevate the low-key look with block heels, statement earrings and a blazer.
Ladies who are 5'4" or under can don abbreviated hems without worry. Choose a checked miniskirt and pair with a crisp poplin shirt for professional appeal. Finish with sock boots to further elongate your legs.
When going for a trouser ensemble, select a cropped version that will hit right at the ankle. Team with a nubby turtleneck for warmth and ankle-strap sandals for height.
A slinky feminine long sleeve midi contours and enhances your natural shape. Wear with a blazer to the office for day and take it off when happy hour strikes.
Combine a luxe satin top with kick-flare denim that'll highlight your ankles—and shoes. Punctuate with a pendant necklace and printed clutch.