When you're stuck in a style rut, you don't need to dig out your whole closet to find something stylish. Here's the one outfit pairing that will help make you look put together and stylish every single time: a blazer and tee. It's a chic combination that strikes a balance between casual and dressy. See what we mean below!
1. Printed blazer + printed tee
Print on print will always signal a sartorial edge. Just remember to keep a common denominator between your two pieces, be it with print or hue. For example, we chose color to tie the whole look below. Green dominated both pieces and are accented with peach and white hues.
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Zara Striped blazer, P5595; Mango Floral t-shirt, P1495
2. Pinstripe blazer + graphic tee
Don't know how to level up your graphic tee? Throw on a pinstripe blazer to make the tee appropriate even during evening gatherings.
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Stradivarius Knit blazer with vents, P1590, Glorietta 2; Topshop Chicago Bulls Relaxed T-Shirt by UNK X Topshop, P1658, Topshop.com
3. Black blazer + sheer tee
You don't need to settle on a black cami to make your black blazer dressy. Just throw on a sheer or tulle top to show off just enough skin.
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Bershka Tailored blazer, P1595, SM Aura; H&M Sheer polka top, P1190, SM Makati
4. Red blazer + V-neck tee
Monochrome dressing can still work even when you're wearing a bright blazer. Just make sure you pair it with a tee that has a V-neck to cut through the all-red outfit. Showing off skin offers the eye a visual "break" and you'll look less bulky, too.
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Mango Flared sleeve blazer, P4995, TriNoma; Bershka T-shirt with strappy back, P695
5. Pastel blazer + fringe tee
The same monochrome technique can be applied to pastel colors. Just add a textured tee underneath your blazer to add depth to your outfit.
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Topshop Ruched Sleeve Blazer, P2585, Greenbelt 5; Zara T-shirt with fringe, P1495