Summer to Fall: The Best Bold Colored Blazers

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

The weather is cooling off in my city and I love it. I get to utilize more of my wardrobe. I’ve been polishing off my outfits with bold colored jackets to continue celebrating spring while eagerly inviting the fall.

Now it’s your turn to add a pop of color to your look with a jacket that is affordable and transitional for fall. My picks cover a few different fashion personalities. Whether you embrace all kinds of fashion or just your particular kind of style, I hope you embrace a loud, attention-getting jacket.

I am starting off with a straightforward long green coat. It’s a refreshing coat; simplicity at its best. The coat contains a nice blend of linen and cotton, which makes it an excellent coat for the season. Its length makes it difficult for the more petite gals to wear well, but will look great on tall and slender figures. This is a great go-to jacket to pair with earth tone work clothes. You can walk in anywhere wearing this fashionable and chic coat.

Zara Crew Neck Coat

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Gearing away from the simple to not so simple, you cannot resist saying hello to this electrifying pink blazer. The one button style gives this hip blazer a serious tug, along with the padded shoulders for extra edge and flair. This is downright hot and stylish. Strut this at work, at a party, or a night out over a cocktail dress.

Zara Blazer with Puffed Shoulders

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Sometimes a blazer is too rigid for the occasion and something sassier is in order. This structured, poppy-colored peplum jacket really exudes fun. I like how it looks good even when unzipped. However you wear it, it is definitely a flattering design. The round neck allows for a necklace without crowding it out. This is a smart way to effortlessly complete a sexy evening look with nothing else but pure confidence.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Edward Peplum Jacket

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Feeling feminine and flirty? Rebecca Minkoff’s silk shawl-lapelled light blue blazer is a great way to add charm to an outfit, especially a dress. The double-breasted blazer is silk, which gives it the desired flirty movement, but so you shouldn’t wear it in warmer parts of country.

Rebecca Minkoff Becky Silk Jacket

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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.