Winter Wardrobe Must-Have: A Structured White Blazer

Winter Wardrobe Must-Have: A Structured White Blazer
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We're quite sure you've already got a chic black blazer or two in your closet, so you may as well branch out and add the exact opposite to your wardrobe, too.

Hear us out. A crisp white blazer should be your new style staple for these three reasons:

1) It looks incredibly fresh against dark separates, especially in the winter.

2) It's the one piece that makes pretty much anything look polished and effortlessy pulled-together. (We've even worn ours to the office with dark jogging pants and black pumps!)

3) It's such a versatile layering piece that doubles as a standout replacement to the traditional cardigan.

For example, actress Jamie Chung topped off a plain black tee and a pair of pegged pants with one in a boyfriend cut, while DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford slipped her single-breasted version over a white button-down blouse and a flouncy mini skirt. Singer Jade Ewen wore a collarless one to temper a sexy black bodysuit and a pair of colorful printed trousers, while designer Rachel Roy wore a satin one to dress up a casual gray tee and cropped leather skinnies.

Realized you need one yet? Shop similar styles here at every price point.

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