Why is it that the older you get, the less time you seem to have to do, well, just about anything? I swear that in my twenties, I spent a good hour getting ready in the mornings, painting on my makeup with the precision of a master artist and pouring a considerable amount of effort into selecting the perfect shoes to match my handbag (which, yes, I’d change daily). Now, I’m all about simple solutions that make my life easier and don’t require more than a few minutes to complete. Take, for example, my beauty routine, which I’ve pared right back. I’ve also adopted new dressing habits, and I’m all about effortless combinations that look anything but. I want pieces that you can throw together but still look polished. And my favourite such pairing is a blazer-and-jeans combo.
I’m under no illusion that this pairing is a new look (not by a long stretch), but it serves me well. However, I’ve noticed that fashion people have been giving this classic outfit some fresh 2022 flair. Instead of turning to the tonal and neutral blazers that have dominated the past few seasons, those in the know have begun wearing the tailoring staple in super-saturated shades. Bright colours dominated the runway, so it was only a matter of time before they began infiltrating our wardrobes.
Between Kelly green, vibrant tangerine, and the hottest of hot pinks, this season’s trending tones will sway even those with minimalistic aesthetics. And fashion people have found the perfect way to style their bright blazers for day-to-day wear. Yep, you guessed it: with jeans. But the time for words is over. Let this selection of bright blazer-and-jeans outfits do the talking. Scroll on to see your new go-to outfit combination for 2022.