We've already established that cobalt blue is Hollywood's It color of the moment, and now we're breaking down the color even further with seven celebs in cobalt blazers. This eye-catching shade adds a playful touch to the traditional black blazer, which is why stars like Cindy Crawford, Vanessa Lachey, and Demi Lovato have been seen rocking cobalt toppers with everything from jeans to dresses. Step inside to see other fashionistas who have donned the trend recently, how they styled it, and where you can find a similarly bold blazer.
Gwen Stefani showcased her flawless weekend style by pairing a yellow Zara blazer ($129) with edgy black leather pants, retro Stella McCartney shades, and a black-and-white L.A.M.B. tote. The designer injected pops of color via red lipstick and orange nail polish, then completed her LA cool with a top-knot bun while walking hand in hand with son Kingston. This sunny Zara blazer works with polished or edgy pieces, making it the perfect Spring staple. Plus it can be worn two ways, regular and cropped. And it won't break your bank. Shop the exact topper here to layer over a flirty dress for your next brunch date or rough it up like Gwen with a pair of leather pants and killer kicks.
We've always known Gwyneth Paltrow was a style trailblazer, but now she's taken that chic moniker and dressed it up much more literally. Translation: the actress knows how to wear the essential black blazer like a pro. From her more laid-back take on the tailored trend in Stella McCartney to a supersophisticated turn in a Louis Vuitton tuxedo-inspired combo, Gwyneth has mastered the art of injecting this wardrobe staple into her evening ensembles — and we're here to dissect the polished looks for our own styling how-to inspiration. Click through to zoom in on each outfit and see how you'll be wearing it out for Friday night drinks.
Through some fashion examination, we've noticed that Molly Sims is obsessed with pairing maxi dresses with blazers. On countless occasions, six to be exact, the actress has completed a colorful maxi with a black blazer. And she's smart for doing so because the contrast between the flowy frocks and structured jackets yields fabulous results. This combo is especially fitting for a party where you want to look a combination of laid-back and polished. Step inside to see how Molly has paired her maxis and blazers, then be sure to shop our favorite pieces to get the look.
Charlize Theron is always sharp, but the actress popped up in Paris in an outfit — soft pink Stella McCartney blazer, black leather pants, Giuseppe Zanotti cap-toe pumps — that took chic to exciting heights. After a French dinner, Charlize hit the streets to show off her sweet-cum-badass ensemble, which included a killer Alexander McQueen clutch and Stella McCartney black aviator shades. Charlize's look sans blazer would have been too hardcore, but with it, it got a much-needed feminine jolt. Black-and-white cap-toe pumps ensured that she stayed right on trend. If you can't get enough of Charlize's Parisian look, shop similar pieces below to re-create it for your next fancy dinner. Then ditch the leather pants for wide-leg trousers for a more work-appropriate version.
Rachel Roy brought a major dose of bright to an event she attended in NYC when she wore a loud yellow blazer from her namesake collection. The designer completed her menswear-inspired ensemble with black Rachel Roy shorts, Balenciaga heels, and a handful of delicate jewels: a cross necklace with a rock necklace, multiple gold rings, and a bracelet ring. While it would seem that such an in-your-face jacket wouldn't be a good investment, allow us to prove otherwise. Besides the way Rachel is wearing it, you can also top it over light jeans for a casual feel, dark wide-leg jeans for a polished '70s vibe, denim cutoffs for festival cool, a little black dress at night, a white dress for a breezy look, and even hot-pink shorts for stylish colorblocking. Convinced? Get Rachel's yellow blazer now and start incorporating it into your Spring mix!
Wearing a blazer as a dress, like Rihanna just did in London, is a hard look to pull off, but a look that's easier to pull off than you expect is a printed jacket. It can lend instant jazz to everything from a little black dress to jeans. The singer paired her loud multicolor marble silk Stella McCartney blazer with round retro shades and ankle-strap sandals for her overseas appearance. For your version, wear a printed jacket — it need not be as loud, or even a blazer — with jeans and flats for a laid-back look, then pair it with a mini leather skirt and heels for a sassy night out. To get Rihanna's look, shop some of our favorite printed jackets below.
Some stars opt to wear sweats while traveling, but not Emmy Rossum. On the contrary, the actress showed off a sassy airport look that's just as ideal for the streets as it is the terminals. She started with the basics: a white tee tucked into a pair of Joe's Jeans skinny flares. Then here's where the real excitement kicked in, when instead of a hoodie, Emmy threw on a bright red blazer. Matching red drop earrings added even more pizazz, while tan lace-up oxfords brought the look back down to earth. If, like Emmy, you're an on-the-go gal, consider investing in a red blazer. It'll bring life to everything from jeans to a little black dress to work trousers to flirty skirts. To get the look, shop our favorite red blazer — and more fab Emmy-inspired pieces — below.
In anticipation of warmer weather to come, we're beginning to replace our heavy Winter-wear with a refreshing batch of bright prints and lighter hues. That said, one of our biggest swaps is trading out our black blazer for a white one. Designers like Stella McCartney and Phillip Lim showed them on their Spring runways and we can't wait to get on board with the trend. Yes, it might be a little jarring to store away your tried and true black blazer, but believe us when we say you won't regret it. To prove that point, we're showing you five different ways to wear this gorgeous IRO Alessia Brushed-Crepe Blazer ($475). You can always find a more affordable option, but we love this particular one for its slight ivory hue and perfectly tailored shape. Ready to make the swap? Just click the slideshow to see and shop five fun ways to wear a white blazer for Spring.
Liv Tyler showed up to an NYC fundraiser last night wearing a foolproof casual cocktail outfit: black skinnies, black tee, black heels, and one chic white tuxedo blazer with black lapels as a statement piece. It's one of those outfits that can be thrown together at the last minute, and the white blazer — instead of black — adds a pop of contrast and elevates the entire outfit to something dressier. The white tux blazer is seasonless, so you can wear it now the way Liv does, or this Spring over little black shorts and a silky tank.
Liv's blazer is Stella McCartney, but you can buy this chic version from Zara for $90!