There is one item in my wardrobe that is guaranteed to make me feel pulled together and a little bit chic and that’s my blazer. It has the power to turn my ‘mum kit’ of jeans and a tee into a slick outfit that’s ready for almost every occasion. The blazer is everyone woman’s secret weapon. Do you ever have a ‘nothing to wear’ day? Throw on your blazer with a pair of jeans and loafers and you’re good to go. With temperatures starting to drop and a little chill creeping into the air, there couldn’t be a better time to get your blazer out. And let’s not forget that this isn’t a seasonal item, it’s an all year round wardrobe staple, so it is worth investing if you can. And when I say ‘invest’ I don’t just mean your pennies, it’s your time too. Finding a blazer that works for your shape can take time. Do you prefer the oversized look, or do you like it to nip you in at the waist? I tend to favour more fitted shapes because I am petite and anything too boxy drowns my frame, but if you are tall then you can carry off the oversized look. Here are a few ways to style… All images via Pinterest
I have had a really good shop around to create this edit of my favourites, all available to buy now.
(I am going to order one of these from Miss Selfridge, I sent this Topshop blazer below back, it was just a little too big for my frame.)
This season’s coveted ‘Madeleine’ blazer by Anine Bing keeps selling out, but you can ask to be notified when it’s back in stock. I think I will probably try one of the Miss Selfridge blazers first.
I fell in love with these Godert Pins at a press day and cannot wait to get my hands on a set. Such a cool way to add a little something special to your blazer, or indeed any jacket you have. They would make a lovely gift for a girlfriend too.
Thanks for reading and happy blazer shopping!
*The Blazer I am wearing in the cover photo is Helmut Lang, bought from The Outnet a few years ago. *