Some people feel comfortable in pyjamas, I feel comfortable in a blazer. I’m not sure I would sleep in a blazer, but I might try it and let you know how I get on.
Fashion reflects the times we live in, said Coco Chanel. This year, we’ve seen Exeter school boys in skirts, and frilly blouses at men’s fashion week. So the fashion world is following suit and going gender-free!
As women are becoming more and more powerful (see, for example, our Prime Minister, and our newly appointed president of the Supreme Court, Lady Justice Hale), suits and blazers have abandoned solitary confinement to join the rest of the world. Mark my words -come September, blazers, pronounced shoulders, and double breasted cuts will be all over your Instagram feed.
And so they should! Blazers are so versatile -they can be formal, elegant, edgy and casual, all at once, depending on how you style them. If I am ever stuck on outfit ideas (happens a lot), I will rock up in a blazer. It makes me feel powerful and feminine -perfect for the times we live in. Today’s women are fiercely independent go-getters: they have the weight of the world on their shoulders, so big padding is necessary!
Here, I added a delicate crushed velvet cami, paired with relaxed straight leg jeans for an easy day time look. I added a black belt and black faux leather mules to finish the look off. The mules are from primark -I wish I could link them below cause they were seriously the best buy of the summer (shoe-wise).
A slogan tee and pointy kitten heel would have also looked pretty cool. Maybe I can save that look for another blogpost -I don’t think the blazer trend will go anywhere anytime soon!
Blazer: Austin Reed (similar here)
Jeans: Newlook (similar here)
Mules: Primark (similar here)
Backpack: Newlook (similar here)
(Photography by the extremely talented @basicallylittlebee)