The Classic Blazer
You may have noticed I’m a big believer in a workable capsule wardrobe and I have to say one of my number one essentials is the classic blazer. I feel it’s important to invest in one that is well made and cut impeccably. Obviously if I had all the money in the world or just happened to win the lotto I would choose a Balmain blazer as my blazer staple (see below) The structure is beautiful, nipping you perfectly in at the waist and the fabric is of such great quality in a wool-twill. It just looks sooooooo the money (and that is actually so true as this gem retails at around $2,500…..a jacket for my dreams me thinks).
You may have seen my Camilla and Marc’s khaki blazer worn so many ways on my insta account with different looks for Autumn and Winter (I really am getting my bang for my buck). The colour I was initially unsure of as thought I should go a more simple and workable look of black or navy if I was going to invest in such a quality piece. But I’m so glad I stuck to my guns and chose such an autumnal colour (ok I am a massive fan of green as you know). Camilla and Marcs blazers retails for around $699 (yes a small fortune but I really have no regrets and wayyyyyy cheaper than a Balmain and it is a similar cut so a win win) Later below I will give you some more affordable picks for every budget.
You can see in this look for Autumn I’ve used the C&M jacket for warmth to a summery look (showing how transeasonal this piece is). Paired with cream and black lace the green adds a pop of colour and works lovely with the cream satin, black lace shorts. Texturally it all works so well.
Below I’ve taken the Autumnal look further with a floral shirt knotted at the waist to add more shape (nipping the waist in is a great trick if wanting to create a waist or to accentuate a small waist) also worn with a paler khaki sass and bide skirt and then the look is warmed up with tan thigh high boots. You can see the real hero is the blazer, making this outfit sophisticated but fun.
Another sexy look for Winter I pulled together was pairing the C&M blazer with a flirty leopard print dress. I am a massive of leopard print but many people feel it can be too daring and risqué. I feel the blazer makes the whole look work by toning down the vibe but still making it a fun and flirty look with a touch of class (even though worn with a “Pretty Woman” thigh High boot!!!!😊).
And for a work/corporate look I’ve popped the blazer with a form fitting stretch dress in a similar colour. Whilst it’s professional enough to wear to work it’s sexy enough to wear for after work drinks, just add your own fab jewellery and throw on some fashionable heels for a night out.
Below are some cheaper blazer options for those of you on a budget:
Hope everyone has at least got one workable blazer in their wardrobe or I’ve at least inspired you to add one to your wardrobe collection. Happy blazer hunting!