If there’s one item in my wardrobe I can’t stop buying right now, it’s the blazer. As we work our way into Spring, although that’s hard to believe right now with the torrential rain pouring as I write this, it will soon be ‘jacket weather’. I love me some jacket weather. The beauty of heading outside without the need to drag a coat around and undoubtedly overheat in every shop you enter which have their heating on.
You can do for the denim jacket, the cardigan or the leather jacket, but the one that wins for me: the blazer. I seem to be developing a new obsession with blazers (to replace my coat obsession, it seems fitting as we leave the coat season). I want one in every shape, in every colour, and in every material. And here’s why:
Top & belt – ASOS | Jeans – Primark | Blazer – Miss Selfridge | Bag – vintage
Every woman needs a smart blazer in their wardrobe. Whether you dress smart for work or not, you’re always going to need a fitted blazer at least once in your life. Surprise interview? You’re sorted. But equally, a tailored blazer can look a dream with jeans and heels, and totally look like you’re a girl boss with your sh*t together.
Oh so often I chuck an outfit together that’s just not quite ‘there’ yet. You could add accessories, chuck on a belt, do the lot, but sometimes all it needs is a blazer, and the outfit ties together.
Once upon a time I thought blazers were for smart-wear and smart-wear only. Oh how wrong was I… Jeans and a nice top? Add a fitted blazer to it. Going for the more casual look with trainers? Add the oversized blazer as a finishing touch. Gone are the days where blazers only belong to business men and woman. No matter what you have in your wardrobe, a blazer will go with the majority.
Have I convinced you yet? To help you along the way, I’ve put together a few of my favourite blazers on the high street right now:
What’s your favourite way to style a blazer?