Blazers are forever.
Why do I think that?
Because when my fashion sense takes a leave of absence, leaves me in the lurch and has me scratching my head for inspiration, the blazer is my fall back.
Perhaps it is more about getting older and my windows of what to wear have narrowed lately. I haven’t been relishing new and adventurous combinations in my wardrobe and this is not to say I want to be boring or make no effort. It’s more to do with understanding that some pieces are eternal and will do their job whenever required.
I want to re-introduce an outfit I have taken for granted; an outfit that deserves better and needs to come out more.
I’m talking, the-blazer-with-jeans look; the one I always wore and always felt “Goldilocks” right in.
I would wear skinny jeans or boyfriend jeans – a tee or a blouse – throw on a fabulous jacket and a pair of good shoes and I was ready. This outfit took me to 8/10 places I ever needed to go and other than a black tie event or a formal restaurant it worked.
More importantly, I think it did a really great job.
I have been browsing LUISAVIAROMA for inspiration. I am devoted to the online experience these days; it’s not that I don’t like to get out and about and shop in “real time” but more for the convenience and choice. This site has everything I could ever dream of – from the divinely inspired to the essentials – and delivers worldwide. I can try on what I have chosen in the comfort (and privacy of home) keep what I want and send back free of charges and tax, the rest. I can’t resist.
(Fortunately, in the online world, the basket can never overflow and we can change our minds as much as we like ;)
Back to the blazer,
I have found so many to love that I am re-inspired to get the jeans back on and the blazers buttoned up. Single button, double-breasted, boyfriend style or short; I’m in.
What do I admire about this look?
I like the way we can customise a blazer and jeans to suit ourselves. We can create a signature style around these pieces and it need never feel like a uniform. I like mine worn with both heels and flats and I also like to wear tees, turtlenecks and blouses underneath depending on the occasion. A handbag can change it all up as can the addition of a scarf or jewellery. Sometimes the most obvious, is the least obvious. Know what I mean?
Women have been doing this look beautifully for years – think Emmanuelle Alt, Bianca Jagger, and Ines de la Fressange for starters.
What was I thinking? I’m racing back there, xv.
Style Notes: These Blazers Are Forever
divine inspiration – the double breasted
one button only
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images, linda rodin and emmanuelle alt