Like I explained in my last style post, I *drastically* need to scale things down a bit in my wardrobe and get back to basics. I am aiming to try and create a signature look for myself by mostly sticking to a style uniform that 100% works for me. I need clothes that are going to look stylish, compliment each other, work alongside each other and basically make life easier for me to get ready in the morning! Because I have ZERO time to faff about before the school run every day!
I cannot really live without wearing jeans. I wear them most days; they’re the backbone of my wardrobe. And so anything that comes to live with me & my precious denim just HAS to get along. No compromise.
I have noticed that one way of smarting up the jeans and trainers/boots look is by adding in a blazer – and to be honest I have become a bit obsessed with them lately (as you can probably tell)! Not only are they gorgeous but they are great for autumn/winter and come in all kinds of colours and textures on the high street this season.
The style icons of Instagram & Pinterest seem to be wearing their blazers mostly oversized, (which I love), however, because I am short this is a hard outfit to pull off! I therefore wouldn’t wear an oversized blazer without a block heeled shoe or boot, otherwise it completely drowns me. Shorter blazers suit me better when I am in flats.
One red-hot trend in fashion right now is the Prince Of Wales grey & black check blazer. It is HUGE right now and most high street stores are doing their own version of this look.
I have gone for this Next blazer below (which I bought myself last week) as I like the fit and quality. But Mango, Topshop, Zara are all doing a version of this blazer too.
I would wear this kind of outfit on the school run or at weekends with my family – adding in a basic grey or black top, jeans and some jewellery to give the look a smart-casual feel. I love this look and these kind of blazers – my collection is growing fast!
It is nice to have a selection of blazers to be able to match them with different colours and accessories, however a black, navy or grey one would be perfect if anyone is looking to get a capsule wardrobe. These kind of colours go perfectly with denim and compliment most other colours too.
For more inspiration from around the high street you can check out my top picks of blazers & similar items here:
Love, Jess x