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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Essential classic: The Blazer

The easiest way to update a tired business wardrobe is to invest in new blazers that will go with the majority of your clothes, such as dresses and trousers.  Stick to the classic colours - so that it gives you versatility and allows you to mix and match.

In the New Year sales, I grabbed a couple of bargains from Zara - personally I don't feel their expensive jackets are worth the price, as the quality isn't great compared with the likes of Reiss or Whistles, but when Zara jackets are in the sale then I feel I'm getting a good deal!

I've opted for this classic black, cotton mix.  It's easy to wear with all my work clothes and I can style with jeans too!  Pictured here with my new leopard print scarf from H&M and my lovely gold watch, Marc by Marc Jacobs.




I'm a huge fan of tweed; not only because I love the texture, but I find it gives me a lot more warmth.  I love the colour of this jacket, it's not quite as flexible as the black, but it looks fabulous with weekend wear too.  Pictured here with a gorgeous top I picked up in French Connection, again in the sales.  The shoes are not current season, from NEXT.







For some inspiration, here are some that I'm loving…

DECORATIVE SEAM BLAZER from MANGO
Dark Blue
Was £59.99, now £29.99





ARYA - STREAMLINED SLIM-FIT BLAZER  by REISS
Colour is Frost
Was £225, now £145





MINI PINSTRIPE WW JACKET by WAREHOUSE
Colour Blue (and only a few sizes left!)
Was £80, now £45