If you’re following me regularly on Instagram and my blog (which I hope you do) then you have surely noticed that I often wear blazers. They usually come in with jeans or as part of a suit, which is definitely a projection of power and sex appeal when worn by women. Today I wanted to share with you two outfits with the same blazer and different bottoms. With old school blue jeans which I found ages ago on Portobello Road Market in a vintage store. This version reminds me of the Working Girl movie and the style of the 80s/90s when women would wear oversized blazers which looked both feminine but also old school, hence my sentiment for this combination. The second option is much more classic: a black suit. In order to add bit of colour I wore hot pink heels from Manolo Blahnik. If you like these two silhouetted I invite you to read my personal rules on wearing blazers to look and feel cool.
1. When choosing trousers these have to be either blue or black jeans or suit trousers in the same colour in order to form a suit.
2. When choosing a top to wear under the blazer it is always a t-shirt, preferably white, if I don’t have time to pick something more original. T-shirt makes the outfit feel smart casual. If however I want to be noticed I chose a printed shirt.
3. I never wear shirts, they make me feel too serious and too elegant. I always feel like this kind of outfit ads at least five years. Unless of course you have a strict work dress code, which fortunately I do not.
4. When picking shoes I always try to find the most open ones so that a large chunk of the foot is visible. Thanks to that the silhouette is elongated. I rarely choose boots because it makes the outfit heavy, but I have a feeling that sock boots are in the season and a great option for colder days, Which are unfortunately fast approaching. Or actually already present in London.
5. If I put on a blazer for the evening, an event or a party I choose a topless option with the blazer buttoned up. I usually add beautiful golden jewellery which makes the outfit sparkle.
6. If however I want to look more original I pick a blazer with an interesting cut. This season we are faced with a large array of deconstructed blazers, for example Balenciaga or Jacquemus.
7. If I only have a simple blazer but I want to look more interesting I wear a waist belt, preferably thick, patent leather in the 80s style. The belt must always be black or matching the colour of the blazer.