In a Blaze(r) of glory
Hello! Sorry it’s been a while but with the new season stock in stores, I thought I would kick off the autumn season with a subject that is very topical… And that is transitional layers for this in-between weather.
It’s time to swap that denim/utility jacket for something a bit more substantial. First up a good leather jacket is a good idea. This is most definitely something you should invest in to get a lovely soft, buttery leather that will last you for years to come. All Saints is a good place to start for this and you will be able to wear yours over dresses, with skirts, trousers, denim – basically everything you own!
Trenches were out in force during yesterday’s downpour and are ideal because they are lightweight so essentially the opening act before you need to get your coat on.
And then last but very much not least is the blazer. There are so many lovely options around in stores at the moment from brightly coloured tweeds and boucle styles to key neutrals, checks, dogstooth and more.
Don’t think of a blazer as something you only want to wear to work – pair yours with trainers and hoodie for the ultimate in high-low dressing. Wear over leggings, dresses, skirts, denim…the list goes on. A good blazer is a key component in any capsule wardrobe so as September very much has that back to school/work feeling, make sure you have got your wardrobe foundations in place. Here are a few different looks for you to think about and as you can see they are all firmly paired with trainers…!
Classics & Neutrals
This comes in black, bright pink, blue and khaki. I have a very similar style in black and love the ruched sleeves.
The perfect mix of smart and casual – a versatile style you can dress up or down.
Chanel-inspired boucle fabrics are big and the texture works well if you are pairing yours with a plain black trouser. A nice dressier alternative to a classic black.
Or go light…
This comes in a whole host of other colours and is a nice fitted style which will accentuate the waist.
The great thing about these wool blazers is that they double up as a short coat as temperatures drop.
Whilst a light suit is not practical for most, it’s nice to keep things light on your top half into the autumn.
Love this look and did you know Hush has now started to stock sizes 4 and XXS in its collection which is great for those of you who found their sizing generous.
There is a lot of tweed around this season but you can take the country out of the look by pairing tweeds with leather/trainers or something edgy as I have done above.
These dogstooth blazers are just as good with denim as they are with tailoring.
Fab with leather too.
Jazz up your tailoring with this statement blazer.
Make an impact with a brightly coloured blazer and for those of you that a collar doesn’t suit, this is a great option. It does also come in a light pink/blue.
This comes in green, pink and blue
In a nutshell, a blazer will sort out your smart/casual game so make sure you’ve got yours ready.