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blazers, beautiful independent items, are one of the hardest things to pair, in my opinion. what would you put this cotton blazer with?

11 comments:

Shar said...

I agree, blazers are often very difficult to pair. I find myself always wearing mine with trouser jeans. Maybe I'm not doing them justice, but it just feels right when I wear them that way. I feel that to pair them with a skirt is to make them too "corporate" looking.

Michelle said...

The neckline of the jacket is so covered up that I'd like to see some leg on the bottom, for balance. The jacket is so structured that I could see pairing this with an equally structured pencil skirt, or going in the opposite direction entirely and wearing a more fluid bias-cut skirt.

Iheartfashion said...

How about a pair of ivory high-waisted trousers. black tee and a colorful scarf around the neck.

landis smithers said...

people.

blazers are the khakis of the third piece world. you're thinking too hard. you have to treat them like a denim jacket. . .just throw them on.

wide legged khakis and a gray ribbed tank with pointy toed flats in a color. skinny cropped charcoal flat fronts with a navy turtleneck sweater and navy flats. ivory sheath dress, platinum peep toed pumps. red boucle tweed slacks, a gray tee, chocolate riding boots.

editor said...

where do i join the iheartlandis fan club? well a. i agree that i really over-think blazers. b. i admit that i always admire others who wear them as if they were denim jackets. c. i greatly prefer the look of a blazer to a denim jacket. d. i have to figure out how to override my impulse to be afraid of a blazer.

editor said...

shar - i think trouser jeans sounds good! very non-corporate.

michelle - i can't decide if the covered neckline is a pro or con here. allows for the under layer to be very simple (sorry landis, i know, over-thinking. i normally don't, not with anything else, but blazers really trip me up).

iheartfashion - that's a different, more formal direction. nice image.

Michelle said...

I think it's the covered neckline and lack of collar or lapels that would make this particular blazer tricky for me. I'm OK with the conventional single-breasted style. But I really like landis' idea of wearing a turtleneck underneath, almost treating this like a cardigan. I look forward to seeing whether this makes it into the perfectly small wardrobe! Love the pocket details, by the way.

TravelGretta said...

Parachute pants.

Wait - that doesn't sound right. I'm hungover.

I will let Landis dress me.

Candid Cool said...

i love blazers. anything & everything. black slim jeans, white tee, & my little knife necklace.

editor said...

Michelle said...
I look forward to seeing whether this makes it into the perfectly small wardrobe! Love the pocket details, by the way.


michelle - :o
;)

fashionaddict said...

How about wearing it with a short dress (something simple but in a contrasting colour, like red or cream), wear the blazer with the sleeves pushed up, and finish the look with black tights and flats (or boots). I'd wear the jacket with the sleeves pushed up.

The jacket adds a bit of sharpness to the look - it sets the tone but it doesn't dominate, and I think that's a hallmark of a truly perfect buy.