There was a time, when I was very young, when I thought that a blazer was something dated and that probably I would have never worn one because… how boring! Obviously I was totally wrong. I’m so looking forward to wearing a blazer, now that it’s snowing, as I’m writing this post. Right now, a blazer means spring, to me.
I like both classic jackets and statement blazers, and I love those with interesting details, like a printed lining. I’m a “less is more person” who loves statement pieces. A good garment (or accessory) can elevate a simple outfit and a great blazer surely does.
A blazer requires a good fit, a perfect fit, possibly. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to buy a jacket that fits you well, but you shouldn’t save money, either, and settle for a blazer that doesn’t flatter your figure. This way of thinking counts for almost every garment but coats and jackets must fit you well while, for example, you don’t need a sweater or a sweatshirt to fit you perfectly, to look good with it.
My favorite way to wear a blazer is with a t-shirt (I totally dislike blazers worn with classic shirts) or a top and skinny pants. If you think that a jacket and a shirt are a perfect match, well, I read that even Coco Chanel thought they were not. A jacket worn with a plain top usually fits much better that one worn over a shirt.
These are some great blazers I picked. What’s your favorite one? I love the black one with the zebra-printed lapels. After all, I have a thing for animal prints.