Style made simple: the blazer and jeans
Can you tell how happy I am to be back in my all-time favourite outfit: the go-everywhere blazer and jeans? Similar to finding your tribe and hanging out with like-minded people – finding the clothes that are on your side will help you feel at ease. The jacket section of my wardrobe remained largely undisturbed over the year of not-going-anywhere. What a relief, then, for a Jacket Junkie, like me, to be back in business. The first photo is from one of my recent Daily Telegraph Ageless Style columns – and I think it’s quite obvious how comfortable I am in this outfit. I look happier. I am content in my clothing. And surely, sartorially speaking, that’s what we all want? To feel relaxed, to feel top-notch. Fashion that makes us feel good. While I enjoy experimenting and trying new combinations – both to increase my options and hopefully to inspire my readers – there are times when I know an outfit isn’t quite right and I won’t be bothering with it again. But, for me, the blazer and jeans is always a winning combination.
When you love an outfit, find a variety of ways to wear it. All. Year. Round. The summer blazer, below, is in a lighter fabric and looser, oversized shape; the jeans a wide leg crop. Much as I have grown to like a wafty dress and ugly sandals, these more structured clothes are what I feel happiest in.
Everything looks better with a blazer over it.
First outfit: Lauren boyfriend blazer from Winser London. Blouse, my own (old Hobbs). Jeans my own, very old Paper Denim Cloth. Leather satchel, Mimi Berry. Converse All Stars from my partnership with John Lewis last year. Earrings are Completed Works.
Second outfit: all my own clothes. The jacket was a super-sale bargain from Dries Van Noten (at Liberty) last year. T-shirt is an old one by Theory (similar HERE). Barrel leg jeans from COS. Sandals were a gift from Ancient Greek Sandals. Straw bag by Hush from my partnership with John Lewis last year.
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