Confession time: I have three hundred blazers and never wear even one. It's one of those perplexing situations where I see it on a mannequin- snazzing up a floral dress or looking just right with some distressed boyfriend jeans- and I think, "Yes, that would do nicely. I'm taking this home with me." And then I come home and somehow the lights in my room morph my reflection in the mirror and the blazer ends up looking not-fantastic on me. That's always the case, isn't it? I don't know what sort of black magic they use in dressing rooms, but I always look ten times more amazing in that little 4x4 room than I do out in the real world.
And so another blazer was added to my back-of-the-closet collection. Which is becoming quite the curation, might I add.
But then as I was trying to get re-inspired for fall and creating tip sheets on how to layer for the cooler months, I started scrolling through all these blazer centered outfits and thinking as to why that particular piece never hit the mark with me. It didn't make sense- why did everyone else look so good? And then it came to me: I wasn't styling it in a me kind of way. Sure I think a girl looks adorable in a floral dress and a blazer, but that's not really something I would reach for as a first choice. So why was I trying to make it my first choice? There are hundreds of ways to style a piece- why was I defaulting to just one? (which I should have caught onto sooner seeing how I do my How We Wore It series every week- face palm it, Marlen.) So instead I played around and came up with something that fit me to a tee- denim on denim, a high waist thrown into the mix, loafers, and a scarf all loose and drapey like an after thought on my shoulders.
Boom. Welcome to the front of the closet, dear blazer. You've finally made it.
Click here to tweet!- Don't really feel like you can pull off blazers for fall? Here's some inspiration on how to style them in a you kind of way.
JEANS: American Apparel
SHOES: Urban Outfitters
HAT: Urban Outfitters
BLAZER: Urban Outfitters
SCARF: French Connection