When you reach for something in your wardrobe with virtually little thought, you know it's a staple and likely to be sticking around for a while. One fail safe option for me is undoubtedly the blazer and jeans combo. Take this Metallica slogan tee for example, on its own paired with denim jeans it would be seen as a fairly casual outfit. Throw a blazer over the top and you've got yourself a dressier, more well put together outfit.
What I love most about this particular blazer is the plush fabric. Velvet has been seen everywhere this season. Once a texture I associated purely with Christmas, I have completely bought into the trend for AW16 and this velvet blazer is no exception. You may have seen in my previous post how I styled this very blazer with the matching trousers which is proof that it really is a versatile piece.
When I wear a blazer my outfit can really go one of two ways. I will opt for a trainer to dress the look down, giving it a sports luxe vibe. On the other hand, if I'm feeling a dressier look I'll swap the trainer for a heel. The bigger the heel the better. That's where these leopard print mules come in. I've always had a weakness for a leopard accessory but the best thing about these is they are a practical height that I could actually get away with wearing in the day. I don't know about you, but I really struggle with finding a heel that I can actually get away with wearing on a day-to-day basis so these truly are just perfect.
So if you hadn't already guessed by now, I'm a fan of the jeans and blazer combo. I usually pair my favourite (black) blazer with a light wash denim for a more relaxed off-duty feel. I also prefer the overall look and think it comes off less like an office blazer if worn with light denim as oppose to black jeans. What I would say is don't be scared to dress your favourite blazer down. After all, there's nothing wrong with relaxed tailoring. The more effortless the look the better in my opinion. I'm a huge advocate of this, if you hadn't already noticed.
On that note, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!
Velvet Blazer - New Look
T-shirt - River Island
Jeans - New Look
Heels - 4th and Reckless
Bag - H&M
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Photos by Rebecca Spencer