Tag Archives: Clothing

Spring 2012 Trend: The Tweed Jacket

7 Mar

Inspired by Chanel, more specifically Coco chanel, this jacket style is having a fashion moment right now. My favourites so far are the pieces by Tory Burch, Lanvin, Zara and HnM. The great thing is that they’ve been interpreted in a variety of cuts and structures to suit most body types.

Coco Chanel

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Chanel Spring 2012 RTW

The most important tip for wearing this style is to dress it up chic and for best effects with edgy accents. To avoid landing in the old lady chic zone, this jacket must NOT be worn with a full or A line skirt. Regular or wide leg pants are a no no too. The blazer tends to be bulky so for balance, the bottom must be streamlined

Pair with skinny jeans, tapered pants, capris or shorts; wear over a sheer or light weight blouse with shoe boots or chunky platforms. Hobo bag and statement necklace if you like and you’re ready to go.

I especially love the Tory Burch below, the frayed edges, deconstruction and metallic buttons are right up my alley.

Tory Burch Daniela Bouclé-tweed jacket_£460

Tory Burch Daniela Bouclé Tweed jacket £460

DKNY Fringed cotton-blend tweed jacket_£405

DKNY Fringed Cotton Blend Tweed Jacket £405

Lanvin Frayed bouclé-tweed jacket £2145

Lanvin Frayed Bouclé Tweed Jacket £2145

You can find the Tory Burch, DKNY and Lanvin on net-a-porter.com.

Zara did a beautiful job with this trend, love the studded blazer. Note the styling of each blazer too, very edgy, very chic. Not a chance for old lady chic.

You can find all blazers on zara.com

ZARA STUDDED FANTASY FABRIC BLAZER_£90

Zara Studded Fantasy Fabric Blazer £90

Zara PIPED BLAZER WITH ZIPS_£70

Zara Piped Blazer with Zips £70

ZARA FRAYED BLAZER_£50

Zara Frayed Blazer £50

H&M kept it simple and streamlined, great addition to a stylish wardrobe, great price too. You can find on hm.com

HnM £30

H&M £30

HnM £30

H&M £30

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Fashion Byte: Jason Wu for Target

12 Oct

This gist is stale by a few weeks but every time I see the first sketch, I just love it all over again. One of my fav young designers, we all know, is Jason Wu and he’s doing a line for US retail store Target. The collection will hit stores and online on 5th February 2012. He’s designing apparel, scarves, and handbags with prices ranging from $20 to $60.

In his words, the ‘collection for Target embodies my signature aesthetic of feminine sophistication, with a mischievous nod to the 1960s’

That ‘aesthetic of feminine sophistication’ is the reason why I love this guy and am a big fat fan. Now check out the first peep into the collection. Indescribably stunning! *drool*

Jason-Wu-Target

Judging from the short intro video which you can watch here, we’re going to see polka dots, florals, brights, skinny belts in the collection. Looking forward with Glee!

Credits: Fashionologie

20 Stunning Blazers + Styling by Zara

29 Oct

I hope to own about a hundred blazers someday. In every possible fitted colour, cut, fabric, length. Blazers/Jackets are simply the greatest fashion invention since Karl Lagerfield.

Boyfriend blazers have taken centre stage in the world of style for a while now and they are a brilliant wardrobe staple. Throw one over a slouchy tee and skinny pants, floral dress, shift dress, jumpsuit or playsuit and you get an instant sleek chic update. I especially love the blazer because it’s an essential element of my favourite rock chic ensemble (a la Emmanuelle Alt).

So i embarked upon the search for the perfect blazer and wow! i found a gold mine on the Zara site. Tons and tons of perfectly cut blazers, i was spoilt for choice. The glorious icing on the cake was that they had them styled so you have ideas of the many ways you can wear each one. I whittled down to these gorgeous 20 and i want them all!

 

Zara Basic Twill Blazer

Basic Twill Blazer

 

 

Zara Boiled Wool Blazer With Contrasting Edging

Boiled Wool Blazer With Contrasting Edging

 

 

Zara Crossed Wool Blazer

Crossed Wool Blazer

 

 

Zara Knitted Blazer

Knitted Blazer

 

 

Zara Short Cross-over Blazer

Short Cross-over Blazer

 

 

Zara Blazer with Leather Collar and Elbow Patches

Blazer with Leather Collar and Elbow Patches

 

 

Zara Cool Wool Blazer with Turn-up Sleeves

Cool Wool Blazer with Turn-up Sleeves

 

 

Zara False Plain Blazer

False Plain Blazer

 

 

Zara Short Cool Wool Blazer

Short Cool Wool Blazer

 

 

Zara Twill Blazer with Gold Buttons

Twill Blazer with Gold Buttons

 

 

Zara Short Leather Blazer

Short Leather Blazer

 

 

Zara Pinstripe Blazer

Pinstripe Blazer

 

 

Zara Double Breasted Checked Blazer

Double Breasted Checked Blazer

 

 

Zara Checked Wool Blazer with Elbow Patches

Checked Wool Blazer with Elbow Patches

 

 

Zara Bird's Eye Blazer

Bird's Eye Blazer

 

 

Zara Studio Double Breasted Blazer with Wide Lapels

Studio Double Breasted Blazer with Wide Lapels

 

 

Zara Ponte de Roma Knit Blazer

Ponte de Roma Knit Blazer

 

 

Zara False Plain Blazer

False Plain Blazer

 

 

Zara Cool Wool Blazer with Shoulder Pads

Cool Wool Blazer with Shoulder Pads

 

 

Zara Blazer with Lapels

Blazer with Lapels

 

All these beauties fall between the very affordable range of £35-£90 on www.zara.com