Tag Archives: Jackets

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

Style Statement: Tailored Wide Leg Pants

20 Oct

The wide leg pants made a come back on the runways with Fall 2010. It was actually the season of tailored evening pants, with peg legs, straight pants; all quickly giving the dear dowdy harem pants a boot.

Chloe_Fall 2010

Chloe Fall 2010

Phillip Lim_Fall 2010

Phillip Lim Fall 2010

Gucci_Fall 2010

Gucci Fall 2010

These tailored pants are beautiful because they give you a polished, sleek chic look. I particularly love the high waisted, wide legs, not only do they minimise the bum but they give a super leg lengthening effect, particularly when paired with skyscraper heels.

And they won’t be going anywhere soon, they were all over the runways for Spring 2011, inspired by the seventies. I found an interesting piece on NY Times Fashion & Style talking about how to wear this look. Got me thinking about how i’d wear it.

Look 1 would be wool and silk blend top tucked into high waist wide leg pants,  high heels and bag; finished off with gold plated cuffs

Tailored Pants

Look 2 is more formal, wide leg pants worn with white shirt and plaid jacket, with my favourite bag du jour and high heels of course

Tailored Pants

Designer to watch in Paris Fashion Week: Haider Ackermann

29 Sep

Haider Ackermann is definitely a designer to watch this week. He gives an amazing spin to tailored leather jackets, and is right next to Balmain in my ‘must have jackets’ list.  The fit and cinched waist detail celebrates the feminine silhouette  to absolute glam proportions.

Given how besotted i am with jackets, fit and structure, this is pure bliss. I wait with bated breath for what he has to offer this Spring. Here’s a retrospective of some adorable pieces from his Fall 2010 collection.

Pics from style.com



Featured Style Item: Ladylike Chic

28 Sep

Take a wild guess what label this is?

It is PRIMARK! Lol, what a steal

It’s available at Primark stores from mid-October at £17

Milan Fashion Week: Sharp tailoring at Dsquared

28 Sep

This is one collection that is right up my alley. Preppy, sharply tailored jackets, geek chic, absolutely elegant. Viva Dsquared!

Pics courtesy style.com

Featured Style Item: Balmain Jacket

23 Sep

Balmain Crystal-embellished bouclé jacket

This beauty is all up for grabs at theoutnet.com