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!
Basic Twill Blazer
Boiled Wool Blazer With Contrasting Edging
Crossed Wool Blazer
Short Cross-over Blazer
Blazer with Leather Collar and Elbow Patches
Cool Wool Blazer with Turn-up Sleeves
False Plain Blazer
Short Cool Wool Blazer
Twill Blazer with Gold Buttons
Short Leather Blazer
Double Breasted Checked Blazer
Checked Wool Blazer with Elbow Patches
Bird's Eye Blazer
Studio Double Breasted Blazer with Wide Lapels
Ponte de Roma Knit Blazer
False Plain Blazer
Cool Wool Blazer with Shoulder Pads
Blazer with Lapels
All these beauties fall between the very affordable range of £35-£90 on www.zara.com
Rock chic is a style I find incredibly attractive. From the simple, basic ways of wearing the look to the more complex, full regalia of studded jackets, spiked boots, leather pants, the very best of Balmain. Personal style wise, I’ll fall somewhere in the middle. I like the edgy yet feminine allure of the look.
Vogue Spain did a brilliant, quite artistic interpretation of this look in the November issue. The styling featured rock chic looks across the spectrum from intense to simple but it captured the essence of the style pretty well.
The models, Iselin Steiro and Toni Garrn rocked heavily sequinned jackets and pants, leather and blazers against a posh ‘musical’ background. Loved the role of electric guitars in the shoot. The brilliant photography was by David Vasiljevic and styling was done by Barbara Baumel.
Photo credits to Fashiongonerogue