How To Style The Classic Blazer

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Having purchased a plethora of of blazers throughout my career as a fully fledged consumer of all that is fashion, I decided it was time to bite the bullet and add the mother of all blazers into the collection; The Balmain Blazer.

The silhouette, the structured shoulders, the material and those outlandish gold accents make for a very serious addition to anyones wardrobe. It took time, consideration and a fair few weeks of cold baked beans out of the can to be able to finally put my money where my mouth was but I have never looked back. As always I wear this stunningly sophisticated piece as a complete contrast to the outfit it finishes, with old distressed denim, a creased linen shirt and last seasons Gucci tied nonchalantly around my hips.

 

The Blazer

The blazer it’s self is the finishing touch to the outfit, but the most funamental part so it is important to get this locked from the outset. Going double breasted really adds an air of sophistication to the final look and the gold detailing gives a touch of 80’s glamour, I like to think I’m channelling my inner Cindy Crawford whenever I slip this over my shoulders. But as always you don’t have to go throwing all of your money at a Balmain sales assistant just yet, I think buying a blazer is a progression, I started off small. Buying safe and testing the water. Did I wear it enough? Was it versatile? In hind sight, did I look absolutely ridiculous? These were all questions that could only be answered by test driving so that is exactly what I did, but hey! If a Balmain is what the girl whats, it’s pretty inevitable.


White Linen

I know that so many of you have been interested in where my white linen shirt has been from recently and I have kept super quiet about that one. Mainly because it was long gone much like most items that hit the ASOS New In section. So I’d been hunting for a suitable replacement, mainly for me as I’d worn that one to within an inch of it’s like so it was time for a refresh. I picked this beautiful Boyfriend Shirt up in Topshop on Saturday and it’s safe to say it’s even better than the last. So good in fact I purchased it in light blue for good measure.

I prefer white linen to normal structured boyfriend shirts because it’s far more carefree and casual, as if you really did just throw on your boyfriend shirt and ran out the front door looking that good!


Vintage Denim

Vintage denim is an art. You can’t buy it just anywhere, you have the get the right wash, the right shade, how many rips is too many rips and so on. I also play close attention to the size, this pair is actually 2 sizes too big. It’s important to feel comfortable in denim and for myself, feeling like they are hugging every inch of me and boarder line lycra hot pants is simply not my idea of comfort. So I go big and I wear them with confidence. Unfortunately this pair is a old pair from H&M which cost about £14 but I have found some distressed beauties which meet my strict requirements.


A touch of Silk

My belt collection is embarrassing and half the time I cant find one in my over crowded and undersized wardrobe so desperate times call for desperate measures. This Gucci scarf was the only thing to hand, and now I have a profound urge to buy all the silk scarves in all the prints.


Playful Footwear

A new notion for me is colour, I’m trying hard to steer away from the hundreds of black designer shoes that line my wardrobe and really inject some fun back into it all. These shoes were wild for my own style and I wasn’t sure I’ll be honest but as the 3rd lady chased me down the platform to find out where they were from I realised I was onto a winner, I’m sorry I ever doubted you Suede babes.


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44 Comments

  1. Petite Paulina 27th June 2016 / 7:16 am

    Beautiful outfit and stunning photography! I definitely want to invest in a Balmain blazer. Such a classic and exceptional quality.

  2. Adele 27th June 2016 / 7:52 am

    Love the way you’ve styled the Balmain with your denim cut offs Lydia & oooh those shoes are to die for!!!!! I have the same Chanel bag (the jumbo double flap in lambskin), one of the best bags to date I’ve bought!!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  3. Simi 27th June 2016 / 8:04 am

    Love the scarf! The blazer is a wardrobe staple along with a little black dress, little white dress, trench and more! Classics investment pieces, love the styling of this X
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  4. Audrey MARIANNE 27th June 2016 / 8:36 am

    I am SO in love with this outfit !
    Never really had the idea of wearing a silk scarf as a belt but now that you’ve styled it so chic and effortless I want to try it myself ! Thank you for being an inspiration.
    That Balmain blazer fits you perfectly and I can’t wait for you to feature it in others blogposts 🙂
    – xxx from France !!

  5. nueyork 27th June 2016 / 11:08 am

    This is such a chic look, I love the contrast of the blazer with cut offs!

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  6. Hayley 27th June 2016 / 11:22 am

    Such beautiful photography, as always <3 x

  7. Zoe Everett 27th June 2016 / 1:06 pm

    I went out and bought the Misguided dupe as soon as you posted it! I’ve just started my own blog, i’d love you to check it out 🙂 zoeoliviablog.wordpress.com xx

  8. Eva 27th June 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Ah, the balmain blazer is such a classic! love the outfit, and the little detail of using a silk scarf as a belt! plus, I’ve been eyeing up those gucci’s too, but in the red, you’ve made me really want to take the plunge!

  9. Vanessa E Pintea 27th June 2016 / 5:04 pm

    One of my favorite outfits you’ve ever put together xx

  10. Nicky 27th June 2016 / 5:38 pm

    Hi Hun about the gorgeous blazer, do they come up small across the chest or are they true to size? I’m a uk 12 because of my boobs!! Thanks xx

  11. Majean 27th June 2016 / 6:00 pm

    I like that you added the scarf instead of a belt. It looks playful! No need for me to say how lush the blazer is because it is! Great look!

  12. Tracey Dale 27th June 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Stunning Lydia stylish as always.xx

  13. Lucy 27th June 2016 / 8:13 pm

    Love this look so much I took your advice and bought the MissGuided version! Super chuffed with it! Love all your content! Your style and whole branding is just ???????? spot on! Lucy x

  14. Lucy 27th June 2016 / 8:14 pm

    Ooo the ? Was meant to be a cute emoji.

  15. Flora 27th June 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Ahh I’ve been looking for a blazer like this one for what feels like FOREVER! Love a great blazer, it’s such a classic! And the scarf add such a nice touch to the outfit! Gorgeous pictures and lovely post Lydia xx

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  16. Leah Rose 28th June 2016 / 7:28 am

    Colourful accessories are my favourite way to dress up black pieces

  17. Leanne 28th June 2016 / 12:28 pm

    That blazer is drop dead gorgeous!!!! Love how you’ve styled this look, Lydia x

    Arum Lilea

  18. Karrie Stanfill 29th June 2016 / 12:30 am

    I am in love with the jacket and Gucci shoes. I am interested in purchasing the shoes. How are they on a comfort level? I realize that heels will never be as comfortable as trainers but over all how do you find them to be on a comfort scale?

  19. Chero 1st July 2016 / 11:56 pm

    Seriously in love with this outfit!

  20. Emma Sales 2nd July 2016 / 4:39 pm

    Such a stunning post Lydia! You have got me obsessed with these Gucci pumps – let the saving commence!
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  21. Mary 8th July 2016 / 11:19 pm

    Ooh that Balmain Blazer! I hope I will be able to have one some day ^^ ! Looks so elegant and classy

  22. Zhenya 9th July 2016 / 4:51 pm

    love ypur look)))

  23. Zhenya 9th July 2016 / 4:52 pm

    love your look)))

  24. Mishale 13th July 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I always loved to mix classic pieces like a blazer with edgy modern styles like denim. But what I was surprised to see you styling a silk scarf as a belt. I can never find belts that don’t look like cowboy style so I might give that silk scarf look a try. Beautiful photography and fashion as always Lydia !

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