is there anything better than sweater weather? okay, boot season comes a close second. but when a timeless classic blazer is added to the mix? that’s a trifecta right there. at least for this girl. after all, my style uniform consists of blazer, blue jeans, button down and boots come fall. the 4-b’s are definitely in action today and i couldn’t be happier.
the trend for blazers this year is oversized. longer, leaner and a little bit slouchy. it reminds me of the 1990’s sans the shoulder pads. did you know the blazer began life in boats by rowers at Oxford and Cambridge? they were meant to keep the rowers warm during early morning training sessions that were typically chilly. the first blazers worn by rowers were embellished with stripes or patterns that were indigenous to each rowing club. this also allowed the rowing teams to be identified by spectators seated on the shore during their races.
today, i’m in blazer heaven with this tweed rendition by A New Day that’s available at Target. a cable knit sweater is the perfect partner especially with temps in the sixties. a striped button down, blue jeans and boots give a preppy flair to today’s ootd. but i couldn’t resist adding a few pearls to balance the masculine outfit with feminine accessories. the pin is vintage chanel but when shopping for older luxury items a good place to start is the real real or vestiare.