Midlife Loves

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Midlife Loves

A Wardrobe Necessity & A Spring Must Have + WIW Oversized & Ruffles

houses horatia fitted tweed blazer


Morning ladies I'm talking blazers today.  A timeless & classic piece that makes a great wardrobe staple, that is just perfect for wearing this time of year.  

Team with a breton as shown above, jeans & trainers for a modern take on a truly classic look, or pair with a pretty white broderie top & ballet pumps for a more timeless look.  Equally they're perfect when teamed with cigarette pants for a more tailored & smarter look as much as they are dressed down with boyfriend chinos & they're also even perfect for throwing on with a maxi skirt/dress.

As with all things that will last you a lifetime think about investing as much as your budget will allow as it really is a piece you'll find yourself reaching for time & time again.  Ideally the more classic the better, with a little bit of extra detailing whether this be with gold buttons, the cut or lapels. 

So let's see what's available this season, with picks to suit all budgets.  Starting with this stunning tweed blazer that has the most gorgeous gold button detailing.  Everything about how this jacket has been styled makes me fall in love with a navy blazer all over again.

Mango Peak Lapel Suit Blazer


If however, gold buttons aren't something you're drawn to, then what about the above one that has less buttons & this time they're silver.  Something you don't often see but perfect if you like teaming your jewellery to any other metals & it also gives a more understated look.

Moving away from the button detailing with the next couple of blazers & instead focusing on the cut & lapel detailing.  The first one has more of a 'boyfriend' fit.


Maison De Nimes Tweed Boyfriend Blazer


And this next one I actually own in grey, a real timeless take on a classic blazer, that can if you wish have the lapels turned down.

j crew regent blazer


Or if you're looking for something that has more of a tuxedo feel, how about this double breasted blazer.

marks and spencer double breasted blazer


For a longer length, then the below jacket looks ideal.

Yumi Blazer With Striped Lining


Or if you just want a simple plain blazer then perhaps one of the next three will be what you're looking for.  Single button detailing first.

Jigsaw Seam Detail Paris Jacket


Double button detailing below.

Boden Elizabeth ponte blazer


Or the below one comes with matching trousers (see here), which you may recall I've recently been styling for Fenn Wright & Manson.

fenn wright manson harper jacket


More gold button action now but this time a double breasted design.

marks and spencer gold button jacket


A slightly more boxy fit with this next one.

Whistles Navy Double Breasted Blazer


Or for a real timeless look.

mango double breasted cotton blazer


And finally for a more relaxed feel how about a knitted version.

j crew open front sweater blazer


Of course this time of year the high street is awash with navy blazers & the above are just my top picks.  However, if there's no restriction on budget then you won't ever go wrong with either this one or  this one, or for a fab high street take on the first dream blazer then you might strike lucky & find your size is in stock in this one.

Back to today & it's a simple look of an oversized card with a ruffle blouse & denim.  Definitely a go to look for me.

my midlife fashion, isabel marant etoile ruffle blouse, american vintage oversized ruffle blouse, gucci double gg 2 cm leather logo belt, uterque mock croc cross body bag, j crew 8 inch toothpick skinny jeans, j crew pointed tassel flat ballet pumps

my midlife fashion, isabel marant etoile ruffle blouse, american vintage oversized ruffle blouse, gucci double gg 2 cm leather logo belt, uterque mock croc cross body bag, j crew 8 inch toothpick skinny jeans, j crew pointed tassel flat ballet pumps

Cardigan - American Vintage
Blouse - Isabel Marant Etoile
Belt - Gucci
Bag - Uterque
Jeans - J Crew
Ballet Flats - J Crew

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Cardigan - ASOS
Blouse - Fashion Union
Belt - Boden
Bag - Boden
Jeans - J Crew
Ballet Flats - Office

So ladies what are your thoughts on the classic blazer.  Are you a fan & if so how do you wear yours?  As always I love reading your thoughts & comments.

Enjoy your day & I'll be back in the morning.

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