This post is sponsored by Sandro, who have a gorgeous new store on Regent Street, definitely go in store to check out these pieces if you can!
You all know I love a blazer, and my collection of them is always growing and evolving. Today I have a new one to share, which I have styled up five different ways. There aren't many pieces I would find this easy to style five different ways, but it's a testament to just how versatile a blazer can be in your wardrobe... even one as fancy as this!
I know I will have mentioned this many times before, but the things I look for in a blazer are; a longline length, great tailoring, and a good fabric that will hold the structure of the piece. This Sandro one is ticking all these boxes, while also being unlike any other one I own.
Florals aren't usually my thing, but in these deep tones and almost curtain-like fabric and print, they totally work for me. The different colours in this also makes it easy to style up in lots of different ways, as I am about to show you here. Firstly, I finally went for an all white outfit that I have been wanting to wear for ages. It really brings out the lighter tones in the jacket, and we all know that the key to wearing an all white outfit is to cover up as much of it as possible to avoid the inevitable moment of spilling something down yourself. Finished off with some very cute velvet pumps which look so amazing with a frayed hem denim, and you have a perfect transitional outfit (so long as you don't do anything that could cause a mess, like a drink or coffee, have a meal, get on the tube, etc etc).
So, with a more practical outfit, an all black look instead! Blazers are so great to wear with really laid back looks like this one, and when it's such a statement one it makes it easy to completely liven up a really minimal (and frankly quite lazy) combination like this one here. I also think that when you team a blazer with something as minimal as this, it really helps the tailoring and structure of the blazer stand out really well. And this gorgeous bag is perfect for finishing it all off - I am really into bags with matte hardware on them, it has a really understated vibe to it - and the clasp on this one is just stunning!
This is possibly my favourite look in this post. Something a little chicer and smart, definitely workwear appropriate or just great for an evening out. These pants are incredible, super high waisted and long giving them an amazing androgynous feel. I love the detailing of the button fly and the dart pleats at the front. I think they would look just as good with some trainers as they do with heels, and of course you know how much I love to tuck a white t-shirt into everything!
This time I threw the blazer onto my shoulders to really emphasise the effortless vibe I was aiming for, and to show off the trousers as much as possible. But I would say that despite it being a statement with the print, the jacket is really wearable for office wear, and will really liven up your usual combinations too!
TROUSERS: c/o SANDRO | T-SHIRT: & OTHER STORIES | JACKET: c/o SANDRO | SHOES: AQUAZZURA
Fourth look here, and a little bit of thigh flashing. The green undertones of this blazer and these boots is pretty much a match made in heaven. And, once again, a completely black base is great to build upon and really let the other colours stand out. Wearing dresses under blazer is always effortlessly sexy - you can always really go for it and pick a shorter dress that matches the length of the dress. It sort of looks like you're wearing just a blazer from the back, which is alway super sexy, especially when it's a blazer as well tailored as this one. I am madly into knee high boots at the moment, but if you're not you could swap them out for ankle boots or even over the knee ones and have a similar finished look!
BLAZER: c/o SANDRO | DRESS: & OTHER STORIES | TURTLENECK: LA REDOUTE | BOOTS: c/o DEAR FRANCES
This one is definitely the most 'me everyday' look we have here. Partly because it includes pieces I have been relentlessly wearing, but also because the proportions of the whole look are so what I am into at the moment.
Similarly to the Sandro suit trousers, I love a longer trouser leg with a longline blazer at the moment. While the finished look is really androgynous, the tailoring of the pieces stops it from being too drowning or overwhelming. Also, how amazing does the print of this jacket look with a mid-wash denim?! You guys know how much I wear my blue denim, so whenever I find a piece that works as well with them as this does, then I know I have hit the jackpot.
So all in all, I think you can tell I think this is a rather wonderful blazer. Something a little different to my usual ones, but just as easy to wear and style up. I feel like I am always going on about how versatile they are, but honestly there is no piece I love to style as much as a gorgeous blazer, and no piece I think completes an outfit so effortlessly and so perfectly.