Blue blazer à la française

Blue blazer à la française

Blue blazer à la française

I thought I would continue my series on “French magazines” by discussing the blue blazer à la française. As well as Marie France I bought Madame Figaro. It also contained several features on “Le Blazer”. This time I have chosen a classic navy style and have shown below how versatile it can be.

I have had several comments from readers to say that there seems to be a dearth of warm colours in the French shops. You are correct the French do love their dark neutrals. However, there are definitely some warm colours to be had in the French shops. We went to the “Braderie” sales in St.Tropez yesterday. Many of the shops have large discounts as they close for the winter season. One of our party has warm colouring and she managed to find some great dresses and sweaters. Gerard Darel was a good source of sweaters.

Blue blazer à la française

I thought I would have a play around with how versatile a simple blazer can be. You can dress it up or down according to your mood and the occasion.

Blue blazer and trousers

Firstly worn classically with a cream shirt, trousers, flats and some fine gold jewellery.

Details of above:

Navy doublebreasted blazer MarksandSpencer / Gold jewellery Boden / Cream shirt MarksandSpencer / Navy mock-croc bag Boden / Navy trousers Jaeger / Navy slip-on shoes Boden.

Navy blazer and maxi skirt

Secondly with a mixi skirt. Sometimes it can be difficult to combine a maxi with a coat as the lengths can clash.

Details of above:

Navy blazer Boden / Red top Jigsaw at JohnLewis&Partners / Navy ankle boots JohnLewis&Partners / Navy bag Nordstrom / Print midi skirt Boden.

Navy blazer and dress

Thirdly with a dress, some jewellery and heels for a smart lunch or evening out.

Details of above:

Navy blazer J.Crew / Gold ear studs JohnLewis&Partners / Necklace Hobbs / Red dress Hobbs at JohnLewis&Partners / Navy shoes Gabor at JohnLewis&Partners / Red/blue clutch bag Nordstrom.

You can see how many different ways I have worn my classic navy blazer here and here

1 Comment

  1. 28th October 2019 / 16:47

    I love blazers. My navy one is as old as the hills but still looks good! It’s single-breasted, though, as I am short and double-breasted styled just don’t suit me.

    Nice blog, Josephine. Thank you.

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