How to adapt a classic blazer

How to adapt a classic blazer

I love my navy Theory blazer. It is classic and a real workhouse. I bought it about three years ago and cost per wear it has been phenomenal. It works for summer and winter. This year I have been wearing it for day and evening. During the day I wear it with my MarksandSpencer Velvet trousers and cream turtle neck sweater, a few years old similar . Broach a gift selection of broaches.

Then with a quick change I remove the sweater and replace it with a cream silky top and statement necklace from St. Tropez market similar at John Lewis  and Nordstrom and I am ready for the evening.

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Cream silk top a few years old similar. Statement necklace from St.Tropez market. Nordstrom have an excellent collection of statement necklaces.

All photos by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram.

10 Comments

  1. 17th December 2016 / 14:17

    My first time at your blog — your hair is lovely and your blazer and velvet trousers look so smart. Love the pop of colour from the brooch.

    Gail
    http://www.isthismutton.com

    • 17th December 2016 / 18:58

      Welcome to my blog Gail and thank you for you comment on my hair.

  2. Jasmine
    17th December 2016 / 15:15

    Hello Josephine.

    Firstly, I’ve been meaning to tell you that your recently restyled hairstyle really suits you. Subtle change but very flattering. Secondly, I love this look on you. I’ll have to dig out my navy blazers and accessories to see if I can put something similar together. I think I’ve got some Laura Ashley wide velvet trousers somewhere too.

    Many thanks for all the ideas. Keep them coming.

    Best wishes.

    • 17th December 2016 / 19:00

      Thank you Jasmine for your compliment on my hairstyle.

  3. Mary
    17th December 2016 / 17:03

    The necklace is stunning and looks beautiful with the blouse and your hair!

  4. Wendy
    18th December 2016 / 09:31

    Wow, what an absolutely stunning photo! The blazer, brooch, jumper and fabulous haircut all work so well together. Sadly, I am short and always feel too masculine in a blazer.

  5. LesleyP
    18th December 2016 / 11:31

    A lovely look, I am a great fan of the blazer it’s great as you have shown for both casual and smarter events. I like your hair it looks great.

  6. 20th December 2016 / 13:10

    Great looking jacket! A good jacket is such an indispensable wardrobe item. I’m finding ways to re-work my “office” jackets into my new work-from-home life.

  7. Jeanne
    5th January 2017 / 14:26

    Ditto to the previous compliments. You look lovely. Do you order from Nordstrom in the U.S. or do you have a secret source in the UK/Europe?

    • 5th January 2017 / 16:04

      Hi Jeanne
      I find it more cost effective to order from Nordstrom (they take care of the duty up front) I have tried Eileen Fischer in the UK and J.Crew as they both have shops. Useful for trying on sizes but much more expensive in London. Although I did buy my J.Crew green parka in the London shop, I just feel in love with it and wanted it there and then.

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