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.


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.


  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.


    • 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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