You can wear a well-cut blazer for years.
I think it must be at least 10 years old. it is from Joseph. I remember hesitating at the time as it was very expensive, even in the sale. However, I am so glad that I did buy it as I sill love it and every time I wear it I feel well dressed and confident.
The secret to buying a blazer or jacket that you will continue to love and wear is in choosing the best cut and colour for you figure shape. Here is a quick check list.
- Start with the shoulders. Make sure it fits really snuggly, not too tight or too loose. Fashion shapes change; however if you stick to a neat shape you will not go wrong.
- Make sure it fits well on your waist. I favour a tailored cut; however, if you have a large bust a looser style might work better.
- The jacket length should end at a flattering part of your hips. I like mine longer so that it covers the widest part of my body (my upper thighs)
- Proportion A longer jacket will shorten your legs and vice versa; a shorter jacket will give the illusion of longer legs.
I have teamed my jacket with a pair of cotton wide leg trousers (again at least five years old). It will look equally chic with a pair of black or navy trousers in the winter.
The pretty pink silk scarf I am wearing is from Shop at Chicatanyage. It is small only 53 x 53 cm. Ideal for wearing with a v neck jacket or sweater without adding any bulk.
I think we are all aware of shopping sustainably. Nearly every magazine and newspaper is covering the subject of shopping mindfully. This message is not new to me as I was bought up to buy my clothes with care and consideration and to look after them. I still own my Armani Collezioni jacket, which must be about twenty years old. I will definitely be wearing it again this year.
So if you are contemplating buying a new blazer this year make sure the fabric is good quality and if possible spend as much of your budget on a good quality one. You will not regret it.