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Fall classics: the black blazer

black blazer street style

I don’t put much stock in all of those magazine stories instructing women on the Ten Items You Must Have In Your Closet. We’re all different, and there are among us individuals who feel frumpy in white button-down shirts, and that’s got to be OK.  But if I were to declare any one item a must-have, the black blazer would be it. Every stylish woman I know wears one, and each takes it in an entirely different direction, which you can do with blazers because they’re magic that way. I always feel a touch more confident when I’ve got one on, and they dress up anything you pair them with, as this picture so amply illustrates.  You likely have one in your closet right now, but I thought I’d show you more, just for kicks.


Your absolutely perfect,  couldn’t be-more-classic option.

blazer pocket flaps

The pocket flaps here look just exactly right, and it’s priced right too.

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Leather blazers are very French fashion editor, as long as you keep the rest of the look excruciatingly simple. (Here’s your more gently-priced option).

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One of these days, I shall shell out for a Veronica Beard blazer. They all come with dickies, so you get a cool layered look without the bulk. I like the hoodie option here, but there are other, less dressed-down versions to choose from too.

crew blazer

The gold buttons here feel quite Euro-sophisticated.

Posted on September 21st, 2015 4 Comments

4 Responses

  1. joannawnyc says:

    I have a leather one and a tuxedo one. Maybe it’s time to get back to basics?

  2. megan says:

    Oh wow. Remember when hoodies and blazers were IT? Circa 2003 maybe. I totally rocked that, lol. 😉

  3. c.w. says:

    I have three black blazers. One standard, one maitre d’ to the extreme and a new Rebecca Taylor one from TJMaxx that is all normal on the front all peplum party on the back (one of those super bargains marked down from 400. to 100.––Bridgehampton TJMaxx truly rocks a bargain). Love them all.

  4. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    I’m SO glad that you called “bollocks” on the “Must-Have Top 10” lists! It drives me nuts to think of style being one-size-fits-all.

    The Equipment blazer is SO perfect!