HOW I STYLE: THE OVERSIZED BLAZER

Hello again,

Brrr! And there was me beginning to get excited for spring and all that it entails. It definitely feels like we have back tracked weather wise; plans to dig out the floral garments and wicker basket bags will have to be put on hold for a minute, I think.

However, these Baltic conditions allow us to experiment with winter clothing furthermore. Yes, I know, I’m a little bit sick of it too, admittedly – but sometimes you just have to make do… Complaining about it won’t make it go away!

I adore oversized, vintage pieces, I believe I always have done. I remember when I first started becoming interested in vintage clothing at around fourteen/fifteen, and my mother kindly bought me a Levis jacket from our local vintage shop. Being a petite girl slap bang in the middle of her teenage years, it’s safe to say the thing drowned me. I was fully aware of this, though – and somehow it made me love it even more. Fears of looking masculine or boxy didn’t even enter my mind; little me was just too excited about starting her love affair with vintage clothing to even think about such a thing…

Fast forward five/six years on, the flame of said affair is still burning bright. I was recently on an obsessive hunt for the perfect brown corduroy blazer. In my post prior to this one, I expressed my love for brown corduroy at the minute, and over the winter months my love for blazers has significantly heightened, so I was eager to combine the two.

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Turns out… The search was a bloody hard one.

I eventually found one on Etsy, and probably should’ve checked the exact measurements before clicking purchase. If I thought the Levis jacket from a few years ago drowned me, well I had another thing coming. This thing was huge, and I soon became a bit despondent and doubtful about my ability to rock such a piece. Well, after umming and ahhing for quite some time, I removed the shoulder pads as with them I resembled Frankenstein. A bit of a risk, as when it comes to textiles I’m not exactly the greatest…

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After that, my confidence somewhat grew about wearing it. I took inspiration from my icon Audrey Hepburn and threw on a belt over the top. Accessories go a long way in my opinion – and Hepburn truly was a natural when it came to picking the right accessories. Take her outfit in Roman Holiday, for instance. She accessorised it herself, and I don’t think it would’ve been as legendary without the waist belt and neck scarf…

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At the end of the day, no matter if it’s a super masculine piece of the most feminine garment of all, when accessorised the right way, you’re on to a winner.

Blazer – Etsy | Top – Vintage | Belt – ASOS | Bag – Vintage


 

So that’s a wrap…

Thank you for reading! Until next time,

Lucy Violet x

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