I have always been a fan of monochrome and blazers so when I saw this picture of Kelly Rowland wearing this Givenchy striped jacket I was enamored. I knew I had to have it (not the Givenchy one ooo). I have been creating looks featuring the jacket in my head for ages and even went on polyvore to create a striped blazer look. I've dreamed of wearing it with a dress, clashing the striped print with another print, wearing it with shorts etc.
Remember the polyvore creation from the 4th? Well liked I promised yesterday I decided to allow life imitate art by trying to bring the creation to life. I made a mental checklist of what I already had and what I didn't have (my blue pumps are in Nigeria and I do not own a red Birkin bag so the only other viable option was to borrow). One good thing about having sisters is the fact that you have access to an almost limitless supply of stuff, a quick rummage in my sisters closet (while she was safely at work) sorted the red bag issue out and I had to make do with my silver-tipped black suede pumps.
I think the striped blazer is an investment buy as stripes hardly go out of fashion (unlike some of the prints we're rocking this season), it's also looks grown up, classic and timeless. I would like to pair it with a floaty white dress or wear a denim shirt with it and this white skinnies.
|River Island white high-waisted jeans|
Another idea I have is wearing it with this seasons neon or pastel coloured jeans! I wore it with blue jeans and a bright yellow silk top once and it looked great.
|Jasper Conran striped blazer|
Another thought is smashing the monochrome stripes against another print as pictured below on wendyslookbook (click here to view her full post)
I like how she used similar non dramatic colours and balanced it all with those white shorts. Very classy.
|My first ever duck face|
Like I said earlier, I did a casual chic look some weeks back. I just love the versatility of this blazer. It just hangs so beautifully well in my closet, numerous times during the day I just open my closet just to sneak a peek at her. Maybe I should call her Molly.....
|Casual chic look|
Thanks for all your comments and emails. Ojay thank you for your comment (surprise surprise you're not the only one who knows what watermarking means)
Blazer: Jasper Conran (Debenhams)
White Skinny Jeans: River Island
Bag: Michael Kors
Casual Chic Look
Yellow Silk Shirt: M&Co
Skinny Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger