I remember one time my mum looked through stuff I bought and she’s like ‘so you just went to pack jackets and sweaters abi?’ In my defense, I get cold easily and I just wanted to look stylish while staying covered. But the truth is, I just love jackets, blazers, sweaters and their alike. Makes me feel like I’m well protected and snuggly like a huge teddy bear is hugging me. Also, because I think they are cool.
This post here is dedicated to every millennial out there hustling to make it, and figure life out. Take it easy. Trust the process.
(Also, technically I’m more of a Post-Millennial. But you know we’re all in this together. Young adults and all.)
Blazers are jackets which are cut more casually than suit jackets.
It’s like an informal suit jacket. Now, some of the few ways to distinguish a blazer from a jacket are from
- 1. Buttons: Blazers have more metallic buttons especially in men’s clothing.
- 2. Fit: It’s not as fitting as suit
- 3. Fabric: Comes in variety of colours and fabric, doesn’t come with a matching pair of skirts or pants.
For this look, I wanted to create a different blazer look that I haven’t tried out before.
The Retro Blazer Look
Midi Length Blazer
Cool Shoes, Boots, Sneakers.
Photography: Sir Poza Photography
The Shirt worn beneath the blazer should have a colour that’s matching with the blazer. Next necessarily the same exact colour but you know the same spectrum and all. With this shirt I had on, it had a navy blue almost black colour so I thought it would go with the Blue on the blazer. The shirt could also be tucked in for a more sophisticated boss-chick look with or without a belt. I preferred the street style kind of vibe so I did not tuck it in.
The blazer had puffy shoulders, and a chiffon design at the bottom. Very causal yet very formal.
I paired it with this shoe which also has a very retro-vintagey look to it with its sole and back strap design. I think that’s what some people describe as a ‘sandals shoe‘. I found it at a thrift store while I was waking past and decided to check them out. It has a very comfortable platform and I love love it.
For the jewellery, I layered 3 neck pieces. The White Choker was handmade by my Sister, I purchased the East African Choker in Port Harcourt and the Silver Necklace for a metallic look. I wanted to create a colourful, African, prints look with the jewellery and well it worked. There’s never a thing as too many jewellery. Make it work!!!
Too Smart Casual Look.
Shirt with Matching Blazer
Denim / Faux Leather Shorts
It’s a smart casual look that’s a little bit too on the causal side, so that’s why I called it ‘Too-Smart Casual’. Smart yeah?
The Nigerian weather at the moment is just too hot seeing as the harmattan season lasted for just 2-3 working days and I demand justice. In the spirit of this hot weather, shorts is the way of life and that my friends…is a movement!
I paired this pink pin-striped shirt with a pink blazer, and a shorts with tweezed ends, and my all-time favourite black shoes. Ugh! They are just so comfortable and durable.
With this look, I wanted to play around with my comfort and mood for the day. I was going for a meeting and some deliveries and wanted the confident ‘I-can-get-the-job-done-but-I’m-a-cool-kid‘ look and well…let’s just say it sold me!!!
With the jewellery, I wore a two-piece layered necklace and left a button open for a feminine twist.
I got compliments on my look and definitely got a lot of stares with these two looks but if you don’t give them, how will they take?
Would you rock any of these blazer looks anytime?? Also, which is your favourite look??
Kindly leave a comment in the section below. Let us converse.
Also, if you often get stares on the streets when dresses up, can I get a ‘Yaaasssss’
Thank you for reading. Till next post.