We all know that the blazer is one of this season’s key pieces in womenswear.
From tunic-length outerwear ensembles spotted on designer catwalks such as A.Kira Design and Malan Breton, to shorter, more casual versions showcased at Daks and Sean Suen, I sure am feeling these blazer vibes.
Blazers are a part of the androgyny macro trend for A/W 17, where women take on masculine clothing and give guys a run for their money in the fashion stakes.
Personally, I’m loving the androgyny trend because I bloody love menswear – there’s no denying it. I find mens fashion so much more simple and straight-forward, and you know what they say – less is often more.
Plus, it’s so easy to wear. I’d love to be able to just throw on a chunky jumper and a cute beanie hat with jeans and then, hey presto, I’m ready to head out and brave the winter elements… Oh, wait… Now I can!
All hail androgyny.
The good thing about the blazer is its versatility; you can dress it up or down and still look chic.
One of my absolute faves this season is the blazer that’s tunic in length, is kept fastened, and doubles up as a dress.
How freakin’ cute, right?
This little beauty is from ASOS and makes me look like one kickass lady in red this festive season. The perfect party dress for a Christmas event or family dinner, it looks truly fabulous when combined with black heeled boots, black handbag and huge gold hoop earrings – the bigger the better!
Blazer Dress – ASOS
Black Handbag – H&M (similar)
Black Suede Boots – Primark (similar)
Gold Hoop Earrings – eBay (similar)
This blazer dress is also available in the colour of the moment – Chartreuse – but I went with red because I thought it felt a touch more Christmassy. And I’m all about Christmas! Plus, the classic hue means that I can keep wearing it for many wintry seasons to come.
In terms of makeup, I thought I’d go all out for my night on the town. And what better way to make a serious style statement than to pair my red tux dress with ultra red lips?
Gold shadow to match my gold jewellery and winged eyeliner also felt like a must. Then I finished off my look with a curly mane that had been French plaited overnight, let loose, and styled with V05 Smoothing Cream.
If you’re struggling with how to freshen up the androgyny trend for A/W 17 and give it a bit of an edge, I’d highly recommend investing in a blazer dress.
Now, what other menswear-inspired pieces can I get my hands on?
My boyfriend had better keep an eye on his wardrobe.