Tuesday, 19 February 2013

How To Wear: Stripy Blazer Jacket

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Look One : Double Stripes

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This is my first outfit post in almost four weeks! The weather has been lovely for the past couple of days so I've decided to come out of hibernation! This week I have been set a style challenge which involves bold stripes. Voucher Codes gave me a budget and a list of trends to choose from. I was tempted to choose one that I found easy and one that I am comfortable with but I decided to go for bold stripes. Now, as I have mentioned before, I admired this trend from afar last year. I had really wanted a pair of those black and white stripy leggings but I wasn't confident enough to wear them out and before I knew it, the trend was over and I had missed out! This year, the trend has returned and there's so much more choice this time round and I decided that I won't shy away from it again. I can't help but notice that monochrome stripes are one of this season's biggest fashion trends., it's everywhere you look! I tried to look for some colourful ones but black and white is definitely a firm favourite with the high street this Spring/Summer.

As well as being given the challenge to style three looks which involved stripes, my mission was also to find some affordable staple pieces to give my interpretation of a seasonal trend, proving to you and to myself that following fashion trends don't have to cost an arm and leg. I have styled my new stripy clothes with things I already had in my wardrobe. Look Two is coming tomorrow and Look Three will be posted on Wednesday. I know that stripes are not the most easiest print to wear depending our body size. I'm short so vertical stripes are supposed to elongate the figure to give the illussion that you're taller than you are. I've never found that this works for me - I'm too short beyond help and these clever fashion 'tricks"don't work on me.

In this outfit, I am wearing two items of clothing (double stripes!) that I bought with the budget. I bought 4 items and was well within budget with a few pounds to spare! The oversized t-shirt is from Oasis* (via asos - currently in the sale for £18.00) and is available in a khaki colour with a bit of a shimmer in the fabric. It's stripy but it's very subtle which is why I had confidence to clash it with another stripy garment, the blazer*. ASOS has listed the product as a cardigan and before it arrived through the post, I thought it would be a wooly knit. I would describe it more like a lightweight blazer that is not lined. At £28.00, the blazer/cardigan was the most expensive item I bought with the £80 budget and a blazer is my must-have during British Summer time so I'm certain I'll get a lot of wear out of this and it's definitely an effortless way to stand out. I love blazers and it is particularly handy to have it with for when you're sat in the shade on a Summer's day.



  1. This is a gorgeous outfit! I love monochrome right now. Those shoes are beautiful!!Xx


  2. I love the look - I am definitely digging the monochrome look at the moment! <3

  3. Ohh I love it, I don't think the blazer is half bad for £28 - And the look is really pulled together with the necklace and that, I wouldn't expect any less from you, you babe!! <3

  4. Loving the monochrome stripe blazer lovely

    Eda x


  5. Gorgeous photos! The hazy sunshine is very pretty :) The blazer is so cute-I love a good stripe!
    Rachelle x

  6. I love the monochrome trend, your blazer looks great - and i hope you had a wonderful birthday! X

  7. I really loovvee this outfit on you.
    It's also lovely to finally get a hint of spring heading towards the UK!!



  8. love this outfit - the blazer is gorgeous and love your nail varnish! Always looking so good! :)


  9. I love your bracelet, I had a similar one from Camden market but the thread started to fray and it broke! :(

    Love your outfit, great photos!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

  10. Love the stripey blazer on you :)

    Be great if you could check out my post on How to style the graphic jumper for SS13

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  11. I normally wouldn't wear stripes on stripes but this outfit works really well!
    I love blazers as well and £28 is an awesome price- especially since some are way more expensive than that. Well done for sticking to your budget! :p

  12. Love this, those stripes look so chic on you! I'm also loving your nail polish, it's perfect!

  13. I love that blazer - I would never have thought stripes on a blazer would work but it looks amazing! I love your necklace as well.


  14. I love this outfit, the double stripes looks awesome! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

  15. i absolutely love this outfit, the horizontal stripes look fab with the vertical stripes on the blazer. x

  16. Love love love that necklace! I would never of thought about wearing stripes on stripes but it works really well when one isn't bold.


  17. Love this outfit, but bet it wouldn't look as half as good on me! Though will definitely be purchasing that nail polish xx

  18. I love that you're going to be sharing different looks, this first one is fab, that blazer is gorgeous!


  19. Great look! That blazer is gorgeous!! :) ♥

  20. Nice :)

    Love xx
    Melanie ~ www.mlncrd.com

  21. I love the blazer-like you say definitely an investment! I really want to know how to do a top knot like that!

  22. nice outfit, girl:}X



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