Now the days are longer, the snow is finally gone and it's time for spring shoes and bright colours. In this "in between coats" weather, you may need an outer layer that doubles as an inside layer. This post is in praise of the best and easiest way to spruce up every outfit: the blazer.
Whenever I get dressed in the morning and feel that my outfit needs something else - easy, add a blazer. This wool and rayon blazer (a great find from Previously Loved Clothes and Things) is one of my favourites. While I tend to gravitate towards bright, bold colours, I love the subtle pattern of this pale brown, and the dark brown accents of the collar trim and inner sleeves. I would often pair this with a bright solid dress underneath but happened to wear it with another shade of brown this time, set off by black and white Oxfords and, well, Leia buns.
This neon pink blazer is probably the Queen of all my blazers. "Tea & Cup" is the brand (adorable) and I purchased it at Envy in St. John's. Having no buttons, it has an amazing cut in the front that just falls very effortlessly. It's a sure way to brighten every outfit and neon pink is surprisingly easy to match with other colours and any pattern.
As the summer months come and you want to break out your paisley hammer pants and heels, while not try a short sleeve or sleeveless blazer? This tan sleeveless blazer with stiff, double ruffle shoulders is great and so versatile.
Finally, the greatest blazer I've ever worn is undoubtedly this vintage VOCM News blazer, pictured here for Hallowe'en 2014.
So many blazers, so little time.