There black blazer and you immediately think about the next meeting or the old school uniforms. The formal jacket remains one of the cornerstones of the autumn wardrobe. Double-breasted or two-buttoned, tuxedo or oversized, in wool or velvet, we all have at least one: and it is since the suffragette days that we have been trying to find new ways to wear it.
Paving the way was Coco Chanel: “ I gave women real arms, authentic movements and the ability to laugh and eat without necessarily fainting”. Today the modern influencers are thinking about clearing the myth of the classic suit. Which with their street style looks indicate the way to follow to make even the most boring black blazer original.
1. The seventies
The autumn-winter fashion 2019/2020 dusts off all around the legendary Seventies. Ready to transform into Jane Birkin in the golden years? A mid-length black double-breasted blazer, cigarette jeans, and square toe ankle boots are all you need for an iconic look. For the most nostalgic fashionistas, even bangs and a raffia bag don’t hurt.
Have you ever thought about stealing your husband’s suit jacket? To be worn as a coat, over an enveloping turtleneck. Leave the Oxford and briefcase to him, replacing them with retro moccasins and a bucket bag. A mannish look that goes beyond stereotypes.
3. Like a dress
Inspire yourself by the character of Andrea, the fashion assistant played by Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada (2006). Who rediscovers self-confidence thanks to a blazer-cut mini dress, paired with a pair of high cuissardes.
This season, the black blazer is armed with a wild spirit. Hang up the Eighties Perfecto: the outfit for running from one part of the city to the other is made up of a sweatshirt with an exposed hood that comes out from the collar and a pair of Marlon Brando boots.
5. Over the maxi dress
Lady Diana was a fan of the black blazer and dress combo, and her daughters-in-law seem to have learned their lesson perfectly. To evade the protocol with style, it is better to replace the traditional decollete with Texans or knee-high boots, as street style teaches.
On the streets of the latest fashion weeks, even the traditional bar jacket was spotted in wide trousers and high-waisted skirts. New Look: an original alternative to the white shirt.
It doesn’t take a fashion expert to notice the spread of the animalier trend. Following it with gusto, however, is another thing. Mixing leopard or python garments and accessories with wardrobe basics, such as the black blazer, is a winning choice of look.
Other than Cambridge: the black two-button blazer, in perfect college style, rises in the ranking when worn with a t-shirt, cargo pants and a pair of sneakers. And the casual air of those who, at school as in life, have always managed.
9. Elegant without effort
How to wear a tuxedo jacket or velvet double-breasted jacket, usually reserved for special occasions, every day? Just a shirt, a pair of jeans and wow-effect shoes, like slingbacks or sandals in a bright color.
Street style is an inexhaustible source of mix & match. We had never thought of wearing the black blazer over the one-shoulder top: a singular idea to try day and night, for a touch of gentle sensuality.