When I hear the word power blazer, I’m immediately 10 years old sitting on a bench in a change room with my grandmother while my mother tries on a bright red double breasted suit with shoulder pads bigger than mount Kilimanjaro. Fast forward twenty something years (a lady never tells) and its one of the biggest trends for winter. Well minus the over sized shoulders.
Now if you’re like me and don’t work in an office environment that allows for power dressing don’t worry you too can pull this trend off by mix and matching and finding suits in a more relaxed fabric and cuts.
The blazer is an extremely transformational item. It’s the one item I always make sure my working mums have in a variety of looks as its so easy to throw over your mum look to be meeting ready.
Here are my top 5 looks…
- The Slouch
This little mustard gem from River Island, £55, is to be worn exactly like this, over jeans and a T. The extended lapel and no button gives it a relaxed feel. Want to dress it up, wear over a blue shirt and heritage print trousers. A gold buckle belt will finish off both outfits perfectly. Shirt,-Mango £25.99, Trousers- H&M £19.99, Shoes,-Zara £29.99
- The Over Sized
This oversized double-breasted blazer is perfection. Wear with a coloured roll neck jumper, leather leggings and why not throw over a waist belt to finish off the look. Blazer- ASOS, Vila, £60 Top- Mango £19.99, Leggings – Zara £19.99, Belt- River Island £14 Shoes – Dune £75
- The Corduroy
70’s vibe ✓ burgundy ✓ double-breasted ✓ Yes yes yes!!!! Wear as a co-ord like the outfit shown or throw it over a floral maxi dress. Blazer – New Look £34.99, Trousers -New Look £24.99, Dress- Zara, £79.99, Boots -M&S 49.50
- The Classic
This classic beauty is to be worn with boyfriend jeans, Breton top and mules for a casual look. Or why not throw it over a pussy bow blouse and a pair of tailored culottes for the office. Blazer,-M&S, £59, Top -H&M 19.99, Trousers – Nasty Gal, £26, Shoes- River Island £32.
- The Power Blazer
Want to be a powerhouse, let this blazer help you do so. Clash your prints with a checked shirt or wear with a roll neck. A waist belt will help break up the print. Why not team it with a midi pleated skirt and knee high patent boots. Blazer- Zara £69.99, Skirt- M&S £49.50, Top- Topshop £32, Shoes- Boden £140, Belt- Mango £19.99
So go on and make your power play!