Wearing: Gap trench Blazer c/o Great Plains Vintage jeans Celine tee Chanel shoes Margiela x H&M tote Primark sunglasses
When Great Plains kindly offered to send me an item of clothing to review, I chose the item that I not only liked the most, but that I thought would be the easiest piece to style, especially in keeping with my own personal look. This waffle crop sleeve blazer is so pretty; it's quite structured but also has a playful side with bracelet length sleeves and sculpted pockets that differentiate it from other blazers I have.
However, I really, really struggled with how to style this jacket! I absolutely love it, don't get me wrong; it's just that everything I paired it with didn't work as I had hoped it would, and it took a lot of figuring out to make an outfit that included it and wasn't too preppy or 'suity' looking. I think I would wear this over a slouchy dress quite a lot in the summer; but alas the weather has turned vile again and so it was no time for bare legs. I ended up pairing it with these vintage skinnies, ballet pumps, and trench to try out the doubled up jacket look, which was actually great for today's weather, which was somewhere in between warmish and windy!
It's a super easy piece to dress up any look, by teaming it with jeans I think it gives it a more casual feel. I think it would also look good dressed up a little more smartly, a basic navy blazer is such a classic investment piece that everyone should have in their wardrobe.
I kept my accessories simple with these amazing Chanel ballet pumps and a neutral tote from the Margiela x H&M collection, and added my £1 Primark wayfarers. Primark sunnies are the best because I always lose/sit on/drop sunglasses, so buying cheap ones makes more sense!