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I think we can all agree there are particular pieces in your wardrobe that withstand time and trends and earn themselves “classic” status. A camel coat, a white t-shirt, a pair of black pumps, and a well cut black blazer all fall into this category. They’re investment pieces that you can – and will – wear forever and ever.
The Curated blazer* (sz XS) Arket tee (sz S), Frankie Shop trousers (sz S), Manolo Blahnik mules (watch my try-on here), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
In today’s post, I wanted to share my thoughts on one of my favourite blazers in my collection – the Classic Blazer from The Curated. While the brand is probably better known for their luxurious coats (I’ve got 4 and have compared one of their camel coats with the iconic Max Mara coat here), they released their first ever blazer in 2020, designed in collaboration with Emma Hill – one of my biggest style inspirations. When the blazer was initially released, the pieces sold out really quickly across the size range. Thankfully, it now forms part of their core collection and remains really popular. I shared my thoughts in a comprehensive review over on my YouTube channel back in January this year, but since posting that video, I’ve had a chance to really get to know the blazer.
L: The Curated blazer* (sz XS), Everlane knit* (sold out), Everlane pants* (sz US 2, Short), Everlane sneakers*, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: The Curated blazer* (sz XS), Arket t-shirt (sz S), Frankie Shop trousers, also here (sz S), Gucci loafers (watch my styling video here), Oleada bag* (use ‘VIRGINIA10’ for 10% off and a twilly!), Ray Ban sunglasses
I’m 5’2, or 158cm, and I opted for a size XS. The blazer is cut to an oversized fit so I paid a visit to my tailor to shorten the arms so they hit me at my wrists. If you’re petite like me, making that extra effort to have the arms properly tailored makes a world of difference, particularly with a loose fitting jacket.
L: The Curated blazer* (sz XS), The Fold blouse* (new season colours linked – sz UK 8), Loewe belt (unveiling here), Everlane pants* (sz US 2, Short), Nicholas Kirkwood flats, Celine bag (watch my review here), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: The Curated blazer* (sz XS) Arket tee (sz S), Frankie Shop trousers (sz S), Manolo Blahnik mules (watch my try-on here), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
When it comes to blazers, it’s hard to imagine anything more luxurious. This single-breasted beauty is made from a superfine merino wool and is fully lined with mulberry silk. It feels incredibly lightweight but thanks to the superfine weave of the wool fabric, it drapes beautifully on the body. Most of the blazers in my wardrobe are lined with polyester (if they’re lined at all) so this is a particularly luxe experience. I’ve worn the blazer mainly to work, but I also love how it jazzes up my weekend outfits when I want to look a bit more polished – particularly when I’m wearing my white sneakers.
L: The Curated blazer* (sz XS), Arket t-shirt (sz S), Frankie Shop trousers (sz S), Celine bag (watch my review here), Sarah Flint pumps* (review here – use ‘SARAHFLINT-BAWHATVEEWORE’ FOR $50 USD off your first pair), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: The Curated blazer* (sz XS), The Fold London dress* (sz UK 8 – new season version linked), The Fold London shoes* (new season colour linked), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
It’s been almost a year since the blazer has been in my life and my wardrobe is so much better for it. I’m kicking myself for not buying the Taupe colour that has now sold out but I’m very tempted by the navy one that is still in stock in my size!
I’m fairly certain that the outfits I’ve featured in the post will convince you to order one for yourself.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Read about my current wardrobe go-tos here and the one mini skirt you need in your wardrobe.