As we approach the end of summer, I’ve been turning my mind to my A/W wardrobe. Sezane features heavily in my wardrobe as I rely on their pieces for hardworking wardrobe basics. The French label is known for their quality and their timeless pieces so I placed an order last month after an item I had on my wish list was finally restocked.
In this post, I talk through my thoughts of the 5 pieces that I ordered – the Will Jacket, Betty Cardigan, Bettie Skirt, Marcelo Top and Bettany Cardigan. I also filmed a try-on of these items in my video linked below if you would like to hear me chat through my thoughts in more detail.
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#1 – Marcelo top
First up is the Marcelo top, not an A/W top strictly speaking, but considering I’ve been on a racer tank kick as of late, I wanted to give Sezane’s version a try. The style is more relaxed in comparison to the fitted tanks I have in my wardrobe, and the neckline is a mix between a racer style tank and a halter-neck top as the straps taper in towards the neck. I tried on the size XS which was the right size for me – the sage colour is a lovely shade too.
#2 – Betty cardigan
Next up, we have the Sezane Betty cardigan, one of their signature knitwear styles. I tried this on last year in a terracotta shade and I found the colour to be a tad too warm for my skin tone. It was nice, but it didn’t blow me away, if you get my drift. This striped version had been on my radar for some months but was sold out so as you can imagine how quickly I pounced when it was restocked last month! I bought a size XS and it’s a relaxed boxy cut with a cropped length – very flattering for my fellow petites. I was worried the arms might be too long and the buttons too shiny, but alas, there was nothing to fear on both fronts.
#3 – Will jacket
Next we have the Will jacket, a piece I’ve been curious to try for some time given how many colours it comes in. There’s also a version with a wool collar that looks like a Parisian take on a trucker jacket but I figured I’d give the original version a crack first before branching out. This is a longline jacket and I was a tad worried it might hit me at an unflattering point on my body. As you can see from my selfie, the Will jacket’s a pretty good length on my frame. The arms are a tad long but I do like how they looked with the sleeves rolled up to my elbows.
One thing worth noting is the jacket feels like a weighty shirt, or a thinner denim jacket, so it’s of a more lightweight jacket that’s best for the transitional season, or a layering piece during the winter. As someone who wears a lot of button-up shirts as ‘jackets’ in the summer, the Will jacket certainly fits with my personal style, but I am on the fence as to whether it’s a bit too specific with how it can be worn that I won’t get much wear out of it. The colour is great though right?
#4 – Bettie skirt
Here’s a skirt that might look familiar to you – I picked up the navy version last year and it’s been a solid wardrobe staple. The navy version has quite a dressy and polished aesthetic and I’ve been on the hunt for a denim mini skirt to add to my wardrobe for some time now. It occurred to me to just stick to a good thing, and I ended up just picking up the denim version of the Bettie style – a style that I already know and love. And the verdict? It’s a (very predictable) success! I usually size up in bottoms to accommodate my pear shaped frame but I stuck to my usual size AU 8 / FR 36 in this style as I figured the denim would stretch with wear. As you can see, it fits me well.
#5 – Bettany cardigan
To cap off my try-on, I decided to go out on a whim and try on the Bettany cardigan – the oversized collar really appealed to me when browsing the site. I think this is a love it or hate it type situation which has proven correct based on the comments on my try-on video. I do like this style, the collar is so fun and frivolous, but I can’t see myself getting too much use out of this one so it’s safe to say this one is definitely being sent back!
I hope you found my try-on thoughts to be helpful. Sezane continues to be a magical place (that’s terribly dangerous for my wallet!). As always, thanks for stopping by!