Tailored Separates are part of my day-to-day style. It’s a look that makes you look chic and expensive when really all you’re wearing is a nice blazer, t-shirt and jeans! This semi-tailored chic look is a form of casual power dressing. So I’m back again with another post, sharing a look I wear to work on client meeting days or to the bar with friends.
Although I’ve been away from the blog, social and even YouTube for a while. The break was well and truly needed. I’ve experienced the effects and subsequent benefits of change, and I’m embracing the woman I’ve become. Sometimes when you don’t see results, or feel a little stagnant change is what you need. Anyway, that’s what January’s musing has been about, which I’ll share in an up-and-coming post. But for now, let’s discuss tailored separates.
REISS always do the best-tailored suits and blazers on the high-end, high street. Every button detail is actually functional on the sleeves, and the lining has been cut and sown perfectly – without the excess fabric moving when you wear it. Those are the two main ways to tell if a blazer is cheaply made or not. REISS being the premium end of the high-street, their blazers usually retail for around £200 plus. However, due to the detail that goes into them, it is worth every penny.
In order to achieve the tailored separate chic look, is to mix and match trend pieces with classic items of tailoring. So for example, a pair of chinos or tailored trousers with an oversized jumper and slingback kitten heels. Or in my example, a tailored blazer, with simple blue jeans and my trend piece – a mini bag from Balenciaga. The key is to have one tailored item in your outfit, and trend piece accessories.
This blazer has been a firm staple in my wardrobe, and versatile to style. It’s actually the same blazer I styled in my previous post ‘Blazers & Black Vinyl Trousers’. It’s important when buying a good blazer, it goes with a few items in your wardrobe. It should be a staple piece to help you build ma capsule wardrobe. I’m a firm believer in investing in your basics, so I nearly always opt to shop more premium high street to designer. Anyway, let me know what your thoughts are on this look!