There’s something about autumn in Paris that makes us want to embrace colder weather. The trees turn to earthy hues of red, brown, and orange - couple that with a backdrop of the café au lait colored Haussmannian buildings and it has us happily relegating our summer dresses to the back of the wardrobe and reaching instead for cardigans, knits and heavier jackets. One such staple piece is the blazer. With varieties in wool, checked patterns, and warm tones, a blazer is not only a wardrobe essential but a key piece for your fall collection. It has the innate ability to dress up a casual look - we’re thinking jeans and a tee - keep you warm if you’re out for dinner in something a little skimpy, and is the perfect piece for a last-minute lunch meeting.
I for one have already got my eye on a few styles. This oversized, checked blazer (similar option here), which we photographed on a very balmy day a couple of weeks ago, pairs perfectly with a more fitted, straight-leg jean - the slimmer style balances out the oversized shape of the jacket. This time of year go for a darker wash (the ones Marissa is wearing are from Simon Miller), which will contrast nicely with the neutral tones of your favorite sweaters, wool coats, and of course blazers. A low to mid-heeled boot works well with the straight-leg cut. These pointed-toe sock boots from Yuul Yie (with an amazing architectural heel) are great for adding a subtle twist to a more basic look.
For a more polished, business appropriate style, opt for this blazer from Everlane layered over a silk shirt, try Equipment and Joseph. Pair with black wash straight jeans and a block low heel such as these. In the evening through over a black slip dress and finish with a slick of red lippy.
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Words by Savannah Rowe.