Be yourself and do it your self

Bell sleeved and ruffled blazer

If there is a wardrobe staple that I need to have at all times is a blazer. I do not remember wearing a blazer while I was living in Kolkata because  a) Kolkata is usually warm for most of the year and b) I used to think that blazers are for interviews and such formal events.

However, when I went to France I saw that the French wear blazers for all types of events-be it casual or formal. Of course, it always helped to have a layer handy for the cooler temperatures but it also helped with the styling quotient. A blazer can instantly dress up a casual attire and give it a sophisticated look if you are going from casual to formal or vice versa..

So I had been in the market for a blazer for a while and I knew I wanted one which was a little more dressy and brighter than the blacks and greys I possess.   I had seen a lot of different designs of blazers come into the market lately – designs which were not as structured as the ones I already had in my closet. I went shopping and found this stunning blazer from Topshop with the help of this lovely assistant there. The blazer just spoke to me even inspite of it being a little beyond my pre planned budget. It had a lot going on- ruffles, peplum and bell sleeves and it was in one of my favourite colors- blush pink. Even though it is a departure from the formal blazer I did end up going to interviews in this blazer and there has never been a  time that I have not got a compliment for this bell sleeved and ruffled blazer. It just so happened that I had pumps in the same color as the blazer which I threw on last minute before rushing out for a meeting. It ended up giving me this very “oh-look-at-me-I-am-so-coordinated-with-my-colors’ which I am totally not otherwise.

 

Now that it is getting cooler, I am using it as a third piece and it instantly dresses up the most attire. Did I mention it is cropped which is why it is perfect for my under 5’2 frame.

 

 

 

Here is the blazer which has fetched me compliments from the random-est people including my Uber driver, potential employers and random people.

I have linked similar ones here. Target is offering bell sleeved blazers in 2 colors (under $70) and a military inspired blazer for plus sizes (under $50) here and hereMango has a blazer in white in limited sizes (50% off and under $50). These 3 blazers have buttons which is perfect for the chills in the evening.

Are there any favourite blazer types you have? Please let me know in the comments below.

 



11 thoughts on “Bell sleeved and ruffled blazer”

Leave a Reply