I am really into this look, done typically well by Sarah Harris here:
She is wearing with this on her feet a pair of embellished kitten heel shoes from, I think D&G (I might be wrong) but you can finish off this outfit with whatever shoes you like really.
The best thing about this ensemble is that it ought to require no actual money to be spent. You just need 1 pair jeans, 1 largish t-shirt – extra points for a B&W graphic or band t-shirt, one blazer.
Blazers are back, you see. “Where did they go?” I hear you cry. You *ought* not to have been wearing them for the last few years, instead wearing sleeveless jackets, coatigans, cocoon coats, that fucking Zara coat and/or a shacket.
I remember the look of pure and genuine horror on Becky B’s face when she took me shopping once and said “what blazers have you got?” and I said “what’s a blazer?” Okay I didn’t quite say that but I didn’t own any. Becky B was once upon a time Queen of the Blazer, I think she’s stopped wearing them now – she is a hardcore NewYorker these days so she stamps around in Doc Martens and a flak jacket.
Anyway this look really appeals to me as, like all the big-titted, I look best in tailoring.
I was searching for blazers last week, after a disappointing run in with a shacket. I am so fricking *forward*. Tailoring works for me too, but I need single-breasted, as double-breasted always has the effect of making me look quadruple-breasted. What a weird but sometimes necessary word “breasted” is, eh?
I agree on the big titted thing. I can never wear anything without a collar as, for some reason, it makes mine look even bigger.
yes you might as well wear extra padding
Blazers – oh good golly, yes indeed. I used to wear them all the time when younger and tiny-titted; I realised a few years ago that they were the only answer. Tailoring rocks. And yes, Laura, absolutely agree re collars and tits. That took a LONG time to figure out. Add in my very short neck and round phizz and without a collar I look like a (tall) weeble . I also find – this, I think, more a neck thing than a tit thing – round necks have to be approached with extreme caution. T-shirt as above? No. That bloody Boden blouse that they do in every fabric and colour? Nope. Not a hope. V-necks all the way.
And what with the tits making any sort of actual shirt nigh-on impossible, I basically live, unfashionably, in polo shirts all year round *shuffles awkwardly into corner, trying to avoid the rightful wrath of Esther, in judgement upon a poor untrendy Spiker (you’re not just letting me down, or yourself, but all the other Spikers too…)*. But with a good blazer over the top when out *peeks hopefully round corner*.
Do you know, it does boil down to good time-honoured advice: good shoes, good tailoring, nice bag, clean hair, not too much slap and everything else takes care of itself. Oh, and probably a good bra, too.
Sophie you rescued yourself with “good shoes”. Polo shirt away x
Love blazers, I just don’t suit them?? Maybe I need to try on a few more…they always seem to have massive shoulder pads on me and look ridiculous??
Try Zara’s long black crepe blazer, about £59.99. you may like me just have VERY good shoulders (i.e. quite broad) and blazers can make us look like rugby props – something softer and unlined will work better x
I love that – I have “very good” shoulders! I’m not large, but have a terrible time with jackets. I always ask my husband “Trunchbull or fine?” when I try anything on.