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Bringing back the no-nonsense working girl look (of the girl boss variety) thanks to an extra sharp blazer with a well fitted skirt suit. With all the nineties throwbacks and old-school references being thrown around in the fashion world, we can all be forgiven for regressing somewhat. Oversized hoodies. Velvet. Slinky slips, Well-worn denim. The 90's revival has sunk it's teeth in well good. I love the 90's trend but it does not inspire me to feel powerful and inspired. There's a part of me that will always like dressing up sharp. When I'm not lazily relying on my hefty stack of cashmere snuggly sweaters, I'm all about embracing the aesthetic of a straight-talking, decision making boss lady.
A-line maxi skirts which have actually been tailored to fit just-so. Crisp white shirts that are familiar with the concept of an iron. And double breasted blazers with shoulders so sharp and lapels so purposeful you know they mean business. Like all things in life, if I'm going to do something, I'm all or nothing (also applies to ice-cream, avocado and toast and data usage). So if I'm going to get down with business, then I say embrace the structure, but change up the traditional sartorial suits. Keep the white shirt, double breasted blazer, and black pumps but find a subtle patterned DIY belt to cinch in your waist for some definition. Even a little pinstripe tie will do the trick. Roll up the cuffs in a Don Draper meets the modern woman, circa now.
The black blazer has been a part of my sartorial repertoire since I discovered it could make any outfit (see style posts) look somewhat sophisticated. Hence the introduction of grey and camel blazers - both classics in their own right - the same rule can be applied to the black blazer: use it to bring a straight-shooting professional air to your look. So, ditch the crushed velvet jumpsuits for a black blazer this work week and remember to strut with attitude. Let me know your thoughts on the perfect black blazer in the comment section below!
Peace and Love,