As mentioned at the end of my last post a few weeks ago, today I am going to take a break from my “Staple Series” and start this new one: “Blazer Series.” Now don’t get me wrong, every female should have a blazer as apart of her staples for professional wear, however, with there being so many different types, I felt that this article of clothing is worthy of its own series.
Personally, a perfect fitting blazer elevates my confidence exponentially. From the moment I put one on, I feel like I can take on anything. For those that get confused about the difference between a blazer and a suit jacket, essentially a blazer is a suit jacket but without matching pants.
Blazers come in many styles, colors, materials and therefore, prices. I personally am a huge fan of blazers and wear them both casually and professionally. As such, it is no surprise that they easily dominate a good section of my wardrobe. Throughout this series, I am going to share with you some of my favorites that are all unique in their features and attributes. As I’ve emphasized in past posts, there are pieces of professional clothing where I believe you can get away with by paying less and not notice the difference. However, blazers are something that I truly believe you should never try to “cheap” out on because it is very easy to spot the difference when it comes to the quality and appearance. For most blazers, “what you pay is what you get.” If there’s one thing that I hope you’ll take away from this series, it is to please do yourself a favor and invest in a good quality one. Even if you aren’t going to wear it that often, I personally think it is better in investing a blazer that is say black, navy or grey (something that is neutral and versatile) than to purchase several cheaper ones.
My very first featured blazer of this series is the Wilfred Chevalier Jacket. I won’t deny that this blazer is on the upper range for what I’ll typically pay, however, I saw it as an investment into my career purchasing it. The main reason why this particular jacket has a relatively higher price is that it is made a special fabric from Japan. I particularly love the cut of this blazer and how the “flowiness” allows it to drape over my upper body. If you want to read more about its features, click here.
I will always remember the first blazer I ever bought for my first year of business school and the immense feeling of empowerment that I received from it. Over this series, I am super excited to share with you my “go to” stores and brands that I have found success in when it comes to blazer shopping specifically. As you’ll quickly realize, Aritzia is definitely one those stores. As excited as I am to share, I would also love to hear from you what your favorite blazer is and where you purchased it?
As the school semester is coming close to the end, I just wanted to encourage all of the students out there -whatever level you may be- to keep pushing on and find that inner motivation to finish off strong. I always find myself feeling extremely burnt out and stressed at this time of the year. However, something that I try to remind myself in those moments is: if the main source of my stress is coming from my studies, then I have it pretty good. Instead of focusing on “ugh, another test or another paper”, remind yourself how fortunate you are to be receiving education! I find that perspective is a powerful thing as long as we hold on to it and not allow it to fall into the cracks of our busy days!
I love what Abraham Lincoln once said:
Until next time, work hard and be nice to people!