Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Elegant jackets- yay or nay?

When it comes to elegant jackets, I really struggle to style them. When I was slimmer, I used to wear them a lot, most of the time with skinny jeans, but at the moment, I can't imagine myself in a pair of skinnies. When I was sorting out my pre-pregnancy clothes, I found a couple of beautiful jackets/blazers (in a size 8-10) and I really wish I could wear them again. Unfortunately, it isn't an option. As a plus size gal, I find elegant clothes very tricky to wear, but it doesn't stop me from buying them :) haha. I recently bought a gorgeous grey textured blazer with leather trim and I am in love with the design, but every time I try it on, I look weird and too formal. I might try styling it again with something different, because I adore it.

While browsing John Lewis website, I came across some lovely, elegant jackets from Jacques Vert and I fell in love with a couple of designs. Some of them are on sale and I was tempted to place an order, as they cater for sizes 10-24. 

I am currently looking for a black lace/sheer blazer and the one in the top left corner ticks most boxes. The only thing I am not sure about is the shape- I would prefer it to accentuate the waist. The white lace jacket is close to the shape I am looking for, so I might end up ordering it. The white tuxedo style blazer with black trim is my idea of elegant. It is perfect! For a more casual look- the cropped striped bolero would be my first choice. Worn with a black or white t-shirt, skinny jeans and pumps, it would look amazing. Another type of jacket I would love to wear is a floral print one. I am not sure how I would style it though. Florals are very tricky for me. The last jacket featured is an elegant peachy bolero and I adore the colour- the price is amazing too- only £29.00. 

When I had a look at all the jackets, I noticed that all of them are styled with matching dresses, but I think that it would only suit more mature ladies :) Very classy, but not my cup of tea. I would love to be able to style all the pieces featured in this post in a more casual way.

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  1. I like elegant jackets - I feel that although they can be hard to style, they give an outfit something unique (:

    Yuen from The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

  2. Yayyyyy!! love them all! And I think classy jackets are very chic!
    kisses from Greece

  3. I absolutely love elegant jackets! They can always improve plain or boring outfit! And the pink one is very interesting :)


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