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Essentials : Episode 04 – Black Blazer

It’s been a while since I have done my latest Essentials episode, almost a month actually, and I quite forgot how fun it is to mix and match brands, colors, fabrics. I said fun, but it is also an extremely time consuming activity, maybe just for me, as I get caught in the “research” and sometimes forget to put a stop to it.

Skipping to the point, this forth episode has all three looks based on a piece that proves to be absolutely necessary in ones wardrobe : the black blazer. I happen to love blazers no matter the color, but somehow the black one seems to be the classic way to go and there’s nothing wrong with sticking to the classics, now and then. You must have already heard by now that old piece of “shopping” advice, that suggests to always think of possible ways to mix an item, with the clothing already in our closet, right before we purchase it and we find at least one combination, it’s safe to know we will actually be wearing that particular item. Well, when buying a black blazer, there’s no need to worry about all that, as you will be able to find a match for it, in a heart beat.

Enough with the bla bla, let’s skip to the important part, the three looks :

Black-Blazer---Cuz-I-Can

I used : Current/ElliotThe Stiletto low-rise cropped skinny jeans ; Maison Martin MargielaStretch-wool blazer ; Splendid Cotton and modal-blend top ; NixonTime Teller ceramic watch ; Dominic JonesScarab Dragonfly 23-karat white gold-plated ring ; MulberryBayswater textured-leather bag ; Miu Miu Suede pumps.

Black-Blazer---Living-In-A-Boys-World

I used : VionnetMatte-satin dress ; Maison Martin MargielaStretch-wool blazer ; Bottega Veneta Blackened oxidized-silver shell necklace ; FalkePure Matt 100 denier black tights ; Church’s Classic Burwood glossy leather brogues ; Anya Hindmarch Mini Gracie leather shoulder bag.

Black-Blazer---Run-The-Show

I used : Eddie Borgo Silver-plated turquoise spike earrings ; Maison Martin MargielaStretch-wool blazer ; Burberry ProrsumBeaded textured-leather wristlet clutch ; Christian Louboutin Gril 120 patent-leather sandals ; Diane Von FurstenbergMara asymmetric sequined silk top ; Todd LynnHerault crepe and leather skinny pants.

Needless to say you can find all of the items on Net-A-Porter.

Essentials : Episode 01 – White Tank

You guys must already have some pieces in your wardrobe that you use as a base for creating different looks. The “Essential” series of posts I’m starting today will focus mainly on this kind of items and will try to serve as a source of inspiration. All that of course, if , some of my ideas will manage to inspire you in creating versatility in your everyday outfits. I decided to start with the so much used & always present : Mr. White Tank .

The following three looks I will post having a white tank as a base are composed by randomly selected “designery” items that I liked. All of them are from NET-A-PORTER, but I bet every single piece can be replaced with something that we can really find in our closets.

The first look is the cozy & comfortable one, with a bit of an edgy touch, perfect for running errands, talking a walk, you get the point :).

01.White-Top---Cozy

I used : Alexander Wang – Wool Sweater ; DKNY – Pocketed Leather Tote ; Splendid – Cotton White Tank ; Elizabeth and JamesWilda Suede Ankle Boots ; IsharyaGold Plated Glass Ring ; Alexander McQueen – Leopard and Skull-Print Silk-Chiffon Scarf ; Joseph – Leather Leggings .

The second look is more of a minimalistic look, clean & chic :

02.White-Top---Girly

I used : Helmut Lang – Ember Crepe Blazer ; Dannijo – Silver-Plated Swarovski Crystal Necklace ; Splendid – Cotton White Tank ; J.Crew – Twill Shorts ; Alexander Wang – Adele Leather Fold-Over Trunk Clutch ; LD Tuttle – The Empty Leather Ankle Boots ;

The third and final look is so autumny , perfect for warm fall days. You might have noticed by now that I`m not big on mixing prints and crazy colors, I’m always attracted to nudes , I’m “minimalistic” when it comes to colors :). But I do like seeing other people wearing the – what I like to call – “crazy outfits”.

03.White-Top---Downtown

I used : Vince – Belted Knitted Wool Cardigan ; Bottega Veneta – Intrecciato Leather Clutch ; Splendid – Cotton White Tank ; Nixon – Leather & Stainless Steel Watch ; Duro Olowu – Printed Silk-Satin Maxi Skirt ; DKNY – Suede & Leather Ankle Boots .