Monday, 3 April 2017

The Blazer: Winter to Spring Transition

Spring allows you to get the last bit of wear out of winter pieces when you match them up with last year's summer wear or splurge on a new trend.

Although cardigans are supposed to be a 2017 spring trend, I still prefer blazers.

A lightweight fine-weave wool blazer that you wore in winter can continue through the spring worn with walking shorts, jeans, a pencil skirt or a sheath dress, depending on your needs.

A blazer will:
bump up casual to business casual with whatever you choose to wear to work 
keep you warm in the evening over a lightweight dress. That look can take you through summer evenings as well.  
add an element of sophistication to jeans and a t-shirt

A cardigan just doesn't do it in the same way.

The Smythe Duchess Blazer. Photo Source: KateMiddletonStyle
When it comes to blazers, Smythe is the way to go. A friend in Calgary  introduced them to me and both of us find the tailoring impeccable. The brand is definitely an investment purchase. And, just to let you know, if you buy yourself a Smythe Les Vestes blazer now, you will be wearing it for as long as Kate Middleton has worn hers, probably longer. 

Middleton has been wearing Smythe blazers for the past six years at least. She has worn both the navy and green one-button blazer in 2011 in Canada, and the navy in 2012 in London and 2014 in Glasgow. If Middleton can do that, so can you.

Buy it in a basic colour such as black, cobalt, chambray, navy, army or camel and it will never go out of style. They renamed the one button blazer, the "duchess blazer" after Middleton wore the Toronto brand during her trip to Canada in 2011. 

NICE for Smythe, Middleton and anyone who owns one!


  1. I like them both :) But I wear blazers way more often, especially because of work.

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    1. I'm no longer working in an office setting but I still have a few that have maintained their integrity over the years. I like the look.


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