Closet Series The Blazer The Blazer

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Welcome to a new (and hopefully regular) feature on the blog- The Closet Series. One of my resolutions this year is to totally revamp my wardrobe. I’m ready to have a wardrobe I can be proud of. First I’ll need to get rid of all the things that don’t fit or that I haven’t worn in years and start stocking my closet with pieces I really love. And I mean really really love- clothes that I didn’t buy just because they were on sale, clothes that make me feel awesome when I put them on, and clothes that I’ll want to wear for years to come.

For a while I’ve felt that some of the pieces I own are too juvenile and I’m ready to upgrade my closet a bit. Not that I didn’t like those items when I bought them, but I think it’s time to move in a different direction. Part of this involves figuring out what I want my closet to look like and head in that direction. I’ve noticed that the outfits I like the most are classic with a little bit of a twist; they’re simple, yet still polished.

I’m beginning with the basics and first on my list is finding the perfect black blazer. I have a black blazer right now, but the fit is all wrong and I feel that it swallows me up a little bit. However, with the right fit/cut, a blazer is a great way to finish off a casual or dressy outfit. Take a look at some options that have caught my eye above and some inspirational looks below!

Black Blazer Inspiration Collage

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Tell me: How do you feel about your closet right now-
love it or hate it or somewhere in-between?

  • Shawna miller

    I’m in between. I have a few pieces I love and some I feel are juvenile. Since I just had a baby everyone is expecting me to have ‘mom’ style and its a bit overwhelming. But Pinterest is helping me with inspiration.

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Congratulations on your baby :) That must be a difficult transition! Pinterest is definitely a great source of inspiration.

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Congratulations on your baby :) That must be a difficult transition! Pinterest is definitely a great source of inspiration.

  • patience isavirtue

    this is a really great plan/series/post nnenna. it’s a really admirable challenge…and is especially important in this age of disposable clothing. best of luck and i’ll keep this in mind as well!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks so much Kaitlyn- I’ll try to keep everyone posted on how it’s going!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks so much Kaitlyn- I’ll try to keep everyone posted on how it’s going!

  • http://delayedmissives.com/ Alex

    I feel like I need to have half of it tailored… including at least half of my blazer collection and all of my coats, haha! You could always try having your current blazer tailored if it has sentimental value!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      No, no sentimental value with this particular blazer- I’m willing to start fresh. Do you have a good tailor in the city that you go to?

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      No, no sentimental value with this particular blazer- I’m willing to start fresh. Do you have a good tailor in the city that you go to?

  • http://twitter.com/sheblog Jenmarie

    I agree, a blazer that fits well is absolutely essential. I have a few and use them all the time!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Here’s hoping I find one I love that’s decently priced! :)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Here’s hoping I find one I love that’s decently priced! :)

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    blazers are always good additions to a closet. get one with a lot of structure which will always make you look impossibly tiny and totally curvy.

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Great tip- thank you! :)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Great tip- thank you!

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