I’m all about getting the best value for your money. If you like designer, cool. If you are a sale warrior, cool too. Do what works for you and don’t be fooled into thinking you need something just because you see it all over Instagram or some form of social media. Never shop outside of your budget and leave yourself in a financial situation that will make you feel down or struggling. For me, I love a mix of both high end and high street but I can’t really afford the high end as much as I would like. When I do find something a little more expensive than my normal budget I will save and really think about the purchase. For the most part though, I will be found on the high street looking for pieces that I can afford but still have for more than one season. Another thing I think is important is not to buy into every trend. It will leave you with so much stuff that you won’t get the wear out of or maybe even don’t know how to wear.
I decided I would start a ‘Savvy Shopping’ segment where I would share clothes I believe are wardrobe basics for a lot of people but something you still may not have a massive budget for. I want to help you find pieces you can buy and constantly re-style at ease. Styling is probably one of my favourite things to do in this world. I absolutely love picking out outfits each day so if you ever want a little help or maybe an outfit idea, don’t be afraid to get in touch!
So, to kick start this series of Savvy Shopping I’m sharing 10 blazers for £50 or under.
I picked out some that I feel would slot into majority of wardrobes without being drab and dull. They will add some texture and colour for you to see you through the seasons. They will easily move from your Spring/Summer wardrobe into Autumn/Winter. I don’t think you can go wrong with a good blazer in your wardrobe because they can be so easily styled up or dressed down.
MY PERSONAL TIPS FOR WEARING BLAZERS:
* Try avoid buying a 100% jersey material if you want longevity. Why? I say this because jersey can start to look less expensive just that bit quicker than other fabrics generally do. I always feel it gets a bit worn looking so just bare that in mind if you are looking for a piece that looks timeless. I will share more on fabrics again for you!
* If you have more rounded shoulders like myself, avoid a completely deconstructed jacket. By this I mean a jacket with no lining, shoulder pads etc. The reason for this is because a jacket without any structure tends to make me look bigger than I am. I find more structure gives me better shape. So perhaps if you have more defined shoulders and feel blazers look too formal on you, look for that less structured blazer. This way it will drape easier on you and give a more relaxed feel.
* Get your blazers dry cleaned, even if the label suggests you can wash them. Now I understand if you cannot afford this and you are able to wash them go ahead, but I know if I was to wash a blazer, I would end up throwing it out because I wouldn’t be able to get its original shape back.
* It’s hard to find yourself a nice jacket and not tend to see it on everyone else!! If you want to change things up, see if you can get the buttons changed or if you have had it for the winter and feel like changing it up for the spring, get them changed and it will make it seem like a new jacket.
I really hoped you found this helpful for current/future blazer shopping and don’t be afraid to let me know if there is something you would like me to talk about here. Your recommendations are always welcome!
Louise ✌🏻 x