They say that the French are the most well dressed women in the world, somehow looking effortlessly gorgeous in whatever they wear.
I can only speculate as to why French women are so fashionable – perhaps it is the easy access to the most famous labels in the world or maybe they are simply born with sixth ‘fashion’ sense – but I have a sneaking suspicion that it has something to do with the number of staple wardrobe items that keep close at hand
These are things like the classic white t-shirt, a pair of tailored pants, a wear-with-anything trench coat and a pair of men’s style loafers.
Joining the aforementioned list of staples, is the classic black blazer – an item that is essential for a French women.
Learning from their example, I think a black blazer like this one by Fate should be a permanent addition to every woman’s wardrobe and here’s why.
It can instantly dress up an outfit.
Throw your black blazer over jeans and a t-shirt and in an instant you are ready to go from the shops, to dinner and drinks.
It can be worn with anything.
The beauty of something black is that it can we worn with any other colour. In addition, the style is incredibly versatile - a dress, jeans, trousers, shorts; you name it, you can wear it with your black blazer.
It can provide the finishing touch to an outfit.
We all know that feeling; we’ve got an outfit all sorted but there’s something missing… Throw a black blazer over the top and your outfit is complete.
It is work and weekend appropriate.
Having a separate wardrobe for work and the weekend can be expensive but purchasing a good quality black blazer has you covered for both!
It can be worn by anyone, no matter what body shape.
Just make sure that you choose a style that suits you (a longer style for taller women, structured shoulders for pear-shapes)