The Velvet Blazer
I wanted to talk a little bit about an amazing new blazer I got a couple of weeks ago that I am totally & completely in love with. I have been digging blazers a lot lately. They have always held a special place in my closet, however over the last 6 months it seems I’ve deepened my relationship with them even further. I think the past few months alone I’ve picked up 4 new blazers! While I tend to get a lot thrifted (as blazers are one of those items that seems to have a whole thrift store section devoted to them) In addition, blazers tend to hold well over time and a lot of the style seem to be pretty classic, so you can find some really great used stuff. But, that’s a whole different blog post! I do sometimes buy brand new blazers & that is what I want to talk about today!
I had my eye on this one particular blazer for months! I’ve been trying not to spend every single paycheck on clothes, so I kept putting off buying this bad boy, but man oh man I am so glad I did! I got it from Chicwish for under $70.
I have worn it a few times, but want to note two specific looks I wore this amazing blazer with:
This was my outfit for Valentine’s Day. Of course I had to wear this burgundy velvet blazer! It is the perfect color, and it kept me warm during the chilly Hallmark holiday. I wanted to have a romantic look, but also something that would work well for the office and still be unique. I think I nailed it! The floral ruffle dress definitely adds that romantic element, and a touch of sexiness with the sheer aspects and lace up kitten heels. The blazer makes it work appropriate while also giving it that unique touch I was looking for.
More artsy look…
I wore this over the weekend a few weeks ago. This blazer with thick rimmed glasses and a patterned scarf definitely add an artsy touch to this blazer. I always want to do monochrome type stuff, however really struggle with putting that look together. The blazer & the scarf do add that element, which I like. I feel like this outfit could work for the office, a date night out, or whatever. It is definitely quite versatile! And as many of you know, I’m all about some versatility in my clothing.
I can’t wait to style this blazer with even more of my clothing. I know that an all black look paired with this blazer is 100% happening! In addition, I do want to down play it with some boyfriend jeans and maybe a tshirt of some sort… still need to work out those details.
If you want to shop this EXACT blazer it can be found here!
Chicwish also offers it in a gorgeous dark green!
Here are a couple similar burgundy velvet blazers I found online:
What do y’all think of this velvet blazer? Is it something that you would wear? Please let me know in the comments below.
Cheers & stay chic!