Casual Luxe

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A plain black tee under a blazer isn’t very exciting…but if you throw a wrap belt over it, all of a sudden the look becomes elevated. I like this belt paired with this blazer for a few reasons:

  1. the longer menswear-inspired length is well proportioned to be belted at the waist. Shrunken blazers just don’t work as well styled similarly.
  2. the menswear-inspired pinstripe is feminized very nicely by being cinched at the waist, creating an hourglass or “x” shape. I love that feminine/masculine juxtaposition!
  3. a wrap belt is generally casual and boho, but when paired with such a masculine power-suiting piece, they meet in the middle to create a kind of casual luxury. I feel they both work to make the other look richer.

— Details —

Blazer Banana Republic (also love the vest)
Wrap Belt Ada (also love this one)
Shirt Gap (similar)
Jeans Rag & Bone thanks to Shopbop (also here)
Shoes Via Spiga (also here)
Handbag thanks to Linea Pelle (similar)
Watch Larsson & Jennings (similar)
Belt Linea Pelle
Bracelet Frye
Jewelry Downtown LA, vintage, Catbird, and Vrai & Oro

— Altered —

Blazer has had the hip & sleeves slimmed

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