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:
- the longer menswear-inspired length is well proportioned to be belted at the waist. Shrunken blazers just don’t work as well styled similarly.
- 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!
- 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
Jewelry Downtown LA, vintage, Catbird, and Vrai & Oro
— Altered —
Blazer has had the hip & sleeves slimmed
I love all of your write-ups! Everything you write makes sense…brilliant!! ;-)
Look is so stunning :) love it
Cute outfit. Love the jeans. What size are they?
Thank you! I’m wearing size 23.
So casual chic. I love the tie belts and how it structures the whole look. I have been into leather ties and just did a post on my blog on leather tie chokers.
what size blazer did you get?
Hi Cindy! I’m wearing size petite 00.