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The Fashion Files: Blazers

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Welcome to the first post in Mimi’s fashion file series!  I’ll be providing you with key trends and tips to help you boost your wardrobe. This week, I’ll be looking at the latest trend to hit the high street.  It seems the blazer has come a long way from the days of the suit. It is now a key staple in our wardrobes taking us to work and play. This season the blazer is no longer merely just a jacket, it has taken a life of its own.  Bright colours, bold prints and exaggerated shoulders are a sure way to set tongues wagging.  However, with so much choice available where do you start? Well fear no more. This guide will take you through key pieces for work and play.


In work situations you want to be professional but that doesn’t mean you have to be boring. On the contrary, a bright blazer can really help to update your look. Block colours and strong patterns will certainly up the style stakes. These can be all be worn with great a pair of aviators or even thick framed prescription glasses for a clean summer look.

Day to Day

Let’s face it; we’ve all been there when we wanted to take a casual outfit up a notch. Either for a day shopping with the girls or a hot lunch date. Here’s a tip to create a whole new look, throw on a great jacket. Casual blazers are all the rage this season and they definitely turn up the volume on a plain outfit. The key is to keep things simple. Clean colours and designs will help keep this look casual without going too overboard. Pair them with a funky Clark Kent style of Gucci sunglasses for the full on look!


The latest trends to hit the catwalks and high streets are the sequined blazers and shiny fabrics. This is perfect on top of a classic LBD (little black dress) or with a feminine take on a male suit. You can take these looks two ways, bright and loud or understated glamour. For the loud characters amongst us, bright colours and smooth textures will certainly get you noticed.

With the emphasis on the blazer with its strong colours it is essential to keep the other elements of your ensemble plain with a great pair of shoes. If your not so crazy about bright colours then a plain sequin blazer can be worn for simplistic glamour. This can be jazzed up with some killer accessories:

Pair this with some great shades such as Wicked, Firenze, Roxy and Pall Mall to give you movie star status. Remember, whatever you wear, strut like you mean it. Stay fabulous!

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