January 31, 2022
A blazer or a cardigan? Or a “sweater-blazer,” which seems to be the best of both worlds? You get to choose, but I think many of us agree that a classic second layer is pretty important this time of year!
Why yes, these ARE the same pants and shoes as last Monday’s post; this is about building a wardrobe, not starting from scratch every week!
If you were only going to have just ONE second layer garment, you could do worse than this:
If you’ve wanted to introduce some camel into your wardrobe, this is a great way to do it! You don’t have to wear it right next to your face, you can brighten up the look with a scarf and earrings…
If you wear lots of shades of grey and struggle to find something to wear over them, don’t forget that black is perfect! And some whimsical jewelry makes the day a bit brighter, too!
If a lovely shade of rust catches your eye, and you’re devoted to warmer shades, don’t hesitate!
It looks a little bit like a black suit, but when you introduce a softly pretty tee shirt, and a great little scarf, it’s a whole different thing…
Of course, wearing a 2nd layer doesn’t have to be AT ALL dressy – even the most relaxed outfit might need something cozy!
I have both a black blazer and a black and white tweed blazer – I’m thinking of getting the tweed one lined… Do you know anybody in Chicago who can put a lining in a blazer? I will pay handsomely!
And yes, I have cardigans. The grey with black stars cardigan, a black cashmere blazer-style cardigan, and a pink J.Crew blazer-cardigan from 2 years ago. They get worn a LOT…
p.s. Four years ago, we were revisiting our medieval architectural symbolism expert, with the gloriously posh black, red and green wardrobe. I want to meet this woman!