My Blazer Collection

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People, I am a woman of my word!

I tweeted about it, took the pictures, and now I’m sharing them with all of you!

Honestly, I was practically sweating to lug all my blazers (from both my closets) to take these photos, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do!

One thing I will mention is that I no longer own 18 blazers, the number has risen to 23.

Let’s have a closer look at my blazers, shall we?

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The Breakdown of my (mostly vintage) blazer collection…

As I said, I own approximately 23 blazers, and of those blazers, 22 of them are vintage (and one is a Chanel look blazer from Zara).

Of course, to a lot of people, it MIGHT seem like a fair few too many blazers to own (especially since, as I type this, I’m expecting my latest vintage fire red Escada blazer to come in the mail from North Carolina…then I’ll officially be the owner of 23 blazers). But here’s the thing: I love fashion and I love to find the find that will fit in well to my established sense of style.

I like wearing blazers with denim and leather skirts and pants, and I love the look of a statement blazer (whether it’s a statement colour or a statement print) as the main standout piece. I get them for ridiculously good prices (because, as I cover an extensive search of Etsy, I discover those special gems that really make an outfit sing).

How many blazers are neutral?

3

Black Ralph Lauren Blazer…

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Black wool Daniel Hechter blazer…

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Navy Bianca Nygard Blazer…

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How many blazers are solid brights? 

6

Cherry red blazer…

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Bright pink Louben Blazer…

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Rust orange corduroy blazer…

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Beautiful cashmere and wool blazer bought from a shop in Riga, Latvia…

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Stunning hunter green Escada blazer…

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Bright red Park Moor blazer…

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How many blazers have a print?

9

My wild woman blazer…

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My ‘Clueless’ blazer…

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Beautiful wool and velvet blazer…

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Vintage Mondi blazer…

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Stunning multi-colour plaid blazer…

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‘Clueless’ blazer #2…

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Beautiful Escada blazer…

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Cream and seafoam green checked Giorgio Armani…

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‘Clueless’ Blazer #3…

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How many are leather or suede?

3

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What brands do I seem to keep buying?

Vintage Escada & Danier (I own three blazers from each brand)…

Any bought brand new?

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My Zara Chanel-look blazer…

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Where do I get my blazers?

I buy from Etsy shops that seem to always be in New York, Toronto, or Riga, Latvia (which may sound strange, but I swear I find some amazing finds from that city, and it’s a personal goal of mine to go thrifting & vintage shopping in Riga, Latvia one day).

In terms of shops, I do find that some places have the best selection (and often for more than just blazers)…

SecondVerseVintage

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What are my most-worn blazers?

 

 

Can you show us some looks?

Certainly!

 

Which blazer takes the gold medal? 

This was a tough one, but it has to be…

*drumroll please*

My yellow plaid blazer (which I bought a long time ago from a seller on Etsy called bootsandbeards.

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The ‘Clueless’ Blazer!

Although it appears to be a pretty dramatic blazer it is extremely versatile: I wear it with dresses, jeans and t-shirts…and it always looks good.

So, that’s my blazer collection in a nutshell!

What are your staple pieces and go-to looks? Let me know (in one way or another)!

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