WEEKEND FORECAST: Blazin’ Hot

Style Advice of the Week

You can always spot a vintage blazer miles away due to their often retro and eye-catching colors, padded shoulders and ornate buttons. Their shape, cut and often bluntly popping contrasting colors make them my favorite re-emerging vintage trend and anyone that can pull them off is a hero in my book!

So, I'll call this Fashionista superwoman because she sports this vintage orangey-red blazer flawlessly. By pairing such a statement piece with a simple black dress, tights and ankle boots her ensemble has just the right balance of fierce and subdued and allows the blazer to be the star of the show.

What really makes this blazer amazing in my opinion is the white and navy collar. Its precise and linear shape make it really unique and bold, not to mention the fact that its colors are fabulously offset by the reddish hue of blazer. The navy pocket trim gives the collar a bit more context and allows the coat to tie together as a single piece. The buttons on this Fashionista's blazer were also really beautiful embellishments-navy blue with gold trim- and also helped the blazer to achieve a cohesive look while adding a bit of shine and luxury.

After gushing over this Fashionista's blazer, I was shocked (and immensley jealous) to hear that she had gotten it from her grandmother's closet, along with numerous other vintage pieces that were in her closet at home. She said she had inherited vintage clothing ranging from sequined shirts to retro sweaters to a color-blocked windbreaker-talk about hand me downs! I will definitely be looking out for this Fashionista on campus to check out her other awesome grandma garments and hopefully get inspiration to look for such pieces in various vintage shops around the city!

Hint: To make a bold retro statement like this Fashionista did, look for blazers with complimentary colors and shockingly blunt or geometric cuts and patterns. The opposing colors will actually work harmoniously to make each other stand out and such cuts or shapes add a bit of a dated feel. To add some easy vintage embellishment to an ordinary blazer you can go to any crafts store and look for funky buttons, even mismatched ones if you'd like, to replace the blazer's current ones.

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