I think Marc Jacobs is my style savior. To be honest though, I never thought I’d be saved by an American designer, but this is the king of consumer fashion we are talking about. Since his debut in 1986, Marc Jacobs has had his finger on the pulse even with all the ups and downs. He was one of the first fashion designers to establish the hybrid of streetwear – a little preppy, a little grunge, a little couture.
Sometimes you can be traveling down one path and all of a sudden be saved by someone from making a bad style choice. I’m not sure why but I’ve always detested 2 button blazers. Maybe it’s because they remind me of my unflattering school uniform or maybe it’s because they feel too conservative, but with one click of a mouse I was saved. As soon as I saw this navy off-white trimmed Officers twill blazer by Mr Jacobs, I just had to have it no matter what it cost to have it imported.
Suitable for any formal occasion or in this case for smartening up a casual look for the first day of London Collections: Men, it effortlessly takes you from a day of shows to night of events without having to worry about outfit changes.
I love the balance of the rich hue and preppy vibe of the blazer against waxed biker jeans and suede trainers. It does make for a look that’s a bit more garden party than the grubby streets of London but you do never know where Fashion Week might take you.
Blazer Marc Jacobs, shirt Uniqlo, jeans Zara, trainers Nike, leather pouch Balenciaga.