After this post, I had so many emails asking where I got my statement jacket that I thought I’d give it it’s own post. In actual fact the jacket is a regular black blazer from Topshop (last season) that has probably seen better days. Rather than abandoning it or relegating it to the back of the wardrobe, I instead blinged it up with a pile of brooches from my jewelry draw.
It literally couldn’t be easier to do yourself. Just take one blazer, pick a colour scheme (I went with a mix of silver, aged gold and cream, but black and white or a pile of floral corsages are also variations I play with frequently), and pin as many brooches or other accoutrements on your lapels as will fit. When you think you’ve got enough, add another five or so
Et voila! No further jewels required. Incidentally, this also works brilliantly around the neckline of an old tank top or tee, or a beloved but tired knit.
Please however ensure that all your brooches are fixed securely in place. I didn’t, and in the process lost a favourite vintage Chanel brooch in the process. Oh London, you really are becoming littered with my Chanel treasures…
So until I’m able to find another, here’s a final farewell to my wee little Coco brooch – I hope you’ve at least found a lovely owner!
So tell me, how do you like to customize or revive something that would otherwise languish in your closet?
Love, Miss B xx