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Chelsea boots and a blazer

(28 Posts)
OuterFromOutersville Wed 26-Feb-14 14:19:10

Right, you S&B lot smile. I saw a woman yesterday with a blazer, skinny cords, and chelsea boots on - she looked great. I usually wear a cardigan, skinny cords, and biker boots, but now I want to be her grin. So, does anyone have any blazer or chelsea boots recommendations? I'm thinking a dark grey blazer and black boots...

cloudskitchen Wed 26-Feb-14 17:04:58

I keep thinking I'd quite like a jersey blazer so it's a bit more casual. John lewis have a few different brands at the moment. Not sure on the chelsea boots.

AlpacaYourThings Wed 26-Feb-14 17:08:31

Russell and Bromley do very nice tan and black Chelsea boots.

5madthings Wed 26-Feb-14 17:08:38

i got a nice blazer in h&m last week. very impressed it looks fab with jeans. i want to get anothet one now.

apparently zara does some nice ones.

no idea re the boots.

5madthings Wed 26-Feb-14 17:09:49

actually just realised my toddler has chelsea boots!didnt realise they were called that...matching my toddler would not be cool!

OuterFromOutersville Wed 26-Feb-14 17:13:53

clouds, I've bought a couple if jersey blazers before (both Hush), but didn't click with them. I'm thinking sharp tailoring this time.

Alpaca, I love those boots, but they're too expensive for my first pair of chelsea boots I think! I was thinking up to £100.

5madthings, grin at matching your toddler.

WhereIsMyHat Wed 26-Feb-14 17:14:59

I saw these in clarks last week and they looked great in real life

I saw a lady dressed as you described today but with jeans in place of cords, she looked very smart.

OuterFromOutersville Wed 26-Feb-14 17:24:20

Yes, I was just looking at those online WhereIsMy, but I think I'd prefer a black sole.

AlpacaYourThings Wed 26-Feb-14 17:28:50

Oh sorry! smile

WhereIsMyHat Wed 26-Feb-14 17:29:23

Yeah I agree, how about asos

WhereIsMyHat Wed 26-Feb-14 17:33:22

These dune ones are nice here

5madthings Wed 26-Feb-14 17:45:27

my daughters ones are blue, they are lovely and she often gets compliments on them. they are by petasil.

5madthings Wed 26-Feb-14 17:49:34
they do them in red as well. they actually go up to my size as i am only a 3 or a 4!

they are lovely and very good quality.

anyone know where to get nice blazers?

also skinny cords. i tried some in next the other day but wasnt sure.

MamaMolho Wed 26-Feb-14 17:57:31

I just got some black Chelsea boots from Russell and Bromley and I love them - so comfy!

popcal Wed 26-Feb-14 18:22:17

I got some Barbour black Chelsea boots and have worn them loads. Cost £85.

OuterFromOutersville Wed 26-Feb-14 18:29:48

WhereIsMy, ah, asos has loads - thanks, I'll have a look through them on the laptop later. The dune ones are nice actually smile.

5madthings, they're so cute! I might get away with kids ones as I'm only a size 5. I bought all of my skinny cords from hush, I really like them. They're all cool wash unfortunately (which most things from hush seem to be?), and I had to have them shortened too (5 foot 5.5 inches). But saying all of that, I've got 5 pairs blush.

OuterFromOutersville Wed 26-Feb-14 18:31:46

Don't say that Mama grin, I already love them.

popcal, I did wonder about Barbour ones... Are chelsea boots basically jodhpur boots then?

thesaurusgirl Wed 26-Feb-14 18:34:26

Joseph and Maxmara are the best place for classic tailored blazers in proper suiting fabrics.

You'll end up paying the best part of £500 but if you avoid fashion extremes and go for one without shoulder pads, and don't dry-clean it too often, you'll be wearing it for the next decade.

OuterFromOutersville Wed 26-Feb-14 18:40:07

Thanks thesaurasgirl, I love blazers, but I'm not sure I could spend £500 on one! I have spent (to me) reasonable amounts on similar things before, and have felt that I got good value as I wore them for years and years.

I like this Barbour blazer quite a lot.

LordPalmerston Wed 26-Feb-14 18:43:22

its a bit county... the blazer

and the cords together.... chocolate lab anyone/

OuterFromOutersville Wed 26-Feb-14 18:44:59

grin LordPalmerston. I think you might have a point. I nearly wrote that it was possibly a bit OTT. I'd like it more if it was dark grey, and if it didn't have the suede collar thing.

thesaurusgirl Wed 26-Feb-14 18:53:22

Far be it from me to be your pusher, but I don't think it's an extravagance to spend a lot on such a classic item. Investment dressing is a load of phooey as far as I'm concerned, but I've never regretted spending money on top quality coats and jackets/suits, which I mix up with Uniqlo and Zara.

If you can't justify the spend, have a look at J Crew, Banana Republic and Massimo Dutti, who are all good at classic tailoring.

I find Zara blazers a bit thin and shiny, though their faux Chanel numbers are great.

The 'county frump' look is only a worry if you're heading into middle age and did the BCBG look first time round in the 1980s. You can look a bit more urban and edgy by going for black or grey rather than the usual navy.

LordPalmerston Wed 26-Feb-14 19:48:22

* ruffles pearl necklace*

LoveVintage Wed 26-Feb-14 20:01:46

brown and black Chelsea boots on Brand Alley, others as well.

OuterFromOutersville Wed 26-Feb-14 20:40:51

<weeps> I've checked the internet, but there are no edgy dark grey blazers anywhere.

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