Blazers & Berets.

Has anyone else noticed the whole blazers and berets thing taking hold of the blogosphere recently? This formidable duo is literally everywhere and I can’t get enough of it.

Blazers are often super flattering on petites because of their elongating v-neck lines and padded shoulders. It’s a staple item for any woman who wants to appear powerful. And berets, well they’re just the epitome of chic.

For inspiration, have a gander at this selection of fashion bloggers rocking the complementary pairing…

Officially frozen and not willing to move 👀💨💥

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This androgynous look is everything. Perfect for liaising with business clients over a posh breakfast or something equally as grown up and sophisticated. Love the touch of the plain white trainers too, adding a bit of casual.

 

For a girly twist on the beret-blazer combo, pimp up your beret with some embroidery. This pearly number gives off serious Chanel vibes and the vibrant boots pick up the red in the blazer’s check pattern so well.

 

If you love bright colours but feel like they dwarf you, try jazzing a neutral outfit up with vivid accessories. The orange tone in the glasses sits so well against the black base- fun yet classy.

 

City strollin’ with a chai in hand ✨

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Another day, another check blazer. Love the pop of red under the smart grey jacket, it really draws the eye and is effortlessly matched to the nails. The ray bans add another hint of sass and every lady needs a plain black beret in their wardrobe.

 

@honeybelleworldblog nailing that Parisian aesthetic that so many of us aspire to create. Feeling the hat and corduroy jacket combo A LOT. Dunno about you but I personally love brown and black together. The addition of a plain white tee and jeans nicely enhances that laid back chic vibe.

 

A longline blazer with a cropped jumper or high waisted bottoms are great for balancing petite proportions. Leather trousers really spice up a smart look too and I love @thefashionfraction’s use of a contrasting pink base to make things pop.

 

 

Top tips for petites:

  • Go for 3/4 length sleeves or roll your blazer sleeves up to create the illusion of longer arms.
  • Go for a single rather than double breasted blazer
  • Don’t go for anything with lots of material or pockets as you want to avoid bulking
  • Opt for something with vertical lines or seams
  • Solid colours are usually a better option than prints on smaller frames
  • A fitted blazer will make you appear taller than an oversized one
  • Go for a classic V-neck shape to elongate the torso

 

 

For more tips on power dressing for petites, have a read of this.

 

 

 

All images from Instagram.

Featured image: @mynamesdiana

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