"With a twist" might usually conjure up visions of frosty gin-based cocktails, but this fall, thanks to
J.Crew, the phrase takes on a meaning that's a bit less potable: the brand's classic blazers, jazzed up with thrilling details, such as colorful threading against luxe menswear-inspired fabrics, pleated peplums, and secret pockets for toting around lipstick and/or snack packs of pistachios. Ahead, see five blazer-based outfit recipes to check off one by one (and wear on repeat), inspired by references as diverse as English schoolboys-turned-skaters and third-gen Parisiennes.
Take a hunter-green blazer, and add a few surrounding items in the same well-cut aesthetic. Then throw in some streetwear-leaning accessories for a sum total that says, "You have a 50-50 chance of guessing where I went to school, and I'll still ignore your texts by saying that I was busy skating."
Mayfair blazer in four-season stretch, $, available at
Band-collar popover tunic in bold stripe, $, available at
Vintage straight pant in garment-dyed stretch chino, $, available at
Signet Ring, $, available at
Vans® for J.Crew canvas authentic sneakers, $, available at
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Here, a pink herringbone skirt suit is anything but buttoned-up. In fact, it's made modish with loafers, hiked-up white socks, and liquid liner for a cat-eye flick that, altogether, create a look perfect for staying out past curfew bopping to that newfangled rock 'n' roll.
Parke blazer in English herringbone wool, $, available at
Wool mini skirt in herringbone, $, available at
Perfect-fit turtleneck, $, available at
Logan Patent Loafers, $, available at
Topshop Comme Si
Cotton White Sock, $, available at
Comme Si Wolf & Moon
Elsa Hoops, $, available at
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On the menu this evening, we have a midnight-blue smoking jacket, one way: as the main event of a bricolaged three-piece suit. Pearl drop earrings, delicate heels, and an '80s-socialite hair bow make this one a veritable visual feast.
Altina Ankle Strap Sandal, $, available at
Satin scrunchie with bow, $, available at
Delilah Bodysuit, $, available at
Collection pull-on wide-leg pant, $, available at
Parke Blazer In Velvet, $, available at
J.Crew Saf Safu
Blue Eden Love Earrings, $, available at
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Not many of us can say that we were born and bred in the 16th arrondissement. But with a good blazer, neutral palette, and glossy accoutrements, all things are possible, even a high-bourgeois vibe.
Parke Blazer In English Wool, $, available at
Tippi Sweater With Lace Collar Detail, $, available at
9" High-Rise Toothpick Eco Jean In Rustic Ocean, $, available at
J.Crew Charles & Keith
Croc-Effect Knee High Heeled Boots, $, available at
Charles & Keith Mango
Croc-Effect Bag, $, available at
Mango Paco Rabanne
Oversized Chain-Link Bracelet, $, available at
Structured gray wool in a menswear-ish silhouette grounds a very Scandi color scheme — and an otherwise very feminine outfit — for a study in contrasts.
Boyfriend Blazer In English Herringbone Wool, $, available at
Long-Sleeve Everyday Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $, available at
Pleated Midi Skirt, $, available at
J.Crew ASOS DESIGN
Subtract Ring Detail Mid-Heels In Blue Croc, $, available at
Vovonoi Earring, $, available at
L'OEIL Le Specs
Illumination Sunglasses, $, available at
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