One thing I said to myself this year is that my wardrobe had to work harder. I didn’t want to add anything that wasn’t an investment piece, versatile or something that I truly loved and could see myself wearing for years to come. The idea is that I want to streamline my clothing into more of a capsule wardrobe filled with items that aren’t trend-driven but instead beautiful, timeless and high-quality. That’s what this Welligogs blazer comes in.

For me a blazer is much more than just something to throw on with jeans, I love being able to wear one with just about anything in my wardrobe, from a beautiful dress to leggings, a maxi skirt, or even a glamorous gown. I even wore a blazer as a cover-up with my wedding dress.

One easy to work look right now has to be the dress-and-blazer outfit. I just adore beautiful dresses worn with perfectly tailored blazers for an elevated and timeless look. Plus, it is super easy to style up from your existing wardrobe. As come on, most people already own a dress and a blazer. The question is do you have two that work well together – I think you will probably find the answer to that question is yes!!!

Autumn styling – team a midi dress with a blazer

There are so many options for the two-piece dress-and-blazer combo, mix-and-match textures and prints, opt for neutral tones, add a pop of colour with your blazer, or go for an oversized beauty to create a statement look. The options are endless. For me, I love working the same colour tones while elevating the look with complementary textures.

This Welligogs wool-blend Hampton’s jacket is perfect for that. The double-breasted style is just instantly chic, the cuff detailing adds a countryside feel to the blazer, and I just adore the contrasting colours and the military button detailing. This gorgeous tailored blazer teamed with the pretty Peter Pan Collared Ghost Dress (M&S) really is a winning combination. The wool-blend of the Welligogs blazer is highlighted beautifully next to the floral print of the dress.

While I may be limiting my fashion spending, I’m always searching for quality-driven British brands to champion, and that’s how I discovered WG. I fell in love with their contemporary, elegant British-countryside styled outdoor clothing. There is something about how they infuse classic heritage design and practicality with a high fashion feel. They do everything from blazers to waterproof and windproof coats, as well as dresses, jumpers, shirts and a great range of boots. Seriously, you need to check them out.

As well as loving wearing dresses with blazers, I’m all for pretty, delicate dresses teamed with chunky boots, and these brown Dr Marten Chelsea Boots really add to the country feel of the look. But these aren’t just normal Docs – the 2976 Alyson DMs have been given a winter performance injection. They are lined with faux fur, so super cosy, they have the brand’s WinterGrip sole, so no slipping about, and they are even made with Snowplow, a grit-and-salt-resistant, water-resistant leather that’s easy to clean. To say I’m a little obsessed is an understatement and trust me most outfits this winter will probably feature these beauties!!!

The final touch to my autumn look is my trusty, hardwearing Becksöndergaard hat. I’ve had this hat for some time and I love that no matter what happens to it, I’ve sat on it, it got soaked, it fell in a mud puddle, and it still looks great. It really is great for those autumn days with a chance of rain.

Thank you to Danielle for this wonderful blog. You can check out more of Danielle's work here.

January 22, 2021 — Jennie Hickey

Leave a comment

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.