Ever since seeing Blake Lively swan across Manhattan in an array of beautiful blazers on Gossip Girl, I’ve been obsessed with Smythe jackets. The Toronto-based label is well worth an investment and no Canadian closet should be without its wear-anywhere blazer. Of course, the brand is slowly starting to branch into other areas like pants and shirts, but still the Smythe original blazer remains a favourite piece for us peon peasants and celebrities alike — Kate Middleton, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway and Rachel McAdams are just some of those fans.
Now waking us from our winter slumber with the very thought of blazer weather – a rare phenomenon in T.O. – Smythe has recently released its Spring lookbook of board meeting basics, weekend debauchery and brunch time tailoring. It’s a mixed bag of versatility to say the least, but here are a few of my favourite looks.
The Spring watch military-style jacket in surplus grey is a perfectly casuas weekend piece to team over a maxi dress or with fitted jeans. I also adore the wrap skirt in desert print, here ideally matched with black ankle booties.
Show them who's boss in the long shawl blazer, which I do believe has a surprise backless cut-out. Talk about business in the front and party in the back!
This nude boyfriend blouse can take your style from day to night with the mere addition of statement jewelry.
Boh of these looks are divine. First, the metallic rose print on the dinner jacket is oh-so-on-trend for Spring, while the plain black college blazer is a basic that never goes out of the style. As for the Birkenstocks teamed with wool socks, well rules ARE there to be broken, amiright?
A quilted bomber jacket is on my shopping list of must-haves this month, especially when teamed with a cigarette cut, printed pant… or really whatever bottoms are left over come an easy Sunday laundry day.
The full collection will be available in Holt Renfrew from February, but sound off below, what look would you rock the hardest?