A well cut plaid or tartan blazer is perfect for a work outfit
In the outfit presented today, there are two Burberry items: The tartan blazer and the motorcycle coat that I wore as outerwear (see last photo in this post). I saw a similar tartan blazer on TV – I think it was one part of the Castle series. I fell in love how great that Burberry blazer looked. Prior to this show, I always associated circus and clowns with tartan jackets. Obviously, tartan works well for a work blazer when it is well cut, fitted, and has non-crayon colors. Ok, ok, the tartan of the clown is his work uniform too, but on purpose ugly and funny. 😉
Styling a plaid blazer work appropriately
Since there are some stripes in red and burgundy in the tartan pattern, I added my burgundy cashmere sweater, red suede skirt, and red tights plus burgundy patent leather ankle strap pumps for my work outfit. The Gucci belt picks up the dark brown stripes in the blazer. The linen blouse matches the olive stripes of the blazer. See the links how I styled the respective items in a different way.
In winter switch shoes at the office for best style
The outer outfit drops the patent leather pumps as they are unsuitable for snowy parking lots. Thus, they are carried to the office in the bucket bag. Instead, I wear brown booties for the commute. I like their interesting Louis XVI style heels.
Pull the outerwear outfit together
To keep my ears warm I added the headband. It picks up the light brown of the bag’s LV monograms. Red gloves and the scarf’s red base color match with the tights. The scarf also picks up the olive of the motorcycle coat and the browns of the headband. The colors are not exactly the same, but close enough in tone and far enough away from each other to make it work.
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Photos: G. Kramm
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