We just love a preppy look and nobody rocks the blazer quite like Kate’s little sister. Reminiscent of British boarding school tailoring with a cheeky dash of St Trinians, the blazer is fabulously Sloanie and totally versatile.
Pippa’s blazers come from High Street stores like French Connection and Zara and from super-sleek to nautical chic, this girl’s got a blazer for every occasion. Whether she’s stepping out in Mayfair in her LBD, brunching with friends in Sloane Square or shopping on the King’s Road, she’s rarely without her trusty accessory. Let us guide you through our five top ways to style a blazer à la Miss Middleton.
For summer evenings and warm spring days, find a blazer with gold buttons to throw over your little dress or jeans and tee combo. Blue, red and white all look cute together – even after Labor Day, darlings. Add shades and pumps and don’t be afraid to kitsch it up with a couple of retro badges or nautical accessories like our cute anchor necklace and sailor’s knot earrings. An alternative to gold buttons is a dark blazer with a contrasting trim, or full-on stripes.
For chilly days to full-on winters in the city, style your blazer with a big silk scarf, or go for a super soft pashmina (an old-school Sloanie staple) hanging down loose or looped around the neck like a snood. Experiment with a bit of animal print like Pippa does for extra chic points, then pull your hair back and add big sunnies for brighter days. This looks great with ankle boots and a tote. And where your scarf is concerned, big is best!
Grab your black tailored blazer for travelling to and from evening parties and dinners, or for throwing over a day dress and flip flops when out shopping. It’ll look miles more stylish than heading out in your duffel, and a pressed black blazer is a stunning finishing touch to anything from a short floaty chiffon number to a bold bright shift, statement jewellery and a pair of killer heels.
She might be known for the tailored look but Pippa’s not afraid to hang loose, either. Give your jeans and tee an instant upgrade with the addition of a boyfriend blazer. Keep it feminine with some statement jewellery or a pretty vintage brooch, and kick off your converse in favour of heels for extra glamour. An instant day-to-night transformation. Pippa was recently snapped on the town wearing a gorgeous peachy boyfriend blazer with a black mini skirt and a cropped fine knit sweater – a relaxed look that looked great on her.
A cropped blazer with boots is a smart way to hit the town in colder months, and the cropped jacket is a look Kate favours as much as her sister. Pick thick, tweedy, bouclé fabrics and textures like houndstooth for your cropped blazer, and wear with a fine sweater and a mini plus black tights and tall suede boots for a look that’s positively Pippa. Pair with jeans to wear it like the Duchess of Cambridge.