Oh this was so easy it felt like cheating; after all, it's not so much a matter of hunting about to find what will go with a classic navy blue blazer, because of course everything goes with this thing! So rather than just put together random seasonal outfits I went with the idea of showcasing how a navy blue blazer fits in beautifully with so many of the "looks" that are re-introduced and re-cycled into fashion season after season.
I made my blazer using Simplicity 4698, a classic silhouette that is (I think) still in the catalogue today, using deep navy blue raw silk, and lined with matching deep blue lining. Closure is by a single large silver button. Being blue, rather than the usual black, I think has enhanced its usefulness. The fashion gurus advise a black blazer as an essential wardrobe basic but in my wardrobe the blue version has substituted quite happily for and therefore been just as versatile; and furthermore a more interesting option than the expected black. Although I am still considering making a black one too ... one of these days...sigh
So below left; for casual winter days, the (almost) all-black biker or rock chick look. It works, and I reckon is chic-er than a black jacket would have been. Below right; going nautical for summer? Well then, navy blazer mandatory. Will the nautical look ever go out of date....?!
Below left; Grunge, anyone? Probably not a look rocked by the over 25's very often, but I think the classic tailored lines of the blazer lift the whole tone of this look up a tad and make it a very viable weekend bushwalking and picnic option for a well-dressed woman. At right; Naturally the obvious finishing touch to a business appropriate outfit (please just pretend I am wearing flesh-toned tights, which I do not have on in this photo and which would probably be mandatory in the office with an above-knee skirt, right?)
Below left; worn with romantic lacy layers one is prissily transformed into something resembling a turn of the century school schoolgirl. That is the last century just gone, obviously... I really like this old-fashioned look, my favourite here... well, I am just an old-fashioned girl at heart... Below right; with a floaty full-length skirt and flat strappy sandals, channelling the bohemian/hippy look straight from the seventies.
Today I'm sporting the prim and feminine schoolmarm look just above... But which of these looks here is your look?