Monday, October 6, 2008

Fad to Trend: Trail Blazer

Ever since Balenciaga showed crested blazers in their Fall 2007 collection, these prep-school comebacks have been on everyone's mind. It wasn't until this fall, however, that the crested blazer truly found its way onto the pages of Teen Vogue and the streets of Toronto, Montreal, New York, and Los Angeles alike (partially due, we believe, to Gossip Girl). These blazers come in a variety of colours depending on the designer and with a range of different sized and coloured blazers. We love navy and gold for a classic high school throwback, but feel free to get creative with red, green, and everything in between. Since the weather is getting cooler, try looking for a blazer in wool or cashmere for warmth and layering purposes. Pair the blazer with a striped scarf and loafers to complete the collegiate look or change it up with pumps and a pashmena scarf for your workday. We love Club Monaco for a toned-down black, Ralph Lauren for a strong and bold crest, Talula at Aritzia for soft wool and cashmere in grey or navy blue, or Forever21 if you're not looking to invest too much.

If you're not the blazer type but want to embrace a crested button up or sweater, try Club Monaco or Forever 21 for sweet cardigans. Back to the books never looked so hot.
Above: Balenciaga Fall 2007. Top to Bottom: Ralph Lauren, Forever 21, Joules

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