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Tall Girl's Fashion // How to style a grey blazer

A suit doesn’t have to be black, a blazer doesn’t have to be the same colour and fabric as the trousers and grey and navy look great together. That’s my three tips of the day. Finished!

In all seriousness, I think that in most cases it’s boring to wear a matching suit, especially if it’s in a neutral conservative colour like black, grey or navy. I do love a good matching suit when we are talking an unusual colour and a cool cut, like a fitted bright red or white one with cigarette trousers or a slightly oversized 1980s number, for instance.

Since I’m more of the creative and less of the business type, my jobs have luckily been with smaller companies that didn’t have a dress code. I was allowed to wear whatever I wanted, or in some cases, what was appropriate for a semi-professional meeting. This means that the last dark suit I owned was over 10 years ago and I don’t miss it the least.

While I dream of one day owning a YSL SL black women’s tuxedo, for now I’m very happy to mix and match my collection of blazers with both casual and more professional-looking skirts and trousers. Today is an example of this mix’ match — I’ve matched a deconstructed blazer from Margiela’s collection for H&M with navy pinstripe trousers and a feminine floral blouse. The outfit is the perfect balance of playful and serious, feminine and masculine, creative and professional, while still being appropriate for a business meeting. Yes, it’s complicated, just like moi and every other woman I know!

How do you like to style your more “serious” blazers?

Tall Girl's Fashion // How to style a grey blazer

H&M grey blazer // Banana Republic pink floral blouse // Marc Cain navy trousers // Gabor black boots // Longchamp mauve handbag // Snø of Sweden golden earrings // Silver/black belt is souvenir from Botswana // Komono golden watch // Unknown brand gold necklace

Tall Girl's Fashion // How to style a grey blazer

Tall Girl's Fashion // How to style a grey blazer

Tall Girl's Fashion // How to style a grey blazer

Tall Girl's Fashion // How to style a grey blazer

  • As I no longer work in a corporate environment I like to still wear my suits as separates. Love the grey and navy combo! As always, you look lovely! x Allison

    • Thanks! It’s great to wear the suit as separates, as one gets so much more wear out of the pieces. If it’s a trouser suit, I tend to wear out the trousers looong before the jacket, though. I have a couple of blazers in my closet that are still in rotation and no longer have a mate. They’ll survive. xoxo Anett

  • This looks great and I totally agree that grey and navy play very nicely together! I typically only wear a matchy matchy suit on interviews. Otherwise, I like to mix it up with my blazers. I really want to invest in more blazers this year because I’ve worn my grey and black ones near to death so I know they’re a key piece in my wardrobe. I’m now looking for blazers with some texture or unexpected details or color.

    • Yes, interviews are typically when we wear our suits and are our most serious selves, that’s so true! We don’t dare to let them see that we are creative and have a personality. The relaxed dress code is one of the best things about working in more creative companies! I sure don’t miss the suits I had to wear every time I met with customers in my job in Edinburgh. My days were a sea of (middleaged) men in black or grey suits… 😀 xoxo Anett

  • Eva

    Hei Anett.
    Dette var virkelig et fint antrekk og en inspirasjon.
    Liker veldig godt buksene dine, er de lange i bena?
    Hilsen Eva

    • Tusen takk, Eva! Ja, buksene har flott benlengde og er også lagd av en ullblanding, så de er perfekte vinterstid. Jeg kjøpte dem for 3-4 år siden på salg i Bergen, men jeg ville sjekket ut andre Marc Cain-bukser, om du kommer over dem. Siden det er et tysk merke er plaggene gjerne lenger i passformen enn standardmerkene. Merket selges hos flere butikker i Oslo + resten av Norge — her er lenke til butikkoversikten: https://www.marc-cain.com/en/stores/ Lykke til! xoxo Anett

      • Eva

        Supert, tusen takk.
        Skal titte innom Gaia neste gang jeg er i Oslo.
        Hilsen Eva
        Hilsen Eva

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