The Zara Military Inspired Blazer With Burgundy Jeans
Remember when I shared this Zara military inspired blazer with you in a previous wish list post, well here it finally is – worn! I wasn’t sure how to style it and whether or not I should opt for shorts and boots, or whether I should go a bit more classic and to my own personal style, so I went with the latter. It’s a statement jacket on its own so keeping everything minimal and within the same colour palette was what I thought looked best.
I styled the Zara jacket with my 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Ankle Jeans in Mulberry, as the burgundy shade of these jeans was almost identical to the burgundy parts of the jacket, making them the perfect match by coincidence. I then chose my GAP navy long sleeve top as it also complemented the blazer, then finished it off with my black REISS ankle boots, and my Valentino Small Lock Bag in Ivory. The gold hardware of the bag was really complementary to the gold in the outfit, so it was an ideal choice without taking too much attention off the star of this look.
I was thinking that thigh high or over the knee boots might have been a better option, and make more of a statement, but I wanted to keep as much burgundy as possible so I went for ankle booties instead – which I hope look just as good! I would usually wear my bags as cross-body bags too since I like my hands to be free, but wearing this one that way just didn’t work because of all the intricate detailing on the military jacket.
Speaking of which, how amazing are those buttons and the gold trimming? It’s so fancy! I’ve never owned a piece like this and I just find myself staring at it. I wasn’t sure at first just how versatile it was going to be and whether or not I could wear it on my fashion blog more than once, but I’m going to make sure that I do and see if I can style it in numerous different ways while keep it interesting. I am intrigued to know how you would style this Zara jacket though? What do you think my next outfit combination should be when I feature it? Plus, as always, comment and tell me what you think of this outfit here! I’d love to know! Lorna xx.