When I first started wearing the hijab about seven years ago I had to find ways to utilise my already-existing clothing pieces, as overhauling my entire wardrobe was not a viable option for my wallet + bank account (but not-so-oddly the complete opposite of what my heart said). 

That meant "hijabifying" said pieces was crucial but turns out it wasn't all that difficult. I already owned a bunch of cardigans, jackets and blazers which "rescued" a lot of outfits; I could still wear my favourite sleeveless/short-sleeved tops and dresses just by throwing one of those outerwears over them.



      My taste inevitably changed over the years; I often overlook my old cardis as I'm now a total denim jacket gal but blazers are definitely my pick for the most versatile outerwear. It's easy to dress them up and down, plus they go with everything. There are plenty of ways to wear a blazer too: button it up, wear it open and loose, belt it, tuck it in, etc..
      (Tucked-in blazer is now a thing, as I recently discovered. Also: ten points if you can name another way to wear a blazer!)

      See more of my blazers: Grey pinstripedfloral print & part of this houndstooth suit

        We're still in that "Blazer Moment" which means there are crazy many options out there. Even though my go-to blazer is the long navy one I bought in Tokyo, my personal fave at the mo is this glen plaid blazer which I've paired with a black maxi dress here (probably bought in 2006 or 2007 and in amazing condition, so proud of this fact), super cute bronze ribboned mules I got recently, a little vintage "flurry" bag and statement earrings.

        I wore this plaid blazer on my birthday this year but my first outfit on that day (I'm a high-maintenance birthday gal) consisted of a different blazer

        If that isn't proof that I love blazers, I don't know what is.


        Some think blazers are too serious for regular daily wear, which is cool, as to each their own.
        How about you though? Are you a blazer fan as well?

        Wearing: H&M glen plaid blazer  |  Mango ribbon mules  |  Bag from Kinji Used Clothing, Tokyo  |  Lovisa earrings

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