You wake up on time, you have your morning beverage, you drag yourself to the bathroom, brush your teeth, stare at yourself in the mirror and ask: 'what have I done to deserve this?'
We've all had those days (although mine seem to have stretched out into a continuous number of months) where it doesn't matter how well you've slept, how many likes your risqué Twitter joke received or how close Friday 5pm feels, you're just exhausted. You're just done. Hasta la vista world, there's nothing more to offer today. Essentially you've popped out of office on upstairs and your body is just ferrying you around, taking you from A to B whilst you snooze with your eyes open and repeatedly scroll through Instagram before closing the app and opening it again for another scroll 10 minutes later.
The last thing you want to do? Laboriously rifle through your wardrobe, attempting to select an outfit that will mask the melodramatic minion inside.
I hear ya. I used to buy endless crisp, white shirts and fancy tailored trousers for work, but when it came down to it, most days I just wanted to be comfortable and warm so that the day ran smoother. I didn't need to be worrying about a stiff collar jabbing me in the neck whilst I was also trying to make a corporate client's social media accounts ~ interesting ~, or have my little toe swallowed beneath the other four thanks to my hideously tight pointed heels.
Most days a jumper and jeans would suffice - black, if possible, to edge one inch closer to 'smart'. However, some days a knit larger than my desire for an endless cake conveyor belt just wouldn't fit the bill, like if I was meeting potential new clients or we were conducting interviews. On those days, my natural inclination was to default to a blazer. Whether worn with jeans, trousers or culottes, a blazer instantly smartens up any outfit, and given that the ones I choose are often oversized, they're also not too far from comfortable either.
Though I may no longer work in an office, I'm still very much accustomed to the moans and groans of those 'na I really can't be dealing with this' kind of mornings. This is especially true if I'm rushing to get dressed and to the station in time for a day of meetings in London, and on those occasions, I do prefer to look a few dressing levels above very full and comfy. That's when I reach for one of my blazers, popping it over the top of simple pieces which focus on shape and fit as opposed to pattern and colour.
I haven't written a fluffy, fun and frivolous piece about fashion in a while so I thought, 'fuck it, let's shop together, shall we?'. As such I've rounded up a few of my favourite blazers from our go-to high street retailers, a couple of which will be joining my household very soon. Let me know if you'll be relying on any of them come your next I'm-done-with-this morning, or if you've found any gems on the interwebs that I've missed out. Until next time lovelies x