Four ways with an over­sized blazer

Sunday Star-Times - Sunday Magazine - - STYLE & LIFE - Model Kelvin from Clyne Styling Karlya Smith / Pho­tog­ra­pher Belinda da Mer­rie Pho­tog­ra­pher’s As­sis­tant Tay­lor Prichard Hair Makeup So­phy Phillip Worn through­out: er,

Over­sized cloth­ing is, ad­mit­tedly, , hard to pull off. I tried this Kow­tow blazer on be­fore we pho­tographed phed this week’s model, Kelvin, and found ound it only looked good on me worn open pen with the sleeves pushed up. If I was hunt­ing for a light­weight blazer, I’d try a shorter cut for r com­par­i­son.

That’s not to say over­sized cuts are only ly for the long of limb. If, like me, you have a dif­fer­ent body dy shape and less height than Kelvin, you might be sur­prised rprised how a lit­tle tweak­ing and thought­ful pair­ing ir­ing can al­ter the fit and use of any gar­ment.

For any look to work, you need bal­ance. e. If you’re widest on the bot­tom half it may look more flat­ter­ing to add a lit­tle vol­ume like e this up top, and bal­ance it with trim cut pants or a dress with a straight cut.

You’ll know when you’ve found the ideal al jacket for you, as it will work in all it­er­a­tions. And nd that’s good be­cause if you can make it work, ork, a light­weight blazer can be very ver­sa­tile. Colour­wise, if pink is not for you, there’s also a cham­bray blue ver­sion that may suit. de­par­ture blazer, $249 Look 1 Sh­jark Col­umn T-shirt, $149 Sylvester Util­ity pants, $269, at Kate Sylvester es­ter Witch­ery Zoe slides, $110 Look 2 Adi­das XBYO hoodie, $160 Kow­tow Clas­sic pants, $199 New Bal­ance sneak­ers, $170 The Ware­house cap, $6 Look 3 Sh­jark Boule­vard pants, $339 Sol Sana slides, $125 Coun­try Road plaited belt, $80 Look 4 Camilla and Marc Et­tore dress, $699 Ruby purse, $99 Witch­ery Coco heels, $200 Vin­tage ear­rings, $4, from a se­lec­tion at Aro­hanui Hos­pice Shop Levin

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