MEN'S INSPIRED FASHION: STRUCTURED BLAZER

Hey beautiful people!

You know the phrase "what a man can do, a woman can do better"? Well we woman have not only taken the world by storm but we have also overtaken some men's inspired fashion trends. I'm talking from boyfriend jeans, shirts, blazers basically anything boyfriend related and more locally the Agbada trend which I talked all about here.

Today, I decided to take a little key from the men by styling this structured vintage blazer which is also giving me some utilitarian vibes, you? The blazer was a thrift find which cost me just 800 Naira ($2.50). Now if this isn't a steal then I don't know what is. 

 What I love about the blazer is the little details from the huge pearl buttons to the pockets in the front and of course the slightly loose but structured fit which also makes it seem like a boyfriend blazer, especially when unbuttoned.


In styling I went for a smart casual look with a basic white shirt and high waist pair of jeans. I wanted the attention to be on the blazer hence I kept everything basic and added a pop of red with my favourite Zara pointed heels. I actually also recently styled the blazer in a more relaxed look with one of my favourite trousers styled here and here and a pair of flats. And I will be posting this look some other time.

You guys definitely need to stay tuned because this won't be the last time this blazer is seen on the blog, I'm about to over-style this piece and I'm even thinking of doing a look-book.

Photography by Ruth Audu

Blazer: Thrift || Shoes: Zara || Jeans: Sister || Shades: Street Buy

Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was super productive and I cannot even begin to over stress the power of speaking things into existence which I experienced live over the weekend. Most of you know I take my blog pictures once a month. However, lately I have been having a difficult time at my attempts to stock up pictures. The last two attempts were fails and if you follow me on my Insta Stories you would have seen a little behind the scene glimpse. 

 Feeling frustrated and tired of wasting time, money and efforts, I tried something else. So as I got dressed I began to speak over the day, using Job 22:28 ("Decree a thing and it shall be established"). I decreed that the day would be different, the lighting would be perfect, there would be no rain and we would achieve our goal. And you best believe it worked like play and I just wondered how much more productive, I'd be if a made this a lifestyle.

 It might sound silly but the truth is whatever you believe in truly works for you, I mean remember what Jesus said in Mark 11:24 ("I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you've received it, it will be yours"). Have you tried speaking things into existence? How did it work for you?

How would you style this differently? What are some of your favourite men's inspired trends? Have you bought an interesting thrift finds, please share? Or have you gotten any dope bargains? I'd love to know!

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29 comments:

Oreoluwa A. said...

These pictures are good! Had to look through them before reading the words in this post. The blazer is so beautiful gosh!

My weekend was great! Blogged about it too and I can't wait for what this month has in store for me.

Styling this blazer with a pencil skirt will be so chic for work!

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks girl, major credits to my sister who is actually one of my best photographers ever. And also shout out to God as mentioned above. And to think I almost sold the blazer in my store, glad I had a change of heart. I think it would look great with a pencil skirt too but the right one though. And I'm also looking forward to this new month, will be catching up with your post later in the week. Thank you for stopping by hun.

Jointy&Croissanty said...

Even if in this outfit are some men's inspired trend vibes, you still look very femine and stylish! That blazer looks perfect withe jeans and red high heels!
Perfect combination!

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks girl, was initially going to opt for white jeans actually. Next time however..

Tife Adunade said...

Lovely. I absolutely love this look. And I agree with you when it comes to declaring and speaking into your day, life and situation.

My mom taught me this growing up and I apply it every time. It works wonders!!


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Blogoratti said...

Interesting outfit and look...greetings.

WanShyGirl Blog said...

Sarah Sarah Sarah! Always doing the most. I'm all for men's inspired wear and my favorite pieces have to be shoes and wristwatches. I'm really hunting for a work blazer and I hope I get a good steal like you did. Looking forward to seeing this blazer in more posts to come ☺

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Right, it just works like a charm, I've got to apply it more. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Hmm, nice seeing you on here after a long time, welcome back

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

I love men's inspired shoes too. And I hope you find one cause this blazer is one of my current favorite pieces, stay tuned. Thanks for always commenting girl, means a lot.

Annie Munyenyembe said...

Love this look! that jacket!! LOVE!!!!

Collins Badewa said...

This look is bomb! Love the details of the jacket so much. Reminds me of A Balmain Jacket I saw on the gram some days back. Giving some major work outfit inspo.


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Omolade Ibikunle said...

And yet again, you have slayed!!! Gosh!!!
These pictures are giving me life. Weldone dear

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Lol I can see you really love the jacket, thank you.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Lade. I can't get over these pics too, credits to moi sis.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Really, Balmain? Cool. I love the details too. I'd say work inspo depending on your Field cause for me this look with sneakers instead would also work.

Stephylately said...

Hey Sarah,

First of all, that verse you have quoted has ignited a fire in me. Its a perfect mantra and such optimism turns a normal day into a brilliant one. I always aim at speaking things into existence. Ever since I started doing that, I have seen a major difference in my life.On to the look,I love androgynous looks. The power suit is a must have. You look super confident in it too. Plus I love the pop of colour.x

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Stephy, truer words have never been said. Also look into Matt 18:18, one of my favourite Scriptures on the power of words too. Thanks so much girl.

AMARACHI CATHERINE said...

Nice post baby girl, been a while

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks girl and yeah it has. hope you are doing good.

ChicStyleCheck said...

I have to say, I love a good blazer look.. Loving the way you styled it and that pop of colour with those heels, just gorgeous.

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Iyesogie Ogieriakhi said...

Love the blazer and so can't wait for you style it again. Recently got a bomber jacket ok not recently but I'm still all over it.
I believe in speaking over everything we do and it works.
Stay blessed dear
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Linda Otiende said...

Eish..This look is stunning!I love it

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Right, a good blazer can be life changing. Thanks so much.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Loved how you styled the bomber by the way. And definitely stay tuned for more ways of styling this blazer. Thanks for the confirmation. Bless you too dear.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks Linda, nice to see you on here. It's been a while.

Ogunyemi Bukola said...

love the blazer.
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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks so much Bukky, nice to see you on here again.

Favour Ndukwe said...

now you know blazers are my favourites... love the red pop to the outfit.
Also, it's true about praying for anything. My mom tells me to always ask God for whatever it is I need, no matter how little, just see God as your father.
Nice post.

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