“I don’t know, something… festive!” If that’s the response you get from your significant other when figuring out what’s appropriate for the upcoming holiday shindig, these pairings are a good way to dress the (rather vague) part without resorting to typical fair isle prints or looking like you just came off a ski slope sitting by the lodge fireplace trying to fend off frostbite. I got inspired by a sweatshirt-blazer look I recently saw and decided to delve deeper into the pair. Here’s a few graphic styles that caught my eye, which I then paired with tweed jackets. Scroll down, lock in a favorite and comment below with your favorite duo.
Look 1: I’d count on this burgundy RRL patchwork crew to be soft, slightly fitted and supple given the brand’s nature to ensure that the clothes they produce look and feel as worn in as possible. Pairing it beneath a grey jacket, like this Rag & Bone blazer, hints at a subtle holiday color combo and, alas, your answer to sporting “something… festive.” Note: Add a rugged, white cotton shirt with a dark tartan bow tie for mistletoe (or “it-only-took-one-spiked-cider”) success.
Look 2: The minute I hear crewneck sweatshirt, I immediately think of Kenzo. They make some of my favorite (albeit loud) sweaters. Normally statements on their own, this stripy style works well with it’s lighter hue on the color of this Richard James blazer. Make blue the dominant color of this look by finishing it with darker colors or set contrast by throwing on bright scarf.
Look 3: I like to go high-low. This Hardy Amies blazer is an excellent slim-fit style with a nod to military. I’d keep its silhouette in tact with a thin crew like this one from H&M, together bound to provide both a high level of comfort and the right amount of warmth.