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July 19th, 2017

Grey Check Jacket Trend.


Regular readers know that I like my fast fashion just as much as designer.

Room for both in this world and style wins over price tag.


The cleverest, chicest women I know are those who put together mix high and low like wizards. The ones that make you covert the way they put an outfit together not just the clothes.

I use the term Practically Free in jest (and with love) – it’s one of my ‘isms’ –  and despite some social hate I will continue to apply it to bargains.

This grey check blazer is case in point and the fast fashion trend of the second.

Alexander Wang rebooted this late 80’s print and kaboom it was an instant street style must.

That’s because preppy 80’s is perennially cool.  Retro in a good way. Like a John Hughes movie.

Update for 2017 by dressing it with a skinny silhouette (rather than pleated wide leg trouser) on the bottom. Grey goes with most colours but try light wash or black skinny jeans. 

I’ve teamed it here with a woollen polo neck and patent pumps to add a little bit of glamour to the worn-in denim.

Go nuts. Cause this one is…Practically Free.

Grey Check Jacket Trend.

CLICK TO BUY: Daize Long Line Blazer, $99.95 from The Iconic; Atmos & Here Bianca Skinny Jean, $69.95 from The Iconic;  Maples Polo Neck UnderPinning, $395 from Zimmermann; Saint Laurent Patent Leather Pump, $372.41 from Net-A-Porter


Photography by Emmy Etié

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  • Kathryn

    I love you Paula Joye, but can you please just proofread your posts?!!
    As an English teacher, it drives me crazy to read “coped flak” and “wooden polo neck”. You are so much better than this!!!

  • Hi Kathryn
    I can’t poor spelling either – so apologies.

    My posts are proof-read but I far from perfectly – and I do it all myself. Often rushed.

    However, I do have a new, crazy spell check on my web publishing back end that is making big errors. It’s responsible from turning woollen to wooden?! I need to disable it. Thank you for caring enough to write. PJxx

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