How to wear my lilac blazer?

Bonjour Aloïs, 

I love your blog!  I don’t know if you’re taking questions for the Look Maker or not, but I have one.  I recently succumbed to a great sale and bought a lilac velvet blazer (image attached). How can I wear it without looking like Willy Wonka?

I am short and curvy/hourglass, middle-aged and fair with light brown/grey hair; I’d be especially interested in ideas involving skirts and dresses. 

Love to you and Paris,


Bonjour Cathy,

You did not choose the easy way, I must admit ^^

A lilac blazer can indeed make you look like a Gilderoy Lockhart or the queen of England (forgive me Elisabeth to always quote you as a don’t).

Here is how you could make it look great.


1/ Blazer cool

Lilac blazer outfit #1

Shades of pastel work wonder together! They make you feel like spring has already sprung.

Add jeans and raw minimal shaped earrings and you are ready to rock lilac.

2/ Cosy fashion

Lilac blazer outfit #2

Grey, white and silver feel urban and sophisticated. They make lilac feel more futuristic than retro.

3. Chic in lilac

Lilac blazer outfit #3

Doesn’t black and lilac sound like you are a manga goth princess?

But with modern androgynous shapes such as a fluid shirt, cigarette pants and a minimal clutch, they take you to a whole new dimension.

Dare a flash of yellow as a detail, it is an unexpected yet very efficient and grown up pairing.

4/ Modern princess
Lilac blazer outfit #4
This look is super sophisticated and requires lots of attitude.
Basically this is the silhouette of the season: chunky knit + knee length fluid skirt + high boots in a palette of refined fabric and delicate nudes.
Add some red or coral lipstick to give it a final quick,
Et voilà!
My lilac shopping: 
Lilac oversize scarf, perfect with a neutral colored outfit!
Lilac cropped tee: pair it with anything high waisted
Lilac button up with little red hearts: living proof lilac and red are a match!
Lilac pencil skirt: pair with a cool Tee-shirt or a slightly oversize sweater for instance
Lilac tiny cardigan with a red heart: so adorable worn closed on a fluid skirt or opened on a breton top with jeans.
And you? Do you feel like wearing lilac? You should because…
Says the lilac’s fairy
2 Responses to “How to wear my lilac blazer?”
  1. Eugénie says:

    Suggestions aussi jolies que pour mon manteau menthe. Je note la persistance des accessoires métallises. C’est vrai que c’est charmant avec les couleurs pastel.

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