S L E E V E L E S S B L A Z E R
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that sleeveless blazers are the next big thing, although I did have a little help from Shop Til You Drop and Cue who have featured this style in their Sumer 2011/ 12 campaign. When does a sleeveless blazer just become a vest? I'm not too sure - I think it might be the tailoring, the side pockets, the lapels. Like you can actually imagine someone has gone and ripped the sleeves off it (not encouraged with any old blazers you have lying around). And the best thing about it is its versatility. Chic finish over a blouse or singlet in summer and over a long sleeve in winter (like the more polished version of the fashionista fur vest). I especially love the cut of the sleeve, the almost muscle singlet style rather than the thinner shoulder strap of the traditional vest. The black Cue sleeveless blazer is a must for my summer wardrobe. I hope that I can come back to this post six months down the track and have the satisfaction of knowing I spotted it in its early stages.