They say nothing haunts you like the things you didn't buy—or something like that, right? Regardless, it's a feeling of regret I know all too well.
Last year, I fell head over heels for a cover-up from & Other Stories, specifically a woollen blazer. A light-beige hue with an oversized silhouette and a weighty, woven finish, the blazer would make for the perfect accompaniment to my off-duty jeans-and-jumper outfits. It would also be ideal as a chic throw-on over printed dresses and pleated midi skirts.
Maybe I was waiting for payday, or perhaps I'd recently bought something else. Whatever the reason, I decided to wait for a couple of weeks to treat myself. However, as you've likely already surmised, it sold out before I could get my hands on it. As such, I spent the rest of the year pining after something I knew I couldn't have. What was particularly agonising was the fact that seemingly every influencer I follow owned it.
Thankfully, my forthcoming wardrobe began to preoccupy my mind, and soon, my blazer despair was a distant memory. At least, it was until just recently. Upon scrolling through & Other Stories' new-in section, I found it: the cult wool blazer. Of course, I snapped it up. I already envisage myself wearing it with leather, light knitwear, jeans, and midi dresses to help me stylishly transition into autumn. Yes, I'm already thinking about my autumn outfits, and if you also want to secure the & Other Stories wool blazer before it inevitably sells out again, I suggest you do, too.
Keep scrolling to see how my favourite influencers wear their & Other Stories wool blazer and then shop it. Oh, and don't forget to see the other amazing tailoring options the brand has to offer.
Style Notes: Rachael Clifton brings out the timeless qualities of the blazer with slim-leg jeans and a Breton knit.