February 21st, 2018
Street Style

Not Your Boring Blazer

A navy blazer with a white button-down and jeans is certainly a classic go-to look, but I’m inspired by the way these women have styled theirs. My friend Alyson of That’s Not My Age above breaks up a jumpsuit with a velvet blazer, and Lauren Santo Domingo below wears a Sacai parka/blazer combo. Thank you, Lissa, for the correction—I’d initially misidentified LSD’s jacket.

Images courtesy Vogue and Vogue Paris


What's New


Everett leather tote bag


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Caged satin minaudière


Wool-crepe strapless top


Vokayo high-rise straight-leg jeans


Garcon suede loafers


Laser-engraved logo belt


Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress


Cropped leather jacket


Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings


Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket


Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Logo-embellished leather loafers

  • Ah, thank you, Preston. The Not Boring Blazer could be your new ‘white jeans’ series…

    That's Not My AgeFebruary 21st, 2018  1:34 PM

  • what is the jacket that she is wearing underneath? It looks warm.

    judiFebruary 21st, 2018  4:42 PM

  • Alyson looks fabulous and effortless. LSD is beautiful but always looks like she’s trying so hard.

    KathyFebruary 21st, 2018  5:43 PM

  • LSD totally knocked off Sarah Ruston! Identical copy

    MaggieFebruary 21st, 2018  8:01 PM

  • I agree with Kathy and Maggie – it looks over-worked. Blazers just don’t go over winter coats. Under, yes. Over, no. Also, if it’s cold enough to wear two coats, why is she running around in sling backs? For me, critical elements of chicness and excellent style are sensibility, practicality, and function. The look at top is not only handsome, it also makes total sense.

    PaulaFebruary 21st, 2018  11:55 PM

  • I’m with Paula on this!

    KarenFebruary 22nd, 2018  8:09 AM

  • I had a typo- it is Sarah Rutson- not Ruston- but a glance at her latest Instagram outfit post is uncanny! Street style used to be about originality but now it seems to be highly redundant and white boots driven! Thanks to Preston for consistently highlighting interesting women of quiet style.


    MaggieFebruary 22nd, 2018  8:11 AM

  • LSD’s jacket(s) is Sacai.

    LissaFebruary 22nd, 2018  9:12 AM

  • Alyson looks chic and comfortable which is a winning combination every day of the week. I love what a blazer adds to almost any outfit, the “almost” being illustrated by look number two.

    SueMFebruary 22nd, 2018  9:14 AM

  • At least Sarah Rutson wore hers with practical boots! Question is…who wore it first?

    bisbeeFebruary 22nd, 2018  10:01 AM

  • Instead of piling on Lauren Santo Domingo, I’d be curious to know who wore the look first. Maybe they both spotted it in/on a third source and adopted it . Almost every look I see on well-known people anymore, whether head-to-toe or just a small detail (like a scarf wrapped around the wrist) is derivative.

    AliFebruary 22nd, 2018  10:08 AM

  • Lissa, thank you for the correct identification of her coat. I was mistaken, it’s not a blazer over a parka, it’s one combined jacket by Sacai, but they can also be worn separately.

    PrestonFebruary 22nd, 2018  10:08 AM

  • Does anyone known who makes the jeans that LSD is wearing?

    MargaretFebruary 22nd, 2018  10:49 AM

  • I love blazers but was beginning to think they were boring so would love it if you did a series!

    MarcyFebruary 22nd, 2018  6:02 PM

  • Love the style of both these ladies, but gotta say I can’t wait to replicate LSD’s look! And on the who wore the look first, LSD or Sarah Ruston, you know what they say about imitation. One of them is the stylist’s stylist and probably happy to be!

    KWFebruary 22nd, 2018  6:43 PM

  • It’s very interesting that everyone has a pretty strong opinion about the Sacai jacket. In view of the fact Preston’s confirmed that it’s actually one piece of outerwear, it’s seems to be sort of an art piece and an apt commentary on the way fashion is morphing (has morphed) away from the traditional style of dress into a more casual presentation. I agree with Ali that so many looks are iterative. Part of what makes the entire industry captivating is the personal commentary that accompanies everyone’s choices and Ms. Santo Domingo really proves the point! Such a lively little discussion!


    TraceyFebruary 23rd, 2018  1:45 PM


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