THE Must Have Piece This Spring

Written by Wendy Mak

If there’s one thing you’ll want this Spring is this fabulous white blazer from Basque.

A blazer like this instantly transforms any outfit from blah to POW. And you’ll see below that you can wear it in a number of different and creative ways so that you get maximum value from your fashion dollar.

Yes it’s white, so you’ll need to be extra careful when swilling your Bloody Mary about in your hand. And yes I’ll grant you that your dry cleaning bill may increase – but then, when has fashion ever been practical? (Just look at your most painful pair of high heels and you’ll know what I mean!!!)

That said, you just can’t go past white for a fresh, modern take on the traditional blazer. It won’t date and you won’t get bored of it as you might with a statement colour, and is as classic a staple as a black blazer.

Here are three super different ways to wear your blazer.

1. Work it for work

Create a little buzz in the office and expect Tracy at reception to ask where you’re going tonight when you rock up in this blazer thrown over a dress. (As a side note, I am in LOVE with this black & white dress it’s made from a firm, stretchy fabric that sucks in all lumps and bumps and the vertical white piping creates a longer, leaner look.)

13 08 03 One piece this spring Dress

Blazer – stylists own, available from Basque in Myer
Dress – stylists own, available from Tokito in Myer (Miss Shop section)
Bag – stylists own

2. Did someone say boring?

This before and after shot of a simple plain tank and jeans, illustrates just how much of a change this white blazer makes to the most boring of looks.

Instead of plain old tank and jeans, the blazer makes this look cooler and sophisticated. All you need is a statement piece of jewellery and away you go!

13 08 03 One piece this spring Jeans

Blazer from Basque
Tank from Basque
Jeans from Target
Necklace – stylists own, similar from Peeptoe

3. It’s all about the shorts

Shorts never looked so good dressed up in white. Throw on a coloured tank and match it with a printed scarf and tote for a cool as a cucumber look as the weather heats up.

13 08 03 One piece this spring shorts

Blazer from Basque
Tank from Basque
Shorts from Country Road
Scarf – stylists own


No matter how you wear it, whether you are a size 8 or size 16, this blazer suits just about everyone.

What’s your go to piece?

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Until next time!





By | 2017-09-06T10:57:53+10:00 August 4th, 2013|Fabulous Fashion, How to fashion|15 Comments


  1. Sam August 6, 2013 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Love it!

  2. Carmel Gynell August 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Wendy love your news as always. Is it possible to have a direct link to clothes that you are suggesting as you have on other sites. It’s so much easier for me to go directly to the link and order on line Thank you !! Carmel

    • Wendy Mak August 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm - Reply

      Hi Carmel, absolutely, I couldn’t find direct links to most of these items unfortunately so you may have to go in store… but will absolutely link where I can!! Thanks for reading!!

  3. Carmel Gynell August 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Thankyou Wendy ! ! As I live miles from cities and shops that would be fantastic !!

  4. Alison McInerney August 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Wow Wendy – great minds think alike. I was just putting the finishing touches to my blog post (also about the essential white blazer for spring 2013) when I received your post. I’ve included a link to your post in my blog (I hope you don’t mind).

    For anyone having trouble sourcing a white blazer for spring, mine is down from $149.95 to $79.95 (plus $7 postage) in sizes 6 to 28

    Love your work Wendy.
    Alison xx

    • Wendy Mak August 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm - Reply

      Thank you for sharing Alison!! x

  5. Alba August 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Love. I will be investing in this must have piece!!! Thanks for the inspiration Wendy.

    • Wendy Mak August 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm - Reply

      So glad you enjoyed it Alba!!! Thanks for commenting!! xx

  6. Barbara August 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    I love love love my white blazer!!! I wore it with so many outfits last Summer and can’t wait to get it out when the weather warms up a bit here in Melbourne. Such a great piece to dress up or down an outfit. Great post Wendy! Love it. Barb x

    • Wendy Mak August 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm - Reply

      Any tips for how you kept yours clean Barb??? 🙂

      • Barbara August 8, 2013 at 9:17 am - Reply

        Regarding cleaning, I’ve used baby wipes to gently dab some minor spots, otherwise it’s off to the dry cleaners. I’m also very careful to not wear it around the house – it usually comes off as soon as I walk in the door. With kids, a dog and a cat, I have to be a bit practical about the whole thing!

  7. Ingrid August 13, 2013 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Hi Wendy,

    I bought the white Basque blazer today from Myer and got 20%off!! I love it and will be wearing it with everything.

    • Wendy Mak August 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm - Reply

      Oh my gosh!!! That is so lucky!!!! I love a great bargain!!!! Well done!!

  8. Pauline Reilly October 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Wendy,
    I was at the chicks at the flicks event in Bondi Junction on Thursday and loved your fashion advice before the show. Can you please tell me the designer you mentioned who made the gorgeous pink blouse the girl was wearing on the night? Thanks! Pauline

    • Wendy Mak October 4, 2014 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      Hi Pauline! Thank you for the feedback and for listening on the night! Hope you enjoyed the movie! The pink blouse (and all the other tops you saw) all came from a local, new designer ! xx

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