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Sartorial Era

Thought I’d gone didn’t you! No no, I took a week off blogging and well, any kind of work really because I’ve been a little unwell. But hey, now I’m back and ready to talk about my latest fascination; Geography Teachers.

Ok now I don’t know if I’m having a funny five minutes while dealing with whatever’s going on inside my body or what, but right now I have serious obsession with all things retro. Especially those old fashioned telephone tables for the front room! Brown wood, yellow and orange 70’s print cushioned seat, the lounge in our new home needs it. Well, whenever we actually do move that is.

And along those very same lines, we have this style. Forget brown corduroy though (I’m not quite that obsessed just yet), instead I’m talking satchel bags, ankle boots, a modern take on jeans and the pièce de résistance; the blazer. Tortoise shell circle frame glasses are optional.

There are three main features to look out for:

The Blazer

The fabrics


The Blazer

In the last year the blazer has been indispensable. In a multitude of colours and fabrics but I found cuts to be quite limited. It was always the length that you could play with (ok with the occasional drape à la Vivienne Westwood). But now we’re seeing a surge in waist detail. Corseted blazers, belted blazers and even nipped-in-at-the-waist ones like this gorge H&M check one.





Mix it up! I love my frilly Victorian lace, high neck top against the denim jean, leather bag and suede boot. Keep blazers tweed, suede or corduroy.



I chose a plain check but don’t be afraid of plaid, argyle (diamond pattern), tartan and even herringbone. For real Geography Teacher chic go for a Liberty print underneath your blazer in the form of a fitted shirt or – gasp – a waistcoat. Ok, did I lose you at waistcoat?

Don’t Forget Glasses!


Casey Jeans – River Island

Etta Ankle Boots – Boden

Bag – Next

Blazer – last season H&M / more here

Frill Blouse – ASOS


Words & styling by Lauren Silvester

Photography by Zoe Griffin

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