How to Style a Vintage Blazer Inspired By 'The Nanny'

How to style a vintage blazer inspired by 'The Nanny'
How to style a vintage blazer inspired by 'The Nanny'

If you follow me on Instagram and caught my Stories over the weekend, you might recognize this blazer from my Goodwill adventure with Anton. If not, allow me to introduce you to my new blazer bestie, a 1980s Ports dream that's 100 per cent virgin wool, oversized and, well, red. So basically my favourite thing ever. It fully channels my inner Fran Drescher, especially when paired with houndstooth pants (love these!), cat eyes, a beret and HULLOWglitter booties. Oh, and it was only $9!! For a wool blazer. Yeah. The thrifting gods were definitely smiling down on me that day.

Diner Vibes
How to style a vintage blazer inspired by 'The Nanny'

Clearly all that thrifting worked up an appetite, so off I went to Route 99, the perfect backdrop for a vintage blazer. I had the veggie burger with some slutty fries, and as you can see in the above shot, I was very much into it... that poor burger didn't know what hit it. And of course, fellow diners had no idea what was going on either; 'Who is that extra chick,' they thought, 'and why is she snapping photos indoors— wearing sunglasses— while posing with a burger? Is she nuts?!' Fair question, fellow diners, but who can really say.

How to style a vintage blazer inspired by 'The Nanny'

But back to the blazer (I've named her Fran, for future reference). Another favourite feature of it has to be the soundtrack it evokes in my mind every time I throw it on— 'She is the lady in red when everybody else is wearing tan... the flashy girl from Flushing; the nanny named Fran' (dah!). Can you hear it?? It's a thing of sheer beauty. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, allow me to blow your mind. No really, go watch the clip— I can wait.

How to style a vintage blazer inspired by 'The Nanny'
How to style a vintage blazer inspired by 'The Nanny'

Wearing: vintage Ports blazer (similar style); Urban Outfitters turtleneck; H&M houndstooth pants; Forever 21 glitter boots (similar and even cuter); Urban Outfitters sunglasses; Forever 21 backpack and beret 

How to style a vintage blazer inspired by 'The Nanny'

Thanks for reading friends, and if you're a fan of thrifting yourself, I would love to hear all about your favourite find! xx

How to style a vintage blazer inspired by 'The Nanny'
Photos by Ashley Antonio

4 comments

  1. I enjoy thrifting. My favorite find was a crop leather jacket with floral pewter buttons for $25! It was perfectly broken in-soft & a warm brown. It was all the money I had in my wallet (cash only) & I was counting out pennies to get to $25. Four years ago I sent it to the cleaners for a leather cleaning special promotion, and they sent it to Montreal. It returned stiff and dark brown. I hate what they did to my beautiful jacket, but, I hope the treatment increases its longevity and the leather will soften over time. I have also scored imported English & Irish wool sweaters, wool boucle & menswear blazers, and recently, a camel wool blend sweater dress. Thrifting is a great way to buy classic clothes for prices I would never be able to afford new. Carol in VT

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  2. Love the red blazer and it goes perfectly with a pair of pattern pants like the ones you're wearing! :)

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  3. Look, I'm here but I'll make it quick cos I just have to go follow that Nanny link of yours! That us one amazing jacket, such a lucky finds. Love the styling including the diner accessorisation. I'm wearing a 2nd Loved floral skirting my latest post, it's my current fave find. Hugs, x.

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  4. Loving your Nanny inspired look as much as your photographs!

    Davi Hill Chief Executive

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