Now that I've finally settled into university and can spare an iota of time for my blog, here's a post that I had written up in March:
When I was a kid, Gap Kids used to have nice pieces that I would pester my parents into buying. Once I reached my teenage years, Gap Kids was no longer an option, and neither was Gap. Gap conjured up images of khaki, and pieces that were, quite frankly, boring and bland. Even after Patrick Robinson took over and promised a younger, more fashionable perspective, I still wasn't entirely impressed with Gap. However, after deciding to drop by a Gap store after a recent renovation, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Gap that pays a bit more attention to fashion, while still maintaining its comfortable, basic look. One piece I found that perfectly sums up this new vision is this sheer trim blazer in a colour called New Bisque (it also comes in black):
I saw this blazer on a mannequin, and what caught my eye was obviously the sheer trim. Blazers have been done many times over; what makes a blazer unique is in the detailing or fabric. The sheer trim adds a casual air to the blazer, but it's still stylishly appropriate for the office. I actually tried this blazer on, and although not well illustrated in the photo, the tailoring is crisp, and the lines just severe enough to achieve that nice, polished look.
Image Source: Gap