I am not really sure when exactly my love for blazers started to develop, but for the last few years, it’s become my signature. I’ve never shared this before, but blazers used to be my security blanket. Of course, I loved the look of an outfit with the perfect blazer, but they used to be just a cover for my insecurities. Whether it was to cover my arms or hide my stomach, blazers were a way I could feel confident. I’m someone who has always been confident in who I AM, but my physical appearance has been a different battle. Through therapy, a healthier lifestyle, and a HUGE mindset switch, I started to work on that side of my confidence and blazers became a part of my story. Blazers are not only super chic & stylish, but ... they exude a level of confidence and strength that has become a way to affirm myself. Along with that, blazers and suiting in general represent a masculine energy that I feel is necessary as a woman in this day and age; similarly, to the flappers in the 20s who redefined women’s style with their drastic haircuts, cigarette addictions, untraditional dancing, and, overall, UNAPOLOGETIC demeanor, the oversized blazer has become a symbol of power that has inspired motivation within me.