Whether the concept of “fashion math” is new to you or a simple refresher is in order, we’re ready to step up to the chalkboard. Both a way to get comfortable with higher price tags and a savvy way to look at out-of-the-box styling, it’s the idea of taking how much something costs and dividing it between all the ways you can wear it (a $1,000 item that can be worn or used in four ways actually costs $250 per fashion math tenets).
Vitally, it differs from the “price-per-wear” method of dressing, which focuses on how often you’ll wear something (a $1,000 item you’ll wear eight times a month actually costs $125).
For today’s lesson, we selected a trio of pieces from luxury label Fabiana Filippi that are perfect for styling multiple ways.
The piece: waxed linen blazer
Easily the closet staple that’s been named MVP more than any other, the blazer is supremely versatile. Unless you’re attending an event in the dead heat of summer and will be outside the entire time, it’s always smart to add a layer to your formal look. Since tailored blazers often read as overly boxy against a feminine dress, try an easy styling trick and belt it at the waist.
Its ability to be mixed in amongst nearly everything else in your closet makes it a smart buy. Wear black cigarette pants or swishy navy trousers for a day at the office, and for the weekend, layer it over a t-shirt or open button-down (or both together).