I never thought in a million years, I would write a blog post titled Blazer Obsessed. I never wore blazers in my life prior to this blog (even in my early years of writing this blog). I always felt I looked like I was going to work and I hate that look for casual, everyday style. But, as the years have gone on and my style has changed, my approach and outlook on blazers has changed as well. Keep in mind, the design of blazers have changed- they’re more laid back and oversized and I’m very into it.
My style has shifted and changed a little bit over the years. While it’s always been casual and easy, I’ve become more comfortable with what works on my petite-frame and learned a handful of tips and tricks on how to make things work for me. With that being said, I’m always trying to achieve effortless, everyday, real outfits – I truly believe you can look effortless in whatever you throw on, even if it’s your pj’s/loungewear to run out the door with your kids. I always say, wear pieces that fit well, invest in good quality if you know you’ll have the piece for years, neutrals will always make you look more elevated, and the 3rd piece is your best friend. More specifically, the blazer. A blazer will always take your outfit up a notch. What I didn’t realize until recently, you can throw on a blazer over pretty much anything and not only make it work, but make it chic. This is the exact reason I’m loving all the laid back, casual blazers.
When you’re going for this oversized, more laid back look with a blazer, it really is all about fit. You want laid back and oversized, without looking like you’re swimming in it. Zara does a killer job with blazers. Unfortunately, they’re all too big for me. I love the Sophie open sweater blazer from J.Crew. I now have 3 of them. They’re casual, but structured, so they pair really well with casual, everyday looks. J.Crew has a handful of other styles I really like, but they’re all pretty tailored. I just ordered the Regent in camel but sized up 2 sizes for a more comfortable fit. We’ll see how that turns out. I know Abercrombie & Fitch has some linen blazers that are really relaxed and comfortable. I tried on the xs in the cream stripe and it actually fit well. The only downside, the sleeves were really long. Topshop has the perfect linen blazer, but it doesn’t come in petite (yet). I tried on the US2 and I was swimming in it. If you’re in the market, I highly recommend snagging this one. I haven’t had the best luck finding the perfect khaki linen blazer, but crossing my fingers I find one before the end of summer. Stay tuned…
In case you’ve been looking to add a few casual blazers to your wardrobe, I’m sharing all my favorites below.
SHOP MY FAVORITE BLAZERS