Today’s Coveted Working Look: J.Crew’s (Updated) Schoolboy Blazer

by Anne Dreshfield | August 13th, 2013   

If there is anything that’s been on my wishlist since I knew what a blazer was, it’s got to be J.Crew’s infamous Schoolboy Blazer. Often considered a working wardrobe staple and hanging in just about every woman’s closet, the Schoolboy Blazer can polish off suit separates, take you from lunch to the boardroom, and even play nice with your favorite slouchy jeans and t-shirt on the weekend. Perfection? Well, I happen to think so.

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Not everything stays perfect forever, though, and J.Crew has taken a new look at the Schoolboy Blazer this fall. Per the request of their customers, they’ve lengthened the blazer by an inch, added a fourth button to the cuffs (and made those buttons real and usable!), updated the lining to silk, and added an interior pocket. Needless to say, if I wanted a J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer before…well, I really want one now!

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As always, J.Crew stocks the Schoolboy Blazer in basic colors like black, navy, and eye-catching red, and adds in various other colors and patterns every season. This fall, they’ve offered up bright colors, white piping, and detailed buttons to keep the Blazer refreshingly fashion-forward, in keeping with its new styling.

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Gorgeous? Yes. Versatile? You bet. Working wardrobe staple? Yes, yes, and yes again. Look out, J.Crew, I’m about to bust down your doors to get my hands on the updated Schoolboy Blazer!

Do you own J.Crew’s infamous blazer? How do you like the new updates? Sound off below!