By Huma Rashid
Blazers are a tried and true favorite of mine – an old standby, really. If I ever want to dress up an outfit, I throw a blazer on over a pair of jeans and a tee and add heels, or toss it on over a dress for a more formal look. They’re an effortless way to elevate an outfit into the realm of business casual, and they get the spotlight today.
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I’ve been trying to present these without comment, but I had to say something about this one. I’ve said before that I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Lauren Conrad’s offerings for her Kohl’s line. Some of her pieces – particularly the sweaters and blazers – are quite wearable and adorable, and this one is no exception. I love the chiffon trim on the sleeves and the hem. It’s cute, it’s fresh, it’s inventive, and it’s just so feminine, without being overtly so. Blazers are, of course, menswear-inspired, and I love to see little touches that inject femininity back into the piece.
I’d totally buy and wear this blazer – perhaps with a creamy lace tee, fitted dark wash jeans, and brown (heeled) leather boots that come up just past my calves. I’d have to double check with my mirror, though – I’m quite petite, and the boots and blazer combo *sometimes* (but not always) makes me look stumpy. And that’s no good.
And there we have a whole batch of great blazers to carry us through the season. I hope you were able to find something you liked!