Summer is officially here and the weather is hot... yet I still have to wear work-appropriate clothing to ye olde day job. What to do? Stock up on a couple of these lightweight blazers! Blazers are one of my favorite and most-used wardrobe items, because they pull together an outfit like nobody's business.
First up, we have the Gibson Linen One-Button Blazer. I have the wheat color pictured below, and it goes with absolutely everything, especially the bright colors that are so popular right now. It's linen (duh) and lined with a very lightweight cotton. I wear this bad boy at least once a week, often twice. (SHHHH.) It looks equally fantastic with jeans, skirts and white pants. And at $88, while not inexpensive, is not too bad for a versatile wardrobe item that lasts.
Then, we have the shrunken classic blazer from the Gap.This color is to die for and I love how it's styled over a striped t-shirt. This jacket is 100% cotton so it's lightweight enough to wear to lunch when it's a million degrees outside. This one is slightly more expensive at $98, but I certainly never buy anything from Gap without a coupon code and there are often codes floating around for 20-30% off.
Our final choice is the Frenchi Linen & Cotton Blazer. I am in love with the cream color and how it's paired with white underneath. So fresh looking! Now, this is from one of Nordstrom's junior lines. In my personal experience, that sometimes means I need to size up. However, I haven't tried on this particular jacket, so your mileage may vary. At $54, this is the price winner of the group.
Do you wear blazers in the summer like I do?
(Photos from nordstrom.com and gap.com)