“Casual blazers please,” writes a reader named Kay. “Something that looks good with sweats at the farmers market on Sunday morning.” I’ve been halfway looking for the same thing lately, so I was happy to oblige this query. One key to having a blazer come off casual, I think, is having it be slightly oversized, like this glen plaid number from Madewell.
A sweater blazer is another shortcut to casual blazer style, and this one comes in several good colors, though I’m partial to this grey.
“I feel like I spend hours a week searching for the perfect long sleeve T shirt,” writes a commenter named Patricia. “Not graphic, not super trendy, with not-too-thin material, and not too tight, but still cool and chic.” And aren’t we all looking for just that? What follows are my candidates for best long-sleeve tees, starting with this slightly spendy one from ATM, which is just ever-so-slightly cropped.
This is from Outdoor Voices and I’m sure some of you will balk at the fact that it is 100% synthetic, but it is soft as all get-out and really breathes too.
This is from Splendid, a brand whose tees I’ve had really good luck with, and it’s got such a nice deep V.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.