I know that here on the east coast we are experiencing a touch of what some have dubbed “fool’s spring”—a warming streak that tricks you into thinking winter’s worst is over. For all any of us know, March could be one big icy, freezing mess, but that doesn’t change the fact that right now I want to look at fun warmer weather garments, like Rag & Bone’s popular Slade blazer in a plaid cotton print with such great hits of blue.
In my mind a corduroy blazer is more of a fall thing, but in this great pink, it’d really work year-round.
A stretchy cotton option for looking put-together and being comfortable at the same time.
I’m not typically a fan of double-breasted jackets—at least for myself—but I do dig this right-on-trend bright green number.
A denim blazer with very 70s Lady Rock Star vibes.
This drapey jacket is slightly oversized and comes in a few other good colors, but I’m digging it in navy.
And speaking of hues, the pale khaki here is exactly perfect.
A faux leather jacket in a creamy hue is unexpected and sexy.
Just looking at this gorgeous and spendy choice makes me anxious I’d spill something on it on my first wear. Maybe better to go for this way cheaper and somewhat similar option.
A more dramatically oversized iteration, in a good dusty rose.
This looks like it’d be easy to throw on with just about anything.
This salmon-hued jacket from L’Agence has a distinctly ladylike suit-y feel, but would look fantastic with jeans.
And finally, as you may or may not recall, blue and black is one of my most favorite color combinations. So I posted a zoomed-in picture so you could see the excellent execution of that very combination here.
Great post, Kim!! So fun to look at. That J Crew in a lightweight cotton is intriguing, since I know from experience how difficult it is to find a lightweight suit that isn’t just poly. (Not that I am against poly all the time.) Well, also, that isn’t hideous. Apparently there are matching pants. I may look into this. And such great colors too! They remind me of the zara linen suits from last year or so. (I couldn’t make those work bc of the shoulder pads. So these probably wouldn’t either unless I got them removed. That seemed like a whole project, so I returned.) … … … The slade is lovely. I also liked the blue/black, which is also mostly cotton. (Score!) … … … Do people think it’s okay to buy a jacket you know you aren’t ever going to button? That is the only way I could do a double-breast, but then, the model didn’t button it either …
There were seven spring catalogs in my mailbox yesterday — carbon2cobalt, Faherty, Sundance, Stio, Clare V., Vuori and Talbots. I spent a half hour reminding myself that spring clothing is just horrid. Sundance, in particular, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU PEOPLE THINKING? I just had to get that out.
Ha. Come sit by me. ; )
The tailoring on that L’Agence jacket is exquisite!
I always love the look of Rag and Bone’s Slade blazer but it seems like it might be uncomfortable due to the close fit. Do you size up or does that look strange? I love the green linen one by Lioness – and so cheap!
I finally bought the SLADE after years of stalking it. I bought the KNIT version and sized up 2 sizes, one bc the fit is ” small” and another bc it’s narrow through the hips where I am not. it fits perfect and I am really happy with it.
I love the cream L’Agence blazer and the black/blue Veronica Beard (agree with you on the black/blue combo). Wish they weren’t so spendy, since I only wear blazers 2-3x per year. I have two Slade blazers (black and black cherry) and they’re a stretchy fabric which makes them super comfortable.
We’re heading toward an 84 degree day here so a layer of anything extra on my body makes my head swim….and yet, that pink cord iteration makes my heart pitter patter. (le sigh)