Style Notes: Blazers Are Back

    Blazers will always be a closet staple, but they have their more prominent moments every couple of years. When I moved to San Francisco in 2009, I had an army of blazers in every color and shape and wore them weekly. I’m thanking my lucky stars I decided to hold on to a few through many closet purges since because they are everywhere right now. The coolest aspect with trends holistically is that they come back reinvented–they are a blast from the past, only created in a new and improved way. I just love that.

    For instance, I was watching friends this weekend and Rach was wearing mom jeans, snug on top, but the bottom is where the 90’s went wrong… they were bootcut and the length hit the top of your shoe. (Also, she got home from the grocery store and had her produce in a macrame bag. I digress)

    Anyway, the new “it” blazer comes in many forms; patterned (think plaid and herringbone–gah this makes me so excited for fall!), long and slim (my personal favorite paired with a tee and denim shorts), fun sleeve details (cinched, etc.), waist ties, and unique buttons/clasps.

    The nice thing about blazers, albeit in the peak of summer, is that they are a perfect transitional piece as the weather starts to cool down in a couple of months. It’s one fall-ish piece that I can justify bringing home, so here’s some inspiration for you and a handful I’ve bookmarked below. A whole bunch here, too!



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    • I need to up my blazer game, I splurged on a BLK Denim tuxedo one a few years and I love it so much in the winter so a super sleep look…may remove the shoulder pads one day haha

      • I know, me too. I really want a long slim one… on the hunt today! I have a couple that are perfectly tailored and can be casual or dressy, needing a few more that are easier for everyday casual wear. 🙂

    • Sara

      Love the long white one in the photo above, so cute! Going to have to get me one now…

    • sev2108

      Too funny. Did you see Marlien’s post about this a few days ago?

      • Ah, love it! That Chanel blazer, my god.

        Excited to wear them more often… I know it’s still summer, but Fall is my favorite season. I love layers (true San Franciscan) 🙂

        • sev2108

          You have to share your blazer picks from the Nordstrom sale! 🙂

    • I hadn’t given it much thought, but you are so right about the return of blazers. They’re obviously a classic staple at any time, but they’re definitely having a moment right now. If you follow Jacey of Damsel In Dior, she’s fully embracing the trend lately and I’m all for it!