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Blazer Brigade

by habituallychic

09 . 19 . 17


If there’s one thing you buy for your wardrobe this fall, make it a blazer. More specifically, a blazer that’s glen plaid, checked, flannel, houndstooth, or tweed. The are the perfect layering piece when the weather is starting to cool down but it’s yet cold enough for a coat. As you can see from some of the street style looks from New York and London fashion weeks, blazers can be worn with matching pants as a suit, with jeans, and even over a dress. The options are endless.

Elbow Patch Plaid Blazer

Checked Stretch Felt Blazer – Save 10% with the code SHOP10

Glen Plaid Blazer available in Regular and Petite Sizes

I saw a few editors and influencers wearing very oversized blazers during fashion week. What might work for them doesn’t always work for the rest of us. I’m obsessive about fit and always have the sleeves of my blazers hemmed to the proper length. I prefer mine shorter but they can fall anywhere from your wrist to the middle part of your hand between your wrist and thumb. I personally think they look too long in the photo above. If you don’t have a tailor, ask your drycleaner if they or someone they know can hem the sleeves for you. The right fit can make even an inexpensive jacket look like more expensive.

Plaid Blazer

If you don’t have the time or money to get your blazer sleeves hemmed, you can always push them up like this woman.

Glen Plaid Blazer with Fringe Trim

Hourglass Wool Blend Checked Blazer – Save 10% with the code SHOP10

Double Breasted Checked Wool Tweed Blazer Coat – Save 10% with the code SHOP10

Prince of Wales Checked Wool Crepe Blazer – Save 10% with the code SHOP10

Oversized Checked Woven Blazer  – Save 10% with the code SHOP10

Wool Blazer – Save 10% with the code SHOP10

Houndstooth Blazer – Save 10% with the code SHOP10

Blasé Milano Everyday Checked Wool Blazer

Double Breasted Plaid Blazer