Blazers are one of my favorite articles of clothing to enhance an outfit (as well as keep you warm) and look even more chic than a cardigan. There are so many styles, cuts and colors to choose from that just owning one blazer seems unfair. Admittedly, I am guilty of owning at least a dozen.
The first thing I look for when shopping for a blazer is the cut. My preference has changed a bit lately leaning me towards a form fitting blazer versus a relaxed fit. The next thing I look at is the material, color, closure (buttons, hooks, zippers) and style. I have made the effort to make sure I own a blazer for each season (extra lining for the winter, silk for the summer). And while most of them are black, they are all completely different (short, long, ruffles, zippers, draped fronts, leather sleeves, pronounced shoulders..etc). That brings me to my latest purchase, a Betsey Johnson ruffle blazer.
I am a fan of Betsey Johnson’s clothing and accessories; and typically purchase the more conservative pieces (bright clothing isn’t my thing). I saw this blazer on sale and knew this would be a great addition to my everyday chic casual wardrobe.
There isn’t much of a lining on the inside which makes this a sensible blazer for the spring and fall. It’s a little too thick for the summer and not warm enough for the winter.
My favorite things about this blazer is the cloth covered buttons from top to bottom for closure and the 3 layers of ruffles on the bottom; giving it a classic 18th century look. The shoulders also have a bit of ruffing making them look pronounced. My least favorite part about this blazer is it attracts lint to no end. I can not leave the house without a lint brush in my purse when wearing this.
Along with the blazer I am wearing a pair of Roxanne skinny jeans from 7forallmankind, gray Lottie boots from Faryl Robin, a blue draped jersey top from Tart, and gold jewelry from Nior.