Blush Blazer: A Spring "IT" Piece
A well-tailored blazer is a closet staple for many women. Most are in a classic navy blue or a standard black. But what about a PINK blazer?
It is less than traditional but a blazer in neutral blush can be your "it" piece for this season. Today I'm sharing this beautiful, non-traditional option by BCBGeneration. It's work appropriate and also looks great for casual weekend wear. The main material is polyester and contains some spandex; fabric is soft and stretchy to the touch. It has an asymmetrical cut, long in the front and shorter in the back. No lapels but one side has a slight flare so as it hangs, it appears to form a lapel of sorts. Flash back to the 90's - this blazer comes with shoulder pads! A mildly structure shoulder gives this blazer some much needed dimension on top.
Besides the color, my favorite part of this blazer is the lace-up / braided detail along the sides. It is unexpected and fun, and makes it a touch more casual. Without this quirk, it would be a fairly standard blazer. Leave the laces fairly loose otherwise the blazer will "bunch up" and look messy. The ends of the lace add a little extra weight so the center of the blazer (back) may pucker; adjust the braids to find the right "tightness" for your body.
Note that this blazer runs ever so slightly large. I'm wearing a size S but will likely size down to XS or even XXS. I would prefer a slightly tighter fit only because this jacket does not have buttons or any type of closures.
I paired this blush beauty with my standard uniform of a tank and jeans. My white tank top is from Express white tank top and high-waisted denim from Kut from the Kloth. You can easily drape the blazer over floral ruffle dresses or wear as a structural piece with fitted ponte pants. It honestly would be a standout outfit with mostly anything - and who doesn't love a versatile piece?
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