USMagazine, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 7:59am (PDT)
Hang up your hoodies! Celebs are into a tailored, more schoolboy-fitted blazer and Express has yours for $79 and up!
The breaking news of the moment is that the shrunken, slimming fit of a schoolboy blazer is the favored topper to any outfit in Hollywood.
For those like me with worn out and pilled scarves, it's refreshing to have a new option for a cover up! And as luck would have it, the fitted blazer, much like the pashmina, can work from day to night, cubicle to cocktail.
Express delivers the look for less with quite a few different colors and styles. Priced at $79 to $108, this one piece is perfect to take from the fall to winter and into the spring.
Make sure, of course, that the blazer fits your shoulders properly. The sleeves need to drop just enough to reveal an inch of cuff. Look for an interesting lining so you can roll up the sleeves a bit and reveal a nice detail at the cuff.
For a casual daytime look, I love the look worn over cargo pants, jeggings or the ripper boyfriend jean. For work, however, it’s wise to go with a darker, more conservative look for work. To feminize it, wear a fitted shirt or a ruffled or chiffon top. When the holidays come, wear your blazer during the day and change your accessories for an office party.
And most of all, have fun mixing up this jacket with other pieces in your wardrobe.
By Sasha Charnin Morrison for UsMagazine.com. To read more of the Recessionista blog, click here.