Photo by Felix Yuen
This green fleece blazer from the PLEN+Y sample sale has become quite the workhorse lately in my transitional spring wardrobe. And with the constant wear, I've discovered why fleece blazers may have a place alongside tailored blazers as a wardrobe essential:
- They have all the comfort and coziness of a beloved hoodie, minus the sloppiness.
- So warm and perfect for early evening walks, blustery days, chilly evenings, beach bonfires...the list goes on...
- Unlike lightweight blazers made of cotton, linen, or twill, fleece is pretty much wrinkle-proof.
- If you get barbecue sauce on your sleeve at the long weekend patio party, you can toss your blazer in the washer. No dry cleaning required!
Puma 'Nuala' blazer (Overstock.com, $140.84 Cdn). A colourful blazer can add pizazz to an otherwise neutral-coloured outfit. I'm kind of in love with the coral one on the left.
'Working for the weekend' blazer (Modcloth.com, $47.99). This one has a lining, but just look at it! Everything about it says "softness"--the perfect shade of gray, the cotton exterior. This blazer would make a great alternative to the cardigan for over-air-conditioned offices.
Mike and Chris 'Travis' fleece jacket (Nordstrom, $114). It's casual and relaxed, yes, but the button cuffs and pocket details make this blazer worth a second (and a third, and a fourth) look.
How do you feel about fleece blazers?