This season, I am passing along 3 fall/ winter blazers. These were all purchased on consignment early in my YLF days and I am ready to "trade up" to something a bit more current.
I've noticed that in the past few seasons I have tended to buy one fun, trendy, or "statement" like jacket that I wear to bits for one season and then pass along. Last fall it was my $20 H&M knit fuchsia shrunken jacket with zip pockets.
I still have that one, but it's looking a bit worse for wear. It did alert me to the brilliance of a knit jacket for my lifestyle, however! Also to the value of a bright jacket.
In the spring it was my Zara floral jacket. I loved the cut of that one and found it easy to wear.
Now I'm canvassing for ideas for a fun fall jacket. I would love to be able to wear this with jeans, trousers, and skirts/ dresses -- but I know that's a tall order so it isn't an absolute requirement.
It should have something fun and interesting about it. Colour, pattern, shape -- or some combination.
A couple I've been looking at:
Club Monaco Autumn Jacquard. Technically a sweater (and I note they do not show this item open -- which gives me pause -- but looks like fun and fits my colour palette.
J. Crew Maple Tweed. The jackets that I'm passing along are all tweeds and I would not have anything of this type in my wardrobe. If I purchased this one I would not pass it on in one year (I hope!)
I would ALSO, ideally, like to purchase a higher quality jacket (preferably as part of a suit) and will take suggestions for that as well, but I fear it may be some time before I'll be able to get somewhere to try it on. What I really want is a Theory Lanai but Angie advises me it won't work so well on my body type...grrrr.
Do either of these items look like good bets for my style and closet, would they move me forward vs. backward, has anyone seen IRL? Or have you seen something you think might work in the alternative?
Thanks for your thougths!