It is no secret to my friends that I enjoy dressing slightly nicer than you average casual. I also have more than my fair share of blazers. Which is why… I got another blazer for my wardrobe refresh.
Despite my many blazers, I had yet to own a 100% linen blazer. Usually, I would avoid blazers on hotter days, knowing I could wear them almost daily when the temperatures fell in autumn.
Since that same temperature drop won’t be happening in Arizona, I thought that this linen piece would become a well-loved piece of my wardrobe. Linen is an absolute staple fabrics for hotter climates, being lightweight and breathable. The color is not overly bold, so it will be versatile to mix with other light blouses and tees.
For those looking to buy a piece that is similar (or maybe the exact same), you’ll need to embrace the wrinkle. Linen is a fabric that can and will wrinkle seconds after steaming or ironing. Secondly, this specific blazer will fit best more over-sized and breezy. It’s not a stretchy piece, so trying to go for a fitted or tailored look
When pairing it, you might find it best to pair it with a non-linen top for a texture contrast. As I am not yet fully confident embracing the wrinkly nature of 100% linen, it also helps me feel more polished – the wrinkle free top showing that my linen wrinkles are a choice and not a haphazard moment.
I would also suggest a more tailored top or pant with this type of loose fitting linen blazer, though not skin tight (If you’re wearing linen, you’re probably trying to stay cool.) Another option would be a loose fitting dress and opting for a belt to define the waist.
I look forward to showing you outfits with this blazer this summer and as I adjust to the warm climate of Arizona this fall. In the meantime, stay safe, and stay healthy!