The Investment Wardrobe: The Perfect Blazer

A blazer is a smart-looking versatile jacket.  One of our favorite classics is the Smythe Duchess Blazer.  This tailored single breasted one button blazer has a slim fit and cut-out back vent.  Made of light-weight wool, this blazer can take you through all four seasons.

Three ways to wear the same blazer

1) Wear to Work

You have meetings, a client lunch and a to-do list.  You want to impress on your colleagues that you are capable, trustworthy and professional.  You also have a long day and need movement and comfort.  Pair your blazer with a printed blouse and a flared stretch ponte pant (with this high waist style, we recommend tucking in the blouse, that way your legs will look a mile long).  Accessorize with a pump and a classic leather handbag.

Equipment blouse, Dorothee Schumacher pant, Longchamp handbag, Stuart Weitzman pump


2) Event Dressing

You're meeting new people and making first impressions.  Layer your trusty blazer with a statement dress. The blazer gives the look a more polished, buttoned-up vibe, but you can take the blazer off when it's show time.

Ted Baker Dress, Dean Davidson necklaceDorothee Schumacher pump


3) Chic Casual

Whether it's Casual Friday or finally some YOU time in the week, you can be relaxed and still look put together.  Add your blazer to a patterned tee and dark stretch jeans.  A fashionable sneaker completes the look along with a crossbody bag to hold your need-to-carry.

Marc Cain tee, AG Jeans, Svnty Sneakers, AS 98 Handbag


Three looks, one timeless staple jacket. 

Tip: To extend her lifetime, dry clean once every 5 wears (or when she gets soiled).  Pressing or steaming between wears and keeping her hung on a wide hanger when she's not being worn will keep her looking fresh between visits to the dry cleaners.