DKNY Cotton Herringbone Blazer – $68.99 | Boss Orange Plaid Wool Blazer – $395.00
Solids are safe, patterns get noticed. With a blazer, make it a dark, tonal pattern and you’ll stand out quietly. The DKNY Cotton Herringbone Blazer is a new addition to the Macy’s lineup (haven’t seen it in person yet). The fact that it has slim lapels, comes in non inch-specific sizes like S, M, L, XL, and it’s cotton… are all evidence that this could be one of the best wear-it-with-jeans-or-chinos blazers of the season. Plus it’s on sale. Down from $100. And if you spend a little more, say over $100, use the code: 5BILLS to drop your shipping from a pricey $14.95 to just five bucks.
The Hugo Boss blazer? Not to sound all googly-eyed over a jacket, but that’s what you’d call perfect. And it better be at $400. Tonal Navy/Green plaid, an incredible looking slim fit, and wool construction. Completely out of range for most of us. But a great example piece to take a look at, and then attempt to find a similar model at a much cheaper price.
Take a cue from the Macy’s model below, and try a brighter colored v-neck with your dark blazers. Just swap out the lighter blue jeans for some dark ones, exchange the t-shirt for an Oxford, and keep your jacket buttoned when you’re standing. Not bad, and not boring.