Two years ago, when Rosanna Vollmerhausen, owner of DC Style Factory, came to my house and performed a closet audit on my spring and summer wardrobe, her immediate observation was that one of my gaps was a great white blazer.
I have spent the last two years on an mission to find it.
I know it shouldn’t be this hard, but I’m very particular about my blazers. They cannot be boyfriend style, for one, a cut that is (sadly for me) ubiquitous. Given how unforgiving white is, the material has to be of a certain quality. Cheaper fabrics might be passable in black but white shows all flaws. And speaking of flaws, given what a complete and utter klutz I can be, I really don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on this piece. I’m bound to bump into someone with a glass of red wine or have a kid with a nutella mouth give me a hug when wearing it. In other words, this will not be an investment piece for me like my black Smythe blazer was.
So the hunt continues for an affordable but not cheap looking great white blazer with a good shape. If you have any leads, you know where to find me.
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Chelsea – I’ve been on an equally frustrating hunt. But had unexpected success last night at Banana Republic. Their Trina Turk two-button blazer is perfect (for me)! http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=37745&vid=1&pid=427367
It’s not crazy expensive, doesn’t look cheap and has great details (arm buttons can be unbuttoned to allow for sleeve-rolling).
Thanks for the recommendation! I will definitely check it out!