- Knit blazer: C&C
- Embellished tank: JCrew
- Ponte pants: Ann Taylor
- Green sneakers: Payless
If I have any complaint about my main closet blazers, it’s that my arms’ range of motion is limited. I’ve always considered that to be part and parcel of blazer-wearing but my eyes (and arms) have recently been opened to a style innovation of epic proportions: the KNIT BLAZER. World of fashion, why did it take so long for us all to realize that stretchy fabric could be used to craft structured pieces? This knit blazer has great fit and, thanks in large part to the pieced back, holds it shape beautifully.
And it’s machine washable. Gah. Extra mom points.
I used a gift card to purchase this relatively pricey C&C blazer, but affordable alternatives are currently on offer elsewhere. Gap has a two button knit blazer in black or heather gray, Forever 21 has a curvy black ponte blazer, and Modcloth has a beautiful knit jacket with gorgeous little details.
Today’s outfit was intended to go from a meeting on campus (I switched out the sneakers for heels) to a playdate for baby e. with some friends. Unfortunately, a very, very flat tire happened in between. But, in case you were wondering, there is enough stretch in this jacket to help your brother unscrew your extremely tight lug nuts. So, that’s empowering, right?
Seriously, world, what other wardrobe staples can we start making in stretchy fabrics? I’m sold on structured but stretchy pants, and jersey dresses that have shape. What else could we do? A knit pencil skirt that isn’t clingy? A knit trench coat? What would you most like to see in stretch?