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The Sweater Blazer AGAIN

I wondered if the sweater blazer situation was going to be a passing fad, but I’m happy to report that I’m still in love with it. It’s one of those miracle wardrobe staples that works in countless ways. I keep figuring out new ways to style it. I even wore it for our Christmas card photo over a plaid shirt! When you choose to immortalize it in a Christmas card, you know it’s good.

Carly the Prepster

The sweater blazer comes in a handful of colors. The camel was definitely the right choice for me and I find it to be the most versatile for the types of clothes I wear. But I do love the navy and black too as great basics.

My only real “issue” with it is that I have noticed a bit of pilling on the body of the sweater. Basically where my sleeve rubs against my torso. I use an electric fabric defuzzer though on the pilly spots every five or so wears and it looks good as new again.

I also like that the sleeves aren’t quite full length, as it lets whatever shirt you’re layering pop out a bit.

Mark and Graham Monogrammed Tote How to style a sweater blazer ย J. Crew Sweater Blazer

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15 Comments

Caitlin

I love this look, Carly! I hope the sweater blazer trend doesn’t go anywhere anytime soon. I’ve loved wearing mine-it’s so versatile and warm for the Winter!
Caitlin

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Sam

When you say that the sweater blazer “works in countless ways”, what do you mean by that? While comfortable and casual, the sweater blazer doesn’t look at all professional. I can’t imagine wearing this to an office or work event.

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Megan

I wear mine at least once a week to work during the colder months, but I do work in a more casual business-casual office. I’ll wear it over a dress during chillier spring mornings.

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Brittany

Sam – I disagree I think the sweater blazer brings a heightened level of professionalism to a business-casual environment, but could also work in more formal settings with the right coordinating pieces (example all black like Carly has here). I imagine she meant both work life and home life when she said “countless ways”, at least that’s how I took it. I’ve found the older I get the more I need clothes I can wear to both work and non-work, its hard to justify a piece when it only works for one of those scenarios! Also, Carly I really like your bun in these photos I think it looks great

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Christine

I’m an attorney in big law. On any given day at least three women on my floor are wearing this sweater blazer. I wouldn’t wear it in court obviously but you can absolutely wear this to the office. Maybe pair it with a sheath dress if your office is more formal?

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Jennifer

Love it! You look very chic.
Would you mind letting us know which size you wear for reference? As Iโ€™m unable to get to a store to try one on where I live.
Thanks!

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Libby

I wear my sweater blazer all the time, too! I would say definitely not a trend, but something every one NEEDS in their closet! I love mine so much, I sometimes reach for it in the morning to wear over my PJs for a cozy-chic morning, lol. It sounds more boujee than it is! Love the way you styled it here, and have a fantastic tuesday, Carly! ๐Ÿ™‚

-Libby

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Elizabeth

I love my sweater blazer! After you featured it I stalked it for months until finally biting the bullet. I wear it to work and also love it with my Spanx leather leggings and heels for a night out! It feels cozy in the office without looking like a total bum. I’ve gotten so many compliments on it – thanks for highlighting it!

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Kathryn

The sweater blazer is such a great piece! I can see how it would be versatile for a lot of different occasions and transition well from work life to home life. Thanks for sharing!

Kathryn โ€ข simplykk.com

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