Buy It Now: A Black Blazer

Fall was the season of the black blazer, which means that there are a LOT of black blazers out there at great prices. Buy one now and you'll have a wardrobe staple for years to come. There are lots of different ways it can be worn-

 

Check out all the uses Kate Moss found for her own tuxedo jacket...

 

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And you all know how much I love this look from Eva Longoria Parker. A black blazer paired with a good pair of jeans will never go out of style.


Of course, there are a few things you'll want to avoid when choosing a classic black blazer- For one thing, I'd recommend staying away from blazers sold by more inexpensive retailers. You want your blazer to have a top-of-the-line feel, so hunt out the nicer retailers with great sales for this particular purchase.

 

The "boyfriend jacket" blazers will work next year, provided you don't get one that's too baggy, boxy, or long. Many of them are more fitted and those are the ones you want to look for.

Also avoid blazers with rolled up sleeves, unless you can roll those sleeves down for a non-Fall-2009 look. Stay away from blazers with big shoulder pads- That's another trend that will quickly date your jacket. And cropped jackets are totally and completely out, according to the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar. (I can take or leave Vogue and Elle, but I sort of love Bazaar and always have.)

That said, here are some nicely-priced blazers I love...

 

I really like this Central Park West blazer with ruched sleeves, $130 from Piperlime. It manages to retain a feminine feel and would go with lots of different looks.

 

 

This Fred Flare tuxedo jacket is a nice price at $64. The tuxedo jacket is very hip right now, but it's classic enough to fit right in as a wardrobe staple next fall.

I also really like this Kenneth Cole New York blazer, priced at $129. Great fit! Nice price.

 

 


For you GAP fans, there's this Perfect Black Blazer, and it is indeed... perfect, particularly if you like a more casual look. And just $88.

 

 

This might be my favorite black blazer deal- a BCBG Max Azria blazer, on sale at Piperlime for $77.97. I LOVE the fit of this blazer!

 

 

And finally, you may have seen this Eden velvet blazer on sale at J.Crew right now for $41.99 (be sure to use code EXTRA30 to get that price!) on.... me! This is the blazer I chose as my newest wardrobe staple. And I love it.

 

There you have it!

 

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