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What to Wear: the Long-Line Blazer


Photographs by David Kim.

I recently read a piece in Harper’s Bazaar that said to add a long-line blazer to an outfit for an instant style update. Not long after, I happened upon this great summer linen version at Banana Republic. I have a serious soft spot for chambray and it’s the perfect material for the warmer months of the season ahead. It wrinkles easily, but gets a pass because everyone knows that that’s the nature of linen. And the long silhouette is indeed striking. Quite a change from the cropped versions of previous seasons – which I still love and hope aren’t moved on from quite yet!


I’ve paired the blazer here with pants that are long-line themselves. They are some of my favorites – incredibly comfortable! The t-shirt is another great find from Vince. It’s tricky to get a t-shirt that works for work, but this one is worth the extra investment – the cotton is super soft so you’ll want to wear it on the weekend and yet the shirt has a professional polish that makes it office appropriate.


DK1_0046What pieces are you wearing to look sharp this summer? Have you tried the longer blazer look? Interested to hear your thoughts. And have a great week! : )


Banana Republic blazer, Vince t-shirt, Banana Republic trousers, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Celine Audrey sunglasses, similar here.

Photography by David Kim