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Smarter Style: Blazer Versus Cardigan?

Posted by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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It's always been around...I remember when they had huge shoulders pads and came in neon colors and we'd scrunched the sleeves up to our elbows (I am so dating myself right now!). We usually see them paired with matching pants, as a suit combo. Made from that odd thick-ish material, in navys, browns and blacks, maybe a pinstripe here and there.

I'm talking blazers, of course.

But hold the buttons, ladies. Have you noticed the blazer has been upgraded, has taken on a whole new look and place in the wardrobe world? Check out the ones at JCrew and Gap and the Loft. Rather different than we are used to, eh? With softer textures (some are knit, kind of t-shirt-y and comfy, others have faux leather sleeves - rockin'!) and cool new cuts (cropped or looser and long), these modern blazers are totally moving from the office desk to the causal weekend brunch table.

Tossed on with jeans, over a basic t-shirt, they are a great alternative to the cardigan, no? I am definitely scouring the sites and stores to see which one I may pick up this fall. Maybe this one I saw on Piperlime? Or this one?

What about you -- do you like the new blazers out there or are you more of a cardigan gal? 


by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by June on Sep. 25, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Since I'm not in the office anymore, I don't wear either.  But I prefer a blazer if I have to wear one of them.  I like to be more tailored.

by Silver Member on Sep. 25, 2012 at 12:13 AM
I'm definitely a cardigan girl, but I'm not opposed to a nice fitting blazer.

Working in corporate America made me shudder at the thought of blazers, but I'm sure with cute Jeans, accessories and shoes the blazer look would look fab for girls night out!
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by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 1:59 AM

I prefer wearing a cardigan vs. a blazer jacket hands down.

by Platinum Member on Sep. 25, 2012 at 4:08 AM
I like my hoodies best of all !! But I'm a stay at home mom that goes to the barn to play with the horses !
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by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 5:21 AM
cardigans here :-)
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by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 6:52 AM

cardigan here :)

by CeeCee on Sep. 25, 2012 at 6:58 AM

I have a blazer

by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 7:01 AM

I will not trade my cardigans for anything!!  I seriously have about 20.  I love them!  When compared to blazers, they look more feminine, are more versatile, and more cost effective...which means I can have more!

by Sarah on Sep. 25, 2012 at 7:44 AM
I definitely prefer a cardigan, and since I've never had a corporate job, that's always worked fine for me.
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by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 8:13 AM

 i love cardigans.  But some blazers are pretty too.

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