I feel very cool and 90’s in this oversized wool blazer from EL.
It makes me want to put my hands on my hips constantly to create that power silhouette a la Elaine on Seinfeld.
It does sort of feel like I’m wearing a costume. Any blazer makes me feel that way actually. I really do love the style, but I’ll have to return it because it doesn’t serve my purposes. I need an easy blazer to travel with for job interviews. And I worry this will wrinkle too easily in a suitcase. For that reason, I’m going to exchange it for the wrinkle resistant go weave blazer, and will report back. Stay tuned.
I’ve been so curious about this blazer for a long time and finally decided to give it a try. I usually don’t wear blazers, but if I did, like if I worked in law or finance, I would definitely keep this.
For reference I’m wearing XS and it fits perfectly (my measurements are 34″-29″-36″, and I’m 5’5″). The construction feels solid, although very lightweight (this could be a good or bad thing depending on what you’re going for; I think lightweight is preferable). The best part: there are 3 huge pockets that make this blazer practical for someone who needs to carry around lots of stuff at work. There’s a hidden internal pocket as well.
The fit is oversized so I could imagine this might “swallow up” petite women or add too much heft to a women who are already top heavy.
Conclusion: Perfect updated versions of the 90s tomboy blazer. Recommend if you need a casual everyday blazer. But probably not practical for traveling as it wrinkles easily.
[outfit: Everlane oversize wool blazer XS, Lauren Manoogian top*, J Crew cafe capri*, kork ease wedge sandals*, * = pre-owned]
ps. I recently put up some things for sale at my poshmark closet here.