Review: The Everlane blazer that makes me feel like Diane Keaton.

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I feel very cool and 90’s in this oversized wool blazer from EL.  

  Screen Shot 2017-11-23 at 1.51.37 PM.png 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.

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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.

6 thoughts on “Review: The Everlane blazer that makes me feel like Diane Keaton.

  1. Good review, and hopefully the GoWeave one will better suit your needs! I only owned synthetic suit separates before, and they basically never wrinkle, even after being rolled up in a suitcase for a while, so needing to deal with wrinkles after I started wearing wool-blend suits was a very new thing.

    I still can’t get used to wearing blazers, even though I’ve gotten used to putting on full business formal for the occasions that require it. It still feels like putting on a costume.

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  2. It looks good on you! I get the costume feeling though. I am looking for a blazer right now but am having a hard time telling if I just think I need one or if it’s actually my style. I don’t foresee needing to interview for things in the near future but I like the idea of mashing up “professional” with artsy.

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