Blazer: H&M sz 2, $34.95 (item # 040640, comes in turquoise or black)
Left: H&M dress Right: Ann Taylor Factory top, Ann Taylor skirt (similar)
Left: Louboutin Simple 100 pumps Right: Aldo
It's a known fact that H&M brings back popular styles, so I'm always on the lookout for past favorites to share with you guys. One of my most beloved purchases from earlier this year was a woven navy blazer in a soft knit material. The fit is very slim/shrunken so it's perfect for petites. It's currently back in a basic black (seems very popular - my store was pretty much sold out) and this vibrant teal.
Likes: can't ask for a better fit, affordable at $34.95, woven material is comfy and versatile
Dislikes: vibrant color (is fun but) harder to create outfits with, and I'm trying to avoid buying duplicates
Fitted back view and buttoned-up view:
As a refresher on how versatile the navy version is, here's a snippet of my past posts that feature it:
I noticed that some find this color inappropriate for work or certain seasons, which is surprising to me. This color in person is very similar to a bright turquoise dress which I wore at various times, both casually and to work, and did not feel it was unprofessional or unacceptable. For business formal I'm all about the dark suit, but for other environments - it doesn't hurt to explore color and stand out a little. My personal challenge with this color is figuring out what to coordinate it with, and not because it's inappropriate.
I'm torn - keep it for the perfect fit and challenge myself to style the color? Or return? I'd love to hear your thoughts!