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Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you’ve had a great start to the week so far. I don’t know about you but it is always so manic in the lead up to the office closure period – everyone wants everything done by Christmas so I’m tethered to my desk until the week is out! I wanted to share my thoughts on one of Everlane’s hero staples – the Oversized Wool Blazer. The Everlane Oversized Wool Blazer has been around for several years now, and comes in a variety of classic shades. It’s a popular piece, and it always sells out fast, which I put down to the fact that it’s a fabulous wardrobe all-rounder.
Everlane Oversized Wool Blazer* (sz 0), Everlane silk shirt* (sz 2), Dr Denim jeans* (also here) (size S), Gucci men’s belt (review here), Dior slingbacks, Celine bag (review here; preloved here and here), Ray Ban sunglasses
I have the Oversized Wool Blazer in Beige Twill, a light neutral shade that is a new release hue for the current season. Unlike the blazers released from their past seasons, the newer version comprises completely recycled fabric – 62% recycled wool, 38% recycled nylon – which is testament to Everlane’s continued progress on the sustainability front.
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Sizing & fit
The blazer is designed for a boxy fit and is cut to be worn loose. It’s a mid-weight, non-stretch wool fabric with internal shoulder pads for structure. As its name suggests, it’s an oversized cut, so apart from the boxy shoulders, the blazer is a longline style. I opted for a size US 0 and it fits me well – a relaxed and slightly oversized fit. If I went with my usual size (US 2), I feel like the shoulders would have been a tad too boxy for my liking. If you’re petite like me, I would recommend sizing down if you prefer to achieve a subtle oversized look.
I’ve yet to own a blazer in a light camel shade, so this is a welcome addition to my wardrobe. I’m always apprehensive to try pieces in lighter neutrals as I’m not certain they’ll match my skin tone or hair colour, but thankfully, this camel hue is very flattering and the shade seamlessly works with the other pieces in my wardrobe.
As for the quality of the piece, despite the blazer being made of a recycled fabric, the hand-feel of the wool feels soft to the touch, with a noticeable woven texture that is tweed-like, giving off a real “borrowed from the boys” vibe. And because of this weave, there’s no doubting the blazer will be hard-wearing.
As far as wool jackets ago, it’s a mid-weight jacket that is incredibly warm. It’s a fantastic outerwear option for the shoulder seasons and can be worn year-round if blazers are part of your workwear or personal style. The jacket looks great thrown over pretty much anything – a tee or silk blouse during the warmer months or a chunky knit during the colder season.
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P.S. Like this review? Check out others I’ve written here.