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Spring's Best Light-Colored Blazers

Spring 2009 Fashion Trends: Light Colored Blazers

Stella McCartney's Spring 2009 collection started my obsession with light colored blazers, but finding one on a budget is proving to be more difficult than I anticipated. If you're looking for a light-colored blazer in a neutral hue such as beige, tan, khaki, light gray, light pink or crisp white—which fashion heads are calling the "new neutrals"—I think your best bet would be to hit a European chain like H&M or Zara, both of which take most of their design cues straight from the runways. The best light-toned blazers I've found online have been at, which is finally opening their first store in NYC next week! I'm sooo excited. Anyways, have a look at my online finds in the widget below. Hopefully I'll have more luck finding black boyfriend blazers on a budget, which I'll feature in an upcoming post.

Not shown in widget: Topshop Linen Blazer, $80 at

Ah, to be skinny and broad-shouldered! I have yet to find a blazer that I look good in... ;w; It's always too tight around my shoulders, and thus the sleeves are too short. Or it's too big around my waist and leaves me totally shapeless...
#1 Aitch (Homepage) on 2009-03-29 12:56 (Reply)
really? Topshop is opening in NYC?
awesome, do you know what street it is?
#2 Catherine on 2009-03-29 13:01 (Reply)
Topshop NYC opens April 2, 11am, Broadway and Broome :-)
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-03-30 13:00 (Reply)
Ah! You've found some great affordable versions. I was also look at the Stella McCartney collection. I love how the blazers add a little bit of attitude.
#3 Crystal (Homepage) on 2009-03-29 19:35 (Reply)
I found the most amazing white blazer a la Mary Kate Olsen in this little thrift store here in Philly and it cost me all of $15. I went back today and found another one in turquoise, very Alexander Wang S/S 09. And it only cost 10 bucks!! Thrifting is the way to go, i promise!
#4 Lindsay on 2009-03-30 19:38 (Reply)
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