Dear readers, may this post serve as a reminder never to underestimate the power of the summer jacket. I, for one, believe that a lightweight jacket is an absolute must for warm weather. You never know when you'll encounter an office's chilly blast of a.c., an outfit that feels like it's lacking some pizzazz, an Italian Renaissance basilica where a woman's shoulders absolutely must be covered...sorry, I drifted off there for a second.
For this summer, why not set your blazer ablaze with floral prints? Do you prefer to invest or to save on this piece?
Which blazer do you think costs less? The blazer on your left is from our favorite budget standby ASOS and will cost you a little under $100. The second Cynthia Rowley piece rings up at $425. Hmmm...
Cynthia Rowley paraded a myriad of floral pieces down the spring catwalk, some of hers printed on a black background instead of white. I must say that the ASOS piece above looks very similar to Rowley's black floral pieces, like this sleeveless dress, shirtdress and these pants. It's not an exact match but the overall feel is close enough to justify saving a few bucks.
How about some options to get your mind swirling around summer florals...
Top Right- Madewell top/ Madewell skirt/ Rebecca Minkoff bag
Bottom Right- Madewell shirt/ Anthropologie necklace/ J. Crew skirt/ Anthropologie heels
Bottom Left- Madewell top/ Maison Scotch jeans/ Anthropologie wedges
Do you have floral blazers? Or could you get into them? I think I could...at the right price.