Smythe Tweed Boyfriend Blazer
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If you were one of the doubters who thought that the boyfriend jacket was going to be one of those here today, gone tomorrow early fall fads, looks like you had it all wrong. Not only is the boyfriend jacket still here, it has morphed beyond the basic black we saw late summer to take on subtle new shapes and textures. It looks like this is one fad that will have a little more staying power than we first realized.
A great example of a new take on the nouveau-classic boyfriend jacket is this recent look from Gossip Girl's Blake Lively. Blake was spotted at the after-party for Penn Badgley's new movie The Stepfather sporting a longer, tweedier, rolled-cuff version of the boyfriend jacket. Perfect for spicing up your jacket wardrobe, this new jacket can only be described as dorky-chic.
Want to steal Blake Lively's boyfriend jacket style for yourself? She's wearing the new Smythe Tweed Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer. This wool / hemp blend tweed jacket looks just like something you'd steal from your great uncle's closet with its vaguely retro look and masculine tailoring, both hallmarks of the outerwear-dedicated Smythe label. The overall look is kept from the too-mannish category by the delicate charmeuse lining that shows with casually rolled-up sleeves.
Click on the photo to link directly to where you can purchase the Smythe Tweed Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer, as seen on Gossip Girl's Blake Lively, online.