While I was pondering the subject of ways petites can wear oversized styles, I had this blazer hanging on my clothes rack while I decided its fate. With a chunky herringbone and a review affirming my suspicions that it was almost an exact dupe of an Isabel Marant jacket from a few seasons back, I ordered with high hopes. When it arrived, my first impression was it was huge! But every time I put it on, I kept liking what I saw in the mirror. I knew it wasn’t ideal for me…those drop shoulders (18″ from shoulder to shoulder!! I nitpick over 14″!), those wide sleeves, that roomy boxy torso…I shouldn’t have liked it, but it was just so cozy and I thought maybe, just maybe I can pull this off. But then I got scared. I returned it.
The next day, I immediately regretted it. I started looking at Isabel Marant blazers and oversized coats on Pinterest and knew I screwed up. As you can see, I reordered it immediately.
If you are a fan of Isabel Marant (as I am), then you’ll like this blazer. As I mentioned, its almost an exact dupe of one of her designs from a few seasons ago. All it’s missing is the chest pocket (I so wish it had one!), buttons at the sleeve cuffs, a back vent, and more expensive fabric. Aside from that, the shape and herringbone pattern are pretty much identical.
Also from Gap is the cotton/modal tee I’m wearing underneath the blazer. I ordered a few petite and non-petite tees last week, and this one is a keeper! I see it’s now available in a long sleeve version, so you can bet I’ll be picking that up as well.
UPDATE: If you like this general idea but prefer a softer look in your outerwear, LOFT just posted a really cozy looking cardigan in a similar texture & style. And then, there’s always the White House | Black Market petite herringbone coat I wore here (now on sale!)
For those interested in this blazer, the approximate measurements of size petite xs (laid flat) are below:
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Jeans Banana Republic
Shoes Gianvito Rossi (super similar & way cheaper)
Bag Sophie Hulme partially thanks to Shopbop (also here!)
Belt Ada (similar & customizable!)
Necklaces vintage & Downtown L.A.
Watch Larsson and Jennings
Lapel Pin Club Monaco
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