Summer ’12 Trend: Sleeveless Blazers
By Marisa Steinberg, June 25th, 2012
Like vegan cheesecake or electric acoustic guitars, the sleeveless blazer is one of those seemingly paradoxical delights that I am so glad actually exist. Pair one with everything from tailored pencil skirts to frayed cut-offs to instantly sharpen your look. And don’t let its lack of fabric fool you, this vest transitions smoothly into autumn when worn over long sleeved blouses and fitted sweaters. Take a look at our favorite styles to find one you can rock straight through summer and beyond.
Stella McCartney; $385, yoox.com
An off-white version is ideal for the dog days of summer.
Givenchy sleeveless blazer; $1596, farfetch.com
The razor sharp lapels make this blazer more badass than boardroom.
Prabal Gurung Cutout stretch-wool vest; $1,046.50, theoutnet.com
Prabal Gurung’s precise tailoring really makes you wonder why all outerwear doesn’t have coattails.
3.1 Phillip Lim sleeveless blazer; $548, thecorner.com
Exposed shoulders and a deep racerback provide all the sex appeal of an LBD.