Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lucky Mag *StyleSpy*: Camel Blazers

Hello my Dear Readers! I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday...thank you so much for stopping by today! :) As a follow up to Saturday's C is for Camel Coat post, I've scanned a page out of the September 2010 Lucky Magazine, which features Camel Blazers.

It reads: "Historically, this preppy item has channeled a very grown-up sensibility. We spotted three women giving it wildly chic spins-and employing some similar pieces to do it."

*All three of the looks feature 3 common elements:

1) A Camel Blazer (of course), and Lucky suggests the "Sorrell" Blazer from Reiss for $310, which doesn't appear to be available online yet. Other options are this one, this one, and this one.

2) A pair of slightly Faded Dark Jeans such as these from SIWY, or these from Eddie Bauer.

3) Luxe Black Accessories: For the handbag Lucky suggests the "Juliene" Clutch from Vieta. Other options are this one from Michael Kors, or this less expensive alternative from Target. As far as black shoes, Lucky suggests "Kilmari" from Guess. Other options are these from Calvin Klein, or these from Coach.

*The 3 *individual and unique* looks are created by changing out the top worn under the blazer. Suggested pieces are:

1) A black turtleneck, such as this one (chosen by Lucky) from American Apparel. Other options are this one and this one. (I also think that wearing a different color turtleneck, such as red or ivory, would be another great way to change up the look.)

2) A striped tee. Lucky suggests this one from Petit Bateau, but as we all know, just about every retailer out there is offering a version of the stripe tee, so finding one shouldn't be difficult. A few options here, here, and here.

3) A feminine printed blouse. The one Lucky suggests is a floral chiffon blouse from Rachel Rachel Roy, available at select Macy's stores. Other options are this one, this one, and this one.

I personally think all 3 looks they've shown with the Camel blazer are fantastic, and have actually worn different variations with my Camel Maggie jacket in the past, and I'm sure I will continue to do so in the future. :)

So what do you think of the looks they've shown in the magazine? Do you own a Camel blazer? If so, are you going to try out one of these options? Have you worn something similar in the past already? Please do share.:)

Have a wonderful day!



  1. Thanks for this scan, I love this look! A long camel coat is not practical for my climate, but I would love to find a reasonably priced blazer version.

  2. i love these looks! in fact, this page was one of the best in the whole issue.

  3. Love a pretty camel blazer! Thanks for scanning - great inspiration pics. I have one that I love and have had for years. I want to say it's Brooks Brothers? Nice to see some ways to make it more chic, rather than uber-prep.

  4. Thanks laurie_miw! I also love this look and agree that it is much easier to pull off in our warm climates. Hopefully some of the retailers will offer a lighter weight version for us this year. :)

  5. I really like the second look with the striped top. I like that the color of the blazer shown; it's darker, closer to taupe, and thus more wearable for a "winter" like me. I don't like that the jacket is double breasted; I would choose a single breasted option to suit my large chest. But what I love most of all is how they pair it with black. I wouldn't have thought of that! I also agree w/FFM that red would look great under the jacket and that would definitely make it wearable for me.

  6. mjbeet: I completely agree with you! I love this page and the one about capes (which I also plan to scan and post about). :)

  7. shopwithm: Brooks Brothers has such nice Camel coat offerings! One of their blazers is featured in my links on this post, and one of their full-length Camel coats is on Saturday's post. They are a bit pricey, but I'm sure the quality is fantastic.

    Thanks for stopping by everyone! :)

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  9. Generation Kvetch: Thanks so much for stopping by today! I think that you could definitely wear the Camel blazer with red and look fabulous! Camel isn't one of my *best* colors at all, so I usually try to put a color that IS flattering to my skintone next to my face, and that makes the color much more wearable for me. I'm also not a fan of double-breasted jackets (even though I have a small bust) and would opt for a single-breasted one, as well. :)

  10. Loved this as well! I swear I'm the only crazy person in my office who wears blazers (I'm in Arizona) but I will suffer for the look. Don't care! I love camel ones especially!!

  11. hchamberlin, I'm in Arizona, too!

    FFM, thanks for posting. I received this issue of Lucky and browsed through the other night. I like the camel blazer look very much, it's classic. It's tough for me to decide whether to spend money on a good one since my climate limits how much wear I can get out of it every year. I especially love it with jeans and if I can find one reasonably priced I think I will bite.

  12. I love this post. I would love to add a camel blazer to my wardrobe. Thanks for sharing the links. :-)

  13. Who makes the camel blazer the model is wearing? I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!

    1. Hi anon@2:07pm! The camel blazer is called the "Sorrell", and it was made by REISS. I'm not sure if you would be able to find it now since this scan was from 2010, but in the mag they have their number as 212-925-5707, just in case you want to try and track one down. HTH! :)