This Affordable Linen Blazer Will Solve All Your Summer Workwear Problems
True story: I was in a meeting at work recently, wearing what I thought was a fairly lightweight blazer. Despite it not actually being Summer yet, the room was rather warm and the a/c was not yet circulating. Oh, and the room was filled to the brim with my coworkers, creating a rather stuffy environment. I styled said blazer over a slip dress with heeled mules, thinking the ensemble may have actually been a little too Summer for the day I chose to wear it. Boy, was I wrong. I quickly broke into a sweat, felt my skin turning red, and became exceedingly parched. Needless to say, that blazer went straight to the dry cleaners the very next day.
This story is not to gross you out. It's a cautionary tale that proves how stifling midweight blazers can feel, even in moderately cool temperatures. Yes, even if they're not made out of tweed or wool — for context, mine was a cotton blend. This suffocating 60 minutes led me on a quest for a breathable linen blazer for Summer, because A) I love a good blazer and hate to toss all of mine aside for three months out of the year and B) I'm not someone who feels totally comfortable in slinky straps or sleeveless silhouettes at the office, so my outfits require a layer to polish up my assortment of breezy dresses, tops, and skirts.
Enter: this affordable linen-blend blazer from the new POPSUGAR Collection at Kohl's. Available in three perfect-for-Summer shades including pastel pink, a tangy orange-red, and nautical blue-and-white stripes, the single-breasted silhouette is superbreathable and the perfect lightweight layer to style over dresses, t-shirts, blouses, tanks, or basically any top or dress you deem worthy for work. And at $64 for sizes XS to XXL and $68 for sizes 0X to 3X, the smart silhouette is pretty dang affordable, which means, if you're a blazer devotee like may, you might just want to scoop up all three versions and wear them on repeat through Summer's end.
Ahead, shop the blazer that I know will solve all your Summer workwear problems. And for styling ideas, head over to The Outfit Bar at Kohl's, where you'll discover a range of smart and stylish outfits you can wear to the office, for Summer occasions, on vacation, and more.