The  J. Crew Open-Front Sweater-Blazer has been a bestseller since its debut last fall, and I was happy to see the jacket updated and offered in pretty pastel colors for spring. The “new” sweater-blazer is constructed from a lighter cotton/polyester/wool blend (compared to the all-wool composition of the original) and has 3/4 sleeves, which are great for showing off fun cuffs and colorful layers. The fit is “relaxed” so your normal size will comfortably accommodate two thinner layers.

The sweater-blazer has quickly overtaken cardigans as the ultimate business-casual piece (imo), and will also transition easily for weekend wear with a basic tee, jeans, and sneakers.

Banana Republic Soft Pleated Long Trench in Blue Gray (size XSP) || J. Crew New Lightweight Sweater Blazer in Subtle Pink (size XXXS) || c/o Ann Taylor Tie Neck Ruffle Blouse (size XSP) || Saint Laurent Classic Small Sac De Jour Grained Leather Bag in Fog (reviewed here) || H&M Super Skinny Low Jeans in Dark Gray Denim (size 24/30) || Miu Miu Taupe Pumps (past season)

J. Crew‘s buy more, save more event is still live, so you can take 40% off your purchase (With code NEWNEW) if you buy 4 or more items at once. Here are my picks:

Have a great weekend, everyone!