Over the years I’ve gone through phases of wearing the blue Theory blazer a lot, and not at all. It survived countless wardrobe edits during its dormant phase, because whenever I put it on to assess how I felt in it, my reaction was the same. I cannot let go of a piece that is impeccably made, fits like a dream, looks sharp, has a high longevity factor, and makes me happy.
Now I’m back to wearing the blazer more frequently because it has a dedicated spot in my travel capsule. It’s THE best topper to wear on long flights, and here’s why. I just came back from a trip to South Africa and wore the blazer on four very long flights and during long layovers at the airport. I wore the blazer for 32 hours straight on the way there, and again on the way back. I didn’t take it off at all at airports, on flights, or in the car. I slept, ate, read, watched movies, and hung out in it. It did not crease at all, which is mind-blowing! It repels lint and dirt, and is very robust. It looks every bit as fresh after hectic plane travel as it does straight after a visit to the cleaners. It’s super comfortable, flattering, and makes anything you wear with it look pulled together and dressy. I ran in it when I needed to get somewhere in a hurry, and I felt insulated in air conditioning. If this blazer isn’t the epitome of exceptional quality, fit, drape and fabric, I don’t know what is. I am in awe of this old topper, and will keep it until it falls apart.
Recently when travelling I wore the blazer over a long-sleeved knit top with floral pants, pearls, sneakers, specs and a crossbody. The exact items of my travel outfit are shown in the collection. I was able to launder the top and pants before I wore the exact same outfit to fly back home. The blazer hung in a closet to air out.
All these years later and the blazer is still available in black, grey, navy and burgundy. It’s a retail winner, and for good reason.