A couple of weeks ago, Shannon linked to an article titled The Importance of a Woman’s Image in the Workplace, written by President of Manhattan Makeovers, William Cane, who I’m going to refer to as Cray Cray Cane from here on out, okay?

In the article, Cray Cray Cane advised women against “removing their jacket at work because doing so immediately reduces their authority.” The feedback following the article, most likely submitted by female attorneys sans blazers (Gasp!), unequivocally established 2 points: (1) the nickname Cray Cray Cane is completely merited, and (2) the requirement of a blazer varies vastly depending upon locale, weather, office culture, etc….

As for me, I’m a cardigan girl, which works well with my firm’s flexible (read: nonexistent) dress code, but on occasion, when I want to mix things up, I wear a cazer (cape + blazer). This combo is trending for fall thanks to fashion geniuses Hedi Slimane, Josep Font and Macs Iotti, creative directors of Saint Laurent, Delpozo and Sportmax respectively, and The Devil Wears Prada cerulean blue trickle down effect.

Couture Collage

From left to right: Saint Laurent, Delpozo & Sportmax (Autumn/Winter 2014)

While a cazer won’t give you superhuman powers of the comic book variety, it will make you feel super confident, and that’s kind of the same thing, right? Below are 4 cazer options that’ll leave you looking so awesome even Cray Cray Cane would approve.

Cazers 1

Clockwise from top right: Missguided, Badgley Mischka, Barbara Bui & Nasty Gal

Megan Myers-Bell

Megan Myers-Bell is an attorney at Whitten, Hacker, Hagin, Anderson, Allen & Self, P.C. where her practice focuses on family law. She is President-Elect of the Abilene Bar Association and volunteers her time at Hendrick Home for Children and Abilene Junior Women's Club. Megan lives on a small ranch outside of Abilene, Texas with her husband, Matt, and black labrador, Scout. When she's not playing with her 4 adorable nephews, she enjoys baking (and eating) chocolate chip cookies and traveling the world.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Amber James

    Great post! Love the idea that fashion can (and perhaps should) be part of our professional persona.

  2. Robin bowen

    Excellent!

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