Casual corduroy blazer outfit for fall - une femme d'un certain âge

Relaxed fall look with a lightweight corduroy blazer

Lightweight layers are key for fall and transitional season weather. Here’s a relaxed casual outfit with a knit corduroy blazer.

Thanks to Nordstrom for their sponsorship of this post. All ideas and opinions are my own.

While it’s fun to think about and plan outfits for going out, some days this is as much “going out” as I do. I’m just not an athleisure kind of gal (reminds me too much of high school gym class) but I still want to be comfortable while looking put-together.

A casual corduroy blazer outfit

This time of year, our temperatures can swing from cool to very warm, back to cool within hours. Often, a lightweight jacket is all I need for those cool mornings and evenings, and I’m always on the lookout for throw-on-and-go styles that aren’t too fussy for daily wear. I love corduroy for fall, and the texture it adds, but it can sometimes feel stiff or bulky.

This lightweight knit corduroy blazer is soft and wears like a cardigan, but still has some structure. (And has functional pockets for dog treats and poop bags. 😜) The shoulders are dropped, so it’s roomy enough to throw on over a sweater when the weather gets cooler. It’s available in two colors, this warm brown, and a denim blue (which looks like a good color for you Summers). Sizes XX-Small to XX-Large. I’m wearing the XS. I suggest sizing down if you want a closer fit.

I’m wearing sizes XS in the jacket, XS in the top, and 27 in the jeans.

Nordstrom carries a wide range of brands and sizes, and is always my first stop when I’m looking for something specific. Shipping and returns are free, and you can even order online and pick up at your local store.

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10 Comments

  1. Marie
    September 20, 2022 / 4:18 am

    Thanks for the sneakers the other day and the sandals today that fit “les pieds d’un certain age”!

  2. Rachel B
    September 20, 2022 / 6:11 am

    I’ve been on the hunt for a non-structured, blazer-ish fall jacket, and am ready to move on from open front sweater jackets. Upon seeing the corduroy jacket, my first thoughts were corduroy is too bulky, not supposed to be “knit”, and I wore it in high school, so no thanks. Within a few minutes of reading your words, though, I ordered one in the blue color. So maybe an older dog can learn new tricks. Appreciate the sizing advice, too, as always- thanks!

  3. Bette
    September 20, 2022 / 6:41 am

    Totally unrelated, although thanks, I love corduroy, is me trying to decide what to do with my hair. It just so happens that two photos of you are juxtaposed at the bottom of this post — your current longer hair and your previous shorter hair (in a navy outfit, in Paris). Those are my two hair options, also. Hmmm, what to do.

  4. MJ
    September 20, 2022 / 7:03 am

    Yes, please! I have added a woven corduroy blazer similar to yours and a knit one in a Delftware blue to my wardrobe. How practical with a scarf for crisp fall days. The knit one will work under coats in the winter. Stretch is definitely more versatile.

  5. Sally
    September 20, 2022 / 7:32 am

    Cute! Susan are your sandals the anthracite color? What color are they?

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      September 20, 2022 / 7:34 am

      thanks, Sally, they’re rose gold.

  6. Christine Thomas-O'Meally
    September 20, 2022 / 10:06 am

    Your puppy is so sweet. She looks like she has a little bit of golden in her.

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      September 20, 2022 / 10:09 am

      thanks! She does have some Cocker Spaniel, think that’s where here coloring may come from.

  7. Mary
    September 20, 2022 / 11:00 am

    That corduroy jacket has my name on it. Great casual vibe.

  8. No Fear of Fashion
    September 23, 2022 / 6:17 am

    Looks like a very useful jacket. Making you look good and functional. It also creates harmony between you and Bella haha.
    Greetje

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