Spring sweater jackets for women - une femme d'un certain âge

The Friday Edit: sweater jackets, makeovers & more

Susan B wears a Madewell chore sweater jacket, striped Vince tee, gold lariat necklace and jeans.

If there’s one piece I’ve come to regard as a transitional season wardrobe essential, it’s a sweater jacket. More relaxed than a blazer, but more refined than a cardigan, a sweater jacket can play either part.

earrings | top | jacket | necklace | bracelet | jeans (similar)

I’d intended to style it and post next week, but this Madewell chore sweater jacket is apparently selling like hotcakes, so I didn’t want you to miss out. I almost didn’t order this when I first saw it online, but curiosity won out. I’ll definitely be keeping; I think it’s much better in person than it looks online. I’m wearing the XS. I sized down and am glad I did. But if you want a more oversized look, I’d suggest going with your regular size or even sizing up.

(There was a crow chirring in the tree above us, apparently offering creative direction. 😆 )

Yes, this sweater jacket is 100% wool. It’s quite soft, not itchy at all, and has a nice drape. Here are some wool-free options…

Ann Taylor sweater jacket cotton blend. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

This sweater blazer is a nylon-cotton blend, available in two colors, sizes XXS-XXL.

Ann Taylor plaid sweater coat. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

This plaid sweater coat is also a wool-free blend, available in sizes XXS-XXL.

Nic + Zoe pastel boucle sweater jacket.

This cotton blend sweater jacket has a bouclé texture and fringed edges. Available in Misses XS-XL and in Plus.

More Spring sweater jackets…

A mini-refresh

Shop Susan B's favorites: wardrobe, beauty, accessoriies.

I’ve been working with a design team to give my SHOP page a makeover, and am delighted to share it with you now. You can shop all of my current faves, or by category. (I’ll be adding new categories in the coming weeks.)

I’ll be refreshing the content weekly, so do check back regularly.

And speaking of makeovers…

Live Zoom makeup lesson with Brian + MW.

Thanks to everyone who joined me last Saturday for a live Zoom facial with Brian of Brian + MW. We had a blast, and will be doing a few more of these live sessions focused on makeup. Next Saturday 3/6 will include techniques for smoothing, highlighting and contouring. Brian will teach and I’ll be the subject. 😆

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  1. Brenda Dribin
    February 26, 2021 / 4:17 am

    Good morning. I so appreciate you and your blog – especially since you had your “colors” done in London. You look amazing and the new colors make such a difference – and you already looked great before!

    I am interested in getting colors done. Any suggestions? Can this really work on-line or is it best to wait until I can have an in-person analysis?

    So appreciate your advice!

    • Stephanie Ashworth
      February 26, 2021 / 7:33 am

      I had the Red Leopard color/style consultation online and am very pleased. My daughter did it too and I think they were spot on both times. We used Zoom and it worked just fine.

  2. Pamela Stagg
    February 26, 2021 / 5:05 am

    Madewell is not currently shipping to international customers.

    • Susan Blakey
      February 26, 2021 / 5:15 am

      That’s a shame. They’re saying it’s temporary, may be due to Covid. J.Crew does ship internationally, and they have some great sweater jacket options too.

  3. Eve
    February 26, 2021 / 7:08 am

    I think I need a sweater jacket. It does seem like the perfect transition third layer. This one seems to be thin because I can see the sweater stripes through it. Is it warm?

  4. February 26, 2021 / 8:27 am

    Very nice on you. These unstructured jackets don’t work on my body but they do on you.

  5. Christine Jensen
    February 26, 2021 / 8:55 am

    You might consider including Nick & Zoe in your searches, It has a fairly large selection of Petite styles as compared to Madewell, J. Crew, etc. and a fairly eclectic color palate. You have to look at their site vs. Nick & Zoe on Nordstrom. Nordie’s has pretty much forgotten that petites exist.

    • Susan Blakey
      February 26, 2021 / 9:20 am

      Hi Christine, thanks! One of the non-wool jackets featured in this post is Nic + Zoe.

  6. Lynne
    February 26, 2021 / 9:59 am

    Hi Susan,
    I really enjoy your suggestions and your fabulous taste. I was recently looking for some new joggers and was wishing I could find them on your site. Thanks for the shopping page. I was able to find the joggers you liked and ordered them today, as they are back in stock.
    Thanks for the new addition.

  7. Lee
    February 26, 2021 / 12:28 pm

    I love sweater blazers so much—I’m up to 4 now (3 of the shorter versions from J Crew Factory & 1 of the longer styles). It’s crazy to me how much better that Madewell sweater jacket looks on you than on Madewell’s site! Honestly, I was not expecting the link to take me to Madewell when I clicked; it’s just not shown very well on the website, in my opinion. Now I’m interested in that one too. There’s just something refreshing about looking put together but being comfortable at the same time.

  8. sf-dre
    February 27, 2021 / 6:47 pm

    Is last week’s facial archived anywhere? I had a hair appointment and couldn’t join the Zoom.

    • Susan Blakey
      February 28, 2021 / 7:48 am

      Brian is working on getting it archived. I’ll provide a link once it is.

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