Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
I have mixed feelings about purple blazers, to be honest. I had one fuchsia velvet one (sounds crazy now) that was a great fall/winter blazer for 3 or 4 years (and I have fond memories of wearing it to my 10-year high school reunion). On the other hand, I’ve had some purple blazers that sit and sit in my closet and finally are put in the goodwill pile, tags still on. This one looks to me more like the former: a quirky color in a classic shape and a quality fabric — perfect for conveying “fashionable but professional.” I’d wear it with gray or navy trousers, or perhaps a purple sheath dress in a different hue. Select colors (sadly, not the purple) are on sale for $148; the purple blazer is available full price at $198 at J.Crew. Hacking jacket in herringbone