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Style Remix: Leather Sleeve Blazer

 Hello and happy Tax Day Monday - can you believe that April is half over already?  Hopefully you already filed your taxes and are planning how to spend your return.  =)  Today's outfit is a casual one, featuring this fabulous Zara charcoal blazer with leather sleeves.  I am a huge fan of the leather sleeve trend, and just love the extra edge they give to this simple one-button blazer as well as little details like the leather collar and leather trimmed pockets!





 Blazer: Zara (no longer available online)
Grid Sweater: "Skye Plaid Pullover" in cream, some sizes of black still available online, $69.50 at Banana Republic here
Boyfriend Jeans: Vintage Levi 501's, check out the "501 Jeans for Women" in sun bleach, $78 at Levi's here
Heels:  Paprika (old), similar "Ina" pump in black, $90 at Aldo here
Bag: Chanel, check out the budget-friendly Rebecca Minkoff "Quilt Mini Affair Bag" in black (also available in white and periwinkle, $195 at Shopbop here

I previously featured this blazer back in January with a dressy winter look for a night out on the town in Blazer with Leather Sleeves.  This time, I added a grid pattern sweater, black pointed-toe pumps, and vintage Levi 501's.  These Levis are actually my dad's, if you can believe it.  A few years ago, he was cleaning out drawers and uncovered an old pair of 501's from high school and college years.  I can't believe he kept them so long!  Since they fit me, I decided to keep them and am still trying to decide if I want to take sandpaper to them for a more weathered look.
 
A leather sleeve blazer can be easily dressed up or down depending on your mood.  Check out my save and splurge picks on leather sleeve blazers below:

Left: Save on the DKNYC "Stretch Twill Blazer with Black Leather Sleeves" in black, $186.75 (on sale!) at Bloomingdale's here
Middle: Save on the Tinley Road "Vegan Leather Sleeve Blazer" in black, $79.99 (on sale!) at Piperlime here
Right: Save on the Sanctuary "It Jacket with Vegan Leather Sleeves," $109.99 at Piperlime here


Left: Splurge on the Theory "Leather Open-Sleeve Blazer" in black, $445 at Nieman Marcus here
Middle: Splurge on the DNKYC "Leather Sleeve Blazer" in ivory, $259 at Nordstrom here
Right: Splurge on the Rag & Bone "Leather Sleeve Sliver Blazer" in black (Intermix exclusive), $658 at Intermix here
 
How would you style a leather sleeve blazer?  Thanks so much for reading!

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