A lot of my closet is made up of staple pieces that can be worn again and again. I’m very into streamlined silhouettes and tailored basics that can be mixed and matched. Which is also why M.M.LaFleur is one of my go-to brands. This female-founded brand offers workwear items that are chic, comfortable and functional. One of my favorite pieces?
The M.M.LaFleur O’Hara Blazer. I own it in two patterns and today wanted to share more about this sleek boyfriend blazer in a full review if you’re looking for a timeless blazer staple that you can dress up or dress down.
Not familiar with M.M.LaFleur? The brand began back in 2013 – started by founder and CEO, Sarah LaFleur. Frustrated by a lack of women’s workwear options that were both stylish and practical, she teamed up with Miyako Nakamura (the former head designer of Zac Posen) and Narie Foster to launch M.M.LaFleur in 2013. Sarah and Miyako have worked to pioneer a brand that is both elevated yet practical.
The brand is about fit and functionality which I love. The pieces are investment pieces that you’ll reach for again and again. I’ve found the fabrics really unique and the pieces hold up really well to a lot of wear. There are also a lot of special design details in the pieces I own. It’s part of what makes the items special and things you’ll want to hold onto for a long time.
M.M.LaFleur O‘Hara Blazer Review
Fit & Size
This blazer is one I size down in from my usual 6 and I wear a 4 in it as the M.M.LaFleur stylists recommend. It has a tailored fit so it’s not oversized making it very timeless. It’s also so flattering for a variety of body styles with M.M.LaFleur describing it as Bust-friendly, Full hips-friendly, Hips-friendly, Middle-friendly and Tall-friendly. I am 5’5″ and it hits me right at the hip.
In a size 4 I can layer it over sweaters as seen styled in today’s post and I really like that.
If you have additional questions about sizing, you can always live chat with a M.M.LaFleur stylist to get recommended sizing or book a virtual appointment.
If you’d prefer to not speak with a stylist, there is a size chart on the product page. You can measure your desired circumference of your bust, waist and hips to get a better sense of what size may work best on you.
This sleek boyfriend blazer has a slightly boxy cut and long hemline, balanced by a slim fit through the shoulders. So it isn’t an oversized boyfriend blazer but rather it’s really chic and works whether you dress it up or dress it down. M.M.LaFleur has trousers you can pair with the jacket to make it a modern take on suiting but given my job and personal style I love pairing mine with jeans. It’s definitely a favorite piece of mine for day to night styling for casual cool girl vibes.
Fabric & Materials
Each season M.M.LaFleur usually introduced this blazer in different materials. The thin plaid one I am wearing is 53% Polyester, 43% Virgin Wool and 4% Elastane. The cognac check one has more wool in it making it particularly good to wear in cooler months.
The blended fabric is thinner and would also look really chic styled with a belt I think. Add a belt sized to sit at your natural waist
How To Care for a Wool Blazer
If you buy the O’Hara in wool, it is recommended you dry clean it or you could hand wash using a Wool Shampoo.
For the blended fabrics dry clean only is recommended. You can use an iron on low if necessary but overall I find the M.M.LaFleur jacket materials rather wrinkle resistant and hold up well to packing for travel and regular wear. I typically don’t iron but rather spray mine down with Downy Wrinkle Releaser before wear.
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Depending on the material, the O’Hara blazer runs around $400-$500 usually. On occasion you may see it included in M.M.LaFleur’s annual summer sale but often size selection is limited. The brand is very focused on minimalism and functionality and therefore does not discount typically more than their summer sale when they offer their biggest savings.
Looking for more inspiration to wear a boyfriend blazer? Read my guide on How to Wear a Blazer Casually. For me a cool, well-made blazer is the epitome of elevated dressing. It always makes me feel put together and it is why I always have a variety of blazers in my outfit rotation whether I am in New York City or Paris.
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If you’re looking for more M.M.LaFleur style reviews – check out my Review: The MM.LaFleur Jardigan. I’m also a big fan of the brand’s Power Casual pieces. Power Casual is the brand’s clothing equivalent of work-life balance. Achieve the look by complementing elevated pieces with more relaxed styles (think: a blazer with jeans, a T-shirt with a silk skirt, or a dress with chic sneakers).
If you’re looking to invest in great basics for your closet and streamline your wardrobe into a more capsule wardrobe type of approach, M.M.LaFleur is a great brand to help you do so.
What are your thoughts on the M.M.LaFleur O’Hara Blazer?