When you hear the word ‘blazer’ I imagine you think of crisp fabrics, straight lines, probably business attire. I doubt you think ‘cosy’ or ‘warm’. Well, Izara-Moss is here to give you everything every other blazer has ever denied you, and most chiefly, the snuggles.
This jacket was one of those love-at-first-sight pieces for me. Miss Candyfloss is probably the most organised brand in the vintage-inspired clothing world. They release a lookbook for each season that explains the inspiration behind the upcoming line while previewing a couple dozen of the new pieces, giving customers a valued glimpse into the aesthetic of the new range. Once the new season is upon us they release new items in small drops, typically happening once or twice per week, alerting their email newsletter recipients to each scheduled drop one or two days beforehand with full details of which designs are being released, showcasing the details and size chart for each piece beneath its photo, culminating with the release time so that their global customers can be prepared to hop online at the right time to snag their favourite piece, if they are desperate to ensure they grab it.
I saw this Izara-Moss blazer previewed in one such newsletter and it was instant obsession. I knew I couldn’t fit it into my budget that month, thanks to upcoming bills, but I logged on at release time just to see if it would be one of those pieces that sold out quickly, pining for it as I was. So, it goes without saying that I am super grateful that I ended up being gifted this piece, because the chicness, the structured design, the surprising cosiness of this blazer absolutely live up to the love I felt for it when I first saw it in that newsletter in my inbox.
Featuring a sharp collar, full length sleeves, functional flap pockets, and a pointed hem, this blazer contrasts the sharp rigidity of its design elements with the softness and warmth offered by the cosy fabric its made from. Said fabric is unique–in pictures it read visually to me as being mottled somewhat like a tweed, but it’s actually a textured blend made of, up close, what looks like tiny curl clumps. I knew I would fail to adequately express what this fabric is like, so I took a quite snapshot for you of it up close so you can see for yourselves below–as a farm kid, it makes me think of actual sheep, not spun wool.
As this blazer is a thick piece it will function as a practical extra layer in winter, in addition to how good it looks. The pointed shape of the cropped hem creates a framing effect where it meets the skirt or dress you may be wearing beneath it, but it will look just as exceptional worn with a pair of pants, or even over one of Miss Candyfloss’s signature wide-legged jumpsuits. The olive green tone is one of my favourites, a shade I happily wear year round, but looks especially good during the northern hemisphere’s autumn and winter. It’s such a muted olive that it can read almost as charcoal in dull lighting, so it will pair well with all other moody tones.
Carrying extra pandemic weight (aren’t we all?), these days I tend to sit on the cusp of Miss Candyfloss’s 2XL and 3XL sizes, and that is exactly the case with this piece. The size chart for the 2XL put my measurements as the max for that size, so I decided to size up into the 3XL so I could wear it comfortably over some of my thicker fabric winter dresses. As such, it is a roomy fit for me and the 2XL would have fit me snugly I suspect, so if you want that closer fit be aware there is some stretch in the fabric and follow Miss C’s size chart on the product’s page. As this piece is made from a thick fabric, I think these outer measurements I’m about to provide need to be treated like measurements for coats and other bulkier outerwear items. The waist on my 3X flat measures 40 inches with stretch to 45, while the bust flat measures 46.5 inches with stretch to 49. The buttons are covered in matching fabric. This blazer is machine washable.
The Izara-Moss blazer comes in sizes XS-5XL. Miss Candyfloss ship worldwide and also have select stockists across the globe.
Disclaimer: The jacket featured in this review was gifted to me by Miss Candyfloss in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are truthful and my own, with no input from any of the companies listed or any other individuals.
COVID-19 NOTE: These pictures were taken alone and safely in a secluded outdoors area with no other individuals present, thus practising strict social distancing measures in an effort to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.