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A flash of the forearm may change the way you think about blazers.

May 13, 2018
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Gap Linen Blazer 2018
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If there's one thing as strong as heat and humidity in the South, it just might be a summer air conditioner. Come Memorial Day, we're pretty convinced that indoor spaces from Texas to the Carolinas receive a memo to officially put the air on full blast. With the heat blazing outside and cold air gusting from vents indoors, the summer season is a wonderful time to perfect your layered look.

Enter the blazer. Stylish and sensible for everything from frigid office air to chilly church chapels, the blazer is a staple for a reason. However practical, though, this menswear look isn't necessarily known for flattering figures.

One slight twist to this tailored look may change your mind. It's simple. Try rolling the sleeves. By exposing your wrists and forearms, you draw the eye to some of the slimmest parts of your body. Lightening up the cuff takes the focus away from structured shoulders and brings your slender wrists into the spotlight.

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So roll up those sleeves and your bracelet baring forearms shine. Better yet, stock your closet with pieces that have shorter cuffs built in or made to be rolled. Here are a few of our favorites.

Linen Blazer, $128, [tempo-ecommerce src="http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=5739&pcid=5736&vid=1&pid=358543022" title="gap.com" context="body"]

Gap Linen Blazer 2018
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Beachy Linen Blazer, Cartonnier, $148, [tempo-ecommerce src="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/beachy-linen-blazer?category=jackets-blazers&color=081" title="anthropologie.com" context="body"]

Beachy Linen Blazer
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'Curve' Open Front Shawl Collar Blazer, Mural, $74, [tempo-ecommerce src="http://www.nordstrom.com/s/mural-curve-open-front-shawl-collar-blazer/4303876?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=WHITE" title="nordstrom.com" context="body"]

'Curve' Open Front Shawl Collar Blazer
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Kasper, Open Cuffed-Sleeve Soft Jacket, $89.00, [tempo-ecommerce src="http://www.macys.com/shop/product/kasper-open-cuffed-sleeve-soft-jacket?ID=2437419&pla_country=US&CAGPSPN=pla&CAWELAID=120156340001757764&CAAGID=19522968301&CATCI=aud-390063526002:pla-445804509837&cm_mmc=Google_Womens_PLA-_-RTW+Womens_Women%27s+Jackets+-+GS_Kasper-_-76779779941-_-pg1994724_c_kclickid_63195e93-1f96-4509-b14c-956b2e676b1d&trackingid=424x1994724&catargetid=120156340018368597&cadevice=c&gclid=CjwKCAjw_tTXBRBsEiwArqXyMkwnF6bcAVWKbT3Vwk2gGwt_gUvuBmYSKnk9Ql7_QbhxEa8k1iZyURoC7IMQAvD_BwE" title="macys.com" context="body"]

Kasper Open Cuffed- Sleeve Soft Jacket 2018
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Women's Linen Blazer, A New Day, $34.99, [tempo-ecommerce src="http://www.target.com/p/women-s-linen-blazer-a-new-day-153-navy-2/-/A-53061647?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Women%2BShopping_Priority%2BBrands&adgroup=A+New+Day&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9031638&gclid=CjwKCAjw_tTXBRBsEiwArqXyMkcsSTmnzi5CEoKu1mNLwFMWsIDoScJoLwFvWACxmmKCqXqytHW5CBoC598QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds" title="target.com" context="body"]

Women's Linen Blazer Target
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Bouclè Jersey Boyfriend Blazer, TopShop, $75, [tempo-ecommerce src="http://www.nordstrom.com/s/topshop-boucle-jersey-boyfriend-blazer/4424109?origin=coordinating-4424109-0-3-FTR-recbot-recently_viewed_snowplow_mvp&recs_placement=FTR&recs_strategy=recently_viewed_snowplow_mvp&recs_source=recbot&recs_page_type=search" title="nordstrom.com" context="body"]

Bouclè Jersey Boyfriend Blazer
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Machine Washable Chambray Melange One-Button Blazer, $83.99 (originally $119.99), bananarepublicfactory.gapfactory.com

Machine Washable Chambray Melange One-Button Blazer
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Boyfriend Jersey Jacket, TopShop, $75, nordstrom.com

Boyfriend Jersey Jacket
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