I bought the Stripe Elbow-Sleeve Featherweight Merino Wool Crew sweater specifically for this blazer, and I love the combination of colors an how well they match with the red of the blazer. Even though many people don’t like the feel of Merino Wool, I found it to be very soft and comfortable.
The color is very summery because it is not a traditional red, but rather more of a sunset red.
While this particular outfit does not exude femininity, the Banana Republic Red Lightweight Wool Blazer can be paired with many other more feminine looks. I am already planning on wearing with a couple of my dresses and maybe a skirt or two.