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Spring called and it reckons you'd look a million bucks in this luxe $27 Kmart linen blazer.

So, spring is coming.

Sure, it might still feel like the frosty depths of winter in your neck of the woods, but one morning very soon, you’ll wake up in a light sweat and realise it’s time to pack your lovely, cosy coats away.

And then what? 

How will you turn a blah basic outfit into something pulled together, or hide the fact you couldn’t be bothered wearing a strapless bra with a top that technically demands one?

Side note – here’s some excellent spring racing fashion inspiration, post continues after video.

Video by MMC

It’s a lot, but you needn’t stress because one of Australia’s best affordable style influencers tipped us off to the $27 linen blazer coming to your rescue.

Enter, the Kmart Longline Blazer.

Tina Abeysekara is the hydrologist turned stylist behind Trash To Treasured, an Instagram account dedicated to hunting down bargain buys under $150.

‘Pick well, style often’ is Tina’s approach to fast fashion, and she’s deemed the $27 Kmart blazer up to the task of taking you to the office, out for drinks and to brunch with a side of halloumi on the weekends.

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This blazer looks waaaaay more expensive than $27. Image: Supplied/Tina Abeysekara, @trashtotreasured.
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You can pair it with black pants for work like Tina did here. Image: Supplied/Tina Abeysekara, @trashtotreasured.
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Somehow, the blazer looks completely cool and relaxed worn with distressed denim for a weekend lewk. Image: Supplied/Tina Abeysekara, @trashtotreasured.
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Now, we just need to learn how to pose like this. Image: Supplied/Tina Abeysekara, @trashtotreasured.
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Here's the navy blazer, another great work to drinks staple. Image: Supplied/Tina Abeysekara, @trashtotreasured.
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We'll say it again. Does not look $27. Image: Supplied/Tina Abeysekara, @trashtotreasured.
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"The linen blazer is lined and the material feels soft, not scratchy at all. The sleeves ruche up easily and it drapes well, and the longline creates a flattering silhouette," Tina told Mamamia.

The Kmart Longline Blazer comes in two very helpful colours – a classic navy and an on-trend beige pinstripe.

Both colours are made from a linen and cotton blend, are cut to hit your body mid-thigh for a longer, leaner silhouette and come in sizes 8-18 (although be warned, Kmart sizing can run a touch small).

Lighter coloured linen gives any outfit a Hot Girl Summer vibe, but Tina also paired her navy blazer with this $25 Short Sleeve Wrap Front Midi Dress in leopard print. Just like its predecessors, the $18 leopard slip skirt, $10 leopard print sneakers and long-sleeve leopard print mini dress, it will no doubt disappear from shelves in days.

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So... funny story, went into @kmartaus to return two items I realized I didn’t need ($20 value) and ended up walking out with a new blazer, sneakers, jeans and a top ($80). ???????????? Moral of this story? Go to @kmartaus at your own risk ???? but if you’re anything like me, keep an eye out for this new linen blazer ($27 and comes in navy!). Saw this on @trashtotreasured stories and couldn’t pass it up ???????????????????????? Can confirm, great quality and work appropriate ???????? . . Swipe right for more pics and see if you can spot the outtake ???????????????? _________________________ Top: @alexandraaus Blazer + jeans + shoes + hair scarf doubling as a bracelet = @kmartaus ____________________________ #happy #linen #selflove #selfcare #selfiesunday #blazer #kmartaus #kmartbeauty #kmartclearance #kmarthacks #kmartstyling #trashtotreasured #stylegoals #styleinspo #sydneyblogger #wiwt #whatiwore #bargainhunt #bargainshopper #fridaystyle #workwear #casualfriday

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In the 48 hours since posting both blazers on her Instagram feed, hundreds have commented on Tina's photos that they've either a) already bought the blazer and are in love or b) are racing to their nearest Kmart to buy in both colours.

In other words, get in quick y'all.

If you miss out on the Kmart blazer or fancy other options, here are some more linen and linen look blazers that'll keep you company as the weather warms up. Enjoy!

Showpo Chill Fighter Blazer in Cream, $37, and Blush, $74.95.

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showpo linen blazer
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Zara Linen Blazer, $139.

Zara Linen Blazer
Image: Zara.

Sportsgirl Black Linen Blazer, $119.95.

Sportsgirl Black Linen Blazer
Image: Sportsgirl.
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UNIQUE21 Linen Double Breasted Blazer, $96.

UNIQUE21 Linen Double Breasted Blazer
Image: ASOS.

Sportsgirl Linen Blazer in Olive and Dusty Rose, $119.95.

Sportsgirl Linen Blazer
Image: Sportsgirl.
Sportsgirl Linen Blazer
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Glassons Linen Blend Blazer, $79.99.

Glassons Linen Blend Blazer
Image: Glassons.

ASOS DESIGN Linen Suit Blazer, $100.

ASOS DESIGN Linen Suit Blazer
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The Fated Celeste Linen Blend Blazer, $129.95.

The Fated Celeste Linen Blend Blazer
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Stella Emperor Jacket, $169.

Stella Emperor Jacket
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MVN On The Edge Blazer, $129.

MVN On The Edge Blazer
Image: The Iconic.

Dannii Minogue Petites Shell Button Blazer, $69.

Dannii Minogue Petites Shell Button Blazer
Image: Target.

Have you tried this Kmart linen blazer? Where is your favourite place to shop? Tell us in the comments!

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