Fall’s Coming, So Here’s A Breakdown Of The Best Blazers
Oh, how we love blazers. They’re timeless workwear staples, substantial enough to serve as transitional-weather outerwear, and they have the ability to polish up a look in a pinch. The blazer, as basic as it may seem, is a surprisingly versatile fashion-forward piece. You can wear it buttoned when you’re feeling professional, then have it draped over your shoulders for after-hours mischief. And the blazer looks fabulous with essentially every clothing item you already own: a pair of jeans, easy trousers, a worn-in T-shirt, a crisp oxford, simple white sneakers, a pair of strappy heels, the list goes on. What we’re trying to say is that you simply can’t go wrong with the ever-so-classic blazer — and we guarantee it’s a piece you’ll come back to time and time again.
Because summer is slowly fading into fall, we’re presenting a breakdown of some of the best blazer styles to look for. We’ve got an array of options ahead, including oversized blazers, blazers with built-in belts, faux leather blazers, and much more. Whatever your aesthetic is, there’s a blazer out there suited to mix and match into with your capsule wardrobe. Get ahead of the season and shop these blazers now — and, when we eventually head back into offices with more regularity, you’ll already be equipped with your new go-to work jacket.
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This staple should be handed out on the first day of any job, along with your work ID.
Everlane The Easy Blazer, $, available at Everlane
Reformation Greene Blazer, $, available at Reformation
H&M Straight-cut Jacket with Sheen, $, available at H&M
This blazer style is boxier, a little longer, and has a flattering slouch that is at once super casual but still totally presentable.
Ghospell oversized double breasted blazer and longline bermuda s, $, available at ASOS
Bardot The Oversized Blazer, $, available at Revovle
Zara OVERSIZED MENSWEAR STYLE BLAZER, $, available at Zara
Want a more fitted, preppy look? Tweed blazers — you know, with the waffle-like wool texture — usually come in tighter silhouettes.
AQUA Tweed Blazer, $, available at Bloomingdale’s
Generation Love Delilah Tweed Blazer, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Rebecca Taylor Women’s Tweed-Mix Blazer, $, available at Amazon
Best suited with high-waisted pants or skirts, the cropped blazer is a fun, more fashion-forward antidote to the oversized menswear-inspired blazer.
Banana Republic Knit Terry Cropped Jacket, $, available at Banana Republic Factory
Wilfred La Paz Blazer, $, available at Aritzia
Lattelier Single-breasted Cropped Blazer, $, available at Lattelier
Most blazers are neutral — which makes sense, considering they’re highly coveted for various work settings. But blazers with big bold prints also exist, and they’re an immediate method of making any outfit unforgettable.
INS Double Breasted Lemon Print Blazer, $, available at INS
Scotch & Soda Double-breasted pattern blazer, $, available at Scotch & Soda
Farm Rio Leopard Shell Blazer, $, available at Farm Rio
Stylistically, double-breasted blazers have a more polished look than their single-breasted counterparts because they’re made with slightly more fabric (hence the extra row of buttons).
Ted Baker BEECHI Double breasted blazer, $, available at Ted Baker
Cuyana Wool Double-Breasted Blazer, $, available at Cuyana
A New Day Women’s Double Breasted Blazer, $, available at Target
Whether you’re into buckles or ties, these blazers are made to cinch at the waist. If you find that regular blazers make your torso look like a rectangle, consider this curvier silhouette.
NastyGal Tailored Buckle Detail Long Sleeve Blazer, $, available at NastyGal
Express Belted Draped Blazer, $, available at Express
Daisy Street belted blazer in corduroy, $, available at ASOS
Perfect for chillier days (or cosplaying as a college professor).
Everlane The Oversized Blazer, $, available at Everlane
Veronica Beard Oria Dickey checked woven blazer, $, available at Net-A-Porter
& Other Stories Oversized Wool Blazer, $, available at & Other Stories
Made from 100% cotton, these blazers are super light and breezy.
Madewell Lightspun Dorset Blazer, $, available at Madewell
rag & bone Ames Gingham Stretch Cotton Seersucker Blazer, $, available at rag & bone
Rachel Comey Quinz Blazer, $, available at Rachel Comey
Vegan Leather Blazers
Turn the blazer trend up to 11 with these faux leather pieces. Thick and with a glossy sheen, they’re perfect for adding some edge to your look.
Alice + Olivia Dunn Vegan Leather Blazer, $, available at Shopbop
[BLANKYNYC] Womens Double Breasted Long Vegan Leather Blazer, $, available at Amazon
Frankie Shop Olympia faux leather blazer, $, available at Net-A-Porter
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