Blazers are truly timeless multi-taskers. They transition between seasons, provide the perfect layering piece, pull an outfit together and can be dressed up or down. For decades, they have been the conservative style for corporate America, but these days they are staying on trend and in some cases, becoming whimsical and eccentric. All that to say everybody needs blazers in their wardrobe. Here are a few of my favorites from $49 and up. You may just find a look you like.
This tailored, fitted blazer from JCrew comes in several colors and a couple of fabrics. Pink and velvet are both big for fall. This can be casual or dressed up over a pencil skirt, and can winterize a summer party dress or cocktail skirt.
This basic plaid blazer from JCrew got an update with the turned up collar and a velvet ribbon tie. I like those feminine touches.
You can be clad in plaid from head to toe in this blazer and pants from Zara. Together, they are less than $200. The blazer would also be good to pair with a black velvet skirt or pant to give this double-breasted blazer double-duty.
Double-breasted navy blazers with gold buttons have been around for centuries. I like this updated version from JCrew that is comfy, and polishes up a pair of jeans.
I’m in love with this monochromatic all white double-breasted blazer and wide leg pant by Alexander McQueen from Saks. I celebrate that white is now worn year-round. I would try putting a beautiful shawl or furry vest over it for winter.
These cropped, embellished velvet blazers from Zara could take you through the holiday season and range in price from $50 to$150.
As you might guess, I like my blazers to have a little bling. The ones I’m wearing are by Dries Van Noten. You can turn an inexpensive, plain blazer into a statement piece by adding a brooch, embroidered patch of sparkling badges found at fabric stores or online at places like The Studio.
Now get busy and go buy a blazer! They last forever.
Tell Me: What’s your favorite outerwear item?