Though floaty dresses and summer frocks are all we can bear wearing right now (thanks to another heatwave), the best blazers shouldn’t be solely reserved for autumn and winter. We love a blazer, and we’re firm believers that they reign supreme as the classic staple every woman needs in her wardrobe. No matter the season.
Perfect for draping over your shoulders at the office, adding that polished finishing touch to your workwear, blazers are the fashion chameleon to beat all others. They go with everything from jeans and white t-shirts to mini skirts and tracksuit bottoms. Yep: if you’re still finding it tricky to end your two-and-a-bit-year-long love affair with loungewear, you’ll be pleased to know blazers even pair well with your favourite pair of cuffed joggers, for an elevated take on our most comfortable sartorial style.
In summer, make a beeline for lightweight blazers over the heavier blazers you might favour when it’s colder. Think: linen blazers courtesy of & Other Stories or something sleeveless like 4th & Reckless’ Margot design. That way, you remain cool in the toasty climes, but still look put-together.
The moral of the story: however you’re planning to wear it, investing in one of the best blazers is never a bad idea. Trust. And fortunately, our favourite fashion brands stock every style under the sun, so you can find the one that works best for you. Be it oversized blazers, checked, tailored, longline, loose or double-breasted.
Our favourite blazer looks to don right now? We can’t get enough of the sunshine-inducing hue of Karen Millen’s Soft Twill Sleeveless Tux Jacket. It’s also available in a chocolate brown shade, perfect for autumn, and makes the ultimate case for dopamine dressing. Frankie Shop’s Gelso oversized silhouette is also a top contender for us, as its powdery pink hue complements every summer palette you could think of.
If strong tailoring and sharp finishes are what you’re looking for, try Odd Muse’s Ultimate Muse Blazer. It comes with two belts which create a fully nipped-in, hourglass finish. Elsewhere, Jacquemus’ neon pink wool-blend blazer and COS’s cobalt blue oversized blazer will add a welcome injection of colour into an otherwise monochrome office outfit.