By: Zoey Woldman
In case you missed pretty much all of fashion month, blazers are in, big time. It seems that every year, as fall approaches, fashionistas around the world unbury their blazers from the back of their closets and start dusting them off. It’s like a stylish girls’ rite of passage as soon as the temperature drops below 75 degrees. Aside from their role as the perfect transitional piece, blazers are just flat out fashionable. From the basic black blazer, to the bar-hopping worthy velvet number, blazers have got your back, literally. So, as fall makes its (delayed) return this year, make sure your wardrobe is stocked and ready for whatever blazer worthy occasion is thrown your way. Oh, and remember, you can never have too many!
Campbell blazer, $288; jcrew.com
A black blazer is extremely versatile. It can be paired with a fitted trouser for work, denim and a tee for a day off, or with a frilly dress to add a flirty twist during date night. The options are endless- but finding the right one isn’t always so easy. For a staple such as the black blazer, don’t be afraid to splurge a little. With so many potential outfit options, a price can’t be put on perfection, and at only $288, this J.Crew option is an investmnent piece you will wear over and over again.
Vedy Deluxe Blazer, $598; zadig-et-voltaire.com
While we love our classic all black blazers, sometimes it's nice to have a statement blazer that makes getting dressed on a dreary morning super simple. A metallic blazer will help you look put together, even if you aren't feeling so. Pair it with a black pant and boot for a day in the office or wear with a skirt and pumps for a night out.
Zara Double Breasted Checked Blazer, $119; Zara.com
The checked blazer is a fall must-have, period. Often in grays, browns, and camel tones, checked blazers put a fun spin on menswear inspired apparel. Although the colors are often neutral, the checked pattern makes for a standout piece. This one from Zara can easily be paired with just about anything, from trousers, to jeans, and beyond.
Velvet Blazer, $150; Mango.com
The velvet blazer seems to be all the rage this season, and it’s easy to see why. Even though it is certainly not for every occasion, a velvet blazer can add a luxe feel to any outfit. With the shimmery appearance, it can easily be worn with jeans, or layered over a slip dress for a girl’s night out. Just be careful not to spill too many drinks on it! While a velvet blazer is definitely a cool piece to have for this season, it might not be for the next, so try not to invest too much into it. And see here in the color of the season, mustard yellow, this blazer will have you turning heads.
Printed Velvet Tuxedo Blazer, $158; anthropologie.com
Love the idea of a velvet blazer but don't want to look like everyone else? This printed velvet tuxedo blazer in a warm grey adorned with flowers is just the thing you need. Play off the color of the flowers and pair your blazer with red or mustard yellow pant for a look that is anything but boring.
X Revolve Hollis Jacket, $208; Revolve.com
This spring, pj-esque pieces like silk trousers and tops were seen everywhere. And while we are all for wearing your pajamas in public, here is a more tailored way to still feel like you just rolled out of bed, introducing the silk pajama blazer. To counter the more casual feel of this piece pair with a tailored pant, sleek pump, and your good to go.
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