As an avid blazer connoisseur myself, I can attest to how difficult it is to find one that feels just right—one that has the perfect amount of structure yet is comfortable, one that is boxy but not too oversize, and one that looks expensive regardless of the actual price. What tends to happen when you're looking for the "perfect" version of something is that you end up buying lots of imperfect versions of it, leaving you unsatisfied. Well, that just won't do, at least not on my watch.
I decided to reach out to my stylish co-workers for the blazers that they cannot live without. According to the picky editors ahead, the blazers they listed are truly the best ever, and trust me when I say they don't say that often. From investment-worthy designers to some cult-classic affordable brands, the picks ahead are our editors' all-time favorite blazers, and I can't wait for you to feast your eyes on them.
Additionally, in case the small selection of "best" blazers doesn't excite you, I shopped out some newer ones on the market that I've had my eye on. You're welcome.
Anna LaPlaca, Editor
"I added this beautiful double-breasted blazer to my closet during quarantine, and it's easily my favorite piece I own right now. It's structured and just roomy enough to have that cool oversize feel but not too much that it looks like I'm drowning in it. I also love that the fabric has a subtle texture, so it adds interest to the whole look. I would wear this thing every day if I could (and honestly, I just might)."
Lauren Eggertsen, Editorial Director
"For those of you who, like me, are very swayed by color, this pink Jacquemus blazer is for you. While my exact version is no longer for sale, a hot-pink blazer from the designer is something I can speak to. From the pristine and unique tailoring to the bold hue, this particular blazer choice is one I haven't regretted for one second since I made the splurge last year."
Judith Jones, Senior Market Editor
"I've become really faithful to my trusty Zara blazers. I'm always pleasantly impressed when it comes to their fit, quality, and silhouette. I have a handful of classic hues, but I always get compliments on this super-chic check one."
Allyson Payer, Senior Editor
"This Aritzia blazer is so well made it could pass for one that's triple the price. It's nice and oversize (as all blazers should be, in my opinion) but not overwhelmingly so, which is good because I'm pretty short. It's definitely roomy enough to double as a jacket, but it's lightweight enough to be worn indoors. Win-win."
A girl can dream.
This post was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated.