Fashion People Rely on This Classic Wardrobe Staple—21 of the Best For Winter


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When we talk about shopping sustainably, one of the key factors is shopping less, full stop. Shopping for fewer, better quality items that will physically stand the test of time is the first hurdle. Spending your money wisely on classic items that will stay relevant through the turbulent comings and goings of fashion trends is the next. Which brings me onto the subject of the best designer blazers

Blazers may just be the most timeless wardrobe buy of all time. Sorry trench coats, hear me out. The piece has been a staple in womens' wardrobes in some form or another for the last 75 years (at least). Dior's iconic hourglass bar jacket from the designer's historic 'New Look' collection still feels as current as ever 75 years on. But whether it's this form-fitting version of the forties or the oversized, shoulder-padded iterations of the eighties, it's clearly not an exaggeration to say blazers have stood the test of time already.


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They've certainly been a mainstay of my personal wardrobe since I started working in the fashion industry almost a decade ago, and I have it on good authority that it's the same for my fellow editors and non-fashion friends as well— despite us all having different personal tastes. When I take stock of my wardrobe each season, my blazer collection (quite an impressive one by now, I must say) is always the constant that survives any culling. 

So when it comes to buying a blazer, it clearly makes good financial, logical (and ecological) sense to opt for a premium quality style. And with so many beautiful ones available, from mid-range designer to high-end luxury price points, you're positively spoilt for choice if you've decided to invest for winter and well into 2024. 

To help you make the smartest decision, though, below I've rounded up the twenty best designer blazers I've found during my lengthy internet travels of late. Keep scrolling to see them all and shop... 

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.