Calling It: These 5 Blazer Trends Will Be Everywhere in 2024

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If there's one piece that will instantly upgrade an outfit, it's the blazer. Endlessly versatile, a blazer works with nearly any outfit, whether it's layered over a simple jeans and jumper look, or worn over a sleek slip dress for an evening event. You can be sure that every influencer you love owns multiple versions to serve different styling purposes, from The Frankie Shop's viral relaxed blazer to Versace's ultra-chic, slim-fitting silhouettes. 

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Being the organised, ahead-of-the-curve bunch we are, the Who What Wear team have already started thinking about which 2024 trends will really matter. And when it comes to blazers in 2024, there are five key styles that stand out, most of which have trickled down from recent runway shows. Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney and Saint Laurent all embraced the power blazer in their autumn/winter shows last year, showing how different shapes could deliver a multitude of looks. The same can be said for SS24 collections: Blazers are here to make a statement. Relaxed blazers doubled as dresses with super tall boots leaving just a flash of skin, while classic styles including double-breasted blazers were incorporated into head-to-toe tailored outfits with a contemporary twist.

Thankfully, you don't have to have a designer budget to embrace the top blazer trends for 2024 (although there are some truly gorgeous options that are well worth investing in if you do). From H&M to COS, our high-street favourites have cleverly picked up on all of the best looks. Scroll on to discover our pick of the top finds. 

1. RELAXED FIT

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Style Notes: The more slouchy, the better seems to be the blazer motto next year. Inspired by the understatedly cool Scandinavian aesthetic, these roomy, relaxed silhouettes can be paired with wide trousers for a playful take on contemporary tailoring. Alternatively, embrace the "pant-less" trend by styling it with a mini dress and strappy heels for a slinky evening look.

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2. COLOUR-FORWARD

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Style Notes: It can be tempting to rely on a trusty black blazer time and time again, but in 2024, why not rely on your blazer for a dopamine hit? From electric hues to pastel shades, designers and street style stars alike are making the case for embracing colours that are sure to put a smile on your face. Co-ordinate your blazer with matching trousers or skirts, or let it pop against an understated black or white ensemble.

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3. LEATHER LOOK

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Style Notes: A leather blazer is a sleek alternative to the biker jacket. Softer and more refined, it can add a polished touch to a range of outfits, without having the formality of a traditional wool or cotton style. Go for a classic black, or—like Dawn—get inspired to embrace seasonal hues like burgundy and brown.

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4. HOURGLASS

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Style Notes: In stark contrast to the relaxed silhouette is the hourglass, a 1950s era shape that has been revived thanks to designers like Chloé and Gabriella Hearst. Supremely elegant, this style can be used for elevated evening wear or to bring a refined touch to a simple jeans outfit.

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4. DOUBLED UP

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Style Notes: There's a reason so many fashionable faces turn to the double-breasted blazer year after year. While some crossover with the hourglass silhouette, a number of designers have also created looser versions, which are perfect for wearing over a mini dress or sheer styles.

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Freelance Fashion Editor

Jess Kelham-Hohler is a freelance writer, editor and content strategist. She has been a contributor for Who What Wear UK since 2023. Currently based in London following six years in Washington D.C. and New York, she was previously the Digital Editor for Soho House & Co, an international group of private members’ clubs for creatives. She has interviewed a range of artists, creators and more, including Alighieri founder Rosh Mahtani, photographer Misan Harriman and fashion editor Lindsay Peoples Wagner. Today, she writes primarily about fashion, travel and culture for various publications, and has worked as a copywriter and content strategist for brands such as Belstaff, Olivela and Equinox.