10 Blazers to Wear Now and Keep Forever

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Sandra Semburg

A good blazer is the answer to any dressing dilemma. Every fashion girl worth her Manolos will attest to it. Its ability to absolutely transform your look from average to exceptional (in that effortless Parisian-girl way) is unequaled among its sartorial sisters. Need to transition from beach to bar? There’s a long-line blazer for that. Want to look powerful and polished for a meeting? A check blazer will do the trick. Don’t know what to wear to Sant Ambroeus tonight? Throw that sleek black blazer over your jeans and tee—et voilà!

The truth is a blazer is like a faithful partner that will always be there when you need it. Sure, some other hot new bomber jacket may come along to keep you company for a night, but the trusty blazer? It’s a keeper. If you haven’t already found “the one” then you’re in luck because the latest crop of blazers for the new season are seriously chic and guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Click through to see how fashion girls are styling theirs and shop our must-have picks to take you from summer to fall in seamless style.

 

The coolest combo among the style set right now? A short denim skirt paired with a long-line blazer. Wear with flats or low kitten heels. 

Add instant polish to your shorts and tee with a relaxed, slinky blazer. Keep the length of your blazer long when pairing with short shorts. 

If you're only going to buy one blazer this fall, make it a check one. This Anine Bing version is our absolute favorite—unquestionably the smartest investment piece for the new season.

Sarah Harris proves that blue jeans, a white tee, and a black blazer is still the chicest (and easiest) outfit formula to adhere to.

For a trendy take on the classic blazer, cinch it at the waist with this season's hottest accessory: a wide belt.

For those in the blazers-are-too-corporate camp, opt for a slouchy white one instead (and roll those sleeves up to your elbows). Wear with matching pants to jump on this season’s popular pantsuit trend.

 

The merits of a gray blazer cannot be overstated. The versatile staple looks unquestionably chic with every outfit from distressed jeans to a slip dress.

Got the office blues? Not anymore in this bold, bright hue. Consider this the equivalent of a SAD lamp. (Click through to shop our favorite colored blazer of the season.)

 

Channel your inner Cher Horowitz and wear this season's blazer with a matching skirt. Yes, you heard us. Skirt suits have had a sartorial high this summer, and they're sticking around for fall. This Tibi one is fashion girl–approved.

 

Call it plaid, check, or tweed, this print in a long-line silhouette is an absolute winner. 

Is there anything more sophisticated than a clean white blazer? Plus, it's summer-to-winter wearable.

With a tailored, menswear fit, this blazer works from office hours to happy hour. Style it over a white tee or silk camisole. 

A weekend-ready topper, this soft, unstructured sweater-blazer is equally cozy and sophisticated.

Take on the borrowed-from-the-boys trend in this double-breasted suit jacket. The soft hue adds a feminine touch. 

Yellow is huge this fall. Make a statement in the bold, beautiful hue by pairing with neutral tones. A camel-colored cashmere sweater will do the trick. Endless compliments guaranteed. 

A navy blazer adds an unbeatable element of sophistication. Consider your boardroom outfit complete.