10 Blazers to Wear Now and Keep Forever

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.