These 16 Blazers Will Instantly Elevate Any Outfit
Once considered a menswear staple, blazers are now championed by all genders for how they instantly add some polish and style to your outfit. They can make everything from a strapless dress to jeans and a tee office worthy while celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Dua Lipa have made the case for wearing blazers while running errands or hitting the town for a night out.
Considering how versatile they are, you need a few blazers in your closet. Yet we are going to be honest — finding a blazer that fits properly can take some searching, so we did the hard work for you. We asked celebrity stylists how to style blazers and researched the best ones available based on stylish designs, quality fabrics, and an extensive range of sizes. With its universally flattering shape, sustainable materials, and additional petite and tall sizing, J.Crew's Parke Blazer won our Best Overall spot.
Whether you are adding to your blazer collection or building it from scratch, we found the best blazers for your next power play.
- Best Overall: J.Crew Parke Blazer
- Best Value: Cicy Bell Blazer
- Best Plus Size: Eloquii The Ultimate Suit Blazer
- Best Petite: Veronica Beard Schoolboy Dickey Jacket
- Best Plaid: Mango Check Wool Blazer
- Best Pinstripe: Michael Kors Pinstripe Stretch Wool Blazer
- Best Fitted: Mango Fitted Suit Blazer
- Best Oversized: Everlane The '80s Blazer
- Best Cropped: Nasty Gal Cropped Boxy Blazer
- Best Double Breasted: Veronica Beard Miller Dickey Jacket
Our Top Picks
Best Overall: J.Crew Parke Blazer
Best Value: Cicy Bell Blazer
Best Plus Size: Eloquii The Ultimate Suit Blazer
Best Petite: Veronica Beard Schoolboy Dickey Jacket
Best Plaid: Mango Check Wool Blazer
Best Pinstripe: Michael Kors Pinstripe Stretch Wool Blazer
Best Fitted: Mango Fitted Suit Blazer
Best Oversized: Everlane The '80s Blazer
Best Cropped: Nasty Gal Cropped Boxy Blazer
Best Double Breasted: Veronica Beard Miller Dickey Jacket
Best Waterfall: Lulus Miss Punctuality Lightweight Blazer
Best Faux Leather: Zara Faux Leather Blazer
Best for Summer: Madewell Cotton-Linen Relaxed Larsen Blazer
Best Satin: Lulus Trending Up Black Satin Blazer
Best Colorful: ASOS Edition Oversized Longline Blazer
Best Belted: M.M.LaFleur The Merritt Jardigan
What to Keep in Mind
Oversized, fitted, longline, cropped — these days there are so many different types of blazers out there that match different outfits and aesthetics. But no matter the silhouette, all blazers should fit you properly for the best look.
According to Valponi, a blazer should fit comfortably at your shoulders with the seam landing at your shoulder. It shouldn't feel too tight when you move your arms. She says the bend in the waist should also land where you naturally curve, providing movement while also looking customly tailored. You want to make sure the sleeves aren't too short or long — they should land right at your wrist. If they are a bit too long, you can cuff them for an instant fix or get them tailored.
A good shopping tip is to try on the blazer with different clothes underneath to see if it's not too tight when wearing layers, especially when buttoned up.
A solid black or navy blazer is a staple in everyone's closet — it goes with just about anything and can be easily dressed up or down. Same goes with classic prints like checks and stripes. Usually coming in gray and brown hues, these prints act as a neutral and are as versatile as black but have a tad bit more personality.
If you want to refresh your wardrobe with something new, consider a colorful blazer. From pastel to neon, colorful blazers instantly transform a basic outfit into a fierce 'fit. You can even wear bottoms in matching shade for a sleek monochrome look. "For a smart, professional look, opt for sleek pants and a matching blazer," says Valponi. "Going tonal gives a powerful statement, allowing simplicity to speak for itself."
For a blazer you'll be wearing to work, you can't go wrong with a fabric like wool. It's breathable, wrinkle resistant, and elegant. A lot of professional blazers are also made from twill or other polyester blends. Keep in mind that these fabrics often tend to be dry clean only, so factor that into the price and convenience of wearing the item.
For a less formal look, go for fabrics like linen, denim, and corduroy. But if you really want to make a statement, there are plenty of blazers made from velvet, sequins, satin, and leather that are perfect for parties and nights out.
Your Questions, Answered
How do I style blazers for work?
"Heading back to the office, style this wardrobe staple with neutral monochrome separates or a matching set for an effortless chic look that's put together. Pair with comfortable shoes such as kitten heels, slingback pointed toe flats, or loafers," says Angeles. "Opt for a top that would work in a professional setting such as a mock neck or button up and tuck into either pants or skirt, and for warmer days, drape the blazer on your shoulders. For a fresh take on office wear, pair a blazer with a slip midi dress and mules or white sneakers."
How do I wear a blazer casually?
The beauty of the blazer is that it can also be dressed down for less formal occasions.
"I love making formal attire casual and casual attire formal. Blazers are perfect for this," says celebrity stylist Solange Franklin. "To make a blazer look a little more casual, pair it with jeans and then with a sweater vest. Depending on where you're going, throw on some sneakers or booties and you have an easy, trendy look."
How do I style a blazer for a night out?
Coming in fun fabrics and colors, blazers should also be a part of your going-out wardrobe.
"Since blazers are a great basic, try mixing one with trendier pieces like a flattering corset or fun knit fitted top with asymmetrical details. Trending bottoms, such as a mini skirt or straight leg trouser, also pair well with blazers," says Angeles. "Finish off the outfit with strappy or platform heels and a handbag in a matching color. For a date night fit, opt for a romantic mini or bodycon dress which will mesh well with a boxy blazer."
Less is more when it comes to going out, and celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and Dua Lipa love wearing a blazer with only a bra underneath or nothing at all. Megan Fox, Emily Ratajkowski, and Kendall Jenner have also made it perfectly acceptable to wear an oversized blazer like a dress, often paired with knee-high boots.