The 21 Best Blazers of 2024

If slipping into a versatile jumpsuit is the key to nailing a one-and-done outfit, consider blazers the outwear equivalent. “Blazers are closet chameleons with the power to complete any outfit,” says Leya Kaufman, publisher and senior vice president of sales at Coveteur. “I style a blazer as a stand-in for a low-cut top or as a light layer when my office air-conditioning is cranked up just a few notches too high,” she adds. 

Blazers may be a more elevated outfit topper than your cozy cardigan, but you can still wear the piece casually. Streetwear mavens like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid ditch pants in favor of oversized outerwear, while other celebrities, notably Dakota Johnson, tone down sharp pencil skirts with a closely-fitted cropped silhouette. However, whether you want to dress a blazer up for a wedding or work or prefer a more laid-back look, it’s important to get an idea of the type of materials, cuts, and colors available and understand how to play them to your advantage. With guidance from several fashion industry experts, we outlined those options ahead.

J.Crew Helena Blazer
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Why We Love It: Call it magic or a thoughtful design team, but the J.Crew Helena Blazer anticipated our every need. It’s available in seven colors, tall, petite, and regular fits, and a diverse range of sizes from 000–24. Plus, the mostly linen construction is moveable and breathable (no matter how much you sweat while presenting your PowerPoint). And the material offers the jacket a structured fit—not constricting—fit. Though it exudes class, casual touches such as the single-front closure and large front pockets keep the overall design from feeling too formal.

Who It’s For: Whether it’s been a while since you bought a new blazer or this is your first foray into the suiting staple, the Helena Blazer is a universal option for every shopper. Even with its impeccable quality and luxe look, it’s also less pricey than many options. The brighter shades will enliven a drab wardrobe while neutral colors are easy to incorporate into your work wear. 

Size: 000–24 | Colors: 7 | Material: Linen, polyester

Target A New Day Women’s Ponte Blazer
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Why We Love It: So clean and polished, this blazer’s streamlined cut and midweight fabric make it look deceptively more expensive than it really is. Equally important is the longer length—it hits right between the hips and the knees optimal styling versatility. Thanks to its stretchy spandex material, you’ll feel fully mobile wearing it too. 

Who It’s For: The simple blazer will nestle right into your work wear wardrobe. The more affordable price tag also lends a great opportunity for trying trendier blazer outfits, like wearing the bright blue shade or experimenting with pairing the style alongside more unconventional bottoms like jean shorts or sweatpants.

Size: XXS–3X | Colors: 4 | Material: Rayon, nylon, spandex

Attire The Studio Fei Blazer
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Why We Love It: “The design is top-notch,” says Commerce Writer Bianca Kratky, adding, “The stitching is beautiful and created with love and care—it’s as good as a designer blazer.” The jacket is made from 100 percent Merino wool that’s hand-dyed and spun in Italy. This luxuriously soft fabric is also a more sustainable option and thermo-regulating, meaning the blazer is four-season friendly. Kratky adds that while it has a relaxed fit, the blazer is tailored throughout, particularly under the arms, so it looks extremely polished.

Who It’s For: “Because it’s slightly more fitted, it’s less casual and more suitable for a well-curated, buttoned-up look,” she says, adding, “It’s not the blazer I throw over everything, but the blazer I use when I want to look clean-cut.”

Size: 32–40 | Colors: 2 | Material: Merino Wool

Shopbop Favorite Daughter The Favorite Blazer
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Why We Love It: Today’s trends lean toward oversized silhouettes, but nothing makes a blazer look sharper than a rich black hue and a snatched waist. Lauren Sharkey, a Chicago-based stylist and wardrobe consultant says The Favorite Blazer is ideal for showing off your figure. “It’s a more fitted silhouette, an hourglass shape, that naturally defines the waist and looks beautiful when buttoned.”

Who It’s For: Sharkey suggests wearing the fitted piece “over a slip dress to make them more office-appropriate, with a white tee and a more voluminous bottom like a poplin maxi skirt to keep proportions in check, or with a bralette and necklace stack and denim for weekends.”

Size: XS–XL | Colors: 5 | Materials: Polyester, rayon, elastane

Reformation Winston Blazer
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Why We Love It: With a loose fit handy for layering and versatile gray tones, it’s almost too easy to wear this double-breasted blazer from Reformation. You may feel like a cartoon character and incorporate it into your everyday wear, especially since the functional pockets are large enough to store your phone and lip glosses. 

Who It’s For: Although plaid has a collegiate feel, the oversized fit keeps the blazer from feeling too stuffy, allowing you to throw it over shorts and a T-shirt for elevated errand running. 

Size: XS-XL | Colors: 1 | Materials: Polyester, wool

Nordstrom Mango Margo Linen Blazer
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Why We Love It: First off, it’s difficult even to find a 100 percent linen blazer, let alone one with a more affordable price tag. Ringing up beside this admirable attribute, the blazer is available in a beautiful Kelly Green hue that whispers about warm weather without screaming in a neon color. 

Who It’s For: Anyone heading into the office will appreciate not having to stuff themselves into heat-trapping material for the sacrifice of looking professional. The pointed lapels, double-breasted closure, and longer length sharpen your look, while the breathable material ensures you stay cool through your commute. 

Size: XXS–L | Colors: 2 | Materials: Linen

Anthropologie Maeve Linen Slim Blazer
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Why We Love It: Petite folks often find themselves tailoring their jackets in two places: The sleeves and the hem. Anthropologie addresses those concerns, offering this adorable piece in petite sizing and it crops the length right at the waistline. You can sport a nonchalant style and leave it open, but we suggest capitalizing on the blazer’s elegant, streamlined lines and buttoning it over a blouse. 

Who It’s For: This could easily be your plus one to warmer weather destinations. The lightweight linen fabric and spring color layer well with tank tops and ramp up your casual dresses and T-shirts.  

Size: XXS-XXL | Colors: 2 | Materials: Linen, viscose, elastane

Laws of Motion Asset Blazer
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Why We Love It: After seeing this piece in person, Kratky says she was pleasantly surprised with the stitching and feel of the fabric. The brand scans your body (from the safety of your home) after asking you several questions to custom-make the pieces just for you. Naturally, it takes a bit longer to deliver, but the custom fit and sustainable practice makes waiting well worth it. 

Who It’s For: Tweed isn’t only for those with a preppy Blair Waldorf-style wardrobe—its various colors and fringed trim play up the design to a host of styles. Plus, the elongated sleeves and cropped hem favor proportions, especially when you pair the blazer with high-waisted jeans. 

Size Range: Unlimited, customized to you | Colors: 6 | Materials: Wool, polyester, acrylic

Shopbop Anine Bing Quinn Blazer
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Why We Love It: “I tend to stay away from wool unless it’s lightweight and lined, like this one from Anine Bing,” says Kaufman. She adds that she’s drawn to its oversized fit and broad shoulders, because these elements, “Nod to the ‘90s aesthetic and seamlessly transition from a work to a weekend wardrobe.”

Who It’s For: “While it’s more of a cold-weather staple, I’d style it for date nights into the spring,” says Kaufman. After all, romantic, dimly lit restaurants are also notoriously chilly. 

Size: XXS–XL | Colors: 12 | Material: Wool (Midweight), Wool, nylon (Heavyweight)

Blank NYC Bare Essential Jacket
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Why We Love It: BlankNYC’s faux leather jacket, which comes in black, rich green, and brown, looks ultra-luxe. It has an oversized fit with large pockets and a single button for effortless ease. Wear it with trousers or jeans during the day and then transition into the evening by taking a cue from celebrities like Gigi Hadid by keeping only a bra on below. The lapels on this blazer show off just the right amount of cleavage

Who It’s For: Want a blazer you can wear on a night out? Swap it in for your regular leather jacket, and you’ll look extra stylish with the intriguing combination of a sophisticated cut and a daring material. 

Size: XS–L | Colors: 1 | Materials: Polyurethane, polyester

Djerf Avenue Day-to-Day Blazer
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Why We Love It: Believe it or not pink can be quite the versatile power player if you opt for a muted shade like this blushed beauty. The sweet staple matches anyone’s color palette while providing a more interesting focal piece among your beiges and browns. And, since it hits right at your hip, it complements high-waisted skirts, dress pants, and mid- or high-rise jeans. The blazer’s single-button closure leaves plenty of room for play, allowing you to move in the piece no matter how you wear it. 

Who It’s For: This everyday blazer is an ideal starting point for anyone dipping their toe into statement pieces. It balances the roomier fit with a short length and broad shoulders for a classic, flattering silhouette that still feels modern.  

Size: XXS–3XL | Colors: 2 | Materials: Polyester, viscose, elastane

De Rococo Cropped Daddy Blazer
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Why We Love It: Blazers ruled the ‘80s and this cropped blazer could be one of the best modern iterations of the decade-defining piece. It’s slightly boxy but still structured to not hang limply on frames—instead, the fit gives you ample opportunity to play with its fun proportions, like, say, wearing it over a skin-tight pencil skirt. Shop from three rich, neutral colors that exemplify quiet luxury.  

Who It’s For: “I’ve styled and re-styled this blazer on repeat—I love how it complements high-waisted denim or adds an unexpected touch to a mini skirt. I’ve even relied on it to elevate a pair of micro-shorts,” says Kaufman. 

Size: XS–XL | Materials: Polyester | Colors: 3

Madewell The Larsen Blazer in Leather
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Why We Love It: A leather jacket will never go out of style and a leather blazer is even less likely to land in the trend graveyard. From the fictional (Serena Van Der Woodsen) to real-world celebrities (Taylor Swift), styles like the Madewell Larsen blazer are a staple among icon outfits. The key to its effortless cool appearance is a slightly oversized fit tailored in all the right places, like around the arms and in the back. Did you just shrug into a cool vintage find? We think so.

Who It’s For: Typically leather jackets run you toward the four-figure mark, but we love that this quality Madewell leather blazer has a more palatable price tag (compared to its counterparts). And, we feel better that the brand worked with a certified Leather Working Group to source the material more ethically and sustainably.

Size: XXS–XXL | Materials: Leather | Colors: 1

Aritizia Babaton Commerce Blazer
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Why We Love It: When I’m standing with a pile of clothes around my feet in the morning, this blazer is always my saving grace. I know I can throw it on over a pair of jeans and its slim fit, smooth lines, and weighty fabric will make me look instantly put together (but not like I tried too hard). Seriously, I could guarantee this was tailor-made for my body. Since it’s a longer length, the rise of my jeans—low, medium, high—doesn’t matter, taking the guesswork out of which style to wear it with. 

Who It’s For: The blazer is the perfect option to wear with more casual pants because its expensive-looking material and broader shoulders amplify my confidence on days when the best I can come up with is a casual pair of pants. I will note that it’s pretty easy to overheat in the thicker fabric, so I suggest saving it for chilly offices or cooler weather. 

Size: 00-12 | Colors: 3 | Materials: Polyester, viscose, cotton

Net-A-Porter The Frankie Shop Oversized Cady Blazer
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Why We Love It: Slip into this smooth satin beauty and let it talk for the rest of the evening. The oversized silhouette drapes frames and moves with your body rather than cocooning you in a stiff material. Its luxurious cady fabric will hold up for years, too. 

Who It’s For: “Sometimes, I treat an oversized blazer like a dress, with a ‘barely-there’ skirt or pair of shorts hidden underneath,” says Kaufman, who adds, “I also love playing with proportions—a blazer like this look pulled together paired with a bralette, layered necklaces, and a midi skirt.”  

Size: XS–L | Colors: 4 | Materials: Polyester, elastane

Nordstrom Good American Shiny Scuba Blazer
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Why We Love It: For a more suited and tailored look, the double-breasted blazer creates a fitted appeal that can be worn from the office to the cocktail hour. This piece is modern, yet timeless, with a strong lapel collar, slit pockets, and buttoned sleeves. It’s also constructed with stretch fabric, which keeps it comfortable and safe from wrinkling. 

Who It’s For: The scuba material hugs close to your body, but isn’t too tight to pull over dress sleeves. It’ll look great with a body-skimming dress and help streamline your entire outfit. 

Size: XS–5XL | Colors: 1 | Materials: Polyester, elastane

Saks Fifth Avenue Polo Ralph Lauren Satin Blazer
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Why We Love It: We know Ralph Lauren for its sophisticated staple pieces and this fully lined satin blazer is no exception. In fact, it may be the epitome of its signature classy designs as its long lines allow the stunning, silky material to accentuate your silhouette. 

Who It’s For: Shrug into this blazer and you’ve instantly copied Blake Lively’s powerful looks in A Simple Favor, whose closet was full of Ralph Lauren and Loubotoins. Suitable for both work and black-tie functions, the blazer makes your LBD feel brand-new again. 

Size: 00–18 | Colors: 1 | Materials: Polyester

Theory Etiennette Blazer in Good Wool
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Why We Love It: This suit means business. The mid-sized lapels balance your chest, while the cutaway front nips your waist and plays up your hips. Even better, the blazer is made consciously from fully traceable wool and eco-conscious mills in Italy. 

Who It’s For: This suit’s professional power lies in its blend of wool and elastane fabric. The non-wrinkle materials ensure you stay crease-free all day. 

Size: 00–18 | Colors: 5 | Materials: Wool, Elastane

Eloquii The Ultimate Suit Blazer
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Why We Love It: This blazer is easily as comfortable as your favorite cardigan, but the design still highlights your curves. And, it comes in bold colors such as green, pink, and blue.

Who It’s For: Anyone who regularly commutes or is frequently on the move will appreciate the Camden Stretch fabric. It offers mobility while maintaining its shape. “If you are looking to accentuate your waist, look for a collarless style blazer that hits at the waist,” says Stephanie Valponi, a senior general manager at The RealReal. 

Size: 14–32 | Colors: 7 | Materials: Rayon, nylon, spandex

Zara Linen Blend Double-Breasted Blazer
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Why We Love It: The Zara Double-Breasted blazer is an unsung wardrobe hero: It looks formal like a suit jacket, the linen blend fabric offers the same mobility and comfort as a cardigan, and its long length can be styled with everything from itty bitty shorts to long flowing pants. If you’re into the no-pants movement, pair a mini skirt under it or match the breezy fabric with an equally casual pair of linen pants (hi, coastal aesthetic). Either way, its construction elegantly drapes silhouettes to complement whatever you pair with it, without overwhelming frames in fabric. 

Who It’s For: Swap your collection of summer crop tops for this shirt-like summer blazer. The side slits and elbow-length sleeves are thoughtful design details that allow you to diversify a hum-drum warm-weather wardrobe. Wear this piece with cutoff denim shorts and you’ve cracked the summer brunch dress code. 

Size: XS–XL | Colors: 2 | Materials: Linen, viscose

Quince Organic Cotton Knit Blazer
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Why We Love It: Sweater blazers are no longer your average grammy uniform. (Remember when buyers went crazy over Meghan Markle’s black and white sweater blazer last year?) This modern style from Quince is slightly fitted, sitting closer to your frame rather than slumping sloppily beside it. And, it has smart lapels so you won’t feel underdressed in formal spaces. Its all-cotton construction is cozy, especially under frigid office air, but you won’t be itching to take the lightweight material off when temperatures creep above 70 degrees. 

Who It’s For: Calling anyone who is constantly cold but doesn’t think carrying a blanket around is always appropriate. The lightweight layering piece can either add a pop of color to your outfit, depending on if you go for one of the brighter 11 shades, or act as a universal neutral base that cycles through several outfits. 

Size: XS–XL | Colors: 11 | Materials: Cotton

What to Keep in Mind

  • Fit: A blazer should fit comfortably at your shoulders with the seam landing at your shoulder, according to Valponi. It also shouldn’t feel too tight when you move your arms. She says the bend in the waist should land where you naturally curve, providing movement while looking custom-tailored. You want to ensure the sleeves land right at your wrist—if they are too long, you can cuff them for an instant fix. For petite shoppers, look for blazers that come in multiple sleeve lengths. Another tip: Try the blazer on with different clothes underneath to ensure it’s not too tight over different fabrics or buttoned up. 
  • Silhouette: Whether you opt for an oversized, fitted, longline, cropped, or silhouette, the most important aspect is a proper fit. Beyond that, “I like my blazer to be slightly oversized, a modern fit that enables the blazer to feel effortless,” says Sharkey, who adds, “A bonus to an oversized fit is it enables two ways of wearing—open and buttoned and belted.” Additionally, Kaufman adds a blazer should carry its shape after a 45-minute commute or crammed in a checked suitcase. “I rely on a collection of blazers in wrinkle-resistant fabrics with built-in padding for structure,” she says. 
  • Color: For the most versatile piece, opt for a solid black and navy blazer or one with a classic print, such as checks and stripes, in a neutral brown or gray shade. You can also refresh your wardrobe with a colorful pastel or neon option. “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.”
  • Material: “I firmly believe that confidence and comfort are inextricably linked–so, I avoid unlined wool or overly ornate blazers—anything that doesn’t feel like a second skin is out,” says Kaufman. Since wool is breathable, wrinkle-resistant, and elegant it’s a great choice for your work wardrobe. On the other hand, fabrics like linen, denim, and corduroy offer a less formal look.

Your Questions, Answered

How do I style blazers for work?

Joanna Angeles, a merchandiser at Azazi, suggests pairing your blazer with neutral monochrome separates and kitten heels, slingback pointed-toe flats, or loafers. “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,” she says. “For a fresh take on office wear, pair a blazer with a slip midi dress and mules or white sneakers,” adds Angeles.

How do I wear a blazer casually?

You can follow the Hailey Bieber route and pair it with a hoodie and sweatpants or go commando under an oversized silhouette. Additionally, “I love tapping into a blazer to elevate and polish more casual looks by layering it over a ribbed tank and boxer shorts, graphic tee and denim, or a monochromatic sweat set,” says Sharkey. Celebrity stylist Solange Franklin adds that pairing it with jeans and a sweater vest is another option to tone down the formal piece. “Depending on where you’re going, throw on some sneakers or booties and you have an easy, trendy look,” she adds.

How do I style a blazer for a night out?

“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 trousers, 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 and Emily Ratajkowski have also made it perfectly acceptable to wear an oversized blazer like a dress, often paired with knee-high boots.

Why Shop With Us

Irene Richardson is a beauty and fashion writer for the InStyle commerce team. For this article, she tapped the InStyle team for their favorite expert recommendations and sought advice from the following stylists:

  • Leya Kaufman is a New York-based fashion industry native. She shares her endless rotation of work wear-inspired silhouettes, denim, and jewelry @leyakaufmom. Leya began her career working for brands like Giorgio Armani and Hermes, spearheading media and digital strategy. As a working mom of two boys, she is a modern-day girl boss who claims to “feel naked when she isn’t wearing a blazer.”
  • Lauren Sharkey is a Chicago-based personal stylist and wardrobe consultant. 

She relied on previous reporting from former Associate Commerce Editor Emily Cieslak and Commerce Writer Bianca Kratky who interviewed stylists Joanna Angeles and Solange Franklin and Stephanie Valponi, a senior general manager at The RealReal.


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