What can I say about blazers that I haven’t said already? They are one of the more perfect articles of clothing in existence, as appropriate with jeans and a tee as they are with items far dressier. I like to wear mine with a button-down or graphic tee and sometimes layered over a thin cashmere hoodie. I’m not typically a huge fan of double-breasted versions—especially if the buttons are loud—but I do like this understated version a lot.
I would totally wear a corduroy blazer in a light color like this right now.
The charcoal hue of this Theory blazer is very nearly perfect.
This is Veronica Beard’s School boy jacket, and it’s not too cheap, but I like the shrunken proportions like the shorter sleeves.
I don’t know what this pattern is called—is it a check?—but I do think it’s a ton of fun. And I surprise myself by liking it, a little.
I am so fond of this funky madras plaid jacket so much that I had to include it even though it’s only left in a few sizes.
This notch collar number comes in several colors and rings in at under $100.
I’m pretty certain I’ve shown you this blazer before (my memory is a disaster) but I love everything about it: the cut, the collar, the pockets, the buttons. So much excellence rarely exists in the same item.
Another design detail I usually don’t go for is a lapel-less look, but this Madewell blazer is really polished.
A white blazer worn just like this, over all black, is one of the best looks going.
Here is a J. Crew stretch linen option that is so nicely understated.
Another shrunken silhouette, this one is an excellently fiery red.
This reminds me of a shrunken Nili Lotan blazer I wanted last fall, but it’s much, much cheaper.
Stripes are kind of a kick, and this one comes in pink too, if you’re feeling poppy.
You could turn a silk blazer black tie-worthy with a perfect pair of black trousers and white silk shirt (or a cami if you’re feeling daring).