“Casual blazers please,” writes a reader named Kay. “Something that looks good with sweats at the farmers market on Sunday morning.” I’ve been halfway looking for the same thing lately, so I was happy to oblige this query. One key to having a blazer come off casual, I think, is having it be slightly oversized, like this glen plaid number from Madewell.
A sweater blazer is another shortcut to casual blazer style, and this one comes in several good colors, though I’m partial to this grey.
The hit of orange on this one is really standout.
A quilted blazer jacket is a nifty notion, and would work well layered under a long coat.
Here’s a boucle specimen with excellent patch pockets that looks like it would be warmer than your average blazer.
A tomboyish herringbone blazer for throwing on with just about anything.
I like that this has a lovely kimono-ish drape.
This nubby Anine Bing blazer would look fantastic layered over a graphic tee.
A denim option from Nili Lotan that’s currently marked way down.
And here’s another denim blazer, this one with a much sharper cut.
I’d wear this one with all white, just as shown here.
I might have to go for Alex Mill’s corduroy blazer at some point: I love how it kind of resembles a chore jacket.
And finally, Rag & Bone’s Slade blazer has been a favorite with you all, and it’s easy to see why: it’s the perfect combination of laid-back and polished.