While it feels like the temperatures may never drop, I can assure you that cooler weather is on it’s way! That means it’s time for fall color palettes and extra layers. One of my favorite parts of fall is having the opportunity to break out all my outerwear that has been vacuum sealed under my bed for months. This includes my favorite trench coat, lightweight jackets and of course, the best blazers for fall!
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Best Blazers for Fall
Since the 1960s, blazers have been wardrobe staple in every woman’s closet. Blazers have a way of instantly upgrading an outfit and making you look more polished and put together. Like many other fashion pieces, blazers come in a variety of styles, fabrics and patterns.
Faux Leather Blazer
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Faux leather made its resurgence a couple years ago, and this season we’re seeing a lot of that in blazers. It’s a great way to add texture to any outfit for the fall and winter seasons. Retailers are carrying different silhouettes of faux leather blazers from boyfriend to cropped. So no matter what type of style you enjoy wearing, I bet you can find one in a faux leather material!
When you think of blazers, you often think of them as workwear pieces. But they’re the perfect layering piece for occasions outside of work, like going to dinner with friends or to bridal or baby showers.
Sweater blazers are just like they sound – a cross between a sweater and blazer. It’s an open-front silhouette with more structure than your typical cardigan, mimicking the structure of a blazer. So you get the comfort of a sweater with the on-trend look of a blazer. This would be a great option to throw over a dress in the cooler months when you’re needing long sleeves.
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Cropped blazers generally hit at your natural waistline, and come in varying materials like tweed, faux leather, wool and cotton blends. They pair well with pencil skirts for a business professional look. Or you can dress them down a bit and wear them with straight jeans and mules or heeled sandals.
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Plaid is such a fun pattern to wear throughout the fall and winter. It’s a nice alternative to the classic white or black blazer, yet it’s still timeless. Pair it with wide-leg trousers (AMANDAJOHNxSPANX for 10% off your purchase) and pumps for a great workwear look. Or wear a plaid blazer with a mini skirt, bodysuit and knee-high boots for a date-night look.
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Boyfriend blazers are more oversized and longer-in-length versions to your typical fitted, structured blazers. An oversized fit is a trend we’ve been seeing for a while in other types of pieces such as jeans (mom jeans, boyfriend jeans) and cardigans (grandpa cardigans, shacket-type silhouettes). Though boyfriend blazers are oversized, they should fit you well in the shoulders and arms. I like pairing boyfriend blazers with denim and pumps, over a dress or with maxi/midi skirts.
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A double-breasted blazer has two rows of buttons where the front panels of the blazer come together to button up. There are also single-breasted blazers that have a single button compared to the two rows. The double-breasted blazer has the most structure to other blazers.
Blazers come in a variety of fabrics. I like a lighter fabric like a linen blend for the summer months. When the temperatures start to get cooler, I like to shift to a heavier fabric like wool, flannel or faux leather. Double-breasted blazers are a great workwear option to wear with a pant or skirt suit or shift dresses. If you want a fun alternative to your traditional blazer, look for ones with bold hardware like big gold buttons.
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Blazers are a great capsule piece to add to your wardrobe. They’re versatile enough to wear to any occasion, which makes them worth the investment to add to your closet.
What’s your favorite style of blazer to wear? Let me know in the comments below!