The humble blazer has had a new season makeover. Shop the best new styles in stores now...
The humble blazer has for a long time been so much more than mere a workwear staple. Thanks to the street style stars and front row editors, the long-admired, versatile cover-up can easily be worn day or night, on or off-duty.
And now thanks to the long-overdue warmer spring weather, it’s time to start thinking about updating your collection in order to nail trans-seasonal dressing.
While structured tailoring is readily available, this season is all about loose, longline styles. Robe belts, pyjama-style piping and elaborate prints and colours played out on the runways and are now making their way direct to your SS16 wardrobe.
While we’re lusting after styles luxed-up from Gucci and Etro, there’s also some seriously covetable high street versions coming in at less than £100 which also tick off the keys trends of the season. So you can bet there’s a blazer out there for you.
Whether you wear yours with the matching trousers for anon-point loose-fitting suited look or go for a longline blazer in this season’s must-have blush hue and team with jeans, or go for a catwalk-approved printed blazer with colourful silk pants for an eclectic cocktail hour look – here are so many options and new styling ideas this season, you’re in for a sartorial treat.
There are of course traditional blazers, navy and grey styles but to really refresh your wardrobe in time for the new season, we suggest you mix it up by opting for silk, prints or subtle drawstring ties.
Until the weather gets warmer, layer your new trans-seasonal blazer over a roll neck jumper and then when spring and summer finally hit, layer your blazer over an on-trend cami or slip dress.
With endless styling possibilities and a host of covetable new twists on the classic, there has been a better time to invest in this trans-seasonal wardrobe hero. Click through to shop the 31 best high street and designer blazers in stores now...
This season is all about blazers with waist belts and unusual fastenings. If you want to shop the trend for less, head to H&M for this designer-looking style.
If you buy just one blazer this season, make it an achingly cool robe number. Wear with silk pants for a catwalk-approved pyjama look.
Just. So. Cool.The side-tie closure and undone split sleeves make this the perfect relaxed-fit blazer. Just add a statement mini skirt and trainers.
Pyjama-style jackets with piping are seriously big news season. Take your cue from the Gucci runway and team with the matching trousers.
Team with distressed jeans and sky-high heels for a cool new spin on cocktail dressing.
Blush is the colour of the season and never has it looked better than on this J.Crew blazer.
Tap into the season's texture trend with this super chic By Malene Birger blazer.
Channel the season's eccentric mood by teaming with mismatched printed trousers.
One of our favourite blazers of the season comes in at less than £90. Pair with the matching trousers, a silk cami and trainers for that elusively cool after hours glam.
The blazer that kick-started the trend for quirky fastenings, this straight-from-the-catwalk blazer is totally worth blowing the budget.
When not wearing it to a spring weeding, pair this gorgeous printed blazer with a chambray shirt and red pumps.
In the market for a new workwear blazer? This on-trend belted Whistles style is the way to go.
Longline and in a versatile camel hue, there's nothing we don't love about this Next blazer.
Not only is a white blazer a classic alternative to black in the summer months but its been taking over for the last few seasons, worn with jeans for a casual look or with tailored trousers for some more party-ready.
Just add culottes and platform trainers for a new season-approved look.
A classic blazer for the modern wardrobe, this super cool denim number is a highlight of the season.
Take our cue from the Parisian style influencers and pair this luxe blazer with a casual but cool mix of jeans, breton jumper and pointed pumps.
Designer looking and with a high street price tag, there's nothing we don't love about this stand-out style.
In a season where the loose-fitting trouser suit reigns supreme, this Joseph blazer (and the matching trousers) are one our stand-out favourites.
The new season calls for a switch up in dressing and fabrics. This linen blazer will look smart over a knit now and a tee come summer. We love.
Take your cue from the runway and go for this purse-friendly belted blazer.
Wear to work with culottes and at the weekend with denim, this is one of the hardest working blazers you can own.
Cut from divine navy silk and completed with sporty cuffs, this is quite possibly one of the coolest blazers we've ever seen. Wear with slicked back hair and a bold lip for cool after hours style.
Refresh your workwear in an instant with this bang-on-trend blush tone blazer. Worn with grey or navy, it'll prove to be a boardroom hit.
Effortless eveningwear is encapsulated in this relaxed-fit satin blazer. Wear with a lace trim cami for a SS16-approved look.
A linen blazer is one of the hardest working items you'll ever own. Wear to work with a baby pink shit for a new season spin.
If you want to go classic this season then opt for Warehouse's lightweight, longline blazer for a nonchalant spin.
Spring calls for a shift in colour palettes, making this weekend-ready style a must-buy.
If you're looking for something a little different without blowing the budget, this short sleeve Cos number is the way to go.
Coming in this season's key shade and with matching trousers available, this purse-friendly Zara blazer is our top pick.
Just add flared jeans and mules for an effortless date night look.