The 21 Best Blazers That Will Instantly Elevate Any Outfit in 2022

J.Crew’s Parke Blazer is perfect for work and play.

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These 16 Blazers Will Make You Look Sharp, No Matter Your Style
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Once considered a menswear staple, blazers are now championed by all genders for how they instantly add some polish and style to your outfit. They can make everything from a strapless dress to jeans and a tee office worthy while celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Dua Lipa have made the case for wearing blazers while running errands or hitting the town for a night out.

Considering how versatile they are, you need a few blazers in your closet. Yet we are going to be honest — finding a blazer that fits properly can take some searching, so we did the hard work for you. We asked celebrity stylists how to style blazers and researched the best ones available based on stylish designs, quality fabrics, and an extensive range of sizes. With its universally flattering shape, sustainable materials, and additional petite and tall sizing, J.Crew's Parke Blazer won our Best Overall spot.

Whether you are adding to your blazer collection or building it from scratch, we found the best blazers for your next power play.

Best Overall: J.Crew Parke Blazer

J.Crew Parke Blazer

J.Crew

What We Love: This blazer is high quality, reasonably priced, and designed for all body types.
What We Don't Love: We wish it came in more colors.

For a versatile blazer that suits a range of body types, budgets, and occasions, we pick J.Crew's Parke Blazer. In fact, the brand dubs it the goldilocks of blazers because it's not too tight or loose, not too long or short. The sleek design features moderate lapels, flat pockets at the front for a sleek look while a hidden inner pocket can store any small items. Reviewers like how the blazer is lined and that the sustainable wool and elastane blend feels high quality and doesn't wrinkle throughout the day. With sizes available in petite and tall, this design truly is a crowd pleaser.

Size Range: 00-24, petite and tall available | Colors: Black, Navy, Heather Coal | Materials: Wool, Elastane

Best Value: Cicy Bell Casual Open-Front Blazer

Cicy Bell Casual Open-Front Blazer

Amazon

What We Love: This affordable blazer comes in almost 20 colors.
What We Don't Love: It usually arrives very wrinkly, so have your iron handy.

It's no surprise that this is one of the bestselling blazers on Amazon. You get everything you want in a blazer at an affordable price. A classic lapel, slight shoulder pads to add structure, and deep pockets. The stretchy material is machine washable for extra convenience, just skip the dryer. And with 18 colors to choose from, you can stock up on a few different shades to keep on rotation.

Size Range: XS-XXL | Colors: 18 | Materials: Polyester, Rayon, Spandex

Best Splurge: Anine Bing Diana Blazer

Anine Bing Diana Blazer

Anine Bing

What We Love: The color combination and pattern will remain stylish through the years

What We Don’t Love: It’s not made for warmer weather as thick and heavy material will make you feel toasty quite quickly

If you’re going to splurge on a piece, pick a classic one that can be worn year after year — that means everything from the design, cut, color, and material need to stand the test of time. This piece is made from a textured Italian wool blend, making it thicker and warmer than your usual blazer. Even though you may only be able to wear it in colder weather, the herringbone pattern also never fails to look sophisticated and will stay in style for years to come. 

Size Range: XXS-XL  | Colors: 1  | Materials: Acrylic, Wool, Polyester

Best Plus Size: Eloquii The Ultimate Suit Blazer

Eloquii The Ultimate Suit Blazer

Eloquii

What We Love: This blazer is comfy and highlights your waist.
What We Don't Love: It's dry clean only.

Not only is this blazer super comfortable — the brand claims it's as comfortable as your favorite cardigan — but the design is great for highlighting your curves. "If you are looking to accentuate your waist, look for a collarless style blazer that hits at the waist," says Stitch Fix stylist Stephanie Valponi. This blazer does just that and comes in bold colors like green and pink as well as basic navy and blue. Made from Camden Stretch fabric, the blazer moves with you while still maintaining its shape for a polished look.

Size Range: 14-28 | Colors: 4 | Materials: Rayon, Nylon, Spandex

Best Petite: Ann Taylor Petite Hutton Blazer

Ann Taylor Petite Hutton Blazer

Ann Taylor

What We Love: This jacket is machine washable and comes in both regular and petite fit

What We Don’t Love: The oat color may show stains and wear and tear much easier.

A blazer fitted for petite bodies should fall just below your hips to elongate the legs. The length of the arms should also end right around your wrists, just as this option from Ann Taylor does. This simple blazer looks like an everyday go-to piece, rather than a statement piece. While the color tends to show stains much quicker, the blazer is machine washable, removing the need to go to the dry cleaners, which, in our opinion, is a huge plus.

Size Range: 00-16 | Colors: 1  | Materials: Polyester, Rayon

Best Plaid: Heartloom Carrara Blazer

Heartloom Carrara Blazer

Revolve

What We Love: This option makes for a wonderful day-to-night blazer.

What We Don’t Love: The dark patterns make this more of a winter option, rather than a year-round blazer.

Little miss posh spice, this blazer is for you. The very Chanel-esque blazer is ideal for occasions that call for attendees to look buttoned up. It comes with subtle shoulder pads to give you some shape, while the rayon fabric will guarantee softness with a luxurious appeal. While this is perhaps not the option to turn to for an everyday blazer, it’s quite the power suit should you need to impress an audience. Plaid is simply an iconic pattern that has been and will remain stylish for years to come.

Size Range: XS-L | Colors: 1  | Materials: Rayon, Polyester, Nylon, Spandex

Best Double Breasted: Rails Cody Print-Mixed Double-Breasted Blazer

Rails Cody Print-Mixed Double-Breasted Blazer

Saks

What We Love: You get two prints in one.
What We Don't Love: The double print may not go with every bottom.

For a Cher-inspired look, this plaid blazer, which comes with a matching mini skirt, will give you that retro collegiate style you're looking for, but with a modern twist thanks to the mixed plaids.

Celebrities like Syndey Sweeney and Jennifer Lopez have been sporting the trending pattern often, especially in a double-breasted design that plays to the equally popular suiting trend.

Size Range: XS-XL | Colors: Mixed Mini Check | Materials: Polyester, Wool

Best Pinstripe: Favorite Daughter The Break-Up Blazer

Favorite Daughter The Break-Up Blazer

Nordstrom

What We Love: The vertical stripes and long silhouette creates one long, lean line.
What We Don't Love: We wish they made a petite version.

The navy pinstripe and longline silhouette of this blazer will elongate your figure while the shoulder pads balance out your hips. It's the perfect length to toss on top of a mini like Kourtney Kardashian or just wear over some tailored jeans. Some things are worth borrowing from the boys.

Size Range: XXS-XL | Colors: Navy Pinstripe, Navy Gingham, Brown Gingham | Materials: Cotton, Elastane

Best Fitted: Mango Fitted Suit Blazer

Mango Fitted Suit Blazer

Mango

From Taylor Swift to Kaia Gerber, celebrities have been rocking Mango blazers, which look way more expensive than they actually are. While the brand makes blazers in all the latest cuts and colors, you can't go wrong with this classic fitted suit blazer. The single button and notched lapel is simple and universally flattering, going with a variety of outfits from slacks to skirts. Despite the affordable price, this piece is made using sustainable fibers or processes to minimize the environmental impact.

Size Range: 1-22 | Colors: Back, Navy | Materials: Polyester, Viscose, Elastane

Best Oversized: Everlane The ’80s Blazer

Everlane The 80s Blazer

Everlane

What We Love: This oversized blazer still looks structured, even on extended sizes.
What We Don't Love: You may have to size down if you are petite.

If you are a fan of the oversized blazer trend, check out this design from Everlane. Spotted on Katie Holmes, this '80s inspired blazer makes a statement with its oversized, relaxed silhouette and shoulder pads. One of our writers instantly snapped it up when she saw it on Holmes and says it's the closest she's ever felt to channeling her '80s style icon Julia Roberts. "It's light and slouched but structured and well-tailored," writes Tamim Alnuweiri. "The fit remains oversized on me, even though that is often overlooked with clothing in my size." The blazer goes up to size 20 and comes in camel and black, in addition to the gingham print seen on Holmes. You can pair it with the matching wool pants or wear it over bootcut jeans like Kendall Jenner.

Size Range: 00-20 | Colors: 4 | Materials: Shell: Lyocell, Cotton. Lining: Recycled Polyester

Best Cropped: Laws of Motion Asset Blazer

Laws of Motion Asset Blazer

Laws of Motion

What We Love: You can scan your body and completely customize the size to your fit.

What We Don’t Love: It takes longer to deliver.

After seeing this piece in person,  InStyle writer Bianca 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 a series of questions to custom-make the pieces just for you. Naturally, that means it takes a bit longer to deliver, but we think the custom fit and sustainable practice is very well worth it. Thanks to elongated sleeves, the cropped hem looks balanced out, especially when paired with high-waisted pants. 

Size Range: Unlimited, customized to you | Colors:  5 | Materials: Wool, Polyester, Acrylic

Best Wrinkle-Resistant: Athleta Avenue Blazer

Athleta Avenue Blazer

Athleta

What We Love: The machine-washable materials resist wrinkles and snags.
What We Don't Love: We wish it came in more colors than just black.

If you travel frequently and want a blazer you can pop into a suitcase without worrying about how it will look later, you've found your match. Made from nylon and lycra, this style is wrinkle and abrasion-resistant, so you don't have to worry about snags either. It's also machine washable, cutting out one part of your dry cleaning bill. Other practical details, like a UPF rating of 50 and an inner pocket, make it great for travel and commuting.

Size Range: 0-26 | Colors: Black | Materials: Nylon, Lyrca

Best Schoolboy: Polo Ralph Lauren Double-Knit Jacquard Blazer

Polo Ralph Lauren Double-Knit Jacquard Blazer

Ralph Lauren

What We Love: The classic colors and shape will never go out of style.
What We Don't Love: It runs slightly large according to the brand.

I used to have a college professor who wore this blazer to every lecture — I remember the brand's monogram — and now I see why. The classic design looks sharp and pulls any outfit together instantly. With its slim fit, this single button, cotton blend will skim your curves and not add any bulk. The gold buttons and monogram add just the right accent to the otherwise no frills designs. Consider it a one and done jacket.

Size Range: 00-14 | Colors: Black, Navy | Materials: Cotton, Viscose

Best Tweed: Reformation Winston Blazer

Reformation Winston Blazer

Reformation

What We Love: Reformation uses deadstock to make this beautiful blazer.
What We Don't Love: It runs large.

Beloved by Kate Middleton, tweed gives you that royal flair. Still this double-breasted blazer from Reformation is easy to wear with its loose fit and gray tones that seamlessly pair with other pieces. The double-breasted design has functional pockets and buttons, meaning you can actually keep your phone handy. Using deadstock, Reformation minimizes its carbon footprint and saves quality fabric from being thrown away. Considering that the model is 5'7" and wears an XS, the fit likely runs large and can swallow up petite frames.

Size Range: XS-XL | Colors: Charcoal Plaid, Dark Brown | Materials: Polyester, Acrylic, Wool, Nylon

Best Bouclé: River Island Fitted Bouclé Blazer

River Island Fitted Bouclé Blazer

Nordstrom

What We Love: A wonderful in-between option for an oversized and fitted look.
What We Don't Love: The green will match with less in your closet than a neutral shade would.

You can expect pieces made with bouclé fabrics to be soft and sturdy. The looped yarn adds a texture to the blazer that makes it look more sophisticated. Of course, the bright green color might not be an obvious office wear choice (depending on your line of work), but if you have a little wiggle room to have fun, why not stand out? This piece is lighted fitted around the waist and loosens up around the hem again. It’s an ideal relaxed fit that still looks put together. 

Size Range: 14W-20W | Colors: 1  | Materials: Polyester

Best Suiting: Theory Etiennette Blazer in Good Wool

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Theory Etiennette Blazer in Good Wool

Theory

What We Love: This sleek suit blazer has extra-flattering details.
What We Don't Love: It's pricey.

This suit means business. Designed by the workwear expert, the sleek design makes you look and feel your best. 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 says workwear has to be frumpy?

Size Range: 00-18 | Colors: 7 | Materials: Wool, Elastane

Best Faux Leather: BlankNYC Don't Rush It Blazer

BlankNYC Don't Rush It Blazer

Nordstrom

What We Love: This affordable blazer is a fresh take on the leather jacket.
What We Don't Love: You might want to size down if you are petite.

Want a blazer that you can wear on a night out? Look no further than the It-Girl-favorite leather blazer. Swap it in for your regular leather jacket, and you'll look extra stylish with the intriguing combination of a sophisticated cut combined with a fierce fabric. We like BlankNYC's faux version that comes in your standard black as well as a rich green and brown and features 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.

Size Range: XS-L | Colors: 5 | Materials: Polyurethane, Polyester

Best for Summer: Zara Linen Blazer with Printed Sleeves

Zara Linen Blazer with Printed Sleeves

Zara

What We Love: The lightweight fabric makes for a breezy jacket to turn to in the warmer months.
What We Don't Love: The sleeves don’t roll out all the way.

Linen is a fantastic fabric to wear during the summer. Not only is it lightweight, but it absorbs moisture and dries quickly. The rolled-up sleeves give you extra cooling space as well, although it should be noted that you can’t lengthen them out. You can find a subtle pinstripe pattern on the cuffs, which adds a fun touch to an otherwise straightforward piece. When the temperatures do begin to drop, you can easily layer over a thick coat and call it a day. 

Size Range: XS-XL | Colors:  2 | Materials: Linen

Best Satin: ZARA Ruched Satin Effect Blazer

Zara Ruched Satin Effect Blazer

Zara

What We Love: This satin blazer easily goes from the office to drinks.
What We Don't Love: We wish it came in more colors.

This blazer is the ultimate day-to-night piece. The black or ivory satin is more glam than your traditional blazer but still is office appropriate. Plus, it feels like you are literally wearing a silk robe. The relaxed bodice has two front flap pockets, and shoulder pads to give you structure, and is secured with two buttons. Pair it with a mock neck for the day and then a corset or bralette at night.

Pair With: A lace corset top from Urban Outfitters.

Size Range: XS-XXL | Colors: Black, Ivory | Materials: Viscose, Acetate

Best Colorful: MakeMeChic Collar Sleeve Blazer

MakeMeChic Collar Sleeve Blazer

Amazon

What We Love: It comes in five fun colors.
What We Don't Love: There are no reviews on this product yet.

The barbiecore trend may be on the down-low now, but it has definitely not left yet. We predict that you’ll be seeing a whole lot more pinks coming out again as soon as the movie drops. But who needs to wait for that? A pop of color on a well-tailored suit is always a good option to own, and this one comes in five exciting ones. Wear this with a white bodysuit and your favorite blue jeans to a brunch date and be the first to write a review, so you can fix the one thing we dislike about this product.

Size Range: XS-L | Colors:  5 | Materials: Polyester, Elastane

Best Corduroy: Madewell Corduroy Crop Dorset Blazer

Madewell Corduroy Crop Dorset Blazer

Madewell

What We Love: Modern details like a phone pocket and easy-care fabric make this vintage style practical.
What We Don't Love: If you want a structured blazer, skip it.

Cords have certainly made a comeback, and it won't be long until everyone will be wearing corduroy up top, too. Be ahead of the game with this corduroy blazer from Madewell. Fully embracing the 70's nostalgia, it has a cropped, slouchy fit with patch pockets plus a bonus button pocket for your phone. Bonus points for an extensive size range and rich shades like chocolate brown and faded shale.

Size Range: XXS-XXL | Colors: Faded Shale, Brown | Materials: Cotton

What to Keep in Mind

Fit

Oversized, fitted, longline, cropped — these days there are so many different types of blazers out there that match different outfits and aesthetics. But no matter the silhouette, all blazers should fit you properly for the best look.

According to Valponi, a blazer should fit comfortably at your shoulders with the seam landing at your shoulder. It shouldn't feel too tight when you move your arms. She says the bend in the waist should also land where you naturally curve, providing movement while also looking customly tailored. You want to make sure the sleeves aren't too short or long — they should land right at your wrist. If they are a bit too long, you can cuff them for an instant fix or get them tailored.

A good shopping tip is to try on the blazer with different clothes underneath to see if it's not too tight when wearing layers, especially when buttoned up.

Color

A solid black or navy blazer is a staple in everyone's closet — it goes with just about anything and can be easily dressed up or down. Same goes with classic prints like checks and stripes. Usually coming in gray and brown hues, these prints act as a neutral and are as versatile as black but have a tad bit more personality.

If you want to refresh your wardrobe with something new, consider a colorful blazer. From pastel to neon, colorful blazers instantly transform a basic outfit into a fierce 'fit. You can even wear bottoms in matching shade for a sleek monochrome look. "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

For a blazer you'll be wearing to work, you can't go wrong with a fabric like wool. It's breathable, wrinkle resistant, and elegant. A lot of professional blazers are also made from twill or other polyester blends. Keep in mind that these fabrics often tend to be dry clean only, so factor that into the price and convenience of wearing the item.

For a less formal look, go for fabrics like linen, denim, and corduroy. But if you really want to make a statement, there are plenty of blazers made from velvet, sequins, satin, and leather that are perfect for parties and nights out.

Your Questions, Answered

How do I style blazers for work?

If you've forgotten how to dress for the office or want some inspiration on how to shake it up, Joanna Angeles, Head Stylist at Tobi, gives her advice on how to style a blazer for a professional setting.

"Heading back to the office, style this wardrobe staple with neutral monochrome separates or a matching set for an effortless chic look that's put together. Pair with comfortable shoes such as kitten heels, slingback pointed toe flats, or loafers," says Angeles. "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. For a fresh take on office wear, pair a blazer with a slip midi dress and mules or white sneakers."

How do I wear a blazer casually?

The beauty of the blazer is that it can also be dressed down for less formal occasions.

"I love making formal attire casual and casual attire formal. Blazers are perfect for this," says celebrity stylist Solange Franklin. "To make a blazer look a little more casual, pair it with jeans and then with a sweater vest. Depending on where you're going, throw on some sneakers or booties and you have an easy, trendy look."

You can also take a cue from Haley Bieber, who is often caught pairing blazers with hoodies or denim cutoffs for a no-pants look.

How do I style a blazer for a night out?

Coming in fun fabrics and colors, blazers should also be a part of your going-out wardrobe.

"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

Emily Cieslak, Assistant Commerce Editor, and Bianca Kratky, Commerce Writer, both joined the InStyle team in 2022. Together they researched fabric, tailoring, and style to find the best blazers currently in the market. With the help of celebrity stylists Joanna Angeles and Solange Franklin, as well as fashion writer Tamim Alnuweiri, they have individually selected blazers that can fit all occasions, budgets, and bodies.

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