Not a sweater, not a jacket, not quite outerwear...the blazer is increasingly undervalued in chilly weather. However, it’s really the perfect piece for those weeks when you can’t tell if the A/C is going to be too cold, or if the weather outside is sticky or brisk. Choose a blazer with a strong enough vibe, and you can throw it over any old casual summertime look for an instantly put-together update. We’ve shown you how to do it with our favorites pieces from Image Radar this summer -- and our favorite blazers for fall:
It’ll look great with: The Sam Edelman Alva Sandal
Lush stretched twill adds both comfort and structure, making this blazer a useful layering piece. Feminize the menswear vibe with a fun heel -- the strength and pretty detail gives the whole look a pleasing balance to the eye.
It’ll look great with: Laundry by Shelli Segal Lasercut Linen Dress
The lightly padded shoulder, open front, and asymmetrical (“high-low”) design of this blazer are all elegant details that don’t intrude on the rest of your look. Pair it with a bright dress for a professional look that’s full of personality.
It’ll look great with: sharp white pants
A tight, busy pattern, deep vee, and good tailoring makes this blazer by Theory as crisp and refreshing as autumn air. Match it with a neutral pant for instant, fuss-free appeal.
It’ll look great with: your basic black jumpsuit
If just one of these blazers can help you get a few more looks out of your summer favorites, imagine how much mileage they’ll get with this reversible option by BB Dakota. The oversize fit looks sharp and effortless all at once. Choose the bold cerulean side and pair with jeans for a casual going-out look, then flip it around to add a soft pop of color to a basic neutral look in a more conservative setting.