Sick of black and navy blazers? Here are 6 jackets to get you out of your office style slump
A blazer is the trademark of a professional outfit. But most traditional boxy black or navy blazers? Well, they’re a far stretch from fashionable.
However, modern runways have adopted the blazer and given it a stunning makeover. So get out of your biz-casual slump and re-energize your workday with these fashionable styles. And, hey, bonus! They’re cute enough that you can wear them out on a date, too.
Stripe it rich
This striped asymmetrical jacket breaks up classic navy with off-white stripes, giving it a nautical feel. Or, complement it with a pop of red lips and take your stripes the French direction. The asymmetrical cut puts a little interest into the predictable blazer, and two simple, chunky buttons don’t distract, so you still look professional, but with an updated edge. Striped asymmetrical jacket, $96.60 on sale, thelimited.com
Lace is the new black
Stuck on black but want something new? Well, who says a blazer can’t be feminine? This lace ruched blazer is perfect for spring, when you still want arm coverage but are looking for something airy and lightweight. INC International Concepts blazer, $79.50, macys.com
Work the side angle
For yet another take on the classic black blazer, we are obsessed with this side-slit, over-sized blazer with a dropped hem. (Although we wouldn’t advise wearing it to the office with the short-shorts pictured.) Move past stiff jackets and slide into this stretchy, cozy statement-maker. Silence + Noise blazer, $59, urbanoutfitters.com
Go long—extra long
This cream long blazer falls to the knees, making it a fun accessory for longer dresses or pants. Made out of drapey silk, you will feel as comfortable as you look trendy. COPE linen blazer, on sale for $29.99, urbanoutfitters.com
Combine two trends
For a cheaper version with the same dramatic length and the look of the over-sized side-slit blazer, you can’t go wrong with this taupe style. High-slit longline blazer, Forever21
Go with the flow
The new spring blazer is ultra girly, in pastel colors with a flowy neckline, open front with no buttons or pockets and a long, asymmetrical design. Bar III high-low crepe blazer, on sale for $54.99, macys.com