When we talk about shopping sustainably, one of the key factors is shopping less, full stop. Shopping for fewer, better quality items that will physically stand the test of time is the first hurdle. Spending your money wisely on classic items that will stay relevant through the turbulent comings and goings of fashion trends is the next. Which brings me onto the subject of the best designer blazers.
Blazers may just be the most timeless wardrobe buy of all time. Sorry trench coats, hear me out. The piece has been a staple in womens’ wardrobes in some form or another for the last 75 years (at least). Dior’s iconic hourglass bar jacket from the designer’s historic ‘New Look’ collection still feels as current as ever 75 years on. But whether it’s this form-fitting version of the forties or the oversized, shoulder-padded iterations of the eighties, it’s clearly not an exaggeration to say blazers have stood the test of time already.
They’ve certainly been a mainstay of my personal wardrobe since I started working in the fashion industry almost a decade ago, and I have it on good authority that it’s the same for my fellow editors and non-fashion friends as well— despite us all having different personal tastes. When I take stock of my wardrobe each season, my blazer collection (quite an impressive one by now, I must say) is always the constant that survives any culling.
So when it comes to buying a blazer, it clearly makes good financial, logical (and ecological) sense to opt for a premium quality style. And with so many beautiful ones available, from mid-range designer to high-end luxury price points, you’re positively spoilt for choice if you’ve decided to invest for winter and well into 2024.
To help you make the smartest decision, though, below I’ve rounded up the twenty best designer blazers I’ve found during my lengthy internet travels of late. Keep scrolling to see them all and shop…
This rich shade looks so good with burgundy.
Buttery soft leather to love for a lifetime.
This camel structured blazer will date.
Because we all know The Frankie Shop has the best oversized blazers.
The power shoulders, the belted waist—pure perfection.
The easiest way to elovate your favourite jeans.
One you’ll love across all seasons.
One of those classic styles you’ll bring out year after year.
So chic with the contrasting collar.
One to wear to the office.
Ready to wear with the matching trousers.
Pink is sticking around, and this textured blazer will transform any outfit.
Party season wouldn’t be complete without a sleek blazer.
Love this done up over a maxi skirt and boots.
A statement blazer will always have a place in your wardrobe.
Well done, Zimmermann.
You’ll find an excuse to wear this striped style.
Chocolate brown is the new black.
Everyone will ask where you got it from.