Boyfriend Blazers Are the Only Professional Clothing I Will Wear This Year—Here Are the 8 Best
*Pops collar (and lays in bed)*
Cool, calm and collected. There’s nothing like a boyfriend blazer to polish up even the most casual of styles in a pinch—and these days, we’re welcoming cozy comfort like never before. While the beauty of a boyfriend blazer is it allows you to achieve that effortlessly chic look without, well, much effort, there is something to be said for discovering that perfect design that makes you feel like the more put-together version of yourself. Enter boyfriend blazers: all the oversized fits you could want, but with the right tailoring to still look structured. To help you find the one (*rolls up sleeves*), we put together an all-star lineup of fits, fabrics, and patterns for varying preferences, professions, and price points. Read on for stretchy ponte-knits, studious checkers, and more that will make your work-from-wardrobe classier than ever.
This blazer from Old Navy is cut from a flexible ponte-knit cloth that feels like sweats and supports all of those much-needed stretch breaks. It’s also machine-washable, a major benefit given how frequently you’ll end up wearing it.
Checkmate! This structured yet stretchy blazer from Loft (also available in plus sizes) will visually position you as the most strategic person in the room (or park). Throw it over a standard button-up and trousers for the workday and swap in your favorite jeans for weekend play. There’s even a special back vent for catching a breeze on warmer days.
Madewell’s Larsen Blazer has garnered a cult following among cool boss ladies who give it five stars for good craftsmanship (read: luxe Italian fabric) and a versatile, laid-back composition. Large pockets provide added storage space for your smart phone and stylus so you’ll never need to worry about forgetting a big meeting or idea again.
Comfort is key when it comes to this pick from Target’s Ava & Viv line, which is manufactured with a stretchy, cotton knit for added breathability and mobility. At 35 dollars a pop, we suggest you scoop up several shades for punching up your everyday palette.
Ideal for cooler months, this warm and witty blazer from Gap is made from recycled wool for a style that’s not only eclectic, but eco-conscious. Now showcasing: camel, gray, and plaid.
For another classic style with a conscience, consider this oversized option from Everlane, which is cut from recycled Italian wool and has over 1,200 reviews from consumers who love it for its resourcefulness and roomy, wear-anywhere design.
Last, but not least, this relaxed wool plaid from Reformation strikes the perfect balance between rugged and refined. Rock it with straight or wide-leg pants and pointy boots for a modern take on an old western, or with skinnies and pumps for a playful take on an old power move.