There are some things that simply never go out of style. A friendly smile? Check. A pair of aviator sunglasses? Bring ‘em on. But plaid sportcoats and blazers? Those are always going to be en vogue, no matter who you ask. Sure, the cut or the length of them may change. (Anyone else remember the ridiculous shoulderpads of the 1980s?) And what you wear them with may also vary from year to year, too. But if you’re looking to add a timeless and chic element to your wardrobe this fall — and stay warm, to boot! — you need to add these fantastic plaid blazers to your closet…stat!
The elegant cropped blazer
Some blazers are meant to be worn with a pair of nice trousers or a tailored skirt. Other blazers can be thrown on over your favorite band t-shirt and can be paired with your Chucks. This blazer, though? It’s a little bit of Column A and a little bit of Column B, all rolled into one. A highly stylish garment, you can just as easily combine this grey checked blazer with a pair of skinny jeans and heels, or slip into it when you’re wearing a pencil skirt and loafers. No matter how you style it, though, you’re going to be the envy of all of your friends when you show up to brunch wearing this plaid one-button blazer from Express!
The menswear inspired blazer
Have you ever wanted to dress up like one of the guys? I mean, sure, you still wanted to smear on a touch of lipstick before you left the house. That’s a given. But you also wanted to feel strong and empowered, too? That’s where the menswear inspired blazer steps in. This blazer uses bold patterns and a thick material to allow you to step outside feeling absolutely unstoppable. Pair this chunky black and white blazer from Loft with a solid-colored vest underneath it, a pair of suspenders, or even a funky patterned tie and you’ll be rocking the dude vibe in no time. And yes, you can totally hit yourself with a spritz of perfume while wearing it. You’re still a lady, after all!
The striking power blazer of your dreams
When you put on a blazer, you’re not just deciding to drape yourself in a coat. Wearing a blazer is so much more than just being warm. It’s also a statement piece. Donning a blazer is a way of telling the world, “Look at me. I’m unstoppable.” And you know what? With this bold red plaid blazer from Talbots, you’ll be speaking your style independence loud and clear. This crimson blazer isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s also not for those of you who are shy about being on-trend. But if you pull this blazer out of your closet and pair it with a set of patent-leather black pumps and a scarlet-red lip, then people are going to definitely do a double take when they see you. (But in a good way, we promise!) Can you handle it? Oh yeah. You got this.
Foolproof blazer styling tips
One of the awesome things about blazers is that they’re so darn easy to wear. Ran out of the house with a bare face and your hair is still damp? Boom: add a blazer, and your look suddenly seems intentional. Got a job interview that you need to rock? Your mouth is going to do the talking, sure, but your blazer is going to seal the deal. First date but you hate everything in your closet? Sure, you can wear that little black dress, but what if you threw a blazer on it? Oh yeah, now you’re taking. If you’re a little nervous about wearing blazers, though, the right accessories can help put your mind at ease. Pair it with a newsboy cap, some simple earrings, or a drapey scarf. Wear them all, or just add one or two pieces. It’s up to you. But no matter how you style it, though, you know what? You’re going to be the most fashionable person amongst your friends, hands down. Now go get ‘em, tiger!