Along with items like a classic white shirt, a black ankle boot and good-fitting jeans, the best blazers become hero items: a piece of clothing so versatile, transeasonal and able to work with a number of styles that it never goes out of fashion.
From neutral shades of black and camel that say ‘I mean business’ to bold, vibrant tones that make a statement, multi-coloured checks to on-trend gingham, a blazer can do many things for uplifting an outfit. Take the classic white T-shirt and jeans, for example: a casual look that can be instantly elevated by simply adding a blazer on top.
And if September holds a return to the office for you, a new blazer can be just what you need to freshen up last year’s work wardrobe. Oh, and never underestimate the power of a co-ord: if you want to feel confident at work, a matching blazer and trousers tells people a boss has just walked into the room.
The most on-trend blazers this season are oversized, as they have been for the last couple years, but a cinched-in style can be an equally great look for smartening up an outfit. Tap into the 80s trend by adding a wide belt to an oversized style, or wear a matching bright check blazer and skirt for 90s Cluesless vibes.
We’ve scoured the high street for the best blazers on offer right now and the below high street blazers should do just the trick in updating your wardrobe for autumn winter 2020.
11 stylish new-season high street blazers to wear now
This oversized check blazer would look just as good with faded blue mom jeans as it does with the matching skirt for a more office-friendly vibe.
On-trend lilac is a great choice for a blazer this autumn – the pastel hue will surely cheer up anyone’s day.
Gingham was another huge trend during the summer and long may the love affair continue with this relaxed fit double-breasted blazer from Mango.
This oversized double-breasted style from Monki comes in a variety of colours and checks, from plain beige to this striking navy and pink combo.
The singular pearl detail on this Mother of Pearl blazer adds a touch of elegance and interest to a simple, long style. Finish with yellow gold jewellery for even more class.
ASOS describe this shape as a ‘dad blazer’ because the extreme oversizing makes it looks like you’ve raided your dad’s wardrobe. Keep proportions in check by pairing with skinny jeans or cycling shorts.
Want to make a statement? This apple green number from Jigsaw should do the trick. The linen composition helps to bring a relaxed edge to this eye-popping blazer.
This belted style ticks the on-trend oversized box, but the matching tie belt cinches in the waist to create shape and stop things looking too boxy.
Ready to be chucked on top of nearly any outfit, this high-fashion faux leather blazer would perfectly finish off a mini dress, jeans and tee combo or brightly coloured tailored trousers.
The boxy shape of this cropped blazer stops it looking too preppy and keeps things right on trend. A refreshing change to the big and bulky blazers already filling our clothing rails.
A pink blazer brings a touch of femininity to boyish cut jeans, while the sharp cut keeps it boardroom appropriate when worn with coordinating trousers.