The blazer has been around forever because it works. When you need to pull a look together quickly for school, errands, or a casual office day, the effortless blazer is a must-have. In navy or black, it is the finishing touch. The right blazer nips you in at all the right places. It also can do wonders for hiding a bigger mid-section. They are universally flattering. Check out these casual looks from the Middleton sisters with blazers and jeans.
If you are on your way out for the night, a long blazer like this one on Sandra Bullock looks fantastic over a cocktail dress. It is a more pulled together look than a cardigan and you will not have to adjust it like a pashmina. Voila! A well cut women's black blazer is a staple item in any wardrobe. You can dress it up or down and it always looks chic.
Personally, I have been stealing my 11 year old son's navy blazer for a couple of years. It looks fantastic with the sleeves rolled up, a crisp white blouse underneath, and skinny jeans with boots. If you do not have a son from whom to steal... here are some great budget options:
This is a great budget option at $29.80 from Forever21.
This "boyfriend" style long black blazer is only $24.80 at Forever21.