Whether you're a minimalist or maximalist, a print lover or someone who strictly sticks to monochrome, it's fairly likely that you'll have at least one blazer in your wardrobe. Previously associated with uniforms and officewear, this fashion icon has made its way through a variety of iterations over the last 70 years yet has always managed to imbue the wearer with a polish and confidence that only tailoring can offer.
Over the last 12 months, the blazer has become a key player in the fashion girl's capsule, playing into the demand for all things minimalist. The most popular styles have been oversize, with traditionally masculine fits and neutral colourways. They've become a go-to for elevating casual staples, such as jeans and white tees. Unlike many pieces that fall into either the basic or trend category, the blazer is one of those rare buys that tick both boxes.
So what should we expect for 2020? From classic beige and heritage tweed to leather finishes and belted fits, scroll down to find out which blazer trends will be spiking this year.
Style Notes: They might look like your run-of-the-mill blazers, but these babies come with a much thicker, almost felt-feel fabric, giving a weightier appearance than your average jacket. & Other Stories stocks our favourite style right now—shop below.
Style Notes: Once a colour avoided by the masses, beige has quickly become the neutral hue to be seen in. A beige blazer is an ideal entry point and will pair nicely with your fave pair of jeans. Try sizing up for a more high-end finish.
Style Notes: Probably one of the more unexpected additions to the 2020 lineup has to be the leather blazer. First making its presence felt last year, this high-impact trend is set to hit the mainstream in 2020 via '90s-inspired styles from the likes of Arket and Nanushka.
Style Notes: Sometimes the devil is in the details, which is certainly the case with the belted blazer. No, it's not the most groundbreaking look around, but it's the sort of style that can have a serious impact when paired with wide-leg jeans and a neck tie for throwback '70s vibes.