Blazers are a work wardrobe staple. Every woman should have a good blazer in her closet for job interviews, work trips and very important meetings. You might have internally or externally groaned when you read the word “blazer.” Blazer implies boring. It is code for stodgy and old-fashioned. It reminds you of the time that your mom dragged you to a department store, insisting that you get a skirt-suit or blazer for job interviews post-college. We aren’t suggesting that you run out and get a boring, two-button blazer that looks like it’s from 20 years ago. You can find fashionable blazers that are flattering—and even edgy.
The right blazer can make you feel more confident and put-together, so you can ask for that raise or wow someone in an interview for your dream job. It might also give you some extra courage to stand up to your boss, like Melanie Griffith in Working Girl or Lily Tomlin in 9 to 5 did—though we aren’t suggesting that you kidnap him. But if they can pull off shoulder pads, which only got bigger in the time between the two movies’ releases in the 1980s, so can you. Luckily, the shoulder pads are much smaller today, though.
We rounded up the best blazers, from the innovative blazer-cape that’ll make you look like a boss to the more traditional one-button blazer that gives you a lot of fun, vibrant patterns to choose from.
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