A classic black blazer is one of the most versatile pieces everyone should own. It easily transitions from day-to-night and can be paired with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to a more sophisticated evening ensemble. I reviewed eight options below and while they all look similar on the hanger, the details and fit varied quite a bit.
Zara Blazer with Turn Up Sleeves - size small ($139): Rouching details on sleeves similar to my favorite Elizabeth and James blazer. Feminine feel, no lapels and fitted tailoring.
Rebecca Minkoff Becky Jacket - size 4 ($368): Silky texture with slim, darted lapels. Flattering, feminine details and slight shoulder padding.
J.Crew Schoolboy blazer - size 2 ($128): Classic, preppy feel with gold buttons, double pockets, and optional grey wool collar. Shrunken, slightly boxy fit.
H&M Tuxedo Jacket - size 6 ($34.95): Longer, tuxedo-style jacket with thin lapels. No button closure, simple and versatile.
Helmut Lang Smoking Tux Blazer - size 4 ($575): Expertly tailored with an asymmetrical hem, pointed lapels and slightly raised in the back. This was the best fitting jacket.
Soft Joie Neville Blazer - size small ($158): Stretchy and soft, cardigan-like tailoring. Deconstructed with large lapels and a looser fit. Extremely comfortable and casual.
Trouvé Notched Lapel Blazer - size small ($98): Boxy, masculine fit with a sharp, angular lapel detail. No buttons with a fairly thin fabric.
Topshop Slim Fit Tailored Blazer - size 6 ($90): A straightforward, modern take on a classic blazer. Fitted with a slight stretch and thicker fabric.
Wearing Maybelline 'Coral Crush' Lipstick.