Can you wear them everywhere? Yes. Do they instantly and effortlessly amp up an outfit of basics? Yes. Do they create major sartorial moments for both work and play that allow us to express our sartorial creativity while retaining the professionalism and polish we also enjoy? Yes yes YES.
Statement blazers are the special ones. The ones with texture, color, pattern, print, and shape that are anything but basic, and anything but boring. You’ll know a statement blazer when you see one, because you won’t be able to think about anything else until it’s yours. Seriously, scroll through Nordstrom’s blazer options right now. There are so many great ones, the page stops scrolling on its own like some kind of fashion ouija board.
In reality, statement blazers are more versatile than you might think. It all has to do with what you’re wearing under them. A simple black sheath dress, a minimalist trouser and top—the beauty is that the rest of the outfit can be kept easy. Blazers are a great way to get even more wear out of your office essentials, even the ones you pretty much over-wear, because nobody’s going to notice. How can they with all that blazer fabulousness on top?
Below, a roundup of my favorite statement blazers. We’re talking less subtlety, more “I hang this in my closet like a trophy.” Add them to workwear moments that need something special or make plans specifically to let these all-stars out of the house—they’re that good.