From the sharpsuiter (geddit), I-damn-well-mean-business types, to the more casually inclined, printed versions; blazers have, well, trail blazed the way for everything – from making outerwear appropriate on the dance floor to taking the boardroom staple out of the office and into our off-duty lives.
But slipping into a well cut blazer needn’t cost the earth. Searching high and low (as we do), we’ve tracked down 10 of the best blazers available in stores right now, and all under £100!
From preppy prints at Topshop to shots of bold, tropical hues at Debenhams; sleek whites at F&F and subtle nudes at Missguided, here are the 10 blazers worthy of your hard-earned cash, that won’t leave a gaping hole in your fashion fund!
Boohoo, £30: A fun and smart way to add florals to your wardrobe this summer, this floral-print blazer is perfect over an easy summer dress, or a casual jeans and tee ensemble.
Next, £32: Turn summer’s favourite offering on its head, by snapping up a blazer in candyfloss pink – and lace! We’re wearing ours with a flippy summer skirt, blouse and ballerina pumps.
River Island, £60: Tread the futuristic trend path in this sleek, leatherette detail blazer from our favourite high street haunt.
Marks & Spencer, £55: Don’t let black become boring. Instead snap up this Limited Collection bird print blazer, and give all the boardroom bores a run for their money!
Topshop, £65: Prints with the pizzazz factor? This patch print blazer has got it nailed. Pair with all white separates for a chic office look.
Mango, £39.99: If you’re looking for a classic black blazer with a great fit, a double-breasted style is your best bet. We love the metal button detail to break up the rest of your look, too.
F&F at Tesco, £28: Channel Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, by braving it in a white ensemble. Wear with matching trousers and metallic accessories for an edgy take on tailoring.
H&M, £19.99: If you’re not a fan of garish prints, then opt for this finely-printed jacket; statement enough for drinks with the girls, yet subtle enough for lunch with the boss.
Missguided, £29.99: Let a spot of subtle colour into your off-duty wardrobe with the addition of this soft-hued, long line blazer to your jacket collection.