I’m still waiting for the temperatures to drop in New York City, so I’m technically jumping the gun here. In my mind, on September 1st, everything changes to fall (my clothes, my apartment, ALL OF IT). I also look at it as a perfect time to re-evaluate my wardrobe – see what I have in my closet, get an idea of what I need to refresh it, and what I need to purge. The one thing that seemingly remains constant: A blazer for fall.
I get so excited when the temps get chilly because that means I more than likely get to throw on a blazer. I always feel really put together when I put on a blazer for fall (I feel the same way about lady jackets). Even if it’s paired with a t-shirt and jeans. I really started my love affair with blazers (specifically a blazer for fall) when I discovered the J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer. I started this blog in 2013 (via the Office of Admissions “student blogger” job), and boy am I happy I have this to look back on. Since then, I’ve acquired a really good collection of blazers over the years. Once you have a solid blazer line up paired with a few good shirts and sweaters, you automatically have a reliable core of pieces that can be easily mixed and matched.
I realized I often gravitate towards designers and brands that have similar pieces year over year – and I think that just plays into my more classic take on fashion. Now let’s get into the types of blazers were seeing, and just how you can style a blazer for fall.
Choosing A Blazer For Fall
Let’s start with an easy one: The black blazer.
I personally cannot get enough of a black blazing. When I think about styling a blazer for fall, there are a couple that come to mind. I’ve had the same blazer from H&M for about four years now, and I just realized they still sell it. It’s not super trendy, but it’s oversized and lighter weight. It compliments so many outfits in my closet, and that’s the reason why I haven’t put it in the donation piles.
The next blazer is one that I’m SO excited for and one that I CANNOT wait to wear. I wore the ivory version every chance I could last year. Now it comes in black, and I couldn’t be more excited. Yes, it’s on the pricier side, but not when you consider the quality. The Italian boiled wool is INSANE, it’s truly feels so luxe. I can see myself wearing this black version ALL FALL/WINTER LONG.
Next, a houndstooth or herringbone blazer.
Even though we’re barely into fall (not even technically fall, right?!), I’ve worn my houndstooth blazer a few times – to work and to date night. There’s something so classic about the pattern, but helps give a little life to your outfit. Like my black blazer, the one I have is from a few years ago, but this one is stunning and checks all the boxes. I mean there’s something about a blazer for fall, but when you throw houndstooth into the mix?! Unreal outfit potential.
The blazer that doubles as an outerwear piece.
So the black blazer I shared above also very much doubles as an outerwear piece. Especially if you size up and have room to layer. I also have another blazer from J.Crew (the evening blazer, no longer available), that is made from another thick wool – I definitely wear this as a jacket. I’ve had my eye on this blazer, but couldn’t justify the price, but now that it’s 50% off…I might need to splurge.
And then there are the others…