When the fall chill comes, but you’re still not ready to break out your winter wardrobe, blazers become your best friends. A well-tailored jacket can do wonders for even the most basic outfits, especially if it has some intriguing details. Experiment with different pairings like this Vera Wang (on Shopbop for $1,895) over a maxi dress. Her signature feminine style is on full display with ruching and delicate faille trim, making the ladylike combo a natural fit. See how other designers made the blazer their own…
Tory Burch Donovan Embellished Crochet-Knit Linen Jacket: Even though this is a very specific style (down to the floral-embellished trim!), I love it enough to make it work. Relax the look by wearing the jacket open and stacking on accessories. On NET-A-PORTER for $595.
DKNY Leather-Paneled Stretch-Wool Blazer: On the opposite end of the spectrum is sleek black leather. The stretch-wool ensures you’ll look your slimmest and sexiest. On NET-A-PORTER for $545.
Smythe Reissue Schoolboy Blazer: Definitely not your boardroom blazer! This prep school style serves up attitude and oddly enough, function – who doesn’t love hiding away in a hood from time to time? At Bergdorf Goodman for $695.
Rebecca Taylor Fringe-Trim Tweed Jacket: This ladies who lunch tweed would look just as chic over a tailored dress as it would topping a pair of casual slacks. At Bergdorf Goodman for $395.