Boohoo, Topshop, Urban Outfitters
You know that you have found an amazing item of clothing when you put it on and it makes you feel amazing. It could make you feel confident, cool, inspired, or like you're feeling yourself. A good power blazer can do all of those things and more. (That is why it has been nicknamed a "power blazer.") It is partly why blazers have become even more popular and shed their boring "have to wear it because I'm going to work" connotation.
There's no denying the confidence boost a killer pair of shoes or a gorgeous dress can give you. But, there is something about blazers with their tailoring, sharp shoulders, and well-cut seams that slay. The design of the jacket can vary slightly, but the impact is still the same. To show you what we mean, we've rounded up some great options to wear to the office and when you're off the clock. Scroll down to see eight power blazers that will make you feel like the successful, stylish #bossbabe we know you are — no matter where you fall on the career ladder.
Be honest with us: Are you someone who still finds blazers to be a little, well, frumpy? Hopefully this power blazer will change your mind. Just look at how fun and joyful the design is, you guys. It is part of a set with the matching bralette and belted mini skirt. It is best to save the full lewk for weekends, unless you work at a place where you can wear pretty much anything. For more restricted dress codes, imagine the colorful blazer with a white blouse and black or navy trousers. The ensemble will look so chic, but it will still have plenty of personality.
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Blazers already have the power to boost people's confidence and make them feel ready to take on the day. The deep red version goes to the next level. A black or navy blazer will never let you down, but a bold shade holds even more power. It says "look at me," and there is nothing wrong with that. This burgundy color works well in more conservative offices because it isn't too bright. And it will work with more things in your wardrobe than you realize. We also love the contrasting white stitching. It enhances the tailoring and makes the piece feel even more special.
Buy it now from Topshop for $130!
If you are trying to make more environmentally conscious decisions with your fashion choices, you will like this power blazer. First of all, it has the classic windowpane check that adds some interest, but it is still very versatile. Secondly, these are vintage pieces curated by the Urban Renewal team. That also means that each one is unique and that the stock is limited. So, grab a jacket while you can. The sizing is slightly different from a lot of blazers. Buyers select between "S/M" and "M/L" options. If you sometimes find jackets to be restricting, you will appreciate the more relaxed sizing.
Buy it now from Urban Outfitters for $59!
This striking jacket is literally available in almost all of the colors of the rainbow as well as white and black. Plus, there are options for petite ladies. Don't be afraid of the bold color because this is one of the power blazers that you will wear again and again. Trust us. The pop blue hue is balanced out by the traditional two-button closure, longline tailored shape, and peak collar. As you can see from the photo, it looks smoking dressed up with a lingerie-inspired crop top for evening. So, it is a great option to transition from work to play.
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Now that is a full boss babe look. We encourage you to take styling direction from the photo because the full suit with the black round-neck top is lit. (You can buy the coordinating belted pants here.) The power blazer has an inclusive fit because it is available in straight and plus sizes. Furthermore, it is constructed out of a bi-stretch fabric which means it is soft and stretchy. It moves with you so you won't feel like you are pulling against the jacket with every arm movement. That is good because we have a feeling you are going to be rocking the two-button style quite a bit.
Buy it now from Target for $37.99!
Quit thinking that power blazers always need to be black and uncomfortable. They can be stylish and commanding. Yes, they can even be comfortable. This black-and-beige mini houndstooth jacket is made out of a cozy jersey material that isn't scratchy or unbelievably hot. The scale of the pattern is just right. It comes across as modern with a slight throwback vibe as opposed to completely 60s. The beige in the fabric also adds a soft warmth that we wouldn't get if the detail was white. Rock the printed jacket with other neutrals. Alternatively, try it with a pop of color.
Buy it now from H&M for $34.99!
At first glance this looks like a fairly traditional blazer. But, then you see the buckle detail. That is not an extra accessory. The buckle with long black tie is part of the jacket's closure. It is a unique detail that totally elevates the outfit and makes it feel special. However, it isn't so extra that it would be impossible to wear the style to work. Another great thing about the gray blazer is that the neutral color means it could be worn with a variety of tops. And we are all for getting the most wear out of everything in our wardrobes.
Buy it now from Boohoo for $52!
Because sometimes you really want to make a statement, whether you are at work, going out, or just chilling on the weekend. This is one of the power blazers for the job. If you are someone who absolutely cannot wear wool without becoming all itchy, you will appreciate the satin fabric. It adds a luxe factor to the leopard print and helps dress it up for evening. Animal print, especially leopard print, is a classic and fashion cannot get enough of it at the moment. So, if you buy this jacket now it will be on rotation in your wardrobe for years to come. #Winning
Buy it now from Nasty Gal for $90!