For such a widely respected wardrobe staple, the black blazer can start to feel, well, pretty lackluster. Of course, it's a timeless item — and if you work in a traditional work environment, might even need. Plus, street style stars have influenced the casual blazer to be part of everyone's daily 'fits. However, if you're still wearing the same old piece that you bought at your local mall in 2010, you may be due for an upgrade.
It only takes a few standout variations to restore your faith in this trusted closet essential. Lately, we're seeing fitted styles mixed with oversized cuts, double-breasted fronts, boxier silhouettes, and even fresh fabrications like corduroy and faux leather. If you're feeling extra bold, you can go totally untraditional with a sleek long version. Maybe even cropped? All we're saying is, if the first word you think of when you look at your black blazer is "underwhelming," you're not alone. That's why we've found the next best thing.
Click on for 33 styles that will restore your faith in black blazers, we swear.
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