22 June 2022
By Kristen Daly
They’re forever trending, but each season we find new reasons to love them.
Yes, we’re talking about blazers. From the days of wearing a classic women’s blazer almost exclusively with jeans and a tee, to the current era of limitless styles available - this wardrobe staple just keeps getting better.
To shake up your blazer game, read on for our freshest looks for 2022 and how to style them.
Our most popular blazer right now is a little boxy, with a structured but not-too-big shoulder, notched lapel and hem that sits halfway down the calf. This shape + a mini skirt = heaven.
Another mini-friendly style flying out the door sits higher at the hip, but nips in at the waist. It's a classic look but lands on our list for being so dang flattering.
Pictured: Michelle Oversized Plunge Neck Button Up Blazer in Green and Evelenna Skirt in Green
Pictured: Prescy Double Breasted Tweed Blazer in Light Blue and Prescy Double Pocket Front Tweed Mini Skirt in Ice Blue
A matching blazer and pant is also a classic look, but at Showpo it’s never boring.
Less boardroom, more dancefloor, the suit of the season is impeccably cut and made in zesty bright colours. Wear it to work with a sleek shirt, or for nights out go topless underneath.
Pictured: Eleasha Tailored Suiting Blazer in Hot Pink and Caroline Tailored Pants in Hot Pink
Pictured: Jaxine Storm Flap Blazer in White and Jaxine Tailored Wide Leg Trousers in White
The sweet spot between the two options above is the matching blazer and short!
Once less common, this summery combo is now everywhere. Our best casual blazers are made from linens and other lightweight fabrics, with structured mini shorts to match.
Pictured: Amalie the Label - Bay Relaxed Button Front Blazer in Pink Floral and Amalie the Label - Abilene Button Waist Tailored Shorts in Pink Floral
Pictured: 4th & Reckless - Blake Blazer in Stripe Print and 4th & Reckless - Blake Short in Stripe Print
Another co-ord trend we’re picking up on is the matching blazer and top. A playful mix of proportions, it tends to involve a long-line blazer and smaller corset or bralette.
Why not add a matching trouser too? Then round out your three-piece look with some fun platform slides!
Pictured: Morisset Shoulder Pad Blazer in Lime, Maida V-Front Crop Top and Wide Leg Pants Two Piece Set in Lime and Alias Mae - Yoko Slides in Natural Leather
Pictured: By Dyln - Santo Blazer in Dark Green, By Dyln - Lias Corset in Dark Green and In The Name Of Love Mini Skirt in Black Leatherette
Pictured: Maddiline Single Breasted Blazer in Sand Check, Maddiline Strapless Corset in Sand Check and Maddiline Tailored Pants in Sand Check
We can’t say exactly why the silhouette of a blazer and mini dress is so darn satisfying - especially when paired with a bougie pair of shoes. It just is, okay.
This season, up the ante with an oversized blazer in an electric cobalt blue or look-at-me pink. Let it stand out against a fresh white bodycon mini, or have fun with matching layers.
Pictured: Sharmiel Plunge Neck Longline Blazer in Pink and Island Babe Mini Dress in White
Pictured: Sharmiel Plunge Neck Longline Blazer in Cobalt Blue and Sharmiel Removable Straps Bodycon Mini Dress in Cobalt Blue
Dial up the drama even more with a blazer that’s not just hiding a dress - it is the dress.
Blazer dresses this season are short and hot, with an emphasis on the waist. Cinch yours in with a self-fastening tie, utility drawstring look or wrap design.
Pictured: Lioness - Olympia Blazer Dress in Stone. Also try: Public Desire - Euphoria Heels in Black Croc
Pictured: Caela Tailored Draw Cord Blazer in Khaki
Pictured: Rosia Wrap Style Blazer Dress in Black
Did we mention drama? You’ll find it in spades with this confident colour-blocked look.
Pick a blazer or blazer set in your bold hue of choice, then add a knee-high boot or heel in a contrasting but complimentary shade.
Pictured: Michelle Oversized Plunge Neck Button Up Blazer in Yellow and Billini - Jola Boots in Acid
Pictured: Michelle Oversized Plunge Neck Button Up Blazer in Blue and Bonnie Tailored Wide Leg Pants in Blue. Also try: Billini - Yali Heels in Orange Patent
Another way of challenging blazer norms - of being a trailblazer, if you will! - is by pairing yours with denim cut-offs and heels.
It may feel risque, but with the right structured blazer and short, sweetie you’ll look amazing.
Pictured: Morisset Shoulder Pad Blazer in Pink, Abrand - A Claudia Cut Off Denim Shorts in Walk Away and Adele Beaded Bag in Purple
If you can’t see yourself in a blazer with denim shorts and stilettos, but still crave a street-style aesthetic - why not try a blazer and trending pant instead?
This look is about a subtle symphony of flattering cuts and textures. Think blazers in our best fabrics, like luxe check, paired with tight black leggings or leatherette pants.
Pictured: Samanfa Jacket in Black. Also try: Aspen Split Hem Jersey Pants in Black
Pictured: Mikirie Belted Cut Out Blazer in Tan, Evanthe High Waisted Split Front Faux Leather Trousers in Beige and Peta and Jain - Elenah Sunglasses in Tort
Pictured: Marie Double Breasted Longline Blazer in Brown Check and Lioness - La Quinta Pants in Off White
After more check? Check!
From preppy houndstooth to colourful plaid styles, this retro-tinged look is bigger than ever. We dig an oversized check blazer with a white button-up shirt and knee-high boots or heels.
Pictured: Erlinda Shoulder Pad Houndstooth Blazer in Multi and Terah Shirt in White
We’d also be foolish not to mention one of our fave recent team-ups: blazers with activewear.
The sleek simplicity of a neutral-toned blazer is the perfect match for sporty bike shorts and crop tops. Keep the blazer oversized and add sneakers, or go for a narrower silhouette and finish the look with heels.
Pictured: Amalea Oversized Boyfriend Blazer in Mocha, Adanica Seamless Scoope Neck Bralette in Black and Thisbe High Waist Bike Short in Black
Pictured: Michelle Oversized Plunge Neck Button Up Blazer in White, Adleigh Ribbed Bralette in Chocolate and Thisbe High Waist Bike Short in Sand
We’re really saving the best for last here. Bralettes are an unstoppable trend, and they look so fresh right now with blazers.
For chef’s-kiss proportions, try an oversized blazer, bralette and straight-leg jean or pant. Match your top two layers, or choose a bright bralette for a pop of colour.
Pictured: Amalea Oversized Boyfriend Blazer in Black and Browielyn Satin Trim Bralette Top in Black. Also try: Abrand - A Carrie Jean Petite in Walk Away
Pictured: Caralina Oversized Blazer in Stone, Lioness - Palmetto Bra Top in Blue and Lorcan High Waisted Tailored Pants in Stone
There you have it - the best blazers of the season and how to wear them. Time to add to bag!
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