Here’s Your Work Wardrobe’s Secret Weapon

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If I was forced to wear the same thing to work every day for the rest of my life, I’d choose a blazer. A good one makes you look as put-together as Emanuelle Alt, even if you’re just wearing it with Converse and a T-shirt. If your workplace is fairly buttoned-up, you probably wear at least one a week, so why not make it fun? Whether you’re in finance or the art world, here are 13 great blazers under $200 to take you from the office to drinks with your work spouse. Scroll below to shop them all.

The Best Basic


Just kicking off your blazer collection? Start with a piece you can wear with anything. Black will always be a workplace necessity, and the buttons on this are muted and minimal.

The Sustainable One

Vintage Wool Blazer

Urban Outfitters has a great selection of vintage finds like this blazer, sourced by the company’s Urban Renewal team.

A Trendy Menswear-Inspired Blazer

Farrow Aubree Jacket

Because the check trend doesn’t seem to be winding down anytime soon.

The Balmain Dupe

Mural Oversize Double Breasted Blazer
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Mural Oversize Double Breasted Blazer

Don’t want to spend a mortgage payment on a Balmain blazer? With gold shiny buttons and a waist-fitting silhouette, this one’s a close approximation.

If You Hate Ironing

Italian GoWeave Classic Blazer

Even the most expensive blazers can be prone to creases, but Everlane’s Italian GoWeave versions are conveniently wrinkle resistant.

The Warm-Weather Blazer

Leith Double Breasted Blazer

The material is 54 percent linen for increased breathability, so no sweaty armpits here.

The One for Casual Fridays

Madewell Velvet Blazer

The texture and the lack of collar make it feel more casual, but the structured shoulders keep it from being sloppy.

The Two-in-One Blazer

Cardington Black Pinstripe Blazer

You can remove the peplum for a less dramatic look.

The Artsy One

Wrap Tie Blazer

When your workplace is more Soho than Wall Street, here’s an unconventional yet professional blazer that will make you feel put together.

A Black Blazer With Oomph

Contrast Seam Blazer
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Contrast Seam Blazer

The contrast stitching is chic and unexpected without being too in-your-face.

The One for After-Work Drinks

Going-out Blazer

Blazers have come a long way from their stuffy ’80s image, but they can still feel out of place at a bar. This one has an open collar, making it feel a bit more relaxed.

If You Have a Little More to Spend

Oversized Double Breasted Blazer

Put this on, and people will think its Isabel Marant.

If You Love Balenciaga

1-01 Babaton Sonia Jacket

The hourglass blazers were the runaway hit of Demna’s inaugural collection for Balenciaga. Here’s an affordable, less exaggerated version.

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Here’s Your Work Wardrobe’s Secret Weapon