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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

$50 at H&M

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
$59 at Urban Outfitters

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
$108 at Need Supply

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

The Balmain Dupe

Mural Oversize Double Breasted Blazer
$79 at Nordstrom

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
$125 at Everlane

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
$75 at Nordstrom

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

The One for Casual Fridays

Madewell Velvet Blazer
$160 at Net-a-Porter

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
$170 at Finery London

You can remove the peplum for a less dramatic look.

The Artsy One

Wrap Tie Blazer
$110 at Topshop

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
$120 at Mango

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

The One for After-Work Drinks

Going-out Blazer
$148 at J. Crew

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
$175 at & Other Stories

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

If You Love Balenciaga

1-01 Babaton Sonia Jacket
$70 at Aritizia

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