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The laws of fashion and the laws of physics look alike. Every trend sparks an equal, opposite, and reactive trend in due time. See the slide from skinny jeans into baggier fits or the emerging shift from strong suiting to relaxed separates. That second movement is all-important for anyone reconsidering their back-work wardrobe: While jutting shoulders and ’80s exaggeration are in play from Balmain to Wardrobe.NYC, blazers are emerging across casual new arrivals and vintage sellers. The fits are looser, the fabrics skew toward linen and tensel, and there are hardly any shoulder pads in sight.
You can always have your suiting both ways, but we suggest trying a deconstructed fit now. These casual jackets follow the blueprint of a single-button or double-breasted blazer with a little more breathing room. All the best options, from Acne Studios or St. Agni, offer an oversized vibe with little to zero shoulder padding. For all their slouch and flexibility, they still have the facade of a more formal jacket.
Whether you wear them with coordinating trousers, over denim, or as a mini dress if the hem allows, you’ll find these blazers are pure ease. Shop 13 relaxed blazers that feel like casual Friday but look like the CEO on a Monday, ahead.
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The Collarless Blazer
Origami Linen Blazer
Unstructured shoulders, drapey sleeves, and hidden hook closures: St. Agni just made the blazer we’ll want to wear all summer.
The Everywhere Blazer
Long Parke Blazer
This blazer is a personal favorite of J.Crew design director Olympia Gayot. She told BAZAAR It’s a matter of versatility: “You can wear it to a party, you can wear it to work, and it has this very sexy, drapey quality to it.”
The Belted Blazer
Laura Belted Jacket
Get a touch more definition without losing the laid-back fit.
The Preppy Blazer
It’s all in the name: This blazer can feel Nantucket formal when you want to dress up, everyday casual when you don’t. For the pattern-shy, the same drapey fit comes in solid khaki, white, and navy, too.
The Beachy Blazer
Kokomo Organic Linen Blazer
Blazer or beach cover-up? The linen blend in this poppy pink shade is light enough for either.
The Single-button Blazer
Slouchy, oversized, and effortlessly cool. The single closure keeps Acne’s jacket feeling undone even when it’s buttoned up.
The Cult Designer Find
Elongated Deconstructed Blazer
True fashion heads should go for Thom Browne’s relaxed blazer, complete with the house’s stripe-stamped sleeve and tri-color buttons. (Editor’s note: It’s selling fast.)
The Editor’s Pick Blazer
Deconstructed Wool Blazer
Cos is one of our first stops for wardrobing essentials, including blazers to mix and match with suiting separates and everyday denim.
The Nice Save Blazer
Linen Blazer with Pockets
Here’s a relaxed blazer you can slide into your cart on your next lunch break. (We won’t tell.)
The Capsule Blazer
The Cotton Blazer
This boxy yet laid-back blazer is one-sixth of a spring wardrobe capsule kit. The camel shade can seamlessly fold into your closet, whether you go for the full essentials set or not.
The Pastel Blazer
Here’s an under-$200 option in a spring-appropriate shade—to wear with cut-offs or an equally relaxed pair of khaki trousers.
The Cutout Blazer
Slash-back Cotton Jacket
This belted blazer is business in the front and edgy in the back, courtesy of an unexpected slash in the fabric.
The Ultra-Overized Blazer
Single-breasted Oversized Blazer
The bigger the proportions, the better. Still, Aritzia’s oversized blazer won’t weigh you down. Its midweight flannel feels feather light.
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