12 Cute Summer Blazers You'll Never Overheat In

Style with a slip dress or shorts.

Woman in Green Jacket
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Our beloved workwear staple—the blazer—has more versatility than ever, thanks to designers' summer take on the menswear-inspired jacket. For spring/summer, blazers come in lighter fabrics, whimsical patterns, and bright hues that all seamlessly adhere to your warm-weather criteria. Now is the time to play with proportions: Try an elongated blazer that can double as a cocktail dress for a sophisticated evening wear approach, or an oversized blazer with a fitted bottom à la the biker short trend. Unearth your favorite belts and brooches to effortlessly accessorize.

Whether you prefer traditional double-breasted blazer styles or lean towards nouveau silhouettes, the blazer is a power piece that will give an instant cool factor to any summer outfit. Have nowhere to dress up for, you say? Take a cue from designer Marc Jacobs himself and pop on a blazer just because. If nothing else, we can almost guarantee you'll be best dressed at your next virtual work meeting.

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Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.