Instagram Has Inspired Me To Invest In A Leather Blazer For 2021

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Instagram Has Inspired Me To Invest In A Leather Blazer For 2021
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Are the transitional weather fashion gods trying to tell me something?? For the last few months, my Instagram feed and Explore Page have been overwhelmed by influencers rocking the leather blazer trend—and after liking a few photos too many, I’ve finally given in. I’m ready to buy one! If you’re on the fence, consider this a sign that you need one, too.

When it comes to creating the perfect wardrobe in 2021, transitional weather outerwear pieces are a must. When it’s still too warm for a heavy sweater and coat but your jean jacket isn’t doing enough to keep you warm (not to mention the fact that it’s high-key ruining your outfit), the leather blazer is here to save the day. Or, should I say the faux-leather blazer, as we are both 1. On a budget and 2. Lovers of animals.

Unlike most jackets in your closet, the leather blazer can be dressed up or down, making it especially versatile. For a day spent running errands, throw it on with a baggy sweatshirt, your best bike shorts and some sneakers. For a happy hour date, it pairs well with skinny jeans, a silky cami and some heels. You can dress it up over a maxi dress and boots or pair it with boyfriend jeans and a white tee for a look that’s more laid-back. Grab your leather blazer and have a romcom-esque closet-raiding movie montage afternoon, and just see how many cute looks you can put together.

Depending on the look you like, it might take some trial and error to find the perfect leather blazer for you. I’ve rounded up the options I’ll be trying below, which range from more fitted silhouettes to slightly oversized boyfriend fits. Who knows, your perfect blazer could be on this list, too, and I’ll be liking your OOTD on Instagram in no time.

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Courtesy of Amanda Uprichard.

Amanda Uprichard X REVOLVE Leather Shawl Blazer

This classic blazer option from Amanda Uprichard has slightly padded shoulders for a borrowed-from-the-boys aesthetic. It’s perfect to wear with the matching suit pants or dressed down with some baggy denim.

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Courtesy of Eloquii.

Eloquii Menswear Vegan Leather Blazer

Menswear-inspired blazers literally make any outfit look a little more cool. This one from Eloquii is great if you’re looking for a plus-size year-round staple, but this other option is also worth investigating, as it features Balmain-inspired buttons for a more high-fashion vibe.

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Courtesy of MANGO.

MANGO Belt Faux Leather Blazer

You probably have a few black and tan blazers in your closet, but have you ever considered a green one? Because you totally should. This option from MANGO comes with a matching belt and is the perfect pick to take for a test run.

ASOS missguided blazer Instagram Has Inspired Me To Invest In A Leather Blazer For 2021

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Missguided Faux Leather Longline Blazer

You might not even realize it, but mauve is the ideal year-round color. Style this faux-leather blazer with black jeans and booties now and over a white mini dress in the summer.

STYLECASTER | Leather Blazer Trend

Courtesy of ASOS DESIGN.

ASOS DESIGN Big Shoulder Dad Blazer

Tired of your usual fitted black blazers? This oversized oxblood alternative from ASOS is perfect for the colder months. It will add a little something special to your usual all-black ‘fit.

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Courtesy of BLANK NYC.

BLANK NYC Vegan Leather Blazer

This vegan leather blazer is 55% linen, so even though it has the faux leather look, it’s much easier to scrunch up the shoulders for a laid-back vibe, since the material is a bit more lightweight.

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Courtesy of FRAME.

FRAME ’70s Leather Jacket

If you really want to splurge on some genuine leather, FRAME’s ’70s Leather Jacket is for you. The faux double-breasted look and single-button closure make this a perfect pick to dress up or down.

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