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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. You can style it for a nighttime event over a satin slip 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 for a romcom-esque closet-raiding movie montage 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’ve been eyeing below, which range from more fitted silhouettes to slightly oversized boyfriend styles, all under $200 bucks.
Who knows, your perfect blazer could be on this list, too! I’ll be liking your OOTD post on Instagram in no time.
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Faux Leather Blazer
Zara has heaps of faux leather outerwear at the moment, like this simple, stylish black blazer.
Tall Black Oversized Button PU Blazer
If you’re tall or just prefer a longline look with your outerwear, this PLT blazer is a total godsend.
Double Breasted Faux Leather Blazer
Cropped Vegan Leather Blazer
This cropped blazer by Abercrombie has become such a wardrobe essential for me. And it comes in three shades!
Ellen PU Blazer
I buy all my night-out attire from Princess Polly already, so excuse me while I add this baby to my online cart.
Agnes Faux Leather Blazer
The mark of a truly great leather blazer is when it looks as good closed as it does open—and this AFRM one available in straight and plus sizing fits the bill!
Faux Leather Blazer
Another Zara option, this style features a longer lapel and a single gold button.
Faux Leather Peak Lapel Boyfriend Blazer
Express has always been the master of workwear, so of course they nail it with their off-duty blazer selection, too!
Leather Wrap Blazer
I’m sorry, but this wrap-style blazer is EVERYTHING to me. Talk about the perfect work-to-happy-hour ‘fit!
Faux Leather Double Breasted Blazer
One more Zara pick for the road, this time with a slightly more fitted silhouette if oversized isn’t your thing.