Blazers probably aren’t the first thing you think of when it comes to summer. Tank tops, shorts and minidresses are more in line with the season. But there are summer blazers out there that won’t make you sweat. And they come in a surprising amount of colors and silhouettes.
So what makes a blazer summer-worthy? Its fabric. While wool and heavy cotton blends are designed for late fall and winter, they don’t really work well as the mercury rises. The best summer blazers are constructed of linen, silk, lighter cotton, crepe, rayon…you get the idea.
We like our clothes to pop in summer so brightly colored blazers always make their way into our wardrobes. But there’s something to be said for neutral shades like white, tan and beige. You can also get away with cool patterns now that things are heating up. From seasonal-favorite gingham to watercolor floral prints and even sleek stripes, don’t be shy about standing out.
See which summer blazers suit your style best in the slideshow below. Wear them with everything from matching slacks to denim cutoffs. And feel free to not sport anything underneath so you won’t overheat.