Calling the check blazer a trend feels slightly off-kilter—it’s been a mainstay in our wardrobes for years, decades even. However, with a quick visual sweep across the fall/winter 2017 runways, it’s undeniable that this piece is, in fact, a prominent style for the upcoming season. Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein Collection, Jason Wu, Gabriela Hearst and numerous other brands showed the sartorial staple, which is why we’re spotlighting the best ways for you to wear it. Scroll down for 12 outfit ideas involving a check blazer and, if you need to add one to your repertoire, don’t forget to shop our picks.
For a modern take on this stylish staple, layer your blazer over a velvet turtleneck.
Toss a check blazer over a printed maxi dress for instant polish. Add bold accessories to finish.
Transition from summer to fall with a matching blazer and shorts. Wear the two with a white tee and bold earrings.
Behold, the most effortless ensemble for when you're running late and have "nothing" to wear.
Offset a masculine blazer with delicate earrings and a floral-print blouse.
Roll up the sleeves on your blazer for a lived-in look.
Break up an all-black outfit with a menswear-inspired blazer. Add in fishnets for an unexpected element.
If neutrals aren't your thing, invest in a colorful check blazer to suit your style.
We love the appeal of a blazer worn as a top—try it with a pair of statement earrings and vintage Levi's.
Ground a bold, colorful ensemble with a camel-colored check jacket.
The holy grail of outfit combinations (sweater, blazer, blue jeans) should be in every woman's wardrobe playbook.
Wondering how to wear your favorite graphic tee to work? Look no further.