From wool, silk and velvet blazers to black, white, colourful and printed ones, these stylish blazers will have you looking fashionably ready for the work week in the office, or for a casual day out on the weekend
There’s no denying that the classic blazer is fashion shorthand for ‘smart’ or ‘business’, but gone are the days when you have to stick to plain black or grey. Besides being a 9-to-5 work wear essential, the blazer also works for casual occasions such as weekend brunches or rooftop dinner dates. Stay fresh with a pair of killer heels worn with a work-friendly skirt and add a non-boring blazer in a vibrant floral print or dripping with embroidery; a longer-line hem, flared sleeves or sleeveless. No matter your personal style (and your workplace requirements), you can find a great blazer in Singapore.
Wool blazers: Paul Smith
With a dedicated line of blazers for women, Paul Smith can do no wrong when it comes to this office wear staple. This British institution will need no introduction to most of you, nor should the label’s signature wool blazers, including those from its PS by Paul Smith and A Suit To Travel In collections. Comprising playful yet wearable pieces in a range of colours that include indigo, dark green, dusty pink and even checks – this brand is your go-to for a classic blazer that’s not boring.
Paul Smith, available at multiple locations including ION Orchard & Hilton Hotel Singapore.
Designer blazers: The Outnet
A favourite of women who want to wear top fashion brands but also love value for money, The Outnet [sister site to the more famous Net-A-Porter] is home to luxury brands’ classic collections or previous seasons at a discounted price. This is where to shop for super stylish blazers in a variety of styles by world-renowned designers such as Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli, Alexander Wang, Saint Laurent and many more. With more than 200 blazers to choose – from layered silk-organza blazers and printed crepe blazers to simple, classic blazers and bold, eye-catching blazers – no doubt you’ll be spoilt for choice, and the prices can’t be beaten either.
The Outnet, available online.
Affordable blazers: Klarra
With its sophisticated yet utilitarian designs that showcase classic silhouettes and attention to detail, it’s no surprise that Klarra is a firm favourite with Singapore’s discerning fashionistas. After all, the label is packed with sartorial stunners that make perfect additions to your work wardrobe such as its collection of stylish yet work-friendly tailored blazers from its diffusion line – FRONTROW By Klarra.
Klarra, #02-15, Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178905. Klarra is also available at Robinsons The Heeren and Robinsons Raffles City.
Sleeveless blazers: Megamamie
A favourite among corporate women, Megagamie’s been around in Singapore for years. The secret to its success? Its colossal collection of wardrobe must-haves. The site is jam-packed with lady-like midi dresses, gorgeously structured origami shirts and spiffy blazers such as the sleeveless ones, which are not only great for Singapore’s weather but look stylishly formal for the office.
Megamamie, available online.
Flared-sleeve blazers: Mango
When it comes to outerwear, Mango happens to be one of my go-to fashion stores. Why, you ask? Because you can find all sorts of stylish clothes including smart and feminine blazers – from a simple, long one to something short with flared sleeves – at this Spanish fast-fashion store. Plus, if you need new clothes to pair with your equally new blazer, Mango offers a show-stopping collection dedicated to women’s office wear.
Mango, available at multiple locations, including ION Orchard and VivoCity.
Printed blazers: Zara
The always bang on-trend Zara is naturally one of our top sources for stylish outerwear. Its collection of blazers is sheer perfection; you’ll find yourself knee-deep in double-breasted blazers, printed blazers, embroidered blazers, and ones that are embellished with faux pearls so luxe-looking you’ll think they’re real. Plus, these blazers are so versatile, you could easily wear them from the office to the bar.
Zara, available at multiple locations, including Liat Towers Orchard and Marina Bay Sands.