Style | Updated March 17, 2021 3:06 am
Originally Published March 3, 2020 3:06 pm

The Best Lightweight Spring Blazers for 2021

Look spiffy for spring

spring blazers
A casual spring blazer is the unsung hero of the season.
Alex Mill, Everlane, Taylor Stitch

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Finding a blazer that’s appropriate for spring, with all of the weird and unpredictable weather that comes with it, is no easy feat. You want a spring blazer to be casual but not frumpy, lightweight but still substantial. Luckily, many brands have recognized the dilemma consumers faced and are increasingly turning out spring-appropriate blazers that look presentable without veering into black-tie territory.

Below you’ll find ten blazers, some slightly more casual than others, but all with the ability to make you look simultaneously approachable and like the very important man we’re sure you are.

Uniqlo

Uniqlo Lightweight Cotton Jacket

Uniqlo might refer to this as just a jacket, but we know a blazer when we see one. Like most of the brand’s goods, this lightweight cotton number is uncomplicated and bound to become something you reach for over and over. If you’ve never ventured into the world of cotton blazers before, there’s no better place to start.

J.Crew

J.Crew Wallace & Barnes Slim-Fit Chore Blazer in Cotton-Linen

Sometimes you want a little variety in your wardrobe, and why shouldn’t that extend to your blazers? Contrary to popular belief, not all blazers have to be navy. J.Crew’s cotton-linen chore blazer from their Wallace & Barnes collection is available in the expected navy and army green, but we’re partial to this berry color, which is bold enough to stand out from the rest isn’t impossible to style.

Orvis Traveler’s Hopsack Blazer

When it comes to spring-appropriate blazers for more formal occasions, any kind made from Hopsack will be a life saver. Not technically a fabric but rather a method of weaving that renders fabric loose, the result is a jacket that’s breathable and thus conducive to warmer temps. In addition to being Hopsack, Orvis’s Traveler’s blazer is a standard, everyday option, complete with their Orvis blazer buttons, for just the right amount of prep.

Everlane

Everlane The Casual Blazer

This unstructured blazer finds a happy medium between casual and dressed up, its unlined and unpadded design balanced out by the tailored yet slightly relaxed fit. The cotton/linen fabric (sourced from an Italian mill) is refined without feeling too dressy, and it’s the perfect weight for throwing on on a mild spring day.

Alex Mill

Alex Mill Mill Blazer in Vintage Twill

Another cotton blazer, this time in twill. Alex Mill’s Mill Blazer is made from a sturdier cotton twill that lends the jacket more structure while the vintage-inspired wash will give the impression of having sourced it in an ultra-chic Parisian flea market.

Brooklyn Tailors

Brooklyn Tailors Unstructured Jacket in Grey Houndstooth

Brooklyn Tailors is known for their suiting, so you would be wise to snag this Unstructured Jacket from the brand while it’s still on sale. Made from 100% woven cotton sourced in Spain, the unlined and unpadded jacket will drape casually yet elegantly on the wearer while horn buttons and two front pockets smarten up the blazer.

COS

COS Organic Cotton Single-Breasted Blazer

If the normal blazer silhouette still reads a little too stuffy for your taste, opt for something slightly more modern like COS’s single-breasted blazer, which features a hidden single-button closure that gives the jacket a sleek, minimalistic appearance.

Bonobos Unconstructed Italian Wool Blazer

Bonobos is known for their suiting, so naturally they would throw their hat into the unstructured blazer game. Granted, theirs is unconstructed, but it’s essentially the same thing and will serve the same purpose.

Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch The Gibson Jacket

You can never go wrong with a navy blazer and Taylor Stitch’s Gibson Jacket is no exception. Made from a 9oz cotton with just a touch of Spandex for stretch and added comfort, the blazer is primed to accompany through a range of scenarios, whether you’re throwing it on to look a little smarter while traveling or just grabbing a drink with friends.

Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder Italian Linen Sportcoat in Prep Brown Houndstooth

While you might think houndstooth a pattern reserved for fall, Todd Snyder proves you can seamlessly wear it in spring with the brand’s Italian Linen Sportcoat in Prep Brown Houndstooth. The natural shoulder creates a relaxed silhouette that’s perfect for casually throwing on with jeans and a t-shirt, while the vintage Ivy League-inspired pattern will work to elevate this combo.