Summer is not the time when you want to be wearing a blazer. In the sweltering heat, the last thing you want to do is wear an additional layer—long-sleeved, nonetheless!—over the shirt you’re already wearing. Sometimes, though, you kinda have to.
But that’s okay. Whether you’re going to work or a wedding, dinner or a date, there are blazers out there that are perfect for summer. They’re lightweight, made of materials like cotton-twill or linen, which allow for breathability, flexibility, and most importantly, a sharp, classy look that doesn’t involve any sweat stains whatsoever.
Plus, it’s summer, so you can definitely lean into some colorful blazers—Banana Republic, Todd Snyder, and Orlebar Brown have standout options that bring some fun into suiting up. If you want to stick to the basics, though, and go for a more versatile, everyday look, there are still classic options from Uniqlo, J.Crew, Theory, and more that bring some cold hard style to even the sunniest of days. Don’t fear summer style—with these 14 blazers, embrace it.
Trishna Rikhy is the Associate Style Commerce Editor at Esquire. Previously, her writing has appeared in Vogue Runway, PAPER Magazine, V Magazine, V MAN, and more. She is based in NYC, but can probably be found wherever the strongest cup of coffee is.