Because I love a good sweater blazer…

Let’s kick off the week with roundup of new (and perennial favorite) sweater blazers for women…

Sweater blazers and jackets feel like the perfect garment for how we live now. They’re a happy marriage of soft and structured, casual and tailored, relaxed and put-together. And they can be perfect for transitional season wear.

My sweater blazers and jackets are some of the hardest-working items in my wardrobe. They’re easy to throw on and go, and function as a third piece, which makes my outfits feel finished.

Susan B. wears a textured sweater blazer in ivory, dip-dye cashmere sweater & jeans.

I ordered this textured sweater jacket from Ann Taylor the minute I spotted it. I just received it and couldn’t wait to show you. It’s a keeper! I’m wearing a Petite Small. If you want to be able to wear it buttoned, or for a more relaxed fit, I’d suggest going up a size. I love the double-breasted detailing and texture.

The color more of a bone or ivory than the creamy white in the online images, and it’s also available in Navy, in Misses and Petite sizes. It’s a wool-free cotton blend that you should be able to wear well into spring. For a limited time, you can save $50 with code DETAILS50, which brings it in under $100!

Sweater blazers & jackets for women, new styles!

Here are a few more of my top picks…

J.Crew fitted sweater blazer with contrast trim.

An updated classic. The contrast trim on this sweater blazer is such a nice detail. (Even though the trim is black, the overall look reads as warm, so good for Springs & Autumns.) It’s also available in Black, sizes XX-Small to 3X. This style is more fitted; I’d suggest sizing up if you want to wear it buttoned. It’s lightweight and should be travel-friendly, also a great pick for those of you who have a more Classic style but casual lifestyle.

Here’s another “relaxed Classic” option, this bouclé textured lady jacket is a nice cross between a jacket and a cardigan. Sizes X-Small to 3X.

J.Crew boucle textured lady jacket in cream and navy.
Sezane Betty cardigan in Magenta.

Winters, this one’s for you…welcome to the Magentaverse! This cropped sweater jacket is available in several neutrals too, but if you’re feeling bold, go for the Magenta. This piece is light enough to wear on its own as a top, but structured enough to wear as a jacket. Sizes XXS-XXXL (and almost all sizes still available in this color).

Winters, also check out the Bright Blue. Autumns, Coffee is your shade, and Summers, there’s a Lilac just for you!

Here’s a cute double-breasted striped sweater jacket with a ribbed texture in 100% cotton. It’s a budget-friendly option, too!

In Misses sizes XXS-XXL, and Petites!

Loft striped double breasted sweater jacket.
Talbot's birds-eye jacquard collared cardigan.

This birds-eye jacquard topper is listed as a cardigan, but to me reads as a long jacket. The epaulettes and button sleeves are nice details that add structure. In Misses, Petites, Plus, and Plus Petites.

More colors HERE.

While this style has been offered for a few seasons, I’m kind of loving the look of a longer topper again. This long sweater blazer is available in 3 neutrals, XX-Small to 3X.

J.Crew Ella long sweater blazer in Ivory.

The look of a classic tweed blazer in a knit! Sizes 00 (0-2) to 4 (20-22). I suspect this one will go quickly, as it’s well-priced, under $150.

This one’s pretty spendy, but I’ve seen it up close and it’s a STUNNER, and will be worn season after season. Sizes XS-XL

L'Agence azure cardigan blazer
Ann Taylor collarless tweed sweater jacket.

Here’s a more budget-friendly option in a similar colorway and longer length, in sizes XS-L and Petites.

And here’s another cool neutral plaid sweater blazer in Plus & Misses.

Nic + Zoe plaid sweater blazer in Plus.
Nic + Zoe knit fringe trim jacket in black.

This little fringe-trim jacket isn’t new, but always gets rave reviews, and is available in Misses, Petite & Plus sizes, in a few colors.

And to come full circle, a classic relaxed 2-button blazer in Camel. (More colors available too.) Sizes XXS-XXL in Misses & Petites.

This is just a sample of some of the great sweater blazer styles I found, pop over to my SHOP page to see more!

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  1. I love these sweater blazer/jacket ideas, especially the textured options. But when it comes to styling for my 5′ 1″ curvy frame, I’m at a loss. Have always shied away from double-breasted and/or boxy styles, which emphasize an area of my body needing no further enhancement. And since my legs are short I generally avoid a longer length. My lifestyle is casual, and I’m in my early 70s… Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Judith, I’m also 5’1″ and have broad shoulders and a full bust. I find the double-breasted styles can work if worn open, and as long as the cut isn’t too oversized. I also find a longer topper (also worn open) can create lengthening vertical lines. Your best jacket length will also depend on your proportions. I’m short-waisted so find my best lengths are either mid-hip or knee length. Have you tried the Juliette blazer from J.Crew? I love that one.

      1. Thank you, Susan. I’ll check out the options re mid-hip length; knee length may be too much of a “fashion statement” for the way I live… I should have said mine is a SUPER-casual lifestyle… LOL! By the way, thank you for your many great posts over the past years. I adopted many of them (luggage, shoes, black crepe pants for travel. , etc. etc.). Your ideas and suggestions are always extremely helpful

  2. Hmm…I never considered a sweater blazer. When I buy a blazer it is usually structured but you are right, that is more restrictive so I don’t grab it too often.
    I will be on the look-out for such an item.

    1. I agree 100% with your assessment. One of the most stunning pieces of clothing I’ve seen for a long time. However, even though I like to indulge myself I can not pay that amount.

      1. Me neither. I also don’t have the lifestyle that would justify that kind of investment. But we can look, can’t we??

    2. i love that jacket but.. although i am 5ft 6 with reasonably long legs i have ridiculously short arms and cant wear anything which has sleeve details. i normally either fold up sleeves or alter them but neither is a good option for this

  3. Susan, I have a couple St John knit jackets. One is cream with gold buttons and the other a less versatile brighter blue. They seem dressy for jeans. What do you wear on the bottom to offset the somewhat dressy look of some of these Chanel style jackets. I love the AT one, which I think is pretty versatile and good with jeans.

    1. You might try those jackets with a tee and jeans that are faded or look a bit worn. Then go with a casual loafer or a ballet flat. Or even a little low-heeled slingback.