1. Jacket, $89.90, from Zara
A checked blazer is one way you can’t go wrong, and that additional waist sash is going to help define your curves so you don’t look like you wore your husband’s jacket by accident. Plus points go to those who wear a matching pair of pants to make it a full suit look.
2. Blazer, $89.90, from Zara
Sometimes, you gotta let your jacket colour tell ’em who’s boss to get to the next level in your career. And with a stand-out colour like the chili red in this jacket, there’s no mistaking that message. You can always opt to pair it with a pink dress, or go for a safer colour pairing by matching this red blazer with grey or black separates.
3. Jacket, $75, from Warehouse
Even if you prefer to not stand out with your dressing, come promotion time, you can’t afford to chance it and fade into the background. Instead, stand out of your peers in a strong, unapologetic shade of coral and then finish off by grounding it with black accessories and a black top. Thank us later.
4. Jacket, $74.95, from H&M
A mixed-stripes jacket does wonders in adding texture to your look, and keeps you looking sharp and pulled together. Avoid wearing it with other prints, as you don’t want to look too busy. Instead, rely on white clothing to help you stay polished looking.
5. Jacket, $47, from Pomelo
Grey plaid is another way of wearing a more masculine fabric to the office, so soften your look by looking for interesting details that add a little quirk or femininity to your look. The mismatched buttons on this suit jacket definitely help it stand out without having to try too hard, and you can always style this blazer with jeans and a pair of black flats.
6. Blazer, $96.90, from Topshop
A frilled peplum on each cuff adds an air of elegance to a classic blazer shape, and has a nice sense of movement when you’re walking about the office. Furthermore, the cropped shape of this blazer makes your legs look longer.
7. Jacket, $54.95, from H&M
Channel French girl insouciance by wearing a straight-cut jacket. Pair it with a white t-shirt, and push up the sleeves for that devil-may-care look.
8. Jacket, $89.90, from Dorothy Perkins
Soften up your look with a white blazer that features thin wisps of black stripes. Less harsh than the usual navy striped blazer, but still stylish enough that you can throw it over a black camisole and white jeans, you’ll have plenty of styling options with this easy and effortless blazer.
9. Jacket, $23.90, from Zalora
It’s grey, tailored and comes in a muted checked pattern? Can’t go wrong with this piece! Throw it over a pair of black pants to finish. Also, the exaggerated ribbon around the waist helps bring the focus towards your curves whilst hiding your post-lunch food baby.
10. Jacket, $99.90, from Mango
Even though this is a standard grey blazer, we’ve got a feeling that you’ll be wearing this jacket more often than any of the other power blazers in this gallery. The muted shade of steel grey gives it a serious look automatically, but you can always wear it with jeans and a fancy top underneath for Casual Friday. With its subtle grey, you can pair this with a myriad of colours and pieces depending on what you want your look to say.