Closet Classic: The White Blazer


By Tegan Taylor

When we surveyed nearly 150 mums from around the world, we found a whopping 78% of you wished you had more money to spend on clothes. We say that’s all the more reason to choose investment pieces that are going to work for multiple occasions.

One of these investment pieces no wardrobe should be without? A great blazer. It’s a classic piece that works with almost any outfit, whether it’s for a night out on the town, a business meeting or a slide at the playground with the kids. Make it a white blazer and you step up the style stakes even further.

Now, wearing white can be a scary undertaking, especially when you have young kids. The nappy changes… the nose wiping… the Vegemite hands… donning a white garment can feel like you’re pinning a big “stain me” sign on yourself. That’s why wearing white on your outer layer is the best way to go: you can roll up your sleeves or slip the blazer off when mess is imminent. And if you do end up in stains-ville, you can use stain removers and bleaches without worrying about fading colours or erasing prints.




The office is the natural habitat of the blazer, and with good reason. A well-fitting blazer, with its sharp lines, adds polish and professionalism to an outfit. Worn over a tailored dress, slacks or pencil skirt, a blazer in a crisp white is the final touch that says “she’s the boss”.






Night out

Unlike her straight-laced sister, Suit Jacket, Little Miss White Blazer knows how to par-tay! She sings against sequins and makes bright colours pop, brings a classy tuxedo feel to black and is so, so cool layered with more white.

White blazer with cream top and sequin skirt




Out and about with the kids

Been slobbing around at home with the kids and realise you need to dash out the door? Chuck your new wardrobe favourite over your worn-out t-shirt, boyfriend jeans and flats and you might just get mistaken for a fashion blogger.

White blazer over striped shirt and boyfriend jeans




Find your new white blazer here:



Machine washable: ASOS linen longline blazer $88.24

Bobi blazer in white $74.60

The Fifth For Real blazer $119.95

River Island Carly cream blazer $114.95

Bop Basics the fiancé blazer $198

White not your style? Try one of these instead:


Maison Scotch drapey blazer $139

Oasis mini fan print jacket $127.45

Cloth classic blazer $79.95

Plus sizes: ASOS Curve blazer with longline lapel $107.84


For even more trailblazer-ing fashion inspo, check out 8 ways to take your blazer from the boardroom to the playroom.


Now, confession time: how many blazers do you have in your wardrobe already?

(I’ve just counted 7, and our Editor Andrea has confessed to 13. She said if you’ve got more she’ll see you in blazer-rehab…)

Images sourced from our Pinterest and referenced accordingly.

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