Travel Essential: 10 Classic Black Blazers

Always travel in style with an outerwear essential that works for all seasons.

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Whether you have an overnight business trip or a weekend shopping trip planned, a black blazer is always your friend. A perfect layering piece for chilly air conditioned places -- like the airplane or a restaurant -- it will instantly transform your look to say polished and professional, or cool and sophisticated, depending on the style of jacket and what you pair it with. A piece worth investing in, we've found 10 black blazers you'll want to pack on your next trip.

RagBone-blazer

Done in an oversized cut that's the shape for right now, this jacket can easily go from the office to cocktails with the swap of a few accessories.

Rag & Bone Ines Oversized Wool Blazer, $695, net-a-porter.com

Zara-Blazer

For a sleeker take on the traditional blazer, try one without the traditional lapels.

Zara Blazer without Lapel, $129, zara.com

ASOS-Blazer

A masculine, but sleek silhouette, don't be afraid to roll up your sleeves (literally) for a casual twist on a classic look.

ASOS Premium Blazer with Longline Lapel, $118.33, asos.com

TedBaker-blazerDone in a fitted silhouette, this classically tailored blazer works well in the office. Made from a mixture of fabrics including wool, elastane and cotton, means it will breath well and maintain its shape over time.

Ted Baker Quinne Timless Suit Jacket, $395, tedbaker-london.com

BananaRepublic-blazer

A traditional shape that hits at the hips, complete with three exterior pockets and one-button cuffs, this style is always in style.

Banana Republic Draped Black Blazer, $160, bananarepublic.ca

Theory-Blazer

A classic shape and style, the addition of spandex and elastane in this version helps it to retain its shape and hug you in just the right places.

Theory Gabe B II Blazer, $439.47, shopbop.com

Topshop-blazer

This blazer's slouchier shape lends itself well to travelling, leaving you extra room for layering underneath, not to mention the crinkle finish that will help to hide wrinkles along the way.

Topshop Crinkle Finish Blazer, $116, topshop.com

ClubMonaco-blazer

This blazer is considered an essential for a reason, made out of a plush Italian wool blend, it's shape works on all body types, and can easily be paired over a simple white tee or cocktail dress for instant style.

Club Monaco Patricia Wool Boyfriend Blazer, $259, clubmonaco.ca

HM-blazerChannel that prep-school vibe in this fitted blazer complete with oversized decorative buttons.

H&M Fitted Jacket, $49.95, hm.com

SaintLaurent-blazer

When fashion people talk "investment" pieces, this is what they're referring to. A piece that will never go out of style, is made of quality materials (the jacket's exterior is virgin wool and the lining silk) and is a designer piece you could hand down to your children (if they're lucky enough!).

Saint Laurent Black Wool Oversize Peaked Lapel Blazer, $3,200, ssense.com