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How To Style a Blazer


How to Style a Blazer for Men and Women

Blazers are an article of clothing that we just can’t imagine going out of style. A unisex style essential, blazers have gone from the confines of the boardroom to a street style eye-catcher. Blazer outfits can range from casual to office-ready depending on how you style them, and a solid blazer collection can definitely change up your everyday wardrobe. No matter what your personal style, a blazer can definitely switch things up and elevate any look.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration for casual spring outfits or a sign to spruce up your office attire, here are a few different ways men and women can make a blazer look classic and chic all at the same time.

How to Style a Blazer for Women

Pastel Shades

Instead of going for darker shades like navy and black, why not go for something fun and bright? Pastel is such a great colour scheme, especially for the spring season, and pairing a tailored jacket in a pastel shade with trousers and a t-shirt in a similar colour palette can make for a cute and effortlessly stylish casual look that still feels smarter than the usual.

Elevated Casual

If you don’t think a blazer works for a truly casual look, think again. You can pull off a more structured athleisure look by popping a blazer over your sweats. Simply getting dressed in your most trusted pair of leggings, sneakers, and jumper can make you feel comfortable but look sloppy, but wear a blazer on top of it and your whole look will be transformed.

Vintage Leather Look

A leather blazer is an absolute classic item that we think everyone should own, no matter the year’s trends. Black blazer outfits with a leather touch always look instantly cool and sleek, and you can honestly pair this type of blazer with anything, so you have no limits when it comes to outfitting ideas. If you’re stumped though, an easy default look includes an oversized blazer fit paired with a crop top, some high waist jeans or trousers in a neutral colour, and you can easily transition into a cool day to nighttime look perfect for the spring.

Romantic Date Night

Blazers give off an air of power, but they can feel sweet and romantic at the same time, too. Instead of going for jeans or trousers, a structured blazer worn over a flirty dress can really change the whole look and make it feel smarter. Oversized blazers over tight-fitted dresses and high waist skirts also give a sexy off-duty feel. Opt for dainty accessories and high heels to bring the romance back into the outfit.

Summer Holiday

Don’t think that you can’t layer even in warm weather. A linen or cotton blazer is a great summertime accessory that, when you pair it with a simple tank top and high-waisted jeans or shorts, can take your look to another level. Wear a blazer jacket in a light colour versus something in a dark wash, which is more suited for the fall and winter, to give your outfit a fresher feel more suited to the season. This material worn with summery accessories like a basket bag can really make the look seasonally appropriate.

How to Style a Blazer for Men

The blazer has been a major staple and essential in men’s wardrobes for years, and with all that time comes different colours, materials, and styles. While the blazer shape might be pretty standard, there are so many ways you can turn something average into something bold.

Monochrome Look

If you’re the type who likes to stick to pretty low-key fashion, a monochrome outfit is one of the easiest and effortless ways to look fashionable. What we love about the monochrome outfit is how you can play around with and wear different textures and silhouettes while still keeping your outfit as a whole quite uniform and not worrying about matching. Whether you wear your blazer with jeans, sneakers, and a plain tee or dress it up by wearing something more suitable for a workday, it’s difficult to mess this style up.

Colours and Patterns

When we think of a suit look, it can often be drab and boring. However, blazer outfit ideas that are full of colour instantly make it much more stylish and creative. We really like how patterns and a bold colour look together, whether it’s a blazer with stripes styled over a brightly coloured shirt or vice versa. Whether you wear the look with jeans, tailored trousers, sneakers, or brogues, choosing colour over your typical neutral set will really make the entire look pop a bit more than usual.

Beachside Dinner

A blazer has a place in virtually any setting, and that includes your warm holidays. A linen or cotton blazer can instantly refine a basic outfit consisting of shorts and a light button-down, making it the perfect dinnertime accessory. Going for a slim fit as well can make the look a lot more structured.

Business Casual

You may think that a blazer will cancel out a business casual look, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, popping a blazer over what you’d consider your most casual outfit can instantly make it office or get-together appropriate. You can wear a suit jacket over a t-shirt, jeans, and trainers for a really down-to-earth style, but if you’re looking to elevate it a bit more, you can even just replace your pleated trousers with jeans and instantly make the look more appropriate for everyday wear.

Winter Styling

You can definitely look smarter during the winter by replacing your puffer jacket with a warm blazer or an oversized blazer-style coat. Opt for tweed or wool materials to keep the warmth in as well as navy and other darker colours to suit the season. This look is perfect for looking sharp on the way to work even when the cold is absolutely biting.

Final Note

A trusty blazer can do so much more for your personal fashion than you might realise, and it’s actually one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe right now. Whether you’re the type to pair it with jeans and a t-shirt, a dress, or any article of clothing that you love, a blazer is a perfect way to enhance your look.

Lucy Coleman

Lucy Coleman is a freelance writer and fashion enthusiast hailing from Edinburgh. She discovered her knack for both style and writing while studying at university and decided to pursue her passions thereafter. When she’s not going through racks of clothing at different shops in her spare time, Lucy enjoys listening to music, writing stories at cafés, and catching up to her favourite shows on Netflix.

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