My blazer collection currently is the biggest it’s been since my 9-5 corporate days. You’d think that since I don’t have to go into an office that I wouldn’t be buying more blazers than I care to admit. But this wardrobe staple has quickly become one of my favorite fashion items in my closet. They act as a third piece (my favorite styling tip) to pull outfits together. With so many different styles of blazers out now, there are so many ways to wear a blazer outside of your traditional office wear. Blazers are now edgy, also casual, cool and different. They can be worn with leggings and a hoodie to pull a look together. Or can be styled with a slip dress for date night.
This closet staple goes beyond the cubicle and has transcended into street-style fashion. Here are all my best tips and outfit ideas on how to wear a blazer for any season and any occasion.
How To Style A Blazer
Styling A Blazer For Spring & Summer
Thinking about fabric first, choosing a blazer for spring and summer should be in a warm-weather approved fabric. Think of anything in linen or cotton that’s lightweight for your spring and summer blazer choices. You can even go with a print like floral or stripes which are seasonally appropriate. Pair your lightweight blazer with just denim shorts and a pretty tank for a cute and polished outfit. Or add it over a cotton tank dress to give your outfit some interest.
Blazer Outfits For Warm Weather
Now that you have a lightweight summer blazer, pair it with light summer pieces. Shorts, light wash denim, florals and wedges. Add a woven bag like a straw bag or canvas tote for a casual and summery vibe.
Styling A Blazer For Fall & Winter
For fall and winter, I rely on my blazers the most. They add a good layer for warmth and help to also transition outfits from summer to fall too. Choose blazers in fall and winter fabric as well as seasonal appropriate prints. I’m usually in some sort of a cool plaid blazer that can easily be paired with denim and cozy knits, or sweater dresses. To keep things feeling fashion-forward, try a boyfriend-style blazer that’s a bit oversized and feels less like you grabbed your 9-5 blazer.
Plaid Blazer Outfits For Fall That Are Casual And Dressed Up
Some of my most favorite looks from the blog have been blazers for fall. From classic black blazers styled with black jeans and booties, to adding them over dresses for a cool take on a floral mini. And of course, my go-to outfit, jeans, sneakers and a blazer. Just add in a thin sweater or graphic tee for a complete outfit.
More Fall And Winter Outfit Ideas In A Blazer
Styling A Blazer For Business Casual
For business casual, your blazer is your savior! Dress up jeans, skirts and even leggings with just a blazer. It’s the perfect trick to turn any outfit into the perfect business casual outfit. And if you still need to be in a suit, but don’t want to be matchy matchy, mixing and matching your suit pieces is a great way to dress them down a bit for a more business casual look.
Business Casual Outfits With Blazers
Styling A Blazer For An Edgy Outfit
My favorite way to style a blazer is to create an edgy outfit. Add a cool blazer over a slip dress and boots, or style with faux leather leggings and Dr. Martens. I think a cool blazer can help transform a tee and jeans into an edgier outfit when done right. It’s all about the blazer style and also the shoe choice if you ask me. You can truly style a pair of leggings and a hoodie with a blazer and make it edgy by adding a cool sneaker or combat boot. I also find myself choosing this type of outfit for a date night or happy hour with friends. It feels cool and edgy but can also be dressed up and stylish.
Edgy Outfits With Blazers
Date Night Outfits With Blazers
Belting A Blazer
Belting a blazer is a fun way to add some shape and interest to your look. I like to do this on my longer blazers that are a bit more oversized. A classic blazer for your typical suit is probably not going to be a good contender for this. But a longer, more fashion-y blazer would work well here.
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