Wardrobe Essentials: How to Wear a Blazer (8 Different Ways)

How’s it going? Enjoying the Spring? I am loving it :)

The warm weather feels great and wearing lighter clothes too, do you agree?

One great item for the mid-season is the blazer.

Blazers are a classic and timeless piece.

They make ANY outfit look more sophisticated and pulled together.

And blazers are very versatile, you can wear them in any situation: they’re ideal for work, look great for everyday and even for an event.

They’re not the most comfortable piece in the world (most blazers are structured), but if you choose the right size and fabric you will look and feel amazing!

Maybe you think that a blazer is a “serious” piece, that you can only wear for the office. But that’s not true at all! There are many ways to wear a blazer and look relaxed and fun. It depends on the style of the blazer, and what you’re wearing with it.

Easy Styling

  1. For a more casual, trendy vibe, cuff the sleeves or push them up.
  2. If you like a more casual style, choose a boyfriend blazer (it’s longer and larger than classic blazers). If you want to look more chic choose a classic blazer (fitted and with a defined waist).
  3. To make it real easy choose a blazer in a neutral tone like black, navy, white, grey or beige. It will look great with everything.

8 Ways to Wear a Blazer

Here are some current ways to wear the blazer.

1. With Skinny (or Straight Leg) Jeans + Tee

It looks trendy and it’s easy to wear. It instantly transforms the look from super casual to casual-chic. Extra style points if you wear distressed jeans.

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2. With a Full Skirt

The blazer is a masculine piece so wear it with a full skirt for a cute contrast.
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3. With Pants + Feminine Top

Balance the masculine pieces with a feminine top.

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4. With Shorts

The blazer shouldn’t be longer than the end of the shorts.

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5. With a Chic Dress

For a formal event choose a rich fabric (like velvet or a shiny fabric) and a classic cut. These luxe blazers can make you look more chic and fashion. You can also wear your chic dress with a more relaxed boyfriend blazer to an event (or in a more casual setting).

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6. With a Relaxed Dress

Short or long, choose a loose dress.

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7. Most Trendy: Colorful Blazer

A colorful blazer is a trend this season and a statement piece because of the bright color. It looks relaxed and fun. Wear it with neutral, simple pieces and let the blazer shine. Pink is hot now!

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8. Most Trendy: White Blazer

It looks great with a white top and pants in any color.

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“In the game of fashion, one thing’s always true: a blazer polishes off an outfit perfectly.” Girl with Curves

Share with Us

Do you like blazers? How do you usually wear them?

After reading this post, are you going to style your blazers differently? How?

xoxo,
Lena*

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  1. Diane @ Me, Him And The Cats
    April 30, 2013

    Im not required to dress up at all for work – so i wear jeans and t-shirts and a sweatshirt if its chilly. I have to attend a funeral so I went shopping yesterday for some dressier tops (I already had bottoms) and had so much fun! I ended up just getting a black blazer with some pretty tops to wear under the blazer and my regular suit jacket. I hit up the clearance racks and got the blazer and 4 other tops for $100. I love how you can dress blazers up and down so I def will be rocking the look soon!

    • Lena
      April 30, 2013

      Great deal Diane! And a black blazer is a great choice :)

  2. Erin Hatton
    April 30, 2013

    I haven’t worn a blazer in ages. I think it’s time to see what I can do. Great ideas!

    • Lena
      April 30, 2013

      Thanks Erin! Yes, get out of your comfort zone ;)

  3. Fun fashion options. Not sure I’d go with the shorty-shorts these days. But I like all the blazer possibilities.
    Congratulations on finishing the April event! Stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

    • Lena
      April 30, 2013

      Thanks Linda, congratulations to you too!

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