Far from falling out of style, blazers should be a closet staple by now, if all the internal coaxing we’ve done for it is any indication. While always in fashion, a blazer look can get boring fast when worn in the same way time and again. Do this versatile piece some justice and reinvent your blazer dressing by taking all the style inspo below, to heart.
1. Clean in jeans.
While we’ve all seen the casual denim jeans and blazer combo, take an unexpected twist to the worn out look by tucking in your blazer, instead. This particularly works best with a double-breasted coat and boyfriend jeans, finished with a pair of pointed mules for a chic, seemingly effortless ‘fit.
Got a black blazer hanging out on its own in your closet? Build a faux suit out of it and pair your lone separate with the same wash of black skinny jeans. Supply a little ‘oomf’ to your look with kickin’ black boots.
2. Suit up!
The no-brainer stylish way to rock your blazer is by buying it with a bottom to match. A fun way to keep from presenting like a stiff corporate crony is by wearing a vibrant colored turtleneck under your suit like Camille Co.
The weather too hot for a turtleneck? Another way to keep it casual is by simply throwing on a white tee underneath. Keep your coat unbuttoned and alternate your flats with sneakers for a cool, laidback look.
For a more feminine iteration of the power suit, get yourself something similar to Liz Uy’s checked blazer and slit-skirt combo. Did we mention her white boots with that lewk? A total must-cop!
3. Try a blazer dress.
Sometimes a sharp blazer dress is all you need to liven up your tired office look. Do it like Heart Evangelista and rule your work week with stockings, combat boots, and a high-neck shirt to frame your dress.
Brunch with friends on your weekend agenda? Swap the combat boots for a pair of your favorite comfy white sneakers, as seen on Nicole Andersson.
4. Leggings for days!
We’re loving the athleisure spin Issa Pressman brought to an otherwise basic black blazer. Before trying on the sporty ensemble, make sure you’re testing it out with a double-breasted blazer for best results. Wrap an industrial-type belt around your waist to accentuate your figure, and complete your outfit with striped leggings and sneakers. Don’t forget your shades to really sell that cool girl, street aesthetic.
5. Wear the pants.
If it wasn’t obvious yet, confined gendered dressing is so old news. Seek to wear it better than the men do and pair a considerably oversized blazer with loose trousers and a white button-up for a casual, corporate power woman move. Throw on a belt to a structure the look together.
6. In pleats and frills.
Who says you can’t live out a girly fairytale moment in a blazer? Kick those assumptions to the curb and don the fluffiest, tulle skirt you can find. Plus points for the romantic sheer detailing, as seen below.
Take this formal piece for a delightfully edgy spin with a high-slit leather skirt, as seen on Kim Jones. Dying your hair platinum blonde is a viable option, too.
Go for a sweeter version with a vibrant printed skirt like Heart Evangelista. If you’re working with a voluminous bottom, cinch your blazer at the waist with a wide belt to balance out your silhouette.
7. Dress it up.
If you’re looking to elevate a simple, straight-shot piece, a good printed blazer should do the trick. Take notes from Kim Jones who elevated her sweet lace dress further with a pink checked blazer.
You can also have it the other way around and accent a plain blazer with a printed dress like Tricia Gosingtian in her polka dot number. We’re totally up for the slouchy look, letting an oversized blazer hang loosely on your shoulders.
8. Go for the extra-large.
Speaking of oversized, when it comes to blazers Liz Uy proves that there’s no such thing as the right fit. Don’t be scared to purchase one a size too big and go for that retro boxy aesthetic, like Liz who wore her hefty coat with loose palazzo pants, slit at the perfect angle to show off her combat boots.
Or you can skip the pants altogether and rock the oversized blazer like Kim Jones with a pair of eye-catching thigh high boots, a la Ariana Grande in her massive hoodies.
Not too comfortable in freakishly tall boots? Stockings paired with ballerina flats could definitely work as a chic alternative, as seen on the photo below. Styled with a sparkly thick headband, this look is totally giving us that Emma Roberts in Scream Queens energy.
9. Marathon chic in bike shorts.
Looking to ease your way into the bike shorts trend? A stylish entry level pick would actually be to pair these sports tights with a blazer and T-shirt. Complete your casual look with sneakers like Issa Pressman, below, and watch your friends treat you like a style maven.
Aim for a more structured ‘fit like the look, below, for that true ‘working out but make it fashion’ aesthetic. If you’re feeling a little too bare on your bottom half, make up for it with long socks from your grade school days, and a little accessorizing up top.
10. Sophisticate your sweatpants.
Think joggers are exclusively for lazy Sundays on your couch? Well think again, because Nicole Andersson’s got the coolest trick to dress up a simple pair of black sweatpants. Turns out all you need is a well structured leather blazer, styled together with patent boots, and you’ll quickly transition from couch potato by day, to life of the party by night.
11. Elevate your overalls.
Turns out there’s a way to wear your overalls to work. Take inspo from the photo below, and layer a high neck shirt, overalls, and a blazer like it’s nobody’s business. For best results, get your pieces in subdued, pastel hues that make for a fash office looker. Finish with pointed heels or flats for that extra sparkle of sophistication.