Today I am going to give you 8 fresh tips on how to wear a blazer, and get the most out of it this spring by featuring one basic grey blazer from Theory. The women blazer should be classic enough to be accessorised and changed up. Keeping your basic blazer, well, basic vs. one that has too many bells and whistles, closes oddly or is fussy will give you the most options. Again, have blazers like novelty blazers in your closet if you want, but having that one basic blazer that can be changed up will likely be your go-to piece more regularly. Last, look for blazers that don’t look like the top half of suit. You want versatility but you also want the blazer to stand alone so it can be paired with a variety of different looks from jeans and women casual dresses to professional attire for women.
Here are some outfits to consider when styling a basic blazer. As you will see, with just a few changes you can wear this type of blazer in a variety of situations.
Outfit #1: With Jeans and a Basic T-shirt
I love the idea of pairing a blazer with a basic t-shirt and jeans. It always looks so smart and crisp for casual, as well as dress down Friday’s. This type of outfit is also a great blank canvas for accessorizing. Basically, you can do anything you want to finish this look. In this case, I styled this blazer with a white Karen Scott t-shirt (6), a pair of Michael Kors Collection jeans (1), a Peserico necklace (7), Versace handbag (5) and Michael Kors sunglasses (4). Lastly, I added a pair of open toed booties (3) but you can certainly go with something a little less swanky. A pair of ballerina flats would work just fine.
Outfit #2: With Pants and a Basic T-shirt
The classic pairing – a blazer with a basic t-shirt and cropped pants. It always looks extremely elegant. In this case, I styled this blazer (2) with a white Karen Scott t-shirt (1) and a pair of Theory cropped pants (3),
Outfit #3: With a Casual Dress
To add a sharp finish to a casual dress, a blazer can be a great option to take it to the workplace. Here I styled this blazer (3) with a Fuzzi botanical-print tank dress (5), a pair of sand Delman frill fringe ballerina flat (4), grey hobo bag from Prada (1) and Alexis Bittar pavé crystal & leather necklace (2). Again, because of such a clean, neutral base you are free to add any accessory colors to change up the look.
Outfit #4: With a Casual Dress
One more stylish pairing with a casual dress. Here I styled this blazer (2) with Alice and Olivia off-the-shoulder dress (1), a Peserico necklace (5), a pair of Valentino leather rockstud ballerina flat (4) and dark blue Givenchy large leather shopper bag (3).
Outfit #5: To Create a Suited Look with a Dress
If your workplace is more corporate, a blazer can create a suited look with a dress. A lot of women prefer suited dress looks over straight skirt suits because they are so much easier. Here, I styled this blazer (5) with arctic navy DKNY embellished shift dress (3), a brown (cacao) Prada suede hobo bag (2) and Michael Kors round gradient sunglasses (4) that pull all the colors together. Lastly, a pair of Aquazzura point-toe pumps (1) finishes this professional outfit. The beauty of keeping a basic blazer neutral is it will go with any dress color you are wearing.
Outfit #6: To Create a Suited Look with a Dress
One more a suited look with a dress. Here, I styled this blazer (5) with Weekend Max Mara knit maxi dress (2), a bright blue Versace hobo bag (3), a jeweled mesh necklace from ABS by Allen Schwartz Jewelry (5) and a pair of Aquazzura point-toe pumps (4) finishes this professional outfit.
Outfit #7: With Colored Jeans
Here I styled this blazer (4) with port rip skinny distressed jeans from FRAME DENIM (5), a lovely color combination, made even lovelier with a grey top (2) and Fendi purple-red colorblock pumps (6). I added a Peserico mixed bead & leather necklace (1). The outfit is finished with a port Rebecca Minkoff tote bag (3).
Outfit #8: To Add Pop to a Monochromatic Outfit
Column dressing means dressing entirely in one color, also known as monochromatic. Dressing this way can be very lengthening and slimming. It can also get really boring. The beauty of wearing a blazer over a look like this is it can add a pop while still reaping the benefits of a column dressing approach. Here I warmed up black Rag & Bone high-waist flare pants (2) and a black Rag & Bone layered satin cami top (1) with this grey blazer. To further finish up the look, I added a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo point-toe ballet flats (6), a black chain-strap small crossbody bag by TOM FORD (5) and Alexis Bittar doublet necklace (4).
The goal with this post is to show you multiple ways to wear one item. I hope with these tips on how to wear a blazer this spring will give you multiple options to consider.