Ask anyone about their go-to wardrobe staples and they’ll probably tell you that blazers are essential. Not only are they majorly versatile, but they have a knack for balancing out statement-making pieces and adding an elevated edge to casual looks. Whether you’re using it to balance out something elaborate, like a sequined dress, or making sweats and a tee feel fancy with a structured layer, there’s no shortage of stellar blazer outfit ideas. Thanks to the return of the oversized blazer, there are even more ways to style this timeless piece of outerwear and we’ve rounded up the best of the best for you to add to your fave ‘fit rotation.
Ahead, you’ll find our 16 favorite blazer outfits from formal to flirty along with our foolproof fashion tips for how to bring a blazer out of the office and into outfits so good you’ll spend your day striking street-style poses.
Dressing for transitional weather, when it’s not cold but it’s far from hot, can leave any fashion lover feeling stumped. A lightweight cotton or linen blazer is the perfect piece of outerwear for those in-between-season days.
Over a Bralette
Looking to show some skin? Layer your blazer over a bralette or crop top. This look can be sexy if you leave your jacket open, but leaving a few buttons undone will turn it into a more subtle statement.
Over a Dress
Whether it’s a mini or a maxi, if your outfit feels incomplete, blazers are a surefire way to add a little something extra.
One of the best blazer styling tricks out there is to use this layer to amp up any outfit — even everyday jeans and T-shirts. One with a bit of texture or a fun print can take an otherwise basic look to the next level.
With a Matching Bottom
We’re not talking about a paint swatch perfect match. Instead, build your blazer outfit using a pair of trousers in the same color family for a look that’s cohesive without being overwhelming.
A blazer is the perfect finishing touch on an outfit that blends high and low pieces. A slouchy blazer in a whimsical color worn over a simple white tank and cut-off shorts is a perfect backdrop for a statement bag.
As a Dress
If you own an oversized blazer, style it like a mini dress. You can add a belt to define your waist or keep a pair of bike shorts underneath to provide more coverage.
Blazers can elevate sweatpants the same way they can amp up a pair of jeans. For a look that’s both casual and sexy, pair with a strappy bodysuit (and thank us later).
With a Skirt
A skirt that’s printed, pleated, or poufy will feel less over-the-top with the help of a structured blazer. For a look that’s brimming with classic contrast, try pairing a black blazer with a white skirt or vis versa.
Try Animal Print
All-black outfits will never go out of style, but sometimes they can feel a touch monotonous. Luckily, you can make an all-black outfit feel brand new by adding an animal print or brightly patterned blazer.
With Leather Pieces
Play around with volume and texture. Style your favorite printed blazer with leather pants for an outfit that’s fun and unexpected.
Almost everyone has a look in their closet that they adore, but worry might be just a smidge too much. Don’t let those spectacular ‘fits gather dust! f you’re worried about your look coming across as too dressed up or loud, a blazer has the ability to tone things down and, dare we say it, add a dash of subtlety.
Pair Cropped and Preppy
Get into the back-to-school spirit with a cropped blazer and midi-skirt in a preppy color palette. Add a mini skirt for a Schoolcore vibe or reach for a longer hemline to create a more elevated look.
With a Gown
Instead of reaching for a shawl or a leather jacket, try a blazer. It’s a more elevated and modern option for formal events.
As a Statement Piece
If you’re fresh out of outfit ideas, make your blazer the main focus of your look. Something bright, embellished, or printed will steal the show, especially when styled with basics.