13 Shockingly Easy Ways To Reinvent Your Black Blazer

A black blazer will never let you down—it goes with nearly any work outfit and always adds to polish to an ensemble—but though it’s wonderfully dependable, it can also be a little boring. But that stops now: all you need is a little inspiration. On that note, take a gander at our selection of thoroughly imitable looks that’ll make your LBB (yes, Little Black Blazer) feel like a shiny new penny.

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  • Saskia de Brauw
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    Saskia de Brauw

    Styling Tip: Dress your blazer up with a sexy slip dress, ogle-worthy earrings, and pointed-toe pumps.

    On de Brauw: KARL jacket; Miu Miu dress; Maison Auclert earrings; vintage bag; Gianvito Rossi shoes

    Get The Look: Madewell Modern Blazer ($168); Zara Lingerie-Style Studio Dress ($70); Aurelie Bidermann Nympheas Leaves Earrings ($315); H&M Leather Pumps ($99).

     

  • Jessica Alba
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    Jessica Alba

    Style Tip: Throw a blazer over your graphic tee and slouchy print pants for a delightfully polished-yet-relaxed ensemble.

    On Alba: Celine sunglasses; Lovers + Friends Muscle Tee ($48); Whitney Eve pants; Jennifer Meyer necklace; Ralph Lauren bag; Jenni Kayne shoes.

     

  • Elin Kling
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    Elin Kling

    Style Tip: Exude downtown cool in an all-black ensemble featuring a draped blazer, slouchy t-shirt, leather trousers, and chic heels.

    On Kling: Stella McCartney blazer; Joseph top; J Brand pants; Alaia shoes.

  • Angela Lindvall
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    Angela Lindvall

    Style Tip: Redefine the rolled sleeve by keeping the arms of your button up blouse untouched and the sleeves of your blazer cuffed at the elbows. 

    On Lindvall: Chloé top and pants

  • Leven Rambin

    Style Tip: Ditch the blouse and wear your (belted) blazer as a top! Try leather shorts and nude pumps for an ultra-gam look.

    On Rambin: John Paul Gaultier jacket; Jonathan Simkhai shorts; Edie Parker clutch; Gio Diev shoes.

  • Street Style
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    Street Style

    Style Tip: If you’ve got a menswear blazer lying around, layer it on top of a chunky sweater, t-shirt, and printed skirt for a style savvy outfit. Accessorize with a pendant necklace and retro shades.

    Get The Look: Topshop Oversized Blazer by Boutique ($300); French Connection Mozart Knitted Jumper ($88); Acne Bliss Generic T-Shirt ($90); Express High Waist Textured Tweed A-Line Skirt ($60); Anthropologie Golden Beetle Necklace ($128).

     

  • Zoe Saldana
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    Zoe Saldana

    Style Tip: Create a dynamic tomboy look with boyfriend jeans, black oxfords, and a bright cardigan layered under your blazer. Roll up the sleeves for an effortless finishing touch. 

    On Saldana: Rag & Bone Lillian Blazer ($219); Diesel jeans; Coach The Borough Bag ($548); Cole Haan shoes.

  • Laura Bailey
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    Laura Bailey

    Styling Tip: Swing your blazer over a ladylike dress for the perfect date night outfit.

    On Bailey: Dolce & Gabbana dress; Nicholas Kirkwood Suede Platform Ankle Boot ($675).

     

     

  • Street Style
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    Street Style

    Style Tip: Get crafty and loop multiple strings of beads around your blazer lapels for a contemporary take on the skinny scarf!

  • Kate Moss
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    Kate Moss

    Styling Tip: Amp-up the evening-appeal of a tuxedo blazer and layer a sheer t-shirt and lacey bralette underneath.

    On Moss: Saint Laurent jacket

  • Dree Hemingway
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    Dree Hemingway

    Styling Tip: Concoct the perfect mix of night-and-day with a sleek blazer and metallic jeans combined with a waffle-knit sweater and white t-shirt. 

    On Hemingway: Helmut Lang blazer; Zara sweater; Knight Cap shirt; Balmain pants; vintage clutch; Alaia shoes

    Get The Look: Mango Tailored Blazer ($80); D-ID New York Skinny Jeans ($141); MiH Jeans Waffle-Knit Wool and Alpaca-Blend Sweater ($225); BLK DNM White T-Shirt ($100).

     

  • Street Style
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    Street Style

    Styling Tip: Grab your boldest trousers and balance them with a scrunch-sleeved blazer and basic t-shirt.

    Get The Look: Sparkle & Fade Tailored Blazer ($79); American Vintage Jacksonville T-Shirt ($59); River Island Blue Splash Print Belted Pants ($70).

    Stockholm Street Style

  • Olivia Palermo
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    Olivia Palermo

    Style Tip: If you have a textured black blazer, capitalize on it with other tactile pieces like a leather top and waxy pants. Keep your separates neutral so as not to overwhelm!

    On Palermo: Zara jacket; Topshop bag; Gianvito Rossi Camouflage-Print Pony Hair Pumps ($440)

     

     

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