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.
13 Shockingly Easy Ways To Reinvent Your Black Blazer
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Find out how Kate Moss, Zoe Saldana, Jessica Alba, and more make the black blazer feel new again.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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).
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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).
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Style Tip: Get crafty and loop multiple strings of beads around your blazer lapels for a contemporary take on the skinny scarf!
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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
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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
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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)