Admit it: As the seasons change, the days of being able to wear something without a few layers are long gone. During the colder months, jackets over dresses are a requirement, and finding the best blazer to get you through the season can feel like an all-encompassing new hobby. The transition from fall to winter wardrobes can have any woman slightly envying the ease in which many men throw something on and shuffle out of the house, but that doesn’t need to be the case.
At Who What Wear, we understand the need for an arsenal of outfit ideas to get you through layering season, so we’ve rounded up the 19 best blazer outfit ideas for women. Keep reading for easy ways to style your blazer as temperatures continue to drop.
WHO: Sarah Kretzu
Sure, this is a roundup of the best blazer outfit ideas for women, but sometimes the best blazers can be found in the men’s vintage section. Case in point? This look from Sarah Kretzu. When searching for the perfect blazer, don’t be afraid to shop where you wouldn’t usually shop. And when you do find the perfect fit, style it with some shorts and combat boots for a tougher look.
Looking for a combat style? We love these Aldo Reilly White Combat Boots ($140).
WHO: Federica Labanca
Blazers are a timeless staple, and what better way to style a staple than with some of the trendiest things of the moment? We recommend replicating Federica Labanca’s look and pairing it with a bra top, leather pants, and flip-flops for a trendy take on a wardrobe staple.
WHO: Loïcka Grâce
Are you looking for a surefire way to style your blazer? We recommend looking to Loïcka Grâce for inspiration and opting for a head-to-toe tonal look. Pair your nude blazer with a turtleneck and suit pants—the hues don’t have to match for you to pull off this look, they just have to be in the same color wheel.
WHO: Georgia India
Who said the best blazer outfits for women had to include pants? If you’re looking for a fresh way to style your blazer sans pants, then this look is perfect for you. Pair your favorite oversize sweater dress with a blazer, knee-high boots, and a tote for a chic winter-ready look.
You can also pull off this look with a ribbed dress—this Hansen & Gretel Macy Dress Bone ($319) will do the trick.
Leather blazers aren’t a new trend (the ’90s had its fair share of leather blazer looks), but this year, the look is back with a vengeance. If you choose to reboot this style, pair it with your favorite pair of jeans and square-toe boots for a fresh take on one of the best blazers around.
WHO: Demi B.
Live in a warmer climate? Whether you’re based in the tropics or Texas, you don’t have to swear off blazers. Take a cue from Demi B. and go for a head-to-toe monochrome look and pair your blazer with shorts, a crop top, and sandals for a blazer outfit idea that you can wear even in warm weather.
Want to take this look to the next level? Swap your crop top for a vest.
WHO: Chimee Ahaiwe
We love a neutral beige blazer, but if you prefer to make a bit more of a statement, why not opt for a pattern? Let Chimee Ahaiwe give you the courage to go bold and put on your favorite patterned suit for a blazer look that is anything but boring.
WHO: Div Ravindran
The best blazer outfit ideas for women don’t have to be formal; Div Ravindran’s style is proof of just that. You can throw your trusted blazer over your leggings and throw on your baseball cap and sneakers for a polished-yet-cozy look.
WHO: Roli Egbejule
WHAT: Vintage blazer; ASOS Luxe Long Sleeve Strappy Rib Midi Dress ($38).
Chocolate brown is one of the season’s biggest color trends, so it makes total sense as one of the best blazer outfit ideas for women. Opt for a brown blazer with a matching dress for a deliciously trendy yet timeless look.
Prefer wool over faux leather? We recommend this Acne Studio Belted Double-Breasted Wool and Mohair-Blend Blazer ($680).
WHO: Caroline Lin
Caroline Lin is proof that winter whites are best worn in a suit form, especially when it’s a complete head-to-toe look. If you’re opting for an all-white ’fit, don’t be afraid to try a cut-out blazer or a trendy shoulder bag for a look that’s bound to turn heads.
WHO: Thi Nguyen
Nothing ranks higher on the list of the best ways to style a blazer than opting for a complete suit. But if you’re looking for a way to make your timeless two-piece a bit more fashion-forward, take cute from Thi Nguyen, and pair it with the season’s biggest boot trend: Chelsea boots. We promise this is a look you’ll love.
Pair this suit with these Jeffrey Campbell Destructs Platform Chelsea Boots ($165).
WHO: Philipa Simoes
Not a pants person? No problem. We recommend pairing an oversize blazer with knee-high boots and a shoulder bag for a perfect blazer look like Philipa Simoes. And if you think this outfit isn’t warm enough, don’t be afraid to layer a shirt or turtleneck underneath your blazer for a cozier feel.
WHAT: New Look Double Breasted Blazer Coat ($60), top and pants
Blazers always look best when styled with layers. But if you’re not sure how to master layering, we recommend replicating this look from Lauren-Nicole. Throw your favorite cropped sweater over a white button-up and put a blazer on top for the perfect layered outfit.
We also love this similar Veronica Beard Gaya Leather Dickey Jacket ($1395).
WHO: Allison Ho
WHAT: Na-Kd One Shoulder Rib Top ($24).
Summer may be long gone, but who says you can’t still wear your favorite warm-weather top? Allison Ho shows that pairing a one-shoulder top or even a tube top with a pair of jeans or blazer is an easy way to get more use out of your favorite pieces without being uncomfortably cold.
WHO: Francesca Omorogbe
WHAT: Charcoal Morgan Set ($63)
Blazers had a rebirth on F/W 2020 runways—from reworked and deconstructed details to cropped hems, there was a slew of unique blazers, which is a big help if you’re looking for a blazer outfit idea that doesn’t feel dated. Just pair your cropped blazer with a matching skirt (or opt for a dress version) for a fresh take on the hero piece.
WHO: Tanice Elizabeth
One of the best ways to style your blazer this season is by paying homage to the suit’s origins and opting for a menswear-inspired, oversize boxy-cut suit. No matter what color suit you choose or what shoes you decide to wear with it, styling an oversize suit with sneakers of the chicest ways to wear a blazer this season.
WHO: Vanessa Rose
WHAT: Raid boots
The best blazer outfit ideas strike the perfect balance between casual and formal; this look from Vanessa Rose is no exception. Pairing your oversize blazer with an oversize white button-up and Chelsea boots is a great way to dress this winter, whether you’re working from home or out running errands.
WHO: Maria Macfarlanee
You’ve made it this far, so by now, you know that pairing your blazer with shorts or a different bottom than the traditional slacks is by no means a unique concept. But if you’re looking for another trusted blazer outfit idea, then we recommend taking your matching set to the next level by pairing it with a colorful turtleneck. As simple as this idea may sound, we guarantee it’s a look that will make your suit pop.
We also love this affordable Afrm Zadie Semi Sheer Turtleneck ($38).
WHAT: ASOS Blazer and slides; Vintage T-shirt.
Let’s face it: You’re well aware that there are ample ways to style a blazer. Whether you opt to pair it with an oversize T-shirt (like Lotte above) or opt for it with reworked details, the truth is, you really can’t go wrong with this wardrobe staple when styled in the way you feel most comfortable.
We love a houndstooth moment, especially when it comes in blazer form.
A classic black blazer that also nods to the lingerie trend? Too hot to not buy.
We are drooling over this blazer.
There are far too many beautiful leather blazers in the world, but this one is at the top of our list.
Sustainable and cropped? Add this blazer to your cart ASAP.
A simple black blazer is a wardrobe staple.
Now, this is a statement blazer.