The Coolest Ways to Wear a Blazer This Season

A good blazer is the answer to any dressing dilemma, adding instant polish to every outfit. It also happens to be the perfect topper to transition us from summer to fall in style. Whether you’re looking to update your blazer to this season’s must-have styles (think colorful plaid and tartan) or are in need of some inventive new ways of styling your staple (we recommend pairing with your leopard-print skirt), we’ve turned to our favorite street style set for endless inspiration to take your blazer from the sweltering heat to the crisp and cool temps awaiting us around the corner. Scroll below for the coolest ways to wear a blazer this season and to shop our favorite picks that are trending for fall.

Matching Sets

Style Notes: What's the easiest way to style your blazer this season? With matching pants, of course! Pair your suit with casual sneakers and basic tees to give your outfit a more relaxed, nonchalant look.

Blazer + Leopard-Print Skirt

Style Notes: Animal print has been huge this summer, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down for the cooler season ahead. Transition your leopard-print skirt into fall with a blazer in a chic and complementary autumnal hue (think earthy browns), layer a simple white tee underneath, and yes, you can combine your prints! So go ahead and wear that checked brown blazer with your leopard patterns.

Opt for Bold Colors

Style Notes: There were some unexpectedly bright colors on the F/W 18 runways—from fuchsia to ultraviolet and yellow—guaranteeing our ensembles look a little brighter on those gray and cloudy autumn days ahead. Wear your bright hues from head to toe, or pair your blazer with a contrasting color. Whatever you choose, you're sure to stand out from the crowd.

Add a Hands-Free Bag

Style Notes: A simple way to add an extra cool-girl dimension to your blazer is with a chic belt bag tied around the waist. Plus, who doesn't love something hands-free?

Head-to-Toe Neutrals

Style Notes: There is nothing more sophisticated than dressing in ivory hues from head to toe. An alabaster blazer paired with matching pants or mixed and matched with similar beige tones is an easy and elegant transitional outfit.

Colored Plaid

Style Notes: Plaid, tartan, and checks are huge for fall and have been seen in bold colors and varying shapes on fashion girls everywhere. Wear it belted at the waist with simple pants, or combine it with a failsafe pair of jeans and a tee.

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Matching Shorts

Style Notes: Take advantage of the end of summer warm temps and pair a chic blazer with a matching pair of cool long shorts. We absolutely love this look!

The Failsafe Combo: Check Blazer + Jeans + White Tee