How to Make a Classic Blazer Work Outside of the Office

A menswear-inspired blazer is a longstanding office-wardrobe staple, but we’ve seen it break free from the cubicle to more playful after-hours ensembles as of late. Canadian blogger Emily Luciano (who has over 200,000 Instagram followers and is known for her feminine, sophisticated style) likes to toss a blazer on over all her off-duty outfits for an easy, polished finish.

“It makes every look more interesting,” says the Lovely Luciano blogger, whose busy schedule means she needs a go-to outfit formula that’s elevated enough for taking meetings and visiting showrooms yet casual enough for a less formal lunch with friends. To dress down her favorite blazer from Armani Exchange, Luciano paired it with gray, black, and white neutrals like a simple button-down blouse, cropped skinny jeans, and of-the-moment crisp white sneakers.

For more styling tips—and to shop the look—keep reading.

Switch out your off-duty denim or leather jacket for a structured black blazer to dress up a casual ensemble.

Give your skinny jeans an update with a cropped hem and moto-inspired detailing. 

How would you style a blazer outside of the office? Tell us in the comments below. 

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