The blazer is the unsung hero of our workweek wardrobes. It doesn't incite as many compliments as a pretty floral frock or make a loud statement like a glitzy clutch, but it has its own kind of power. It lends confidence, power, and polish to every outfit, and is quite possibly the most dependable, hardest-working item you own. It’s for this reason the timeless topper deserves a little fun now and then.
While you can never go wrong with layering a blazer over a simple jeans-and-tee look, lately we’ve been noticing more innovative, forward ways to style the staple. Fashion girls have been spotted playing with layering tricks and reveling in fresh silhouettes—think sweaters tied nonchalantly over blazers and blazers fashionably tucked into jeans. Get inspired and scroll below to see the coolest ways to style your blazer this season.
Blazer Tucked Into Jeans
Style Notes: A blazer tucked in? Well, that’s just genius. Your blazer now does double-duty, acting as a top as well as a jacket. The outcome is a flattering and refreshing silhouette that requires little effort. Opt for a double-breasted blazer, and choose jeans that sit slightly lower on the waist and are a little roomy (you need space to tuck it in, after all!). This season’s trending baggy jeans or straight-leg jeans are perfect.
A Sweater Loosely Tied Over a Blazer
Style Notes: This secret layering trick makes every outfit infinitely cooler. And all you need is a simple sweater to pull off the look. Loosely drape your sweater over the shoulders of your blazer or slip one arm of the sweater under your armpit and one over your shoulder (as showcased in the photo above), et voilà! You just created a chic new silhouette and breathed new life into your staples.
Cinched at the Waist with a Belt or Belt Bag
Style Notes: It’s funny how the addition of one simple accessory can completely transform a look. Belts cinched over blazers exude an air of polish and sophistication. The trend was all over the F/W 19 runways, so expect to see cool girls everywhere continue wearing bold belts and belt bags during the seasons ahead.
Match Your Outfit to Your Blazer
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Style Notes: Tonal dressing is a huge trend right now, and the fashion crowd can’t seem to get enough. (Take a peek at Sally LaPointe’s F/W 19 runway show for a lesson in monochromatic statement looks.) An easy way to refresh your staple blazer is by matching the color palette of your outfit to your topper—a pant suit or skirt suit is a failsafe option. Or try mixing textures and tones to add interest and keep the outfit from looking flat.
Style Notes: Casual bright windbreakers over blazers, neon turtlenecks under blazers, blazers and biker shorts with pink puffer jackets—throw out the rule book and contrast a smart blazer with casual, bright, and bold pieces.