8 Simple But Incredibly Chic Ways to Style a Black Blazer This Season

At Who What Wear, we're big fans of blazers. This is mainly because we genuinely believe they have the power to transform any look. When we're based in the office, we always have one slung on the backs of our chairs which we can don to meetings and industry events or throw on for after-work drinks. They're outfit saviours, and none come more versatile than the classic black blazer.

Chances are you already own a black blazer, but when last did you wear it? If it's been a while since you showed this old fashion faithful some love, we have just the thing to put the spice back into your relationship. We've tracked down eight sleek, autumn-ready, black-blazer outfits for you to try, whether you're dressing for date night, a shopping trip, or Saturday brunch with friends.

We've deliberately chosen looks you can re-create with pieces in your existing wardrobe so you can start exacting them from the get-go. Still, should you need to fill any gaps, rest assured we've covered all the shopping bases. Of course, we've peppered the best black blazers to buy now along the way. 

So scroll on to see eight impressive black-blazer outfits, which perfectly demonstrate the staple's full potential.



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Style Notes: As much as we love our wide-leg trousers, many of us turn to our classic blue jeans at least once a week. For autumn, take your easy jeans to the next level with sleek heels, silk scarf, and a stand out bag. 

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Style Notes: Blazers might feel formal initially, but you can give them a playful, preppy spin with an on-trend pleated miniskirt. We love how Dawn has added a traditional cable-knit sweater into her outfit equation, too. 

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Style Notes: Strike the ultimate casual/cool balance by pairing your black blazer with slouchy tailored trousers and a pair of white trainers. 

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Style Notes: There's a certain impact that a full tonal look can have, and a head-to-toe black ensemble is high on our list thanks to Aniyah. To break up the look, opt for a black leather blazer add contrast. 

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Style Notes: Many black-blazer outfits are centred around a muted colour palette, but why not throw a poppin' T-shirt into the mix to jazz things up? Just add true-blue jeans and you're good to go just about anywhere. 

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Style Notes: The simplicity of the black blazer means it loans itself to a variety of textures—the most seamless being knitwear. Slung over a slinky knitted dress, this is the ideal outfit for after-dark drinks or an intimate dinner out. 

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Style Notes: Sticking with knitted textures, black blazers also add instant polish to woollen skirts or trousers. Pair with an eye-catching top for a directional but cosy look. 

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Style Notes: Freshen up your classic jeans-and-blazer outfit up to date by switching out blue styles for a pair of white jeans. It's an easy way to lift dark autumn palettes. 

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.