When it comes to fail-safe outfit formulas, you just can’t beat a blazer and jeans. It's a simple, chic wardrobe game changer that never lets us down. You can also wear this combination on repeat, and many of the people we watch closely for their style have been relying on very little else for the early days of autumn.
To ensure you’re never out of styling options, today we're taking tips from the impeccably dressed style set and serving you 11 fresh outfit ideas. From grey blazers worn with dark-wash denim for dressier occasions to beige blazers worn with vintage-wash jeans and sneakers for the weekend (and simple styling updates in between), here are several ways to style this timeless combination. We'll never tire of it, as it's the ultimate throw-on look, particularly during the transitional weather between summer and autumn. Keep scrolling to see all our favourite ways to wear blazers and jeans, and then shop the looks below.
Pair it with vintage-wash jeans and sneakers.
Style Notes: This look is a particular favourite of mine. A simple wear-anywhere outfit that is elevated by the blazer yet maintains its comfort thanks to the white sneakers.
Go oversized with slim-leg jeans.
Style Notes: Yes, oversized blazers are back again for 2021, acting as the perfect accompaniment to skinny jeans and slim-fit tops.
Opt for colours other than black and navy.
Try loose fits head to toe.
Style Notes: If you're now confident with oversized blazers, try out loose-fit jeans and high heels for a different spin.
Style Notes: You may be forever entwined with your straight-legs or skinnies, but baggy jeans are definitely doing the rounds in high-fashion circles.
Add party heels for a day-to-night look.
Style Notes: Just the simple switch of sneakers for crystal-embellished stilettos will make all the difference when you're heading out in a more casual look.
Double up on the tailoring.
Style Notes: Waistcoats are a hot-ticket item this season. While they look great worn on their own as a top, as TyLynn Nguyen proves, they also work underneath a blazer.
Style Notes: Cropped blazers are an autumn microtrend to take note of. Make like Aniyah Morinia and pair yours with high-waist jeans to offset the shorter hemline.
Style light on the bottom and dark up top.
Style Notes: Often with jeans-and-blazer outfits, the darker shades are relegated to the lower half and the lighter to the top. Turn the look on its head by pairing a black blazer with a pair of ecru jeans.
Use rips to add edge.
Style Notes: There's no denying that tweed blazers look sharp, but the last thing you want is for them to become stuffy. Bestow them with a cool edge by styling them with a pair of ripped jeans.