Regardless of the time of year, blazers are essential. Ideal for layering in the colder months or wearing as a lightweight cover-up when temperatures rise, blazers are—along with my jeans and extensive white T-shirt collection—one of the few things in my wardrobe I can legitimately say that I wear every season.
With so much wear, however, comes the risk of fatigue—of being stuck in some sort of outfit Groundhog Day–type scenario. Blazers deserve better, and more importantly, you deserve better. So I’ve rounded up 10 classic blazer outfits you can style on a whim and know they’re going to look chicer than chic.
As seen on some of my favourite sources of fashion inspiration and utilising pieces I expect you’ll already have in your wardrobe, these classic blazer outfits might be simple, but they’ll never let you down. Scroll on to see them and, should you need to, to shop the key items you’ll need to re-create them.
1. BLAZER + WHITE TEE + JEANS
Style Notes: Outfit combinations don’t come much sleeker than this. Fortunately, it’s super easy to re-create, too. Replace the cropped tee with a roll-neck when it’s really cold, or try switching in a bra top for drinks out.
2. BLAZER + KNITTED DRESS + BASKET BAG
Style Notes: This has become my go-to outfit combination this season. However, with the addition of a basket bag, you can carry the blazer-and-knitted-dress pairing with you into spring.
4. BLAZER + MATCHING TROUSERS + MULES
Style Notes: You don’t need to invest in matching sets to achieve this suited look. In fact, choosing pieces in similar tones and different fabrics will make your blazer outfit look even cooler and more effortless.
5. BLAZER + TAILORED TROUSERS + TRAINERS
Style Notes: Blazers might have once been considered office attire, but no more! With the addition of trainers, they look understated and cool—particularly when styled with tailored trousers.
6. BLAZER + MIDI SKIRT + CHUNKY BOOTS
Style Notes: Create a high-low balance by wearing your blazer with an elegant midi skirt, then directly offset with a pair of trending chunky flat boots. It’s an outfit triad that works but that no one will see coming.
7. BLAZER + VEST TOP + WIDE-LEG TROUSERS
Style Notes: If your blazer is oversized, that doesn’t mean you need to keep the rest of your ensemble streamline. Instead, take the cool-girl approach by wearing it with a pair of wide-leg trousers.
8. BLAZER + OVERSIZED SHIRT + KNEE BOOTS
Style Notes: Switch up your blazer game by investing in a cream or light-hued jacket, then wear it nonchalantly over an oversized shirt and finish with knee-high boots. Sticking to one colour palette will always ensure your ’fit works.
9. BLAZER + PRINTED TEE + LEATHER TROUSERS
Style Notes: Just when you thought nothing could be better than the jeans-and-blazer pairing, along comes this ensemble featuring on-trend leather trousers. I love how Jeannine has broken her all-black outfit up with the addition of a printed tee.
10. BLAZER + MINIDRESS + NECKLACE
Style Notes: I practically plan my outfits around my blazers. For evenings out in 2022, I’ll be layering my favourite over a simple minidress and finishing with collarbone-length necklaces, just like Izzy.