I Own So Many Blazers, and This Is How I'll Be Styling Them for Summer

Chances are you own at least one blazer. Right? The last time I checked, I had over 10 colours, prints, shapes and styles. While I stick to heavier wool versions (like that & Other Stories style) for cooler months, when it comes to summer, I’m all about oversized or linen iterations. And I’m in good company, seeing as so many of my favourite fashion influencers have also been championing these warm weather–appropriate styles. As a cool cover-up that won’t make you overheat, it’s the perfect “Should I pack a jacket?” item to wear as a layer during unpredictable summer weather.

So to help me, and you, feel inspired with ways to wear the blazers in our wardrobes, I’ve rounded up nine outfits I’ve seen on Instagram recently that are super easy to imitate. Whether it’s stylist Hannah Lewis’s Frankie Shop oversized blazer with a miniskirt or Abisola Omole’s sunny suit, these are the blazer outfits to wear for summer.

1. Wear Oversized With a Miniskirt

Style Notes: Hannah is an advocate for The Frankie Shop's oversized style. Keeping it minimal, the fashion stylist goes for top-to-toe tonal hues with a beige miniskirt and white T-shirt. 

2. Style as a Suit

Abi wears a yellow suit with a vest top



Style Notes: Pairing a blazer with the matching trousers is as effortless as it comes. When you wear it with a classic white vest and trainers like Abisola did, it becomes a daytime look that'll work out of the office. 

3. Clash a Bold Blazer

Style Notes: Bright, bold blazers are key this season. Make like Renia and make it even more of a statement look by colour-blocking. 

4. Wear Over a Shirt

Style Notes: For an off-duty business vibe, add a sleek black blazer to a white shirt and let the collar hang out for a nod to the '70s. 

5. Mix and Match

Linn wears checked blazer with clashing checked skirt



Style Notes: A structured blazer looks polished when teamed with an A-line skirt. Take tips from Linn and go for a matching but clashing print. It works!

6. Go for White on White

Style notes: Loïcka confirms the way to wear a white blazer is with white trousers. And it screams summer in a totally effortless way. 

7. Belt It

Basma wearing belted blazer



Style Notes: A chic way to style a blazer is by belting at the waist. A styling hack Basma and Who What Wear's editor in chief, Hannah Almassi, both approve of, this one is all about accessories.

8. Go Matchy-Matchy With a Minidress

Emmanuelle wearing pink dress with pink blazer



Style Notes: Co-ords in any shape or form are key this season. Emmanuelle shows the French-girl way to do it by teaming a structured mini with a matching blazer. Swoon.

9. Keep It Casual

Style Notes: Wearing a blazer with basics works for every season. Francesca takes the look into summer with a minty blazer and light-wash jeans. 

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