How to Wear a Blazer Casually

September 27, 2023

Styling a Blazer Casually for Spring

My blazer collection is made up of so many brands and fabrics and fits that I love. When I want to feel put together without a lot of thought, I reach for one of my tried and true outfit formulas which is styling a blazer casually.

I don’t work in an office but that has never stopped me from reaching for blazers that can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion. Wearing a blazer casually is my go-to uniform of sorts and today I am sharing some examples of outfits where I’ve worn mine more casually.

How to Wear a Blazer Casually

Fit and fabric are the two things I consider most when looking at blazers to wear casually. Anything in too fancy of a fabric or too-structured in the fit isn’t going to be as easily dressed down. 

If you’re looking for guidance on how to make your blazers work in a more casual way, below are my favorite ways to wear a blazer casually. 

Try a casual fabric

A linen blend or lightweight cotton is a more casual take on blazers that often come in wool or tweed fabrics. These lightweight fabrics also make it easy to reach for a blazer in warmer weather.

Plaid Blazer + Distressed Denim I wit & whimsy

Wear with Jeans

Can a blazer be worn with jeans? Of course! I am always a fan of blazers with jeans and sneakers is an effortless way to take your blazers in a more casual direction.

You can wear your blazers with distressed denim and sneakers for off duty street style vibes or you can wear a clean, tailored straight leg jean paired with a ballet flat.

A more cropped blazer could be worn with a wider leg jean, too.

How to Wear a Blazer Casually

Go Monochrome

A great way to transition into Fall is to bring your white denim with you. I love a monochrome look and pairing a camel colored blazer with white jeans and a white knit is an elevated look that doesn’t take a lot of effort.

This fall in particular I am going more for ecru or off-white denim shades. I will be pairing them with ivory sweaters and blazers in more lighter tone neutrals.

Fall Outfit featuring Veronica Beard Blazer, Agolde Straight Leg Jeans, Manolo Blahnik Ballerina Flats

Cinch the sleeves

Blazers look instantly more casual when you un-button and chinch up the sleeve. To master this styling, check out this Reel by my friend Liz.

Or, you can purchase a style that already has the sleeves cinched like this chic one that I am wearing above.

Top with a Ball Cap

Add a cool-girl, off duty vibe to your outfit when you top your blazer with a ball cap like above. 

Bash Blazer + Striped Tee + Black Trousers and Converse - Winter Paris Outfit

Pair with Sneakers

I love how blazers always get a cool factor when paired with sneakers. This pair is super affordable but for a more elevated leather option, you can try these. The ultimate off duty sneaker is of course Converse, too. 

Fall Capsule Collection with M.M.LaFleur

Layer with a Hoodie

I love pairing a hoodie with my favorite blazers come Fall and Winter. It’s an easy, off-duty style to add warmth but also texture to an outfit. Just be sure to choose a style that isn’t too bulky so you don’t add excess weight to your frame.

Everlane Boots and Blazers I wit & whimsy

Style with a Boot

An ankle boot in a casual material like suede pairs well with plaid blazers in warm, autumnal tones for Fall. Try adding a darker wash denim to for a more seasonal take.

Alex Mill Striped Tee

With a Striped Tee

Pair a blazer with jeans and a striped tee to master the French girl inspired aesthetic of preppy, elevated style. 


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I have a few tried and true brands I always rely on when it comes to blazers. I regularly shop blazers at Everlane, Sezane, Veronica Beard, Zara, Mango, Madewell, J.Crew and M.M.LaFleur.

You can shop my Blazers collection in The Shop and as always find loads of outfit inspiration when you check out past outfit posts

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Do you wear your blazers casually? Which look above is your favorite?


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  1. Sabrina says:

    Hey Hey,

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  2. GF says:

    just bought a new light pink knit blazer from Ann Taylor for spring (haven’t been wearing blazers much either due to wfh but couldn’t resist the pop of color and casual fabric makes it suitable for remote work), so this post is perfectly timely!

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