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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Shop the Looks
Do you wear your blazers casually? Which look above is your favorite?
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