Ultimate guide to wearing blazers

Becca Donaldson ·
how to style a blazer


The perfect mediator between smart and casual, blazers are a staple that should be in every wardrobe. Whether you choose classic colours or bold and bright patterns, there’s a blazer to suit you. 

From leather blazers and blazers over dresses to the classic black blazer, the opportunities are endless when it comes to styling a blazer. Discover our top tips on how to style a blazer for every look.

How to wear a blazer

Blazers can instantly elevate a look, taking a simple ‘jeans and a nice top’ to a night out worthy look. From wedding-worthy blazer combinations to chic casual blazer looks, Reliked has all the information you need to style a blazer for any look.

How to style an oversize blazer

The oversized blazer absolutely screams smart casual – whatever that actually means. Adding a touch of youthful trend to your casual jeans, this is the perfect way to style a blazer casually. With this look, comfort is absolutely key.

Style pick: pair the Zara Brown Plaid Oversized Blazer with some casually chic Lindex Blue High Waisted Wide Leg Jeans.

How to style a leather blazer

Leather blazers are in and here to stay. A gorgeous vegan leather blazer is the new staple for your wardrobe – and choosing brown over black can completely elevate your look. Add in some blue jeans, black boots and a simple top for maximum impact.

Style pick: we absolutely adore the New Look Brown Vegan Leather Blazer with a pair of Nasty Gal Blue Straight Leg Denim Jeans for an easy yet stylish look.

 

 

How to wear a blazer with jeans

There’s a few options when it comes to pairing a blazer with jeans: you can keep it classic with neutral tones or opt for patterns and colours. What we’re really saying is that providing you choose the right top and shoes, there are not many blazers you can’t pull off with jeans. 

1. Camel or beige blazer with blue jeans

Many people’s staple blazer combo is a camel blazer with medium- or light-wash jeans. Casual but still chic, this combination dresses up your more casual jeans and makes all the difference. Light coloured tops work especially well with this duo – just keep things simple. 

Style pick: add the Pretty Lavish Beige Blazer to some Mint Velvet Blue Washed Jeans to smarten up the look. 

2. Neutral blazer with bold jeans

Neutral coloured blazers provide the perfect opportunity to let your style shine with a pair of beautifully bold jeans. Opt for bright colours, exuberant prints or embroidered patterns to showcase your personality and killer sense of style. Keep your top basic and choose your footwear based on the jeans you pick. 

Style pick: pair the Vestire Beige Blazer with Fiorucci Pink Milano Angels Denim Jeans, a classic white tee and some white heels. 

3. Coloured blazer with blue jeans

Wearing a coloured blazer doesn’t need to be difficult to style. Stick with some classic blue jeans and break out your favourite colourful blazer. Make sure the colours don’t clash, and keep the light-wash jeans for a different blazer. A great combination is a dark green blazer with your staple blue jeans.

Style pick: choose the Everlane Blue 90s Jeans and add the Stylestalker Burgundy Double Breasted Blazer for a splash of colour.

4. Fitted blazer with black jeans

The fitted blazer is timeless. Pair a dark fitted or tailored blazer with some black jeans, and you’re on to a winner. Whether you prefer high waisted or mid rise, a tailored or fitted blazer works perfectly. This is your opportunity to bring out the stripes: choose a striped top and embrace the nautical look.

Style pick: opt for the New Look Black Tailored Blazer with some NA-KD Black Comfort Mom Jeans and a simple striped top.

How to wear a white blazer

A complete style statement, a white blazer can instantly elevate your look to new heights. Oozing class, the white blazer is an elegant way of adding that extra something to a professional look. 

Choosing a white blazer over light colours keeps everything streamlined and looking classy. We love the look of a sleek white blouse and a beige or cream pencil skirt with some white heels. Reserving your white blazer for more formal occasions keeps you ahead of the style competition.

Style pick: pair the Mossman White Take The Lead Blazer with a classy pencil skirt, blouse and some heels. 

How to wear a black blazer

One of the original wardrobe staples, a black blazer is a must have for smartening up a look. The options are pretty much endless when it comes to wearing a black blazer. From business meetings to dinners out and with jeans to a full suit, you can add a black blazer for most occasions.

A look we love is adding a black blazer over a chunky knit or roll neck jumper to keep you cosy but still smart. Jeans of all colours can be styled with a black blazer, and smart skirts and shorts work well too. 

Style pick: pair the 4th & Reckless Black Tailored Blazer with some stylish leather shorts, knee-high black boots and the Eleven Six Cream Cable Knit Sweater for a trendy take on the black blazer.

How to wear a blazer with a dress

Dresses with blazers are a great way to make your look more formal, while still being comfortable. The possibilities here are huge: coloured, patterned, striped and sequined blazers to go with every type of dress you can imagine – there’s a combination to suit your style! 

Style pick: add the Nasty Gal Green Striped Oversized Blazer over a black midi dress for a pop of colour.

How long should blazer sleeves be?

Full length blazer sleeves should sit around where your hand meets your wrist for the best fit. However, there are other sleeve lengths that offer great styling possibilities.  

Three-quarter length blazer sleeves are becoming increasingly popular, and some blazers have short sleeves. Which you choose depends on the occasion, the look you’re trying to achieve and most certainly the weather!

Discover our full range of preloved blazers and style away! 

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