The blazer is probably one of my most prized wardrobe staples. It might seem like such a basic piece at first glance, but its versatility makes it endlessly wearable. You can easily throw it over trousers for the office or pair it with ripped jeans on the weekend. I love how it dresses anything up and makes an outfit look so polished. I’m excited that power suiting is one of spring’s buzziest pieces because that just means we can all wear blazers and feel great about it. If you’re looking to rework this classic piece for spring, I wanted to share some fresh ways to wear a blazer – and also share some newer silhouettes you can upgrade to.
Style as a dress
I love styling oversized blazers as a dress. Since this is a quite a statement look in itself, I prefer to keep the rest of the outfit minimal by adding simple over the knee boots – or ankle-strap sandals for special occasions. It lends a completely different vibe but still looks so chic. If you’re taller, you can still wear a blazer as a dress as long as you add an understated slip underneath.
Pair with denim + a tee
Here is an outfit combo I wear all the time and it never gets old. I just love how a blazer completely transforms distressed denim and elevates it. When the weather is warmer, you can alternate between jeans, a denim skirt, or even cut offs. Adding heels and a statement bag makes this look work for a lunch date or night out.
Try a suit
Perhaps spring’s trendiest way to wear a blazer is as a suit. For me, a pant suit is the classiest, but shorts and mini skirt suits offer a fresh perspective. It’s such a fun and feminine take on the suit, especially in pastels colors, gingham, and tweed. Overall, suits are a smart investment since you can style the two pieces separately and create totally new outfits with them.
Belt it with leather pants
Another easy trick to wear your blazer differently is to belt it. This trick works especially well on boyfriend silhouettes or 80’s-style blazers with stronger shoulders. You can even overlap the lapels before belting it for a super cinched look. Pair this combo with with leather pants and pumps for happy hour.
Layer it over a dress
Blazers also allow you to wear your favorite spring dresses early. I love how they add structure and polish to a ruffly or floral number. It’s a look that works for everything – from business meetings and errands to dinner. This look is so easy to personalize for any occasion and can even be worn with sneakers for an easy, day-time outfit.