How to Style a blazer

A blazer is a key item in your wardrobe so learning how to style one for different occasions, with jeans, for work, over a dress or casual weekend will instantly update and add more options to your outfit combinations. This means they can potentially be worn during the day, special outings and evening celebrations.

Jacket for daywear

This is my suit jacket, now worn as a day blazer with jeans and t-shirt.


A modern day layer with jeans or a smart shoulder cover in the evening, the blazer adds a continental chic we all love. Oversized or fitted, they both can work, depending on your preference.

How to wear a blazer and what occasions.

You may have a business jacket kept for smart, but if you are now working from home more often, try wearing it over a stripe t-shirt, jeans and trainers. Or this cotton jersey options by White Stuff for more weekend casual.

Oversized with shorts and t-shirt, like this chocolate pure linen version from Pure Collection, adding a metallic belt for dressier dates.

This Longline cream version from &Other Stories offers a simple style over slim line black.

Neater and more structured from Marks & Spencer, this textured cotton/poly blend, also comes in navy, adds a more feminine touch in baby blue with a white base.

A subtle ticking stripe by Boden is still an easy neutral, just as good over jeans, white trousers or a work option over black.



  • At the moment a little on the looser side is more modern. 
  • Keep the colour fairly neutral so it works over everything. 
  • Try to layer a longer shirt under a more fitted blazer.
  • Think about fabric, linen is cooler but will crease at elbows.
  • Mid weight linen/cotton with a little elastane is a great blend.
  • Second hand jackets are a great buy, the better brands last longer.
  • Try a man’s second hand jacket for the oversized look.
  • Go down in size if you prefer a neater fit, to really clinch in the waist.
  • A pretty dress works with a mannish jacket either draped over your shoulders or worn with sleeves turned up.

Other ways to wear as inspired by images on Pinterest.

how to style a blazer over dress

Long line and floaty animal print

how to style a blazer over printed dress

Mannish tailoring over power print and boots

how to style a jacket over a dress

Tailored jacket over silky dress with trainers

how to style a blazer with jeans

Smart and edgy styling in one.

Whether it’s a Spring blazer or Winter jacket, the tailored shape is a winner all round so check out your own wardrobe first and then see which style suits you best, neat and fitted or longline and oversized. It’s a timeless trend to get right so learning how to style a blazer for you own lifestyle and different occasions will be a key life long friend.

I would love to help find the right one for you if you need some direction. Check out my services HERE. Virtual online now available.

Keep well, Kirstie xx