3 Ways to Wear a Blazer After Work and On Weekends

3 Ways to Wear a Blazer After Work and on Weekends

Blazers aren’t just for the office—add one or more of these versatile jackets to your wardrobe for plenty of outfit options. They come in different materials, styles, and colors, along with sizes to fit every body. Here are some ways to wear a blazer outside of work, whether you prefer an understated style or a bold look.

Choosing a Blazer Style

When shopping for a women’s blazer, you’ll find plenty of options to choose from. If you want a blazer with a traditional look, opt for one made from washable wool. Thanks to the addition of polyester and spandex, you can toss one of these blazers in your washing machine for easy cleaning. The blended fabric has a figure-flattering fit, as the spandex provides a light stretch without being tight. Go for black or navy if you want a jacket that goes with virtually any other colors.

Another option is a hopsack blazer. This style has shaped sides for a feminine fit, along with gleaming buttons to contrast against the fabric. The double welt pockets are functional and fashionable, and the blended polyester and wool fabric resists wrinkles so you’ll always look put-together.

If you want a jacket that leans toward the casual side, consider adding a fleece blazer to your wardrobe. For maximum softness, look for brushed fleece with an antistatic finish. Waist darts and princess seams in the front and back give this blazer style a feminine look that flatters every figure.

Choose a twill Ponte blazer if you want a jacket that has formal and casual design elements. The rayon/nylon blend fabric is enhanced with spandex, so it’s form-fitting without being snug. You get the cozy feel of a knit with the tailored look of a blazer, which makes this style one of the most versatile.

Wearing a Blazer with Jeans

Now that we’ve discussed blazer styles, let’s talk about how to wear this ultra-stylish jacket. Jeans are the perfect accompaniment to a blazer, especially if you want an on-trend outfit that can go almost anywhere. You can wear this look for a casual lunch or day spent shopping, or you can dress it up for date night.

An Oxford shirt or other women's white blouses underneath your blazer give this outfit a dressy touch; to make it more casual, opt for a fitted tee under your jacket. When it comes to footwear, you can’t go wrong with ballet flats or a pair of heels depending on the occasion. Boots are also a stylish choice with the blazer-jeans combo, especially if you’re wearing skinny jeans.

Wearing a Blazer with Leggings or Jeggings

Another way to wear a blazer is with leggings or jeggings. These pants are very similar in style; the difference is that jeggings have the look of a skinny jean with even more stretch. You can dress leggings and jeggings up or down, depending on the top, with any shoes and accessories you choose.

The top you choose has a lot to do with your finished look; as mentioned, Oxfords are great for adding a dressy touch. You can even wear a silk blouse under a blazer with leggings or jeggings. Women’s T-shirts are good for adding a relaxed look to this outfit, while a linen top can be worn in the summer to impart a breezy touch. In the winter, pair your leggings or jeggings and blazer with a turtleneck in your favorite color.

Wearing a Blazer with Skirts and Skorts

You can also wear a blazer with a mid length skirt — even if you’re going for a casual style. Knit skirts have a relaxed look for the weekends, or you can choose a skort for the look of a skirt with the comfort of shorts. Choose a khaki skirt or skort for bottoms that pair well with almost any color top. The color combination of khaki bottoms, a white blouse and a black or navy blazer is a classic look that’s office-appropriate and good for after work.

Shorts are even an option for wearing with blazers, especially if you choose a knee-length style. Women's Bermuda shorts have a summery look and offer ample coverage, and they come in various fabrics and colors. Women’s capris are also an option. Choose a fitted pair for a streamlined look or opt for wide-leg cropped pants if you prefer a flowy style.

Accessorizing Your Outfit

Take your after-work look to the next level by adding accessories. A statement necklace can be all you need to add flair to your blazer—think multilayered strands of pearls or a chunky gold-tone chain. Or go delicate with your necklace and wear oversized hoop earrings for an on-trend look. Even a stack of bangles on one or both wrists is enough to add a gleaming touch to any blazer.

Blazers are a versatile wardrobe piece that can be worn in lots of ways. Get creative and experiment with different outfits to find the looks that work for you.

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