Blazers and jeans are essential parts of any wardrobe due to their versatility. Though some may think of the blazer as being business-wear only or jeans as casual, they couldn’t be more wrong, especially when you start playing with these two pieces together. No matter what color, wash or pattern, a blazer and jeans can be styled for an array of different looks.
Styling a Blazer & Jeans for Casual Afternoons
For a casual look, pair a blazer with sand-washed, distressed boyfriend jeans. This type of fit is slouchy, loose and gives off a casual vibe, so the blazer can add a stylish twist to what would be an almost too-casual outfit. Style with a printed top or basic t-shirt. If you want to accessorize, wear a simple necklace or layer dainty necklaces. Completed the look with a classic pair of sneakers. If you’re not keen on wearing boyfriend jeans because of the loose fit, wear a different cut in a light to medium wash.
When wearing your blazer to work, don’t think you’re confined to matching trousers or pants! Depending on how strict your workplace dress code is, you can style your blazer with a dark wash or black jean for an office-chic look. For a more edgy office style, wear a black, wax-coated jean, dark-washed denim button down shirt and a simple bar necklace. If you don’t have a denim button down shirt, swap it for any button down. Stick to dark, solid colors and avoid prints, pastels, and light or overly bright colors like fuchsia or turquoise. Finish the look with a simple pair of black heeled booties.
Styling a Blazer & Jeans for a Date
Create an eye-catching look for a date with a flirty printed top and colored jeans. Style a light-colored blazer over a floral printed top with lace detail, a printed blouse or studded top with feminine flair. Wear this with a pair of gray, colored or white skinny jeans and bold, black platform heels. Explore wearing different colored jeans, unique tops and bold accessories. If you want a dressier look, wear metallic-coated or printed jeans; or accessorize a simple blouse with a statement necklace.