Have you ever wanted to know what to wear with a black blazer? A black blazer is the creme de la creme of wardrobe staples. It’s a versatile piece that will see you through the years — from job interviews and office meetings to nights out and casual weekends. I should know, I wore my favourite black blazer almost every day until one day, it disappeared from my wardrobe never to be seen again. Because I’m now on the hunt for a new one, I thought I could take you on this journey with me and share how to style a black blazer and explore some of the best black blazer outfit ideas you can recreate.
Before we dive in first, it’s important to mention that a black blazer is an essential piece for any capsule wardrobe. It can elevate any outfit and give it a polished touch. It’s also incredibly versatile, making it easy to create various looks with just one piece. Needless to say, you should be willing to splurge a little on a good-quality black blazer as it will last you for years to come.
Side note: if you’re interested in building a capsule wardrobe make sure you check out our post How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe.
When it comes to choosing a black blazer, I opt for a more oversized, masculine fit as tends to be more timeless than other styles. The one I used to love was actually a men’s black blazer, so if you still can’t find one that’s right for you, I’d look at the men’s sections too. Always (ALWAYS) choose a fabric that’s high quality, such as wool or twill, and make sure it’s properly lined to avoid any awkward clinging.
Now that we have the basics down, let’s dive into how to style a black blazer.
How To Style A Black Blazer
How To Style A Black Blazer With Jeans
If you want to dress down a blazer, this is it. Jeans are the obvious choice—when we’re talking everyday wear at least. A black blazer with jeans is an effortless look, that can look good on absolutely anyone. To dress it up, opt for skinny or straight-leg jeans and add a pair of sleek black boots. For a more casual look, go for boyfriend or mom jeans with sneakers. Just make sure to avoid pairing baggy denim with an oversized blazer because you’ll risk looking frumpy.
If you lean more towards building a Scandinavian capsule wardrobe, then a pair of blue denim jeans and a black blazer should be your go-to combination. It’s effortless, paired with some Adidas Sambas and a white tee.
Black Blazer / Lace Top / Jeans / Belt / Sneakers / Sunglasses
If Parisian style is more your thing, then a pair of dark blue denim to create a black blazer outfit is perfect. Just like above, it will give you that chic, timeless look paired with a red lip and black leather belt. I personally love the contrast of lace styled under a blazer like this too—it’s a great sophisticated outfit for fall and winter.
If you don’t often wear blue denim (like myself), then I’d pair your black blazer with washed black denim jeans. They’re just dark enough to be classic, but the wash makes them casual enough to wear every day.
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How To Style A Blazer For A Casual Outfit
Speaking of everyday wear, a black blazer casual outfit is an easy way to get more wear out of your blazers. I would recommend wearing a white T-shirt, some relaxed trousers for an easy everyday look. Or, try a black blazer and a skirt and dressing it up with some statement jewellery like a bangle and earrings. I love this outfit as it’s so perfect for summer and you can easily layer on top when the weather starts to cool down.
Black Blazer / Skirt / T-shirt / Sunglasses / Loafers / Earrings / Bag
You could also opt for a more feminine look with a flowy dress and boots. This is great for those days when you want to feel dressed up without putting in too much effort. The black blazer adds structure to dress and gives the outfit a bit of edge.
Blazer Date Night Outfit Ideas
Going on a date and want to look sophisticated yet stylish? A black blazer can be your go-to piece for this occasion. You can dress up a simple slip dress with a black blazer and heels or go for a more edgy look by pairing it with lace pants and ankle boots.
Black Blazer / Red Top / Red Skirt / Heels / Earrings
I’ll never stop talking about cherry red and I think it deserves a mention when it comes to date night outfits. A satin top and skirt is the perfect pop of colour to wear with your black blazer. Add some strappy sandals and statement earrings for a show-stopping look.
Another way to style a blazer for date night is by layering it over a camisole and black fitted trousers and adding statement earrings. This creates a versatile look that can transition from dinner to dancing effortlessly.
Black Blazer / Lace Dress / Heels / Bag / Earrings
Wanting to know how to wear a blazer with a dress? Lace is having a full moment this year, so this dress is perfect for a fancy dinner out. With the black blazer, it adds a bit of edge so you don’t look too over-the-top. Instead of sticking to all black, add a French flare with subtle pops of brown—a handbag and strappy heels are perfect for this. Then, add some minimal jewellery and you’re ready for chic date night.
How To Style A Blazer and Skirt Set
For a more fashion-forward look, try wearing a black blazer with a matching skirt. This creates a coordinated set that looks both elegant and trendy. For this look, I think a structured mini skirt looks best because it balances out the oversized blazer. You can also add a belt to cinch in your waist and accentuate your shape.
Underneath, you can play with different tops such as a sleek turtleneck or a cropped top to change up the look. I personally love the white lace contrast with this black top below—it adds a feminine touch to the masculine blazer without stealing the show.
Black Blazer / Lace Top / Skirt / Heels / Sunglasses / Earrings
A blazer and skirt set could easily be styled for whatever you have on. Whether that’s to work, out for dinner or a special event. It’s such an easy go-to outfit that looks incredibly put together with minimal effort.
The business casual blazer Outfit
A black blazer is a staple piece for any professional wardrobe. However, styling it for the office can sometimes be challenging. Here are some tips to help you create chic and polished looks with a black blazer in the workplace.
- Go Monochrome: One of the easiest ways to style a black blazer for the office is by creating a monochrome look. Pair your blazer with black trousers or a black pencil skirt for a sleek and sophisticated outfit. You can also add a touch of colour with a statement blouse or top.
- Add Structure: A blazer is the perfect way to add structure to any outfit. If you’re wearing a flowy dress, throw on a black blazer to instantly elevate the look and make it office-appropriate. This is also a great way to transition from work to after-work drinks.
- Belt It: Adding a belt to your black blazer can instantly transform it into a more feminine and elegant piece. This is especially helpful for oversized or boxy blazers, as it cinches in the waist and creates a more flattering silhouette.
A great way to keep it office-appropriate and business casual, but with a fashion-girl spin, is by pairing a waistcoat and trousers with a black blazer. This creates a layered and structured look that is both stylish and professional. This can be done so many ways, whether it be with a cropped striped waistcoat like above, or an all-black ensemble with a black waistcoat and trousers. You could even switch out the waistcoat for a vest top or camisole if you prefer.
How To Style A Blazer Dress
The best part about investing in an oversized blazer is that it can double up as a dress. Trust me, it works. By cinching the blazer at the waist with a belt and adding some thigh-high boots or heels, you instantly have a chic and sophisticated outfit. Or, if you want to keep the boxy shape, add some leggings or tights underneath. This is a great option for a night out or a fancy event.
If you’re looking to buy a blazer dress, my hot tip is to buy one that has a removable belt. That way, you can wear it open as a regular blazer too.
Another fun way to style a blazer dress is by layering a shirt or turtleneck underneath that peers out. This adds some dimension and interest to the outfit while also keeping you warm in cooler months.
As I said before, a black blazer is truly a key piece for any wardrobe. Whether it’s for date night, work, or a casual outing, there are countless ways to style it and make styling a black blazer your own.
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