This post: Kristy’s guide on how to casually style a blazer for an effortless workday or weekend look.
I have always loved blazers. Thanks to fashion icons like Kate Middleton and Megan Markle, they are definitely trending. But guess what? I wore blazers in the 90s (long before “preppy” was in style). Yes, I did. And, yes, my teenage peers thought I was weird. (“Why do you dress like an adult, Kristy?“)
Now that blazers are a thing – and I’m finally “old enough” to wear them (wink)- I happily throw them over everything from dresses and tees to silk tops and cashmere sweaters.
Today I’m going to show you a simple outfit idea, featuring just three pieces:
- a cropped tweed blazer
- a Breton top
- a pair of straight leg trousers
This look is perfect for business casual workwear, or throw it together for a weekend brunch.
You can shop the pieces in my LTK boutique (take a look now), or simply click the links throughout this post. Enjoy!
How To Casually Style a Blazer
In just three easy steps!
1. Start With a Tailored Jacket
To achieve a preppy but business casual look, opt for a tailored but open-front blazer. Oversized jackets are trending right now, but I find that a tailored cut pulls off this look a lot better.
Optionally, you can simply leave your blazer unbuttoned. But an open front blazer automatically lends an understated sense of style.
For my outfit, I chose a cropped, tweed blazer by Ann Taylor. The bracelet length sleeves look sharp, but are easy to move around in. If you’re planning to style your blazer with a striped top (see below), opt for a solid or lightly patterned print. My blazer is a tightly woven, navy-and-white tweed.
2. Style with a Breton top.
I can’t tell you how much I love Breton tops! They literally go with anything in a preppy wardrobe, but they’re especially chic worn under an open jacket.
3. Complete the look with a pair of dark wash trousers.
If you really want to know how to casually style a blazer, look no further than a pair of dark wash denim trousers. I chose a pair of straight leg, nautical-inspired jeans by Michael Kor. (Similar styles here and here.)
Choose whatever cut suits your body type best; straight leg, flat front works well for my inverted triangle/rectangle body shape.
Bonus Step :: Polish off your outfit with accessories.
I’m a minimalist when it comes to accessories. I have a few, staple pairs of shoes, several hand bags, and favorite jewelry that I wear with pretty much everything.
For this business casual look, I wore
- recycled silver mini hoops, from & Other Stories
- a dog tag necklace, in support of our daughter who is serving in the army (similar here)
- a brown leather, vintage hand bag (similar here)
- Natalie leather flats in “saddle,” by Sarah Flint (Use code SARAHFLINT-BAKRISTYL to save $50 off your own pair)
What do you think of this look? How would you style these pieces?
Drop a comment below + let’s chat!
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