How To Casually Style a Blazer for Work or a Weekend Day Out

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
How To Casually Style a Blazer
Timeless, simple, and chic.

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.

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This piece has been a staple in my fall capsule for several years, but you can find something similar here and here.

2. Style with a Breton top.

I wore my blazer over a navy-and-white Breton top. (Find something similar here and here.)

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.

My favorite Breton tops have come from Boden and & Other Stories, but I’ve picked them up from consignment stores and even Wal-mart.

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.

If you want to mix things up a bit, dark wash skinny jeans or a pencil skirt would look amazing, too.

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.

How To Casually Style a Blazer | Simply Kristy Lynn

For this business casual look, I wore

Tell me.

What do you think of this look? How would you style these pieces?

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