Blazers can often come across as too formal and suited more for a work meeting. But blazers have come so far with a variety of colors and pattern options. They are no longer boring but add a nice layer to lots of outfits while looking and feeling polished (and fun!). So, here are a few of my favorite ways to wear blazers right now…
Outfit 1 – Velvet Blazer
This super soft velvet blazer is way more low key than the structured, traditional blazers of the past. It runs longer in length to give it a bit of a duster vibe and drapes well on top of lots of pieces for this time of year. I love this deep blue color over a simple white tee and patterned pants and topped with a great pair of clogs.
Sources: Endless Rose Blue Velvet Blazer rented from Nuuly, white tee, Odells Pants, Bryr Clogs in Agave.
Outfit 2 – Solid Blazer
Forget your boring black blazer and add a great solid color to your closet instead! I got a XL kids’ size blazer here for a more cropped cut (tip: this is a great option if you are petite to shop the larger sizes in the kids’ section). Layered over a pink vintage jumpsuit and paired with some pink boots, this mixes fancy and casual for a full-on pink power outfit.
Sources: Zara Kids Blazer (past season), vintage jumpsuit, Red Wing Heritage Boots.
Outfit 3 – Floral Blazer
A floral blazer can have a different vibe depending on the colors, scale, and style of the pattern. Typically, I’d go for bold, large scale florals. But for a blazer, this smaller scale print feels a little more versatile. I paired this light blue blazer over a lace dress for a soft and feminine look perfect for a weekend brunch or baby shower.
Sources: Mille Dress, Sister Jane Floral Blazer (rented from Nuuly), Loeffler Randall flats.
Outfit 4 – Color Block Blazer
This blazer is soft with a minimal collar making it more casual and easy to wear. I love two-tone colors to pair with a neutral outfit or to add to a colorful one!
Sources: Hutch Blazer (rented from Nuuly), Celia B dress, Loeffler Randall flats, and Sassy Jones necklace.
Very cute! Any chance you’d want to bring back more size inclusive modeling shoots? I always loved your array of beautifully cool women in various sizes rocking a style.
Hi Sarah, Yes I loved those too! That was the former Oh Joy team of beautifully cool women :). We have scaled our team back so we’re no longer able to do those exact shoots anymore. I am always looking out for items and brands to share that are size inclusive since I only represent one size and one body type. Often my shopping guides will mention the size ranges, too. Check these out and stay tuned for one involving vintage coming within the next week: https://ohjoy.com/my_weblog/2021/12/inclusive-size-brands-i-love.html
We also have something else very special that’s size inclusive coming this spring so stay tuned for that 🙂
Great inspo – always find blazers tough to approach but they’re NOT!