Blazers Are This Fall’s Must-Have Item. Here Are 5 Ways To Style A Blazer

Fall is almost here (insert excited squeal!). If you’ve been anticipating the cooler seasons with home décor purchases and a general inclination to darker colors, I’m certain you’ve been eyeballing some new fall pieces to add to your wardrobe.

By Alyssa Vandermeulen3 min read
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While new denim, boots, and cozy sweaters seem like natural additions for the upcoming season, let me introduce you to your new fall favorite: the blazer. With workwear basics quickly becoming casual clothing, the blazer is a great piece to have in your wardrobe this fall. Leather and plaid blazers are easy to wear and instantly elevate an outfit. Neutral colors can also work for the fall season, especially with a monochrome look or as a pop of color over a darker fit. 

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Leather (or pleather) everything will be a major fabric of the season, so adding a new piece will extend the seasonal life of your wardrobe greatly. Leather blazers in black and brown are currently trending, and they have a lot of potential in terms of fall and winter outfits. Stay away from cropped versions of the blazer, and stick with a traditional or slightly oversized fit so the piece doesn’t lose value at the end of the season. If you’re willing to splurge for a leather blazer, this one from Free People is the perfect amount of slouchy and sophisticated and will last for generations to come.

Free People Brooke Blazer, $350

For a more budget-friendly pick, this adorable blazer from Urban Outfitters gets great reviews and looks Insta-worthy! 

Urban Outfitters Jules Faux Leather Blazer, $99

Classic plaid and patterned blazers are also great for an autumn aesthetic. If you’re ready to rewatch Gilmore Girls for the seventh time, this patterned Anthropologie blazer is perfect for lunch dates or any other weekend plans.

Anthropologie Favorite Daughter The Break-Up Blazer, $298

Another great color option for the fall is charcoal gray. The moody middle between neutrals, gray matches with everything and can go from professional to party easily. This blazer from Everlane is absolute perfection.

Everlane Oversized Blazer, $228

If you want to try out the trend without committing to a pricier pick, this blazer from Buckle is an adorable pattern that you will get tons of use out of in your wardrobe this season. 

Buckle Timing Plaid Blazer, $63

Whether you need to dust off your blazer for the office or purchase an updated version of your favorite leather jacket, there are so many options that would make great fall pieces! But how will you style it? 

1. Monochromatic Moment

One of the easiest ways to style a blazer for fall is with a full matching ensemble. A leather blazer is a great way to add texture to a monochrome look, and can be paired with trousers or black denim for a sophisticated, but casual, fall outfit. This easy outfit is also a great time to pull out your knee-high boots for added elegance. If you strive to look put-together with minimal effort, the monochromatic blazer look was made for you!

2. Short Skirts

One simple way to combat the changing fall weather is to balance your outfit’s layers. For example, cooler weather is a great time to wear a blazer over a short skirt or even a mini dress. Leather shorts are also a great way to style a blazer, especially if you keep the colors neutral for fall! This easy date night look pairs well with platform boots and a smokey eye for a moody fall look that will definitely turn heads!

3. Business Casual 

Take your look out of the office with a simple dressed-down blazer look. Jeans and a blazer are a great combo for a night out or after-work drinks with your favorite coworkers. The key is to style your blazer the way you would style a coat, or even a cardigan, for an elevated look as the temperature begins to drop. Don’t let the confines of professional clothing rob you of the weekend style options of your favorite blazer!

4. Black and White 

A simple and memorable contrast. If you believe in wearing white after Labor Day, this look is for you! Pair either a black or white blazer with the alternating color underneath. This color combination works with pants or a dress, and adds the perfect amount of sophistication if you’ve been looking to spice up your office wardrobe. 

5. Transitional Style

If you live somewhere where the four seasons are a joke (hello, Southern California), then you know that fall is simply an extension of summer with semi-cooler days. A blazer is a perfect way to transition your summer style to fall! Throw on a blazer over a simple tee and shorts to extend the seasonal life of your summer basics. 

Closing Thoughts

The blazer is a must-have item for the fall season. How are you planning on wearing yours?

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