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Blue Blazer Fashion Ideas

by Katherine Mitt, studioD

A well-fitting blue blazer is a classic wardrobe staple that, once added to your closet, can quickly become the piece you wear the most. A timeless blue blazer can be paired effortlessly with anything from your finest cocktail dress to your most comfortable weekend outfit, and everything in between. Learning how to style your blue blazer with clothes you likely already have in your closet will instantly expand your outfit options.

Blue and White: Always Classic

White and navy is a classic color combination in fashion, but all shades of blue look fantastic when worn against bright white. Regardless of whether your blazer is navy, cobalt, or powder blue, use it to create a perfect summer outfit by wearing it with a great pair of white pants. Let the contrasting blue and white remain the focal point of your outfit by keeping the rest of the look fairly basic – a white silk blouse, gold sandals or tan leather loafers, depending on the weather, and an oversized gold chain-link necklace. For an ultra-feminine blue-and-white look, pair your blue blazer with a pleated white skirt. Add a white chiffon shirt, tucked into the skirt to highlight your waistline, and some brown leather high-heeled sandals. Give your outfit a nautical vibe by accessorizing with a red statement necklace, or keep things more simple with a delicate necklace with a small anchor-shaped charm.

Dresses: From Day to Night

A blue blazer instantly injects stylish sophistication into any outfit and is a fantastic complement to a wide range of dresses. For example, wear your blazer to work with a tweed shift dress for some office-appropriate layering. Keep your entire look professional with classic black patent pumps, pearl stud earrings, and a simple silver necklace. At your next cocktail party, throw your blue blazer on over a slinky, black sequined dress. Complete the look with a sexy pair of black evening shoes, diamond stud earrings, and a metallic envelope clutch. If the lining on your blazer complements the rest of your outfit, roll the sleeves up a little for a night-out, low key vibe. Your blue blazer can also add some polish to your most casual weekend dresses. Wear your blue blazer over a bright green jersey dress, and add a cream-colored pair of ballet flats, a flirty ponytail, and gold hoop earrings for the perfect Saturday ensemble. When wearing a blazer over any dress, avoid creating unnecessary bulk by ensuring that your blazer nips in slightly at the waist to highlight your natural shape and define your waistline.

Shorts: Summer Sophistication

For a fun – but still sophisticated – warm weather look, wear your blue blazer with a pair of blue canvas shorts and a blush chiffon blouse. Complete the look with a brightly colored statement necklace, a fabulous brown leather bag or clutch, and a sleek pair of nude, pointy-toed pumps, which will offer leg-lengthening benefits. Or, if you like the concept of shorts and a blazer but aren’t in the mood for such a dressed-up look, wear your blazer with a pair of denim cutoffs. Keep the look low-key with a well-fitting white tee-shirt, black canvas slip-on shoes, and a simple gold pendant necklace and basic stud earrings.

Denim: Dress it Up

Break out of your Saturday jeans-and-a-tee rut by throwing on a blazer with your best blue jeans. A blazer – even when worn with a basic tee-shirt – will instantly improve your denim look, and will take you effortlessly from day to night with nothing more than a few small outfit tweaks. During the day, wear your blazer over a brightly colored tee-shirt, a pair of black or tan flats or sandals, and minimalistic, delicate gold jewelry. Finish the daytime look with a leather purse in a classic shape. For evening, switch out your tee-shirt for a slinky black camisole. Add patent black pointy-toe pumps, a colorful statement necklace, and a nude or metallic clutch, and you’ll be all set for a fun night out on the town. To up the ante on your evening look even more, put your hair in a sassy topknot and add a swipe of hot pink lipstick.

About the Author

Katherine Mitt has been contributing to online publications since 2009, focusing primarily on fashion and style topics. She holds a B.A. in English from a small liberal arts school.

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