What Kinds of Pants Go Well With a Tan Blazer?

by Pamela Simmons

Lauren Conrad pairs her blazer with black leggings.

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The fantastic thing about tan blazers is that they work with tons of other pieces. Your blazer can be structured or more relaxed, which means that this versatile piece can be paired with different types of pants to make it cool, feminine or conservative, ensuring you get tons of very fashionable mileage out of your look.

Leggings

Give your blazer a cool edge by pairing it with leggings. Up the ante even more by switching out your regular leggings for black leather ones. The contrast of daring leggings on the bottom and a more structured blazer up top makes for an interesting combination. If you'd rather play with shapes, a relaxed boyfriend blazer -- which works with any material legging -- also works. Go neutral all over by slipping on a black tunic up top. Throw on your blazer and don a pair of ankle boots to finish things off -- black and tan shades both work here.

Jeans

Use your tan blazer to dress up jeans. A tailored tan blazer works just as well with skinny-fit denim as it does with boot-cut styles -- any wash will work. If you're wearing a slouchier blazer, fitted jean styles work best. Go all-over slouchy by pairing a looser-fit boyfriend blazer with similarly loos-fit boyfriend jeans, or stay structured up top with a fitted blazer and use your boyfriend jeans for volume below.

Slacks

Keep your look crisp and cool by by pairing your tan blazer with white slacks. A pair of easy, roomy white slacks is incredibly chic and makes for a workable office look. Your slacks can be more flowy and easy or can come in slim-leg fits, depending on your preference. Fitted blazers pair well with both flowy and slim-leg slacks, while slouchier ones are better matched with the slim-leg styles.

Shorts

Mix conservative with sexy by wearing your tan blazer with shorts. Dressed-up, polished shorts in fabrics similar to your blazer are a sexier spin on a suit and can be worn during the day and out for drinks at night. Less dressy shorts like denim cut-offs and khakis also fit the bill. Make your look more interesting by picking unexpected fabrics like knits and lace. Because of the length of shorts, both fitted and slouchy blazer styles work.

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About the Author

Pamela Simmons has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles on fashion, beauty and other topics have appeared on Denim Therapy and other websites. Simmons serves as an editor and public relations manager for CHIC.TV. She holds a Bachelor of Science in international affairs from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University.