6 Different Ways to Wear a Classic Blazer

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Photo credit: Hearst

The blazer has escaped its boardroom confines to become a true closet staple, more polished than the cardigan and a lighter layer than the trench coat, it is the answer to any outfit quandary. There are no limits to how you can style a blazer, whether you opt for a classic navy topper with a white t-shirt and jeans, an oversize linen style with leather shorts or a mini skirt, or even with sweatpants a la Tracee Ellis Ross. We've highlighted six outfits to help you untap the power of a great blazer.

Wear with... A Pop of Color

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Photo credit: Edward Berthelot - Getty Images

On days when you don't know what to wear, a white shirt, black blazer, and high-heel combo will never fail you. Bonus points if you throw a bright hue into the mix.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Wear with... Neutrals

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Photo credit: Tom Wargacki - Getty Images

Monochromatic dressing is as fresh as ever, we love the idea of topping an all-white ensemble with a crisp blazer—yes, even after Labor Day (hey, if it is good enough for Princess Diana...).

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Wear with... Sweats (Yes)

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Photo credit: gotpap/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

Welcome to your airport outfit, Zoom uniform, and early morning coffee run ensemble all in one. A long-cut blazer and high-top sneakers make sweatpants look sophisticated.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Wear with... a Silk Set

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Photo credit: Ron Galella, Ltd. - Getty Images

A blazer over a feminine evening outfit lands that perfect mix of masculine and feminine—Bianca Jagger would know.

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Wear with... Matching Accessories

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Photo credit: Christian Vierig - Getty Images

Ditch the knee-length skirt and opt for a mini moment (we predict they are coming back). A blazer and a mini-skirt create a super feminine silhouette, especially with Mary Janes to match.

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Wear with... a Suit

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Photo credit: Fotos International - Getty Images

Ok, ok, this one might seem obvious, but don’t be fooled: a modern suit is a layering opportunity that will land you on the best-dressed list. For extra points, add a fresh flower.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

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