Ask a Stylist: New Ways to Wear a White Blazer

By  April 24, 2013

Q: I just bought a gorgeous white blazer. I’ve got the jeans look down. Now what? Do you have any other ideas for wearing this new addition to my closet?

A: I consider a white blazer to be a wardrobe staple so that means the possibilities for this garment are endless.  Take from day to night, from spring to fall – your white blazer is always going to be chic.

Here are a few of my favorite ways to rock a white blazer:

Blazer // Blouse // Skirt // Shoes // Belt // Bag

Office Appropriate – For an office-ready look pair your white blazer with a black pencil skirt (bonus points if it’s leather) and a chic patterned blouse.  Up the style factor by incorporating bold pops of colors like an orange tote bag and blue. Defining your waist is key, especially with a boxier blazer, throwing on a simple waist-cinching belt will do the trick.

Blazer // Shorts // Tank // Sandals // Bracelet

Summertime Chic – A blazer doesn’t have to be reserved for an office look. You can wear a blazer in almost any situation. I love adding a blazer to an otherwise casual getup – it really polishes the look. Here I took a fun pair of printed shorts, a simple tank and sandals. To that I added a blazer and a fancy piece of jewelry. Those elements stepped up this look at least two notches. Wouldn’t you agree?

Blazer // Dress // Shoes // Earrings // Clutch

Night Out on the Town – There comes a point in every woman’s social life when wearing more somehow becomes sexier than wearing less. Instead of donning a skimpy mini dress all on its own, class it up with a white blazer. Throw on a great pair of shoes, statement jewelry, and a not-so-basic clutch to instantly look like a million bucks

So there are three more ways to rock your new white blazer. Get crazy and experiment with more looks on your own. Just remember, since white is a neutral its almost impossible to get it wrong.

Lauren Messiah, is a Los Angeles based stylist and the creator of LaurenMessiah.com, a blog about designer deals, the hottest trends, and Lauren’s life as a fashion stylist.Lauren styles some of Hollywood’s most successful women in entertainment, celebrities, fashion editorials, and national ad campaigns. Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Grazia, WWD, OK! Magazine and Health Magazine.