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How to Style a Black Blazer 5 Ways

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The most cost-effective way to build your wardrobe is with quality pieces you can mix and match to create multiple outfits. The more often and unique ways you can style each piece, the more sustainable your wardrobe becomes. I’d rather have fewer pieces of better quality that are versatile than a zillion cheaper pieces that I know are contributing to our overflowing landfills and don’t provide a living wage for the workers who are making them. For our Over 50 Style Edit this month, Cindy and I share how we wear pieces in multiple ways, and I’m sharing five ways to wear a black blazer.

So what can you wear a black blazer with? I think a better question is, what can’t you wear it with? Oversized blazers are in style for 2022, but any black blazer works. Today I’m styling my black knit riding jacket with plenty of stretch.

Black Blazer And Bootcut Jeans

styling a blazer with bootcut black jeans
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Jeans and a blazer are a go-to look for me during the fall because it’s seldom cold enough for a full-on coat. This casual outfit features black bootcut jeans, black booties, a knit blazer, and a pop of color in my cashmere sweater. I have several pairs of these barely-boot jeans and love the fit.

The sweater is from last year, but Norstrom has brought it back and marked it way down. The nubuck booties are several years old, but they keep bringing them back, probably because they’re so comfy. I added some silver earrings, a liquid silver bracelet that I’ve had forever, and a treasured necklace I don’t bring out enough.

Black Blazer And Formal Skirt

styling a black blazer with long skirt and formal accessories
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A black blazer is easy to travel with because it works for dressy and casual looks alike. Here, I’ve got it with my favorite chiffon long skirt, low kitten heels, and a velvet tank. I grabbed an old suede clutch and added some sparkle with my drop earrings, ancient belt, and old pin.

As I see this, I wonder why I didn’t just wear this to the black-tie gala we attended last weekend. I find a little bit of sparkle goes a long way in outfits, so just dotting it in three places helps the eye move around but keeps it all above the waist. I am on the hunt for someone selling more Babette clothes. She closed her doors back in 2016, and no one has duplicated her look yet. eBay has several pieces here that I’m keeping my eye on.

Black Blazer Over Column Of Color

simple blazer outfit with column of charcoal and snake print booties
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I’ve popped it over a column of charcoal gray here, added a gray pearl lariat for subtle shine and my black and ivory snake print block heel booties. Black coordinates so nicely with all shades of gray, it’s a common pairing for me. This would look great over any color of color, including red, for the holidays.

Black Blazer With Animal Print and Pearls

simple outfit with black blazer and leopard print blouse
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Here, I’m wearing straight blue jeans with an animal print top and simple black booties. I added pearl studs and a few necklaces. Why wear one necklace when you can stack multiple together? The Freshwater Pearl company sent me several of these magnetic closure necklaces to try, so I decided to stack them together. With my arthritic fingers, these magnetic closures are amazing! I added a smooth leather belt to help keep my blouse tucked in.

Black Blazer With Cashmere Tee and Velvet Flats

simple black blazer with straight jeans and velvet flats
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I swapped into flat velvet shoes (sooo comfy), a cashmere tee, add a pin my mom gave me many years ago, and a gossamer thin scarf. Silver hoops and a liquid silver bracelet finish the look. I could have added a bracelet, but I wear so few patterns I felt the scarf added enough detail for a casual day of running errands. I’m always happy when velvet season arrives because these Birdies flats are so comfy and coordinate with many things.

MORE BLACK BLAZERS ON MY RADAR

Let’s hop over to see how Cindy wears her pieces in multiple ways at Cindy Hattersley Design

Thanks for reading, and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.

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