5 Ways to Style a Black Blazer for Spring


A black blazer is one of the most versatile pieces in your closet. It works with any look, be it casual or dressy. For Spring I’ve used my favorite black blazer from COS Stores and styled it 5 different ways. I wanted to give myself a challenge to come up with a variety of looks – a few every-day casual and some that were a little more “grown-up” and going out. But to make this a real challenge, I had to use what was already in my closet. So I dug deep into the depths and pulled together 5 outfits that I really am thrilled with. Take a look below at what I came up with…

I’ve had this relaxed COS blazer for many years and it’s never let me down. For the first look I paired it with an off-white knit dress that I’ve had forever. The dress has alot of black detail and has quite a feminine look. But when paired with the blazer and some black ankle boots, it becomes less precious and much cooler. I love how the boots give the outfit an edgier vibe. Now a dress that felt a little too dressed-up for day feels casual enough to wear anywhere. It works! And I love how it turned out. 

This next look is much more casual and definitely the kind of thing I would wear anytime and anywhere. I used a pair of relaxed, high rise white jeans and paired them with a very cool graphic tee. After I threw on a pair of jeweled sandals and a little shell anklet, the look was complete! I really love how the black blazer contrasts with the all-white. And the neutral sandals add just a touch of shine. This is a great example of my personal style – I’m a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl but love using the blazer and shoes to take the look up a notch. Perfection!

The third look that I came up with for this blazer is my “adult’ look. It’s definitely a going-out feel with the all-black silhouette. Under the black blazer I’m wearing a tank with cut out sides. It has a very bare back and I personally wouldn’t wear it without something over it – so this blazer works perfectly. For the bottoms I used my ankle-length moto-style jeans with zippers. And for the shoes I used a pair of sandals that I’ve had for a long time – they have a little kitten heel with woven front and ankle ties. I think this outfit is exactly what I’d wear to go out to a cocktail party or dinner. I’m kind of obsessed with how it turned out…

For the fourth outfit I pulled out all my favorite pieces from my closet and threw on the black blazer and viola! I had another super cool, casual look. For the top I used a blue and white striped shirt that I’ve been wearing to death since purchasing a few years ago. I paired the shirt with my destroyed denim shorts – lots of holes, fraying and cuffs. These are definitely a part of my summer uniform. The real surprise was how well the strappy ballet flats worked with the look. All I had to do was add a few gold necklaces to finish it off. I absolutely love this fun, easy style vibe – I promise that you’ll find me wearing this on the street next week!

The final look is the trendiest out all five but I have to admit, I fell in love with it as soon as I put it on. I couldn’t decide between all the pics so I used them all – sorry! This look features the blazer belted over bike shorts and is all over Pinterest in street style pics, especially paired with boots. I really love the look with tall boots but I didn’t have any that worked so I decided to use some ankle length cowboy boots. Recently I found this pair when I did a Marie Kondo on my closet and I LOVE the way they look with this outfit. I used my leopard print belt and cinched the crap out of the blazer. And the result – maybe my favorite of all five looks!

I linked some great options for all the above looks below. And I’d love to hear which of the five looks is your favorite… leave me a comment on my say hi page and let me know what you think….

See you soon!.

Utility Chic style is probably one of my favorite looks for Spring. Army greens and camo prints are such classics - they simply never go out of style.

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