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How to Wear a Boyfriend Blazer


Boyfriend blazers are a hot trend right now, but they are more than just one-trick-pony jackets! Boyfriend blazers are super versatile: they can easily be worn casually for a day of classes, but they can also be dressed up for any event without much effort at all.

These blazers can come in a wide variety of styles, cuts, colors, and patterns. First, we’ll look at more classic cuts and colors, but then we’ll move on to something a little more adventurous!

Outfit #1

Tips on how to wear a boyfriend blazer

Product Information: Black Boyfriend Blazer and Skinny Jeans – Dorothy Perkins. White tee shirt – Browns Fashion. Black cowboy boots – American Eagle Outfitters. Necklace – Yes Style. Bangles – Torrid. Tote bag – Yes Style.

This would be a great chic, classic, and comfortable outfit to wear to class! It includes all the basics: a great black boyfriend blazer, a plain white tee shirt, chic skinny jeans, and black boots. With that as a foundation, there is plenty of room to play with accessories! You could trade out the white tee for a fancier blouse and switch up the color scheme for a wide variety of looks that could be worn just about anywhere.

Outfit #2

How to wear a boyfriend jacket

Product Information: Gray Boyfriend Blazer – New Look. Green Cap Sleeve Sweater – Old Navy. Black Bootcut Trousers – Topshop. Black Pumps – Target. Black Bag – Peacocks. Black Onyx Necklace – Bangles – Buckle.

This outfit is similar to the first outfit, but with a few key changes that make it perfect for any kind of professional setting. I love the heather gray color of the blazer and I especially love it paired with the bright kelly green of the sweater! The trousers, pumps, and bag are all classic styles in basic black – basic pieces that most people probably already own. This would be a great outfit for an interview – simple and classic, but still extremely chic.

Outfit #3

Outfit idea for how to wear a boyfriend jacket

Product Information: Black Double-Breasted Boyfriend Blazer – Oli. Floral Woven Dress – Forever 21. Michael Antonio Pumps – Piperlime. Black Tights – American Eagle Outfitters. Earrings – Payless. Aldo Bracelet – Aldo. Diamante Clutch – Oli.

Looking for something a little different than the usual boyfriend blazer? I think this might be what you’re looking for! The fit of this jacket is still like that of a boyfriend blazer, but the double-breasted cut makes it just a little more feminine and dressy. The cut is just a little detail that makes this boyfriend blazer truly special.

This could be a great date outfit for a chilly night – I paired the blazer with a pretty floral dress, black tights, and pretty purple pumps. Add your favorite jewelry to make this outfit as unique as you are!

Outfit #4

How to wear a boyfriend blazer

Product Information: Check Boyfriend Blazer – Topshop. Crafted Skinny Panel Jeans – Republic. Red boyfriend tank – Hollister. Brown Cross Body Bag – Monsoon. Red Slouch Ankle Boots – Peacocks. Betsey Johnson Plaid Heart Bracelet – Betsey Johnson. Copper Art Deco Earrings –

Maybe you want something a little bolder than just a plain black, blue, or gray blazer. If so, this is the one for you! It’s plaid without being too plaid (if that makes sense) its colors are perfect for fall. I paired this blazer with pieces in similar colors – a red tank top, red ankle boots, and a brown bag to bring the right amount of color to the outfit. The bracelet and earrings will add brightness and interest, without making the look too busy.

What Do You Think?

How would you wear these boyfriend blazers? And how do you wear your boyfriend blazer? Let your voice be heard in the comments!

Posted on on October 3, 2009 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , ,

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35 Responses to “How to Wear a Boyfriend Blazer”

  1. 1
    October 3rd, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I would definitely wear Outfits 1 and 4. This is one of my favorite trends.

  2. 2
    October 3rd, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I love this style. I think it is great to mix men’s and women’s fashion.

  3. 3
    October 3rd, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Just bought a new blazer, so those ideas are very welcome. Outfit # 4 however is absolutely amazing. Love the blazer and all the items together are a perfect match. I definetely will look for a blazer like that.

    Thanks for the tips!

  4. 4
    October 3rd, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I love the fourth outfit!

  5. 5
    October 3rd, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I love all of these outfits! The first and fourth ones are my favorite!

  6. 6
    October 3rd, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I love these outfits. I usually wear my boyfriend blazer with skinny jeans.
    Cute outfits and love those purple pumps.

  7. 7
    October 3rd, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I love that plaid blazer! I thought this was a good article, I like these how-to-wear ones, especially when it’s a piece that takes a little more effort and planning.

  8. 8
    October 3rd, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I was just thinking this morning about requesting an article on how to wear the blazer. Weird.
    Also, you all are geniuses.

  9. 9
    October 3rd, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    The boyfriend blazer is one of my favorite trends right now! All the outfits look great but I especially love Outfit #4! Great article.

  10. 10
    October 3rd, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I ADORE the boyfriend blazer. And you can get really awesome ones in thrift shops and on sales. I use them a lot these days over casual summer dresses like #3 to make a dress suitable for the office if you’re currently doing an internship.

    For the fall I have this sweet white-eyelet dress which I put my black blazer over, black stockings and pumps and made for a perfect Monday outfit. One of my interns loved it and she rocked it this last week – very apropo.

  11. 11
    October 4th, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Great outfits and I also love the boyfriend blazer look. I like to pair it with feminine items to lighten things up. I usually avoid bags that look a little sporty though (like the tote in #1). For me leather or patent bags are more in sync with a blazer.

  12. 12
    October 4th, 2009 at 10:45 am

    All of these outfits are so cute, but I especially love outfit number four. I never would have thought of a printed boyfriend blazer, it’s brilliant. I’m going shopping for one ASAP. Love that college fashion is updating so often now, keep up the good work!

  13. 13
    October 4th, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I’m glad you all love these blazers! The fourth was a big favorite of mine as well – the colors in it are so great for fall! I love hearing your feedback :)

  14. 14
    October 4th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Great post! I LOVE the plaid blazer from topshop- SO GENIUS!! I’ve shopped around quite a bit for them, but still havent seemed to find the right one for me. Great outfits you put together- I especially like the 1st and 4th.

  15. 15
    October 4th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Now I want to buy a blazer! :) I love the third outfit, it’s way feminine and pretty!! I’m also likng the fourth outfit too!

    I saw Sarah from comment 8 that she wanted to request an article. How do u request articles?? I have some ideas. :)

  16. 16
    October 4th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Vivi – you can always e-mail Zephyr (, use this contact form: or you can request anything in comments on any article – the idea of this article was actually requested in another article I wrote!

    I definitely get ideas from you guys, so don’t be afraid to tell us what you want to hear on CF – we are always looking for great ideas.

  17. 17
    October 4th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Love this article! I really like outfits 1 and 2!

  18. 18
    October 4th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Very pretty! My best inspiration for how to incorporate menswear classics without it looking too androgynous came from J. Crew’s fall collection this year…absolutely beautiful mixed with pearls, t-strap heels, messy updos, tights, muted shades of brown, pink, and cream. Like an old photo rediscovered in the new world.

  19. 19
    October 4th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Outfits 1 & 2 are really nice, certainly something I could see myself wearing.

  20. 20
    October 6th, 2009 at 4:20 am

    All outfits are really cute ! I love the boyfriend blazers !
    Nice post =)

  21. 21
    October 6th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    These are the best outfits yet! Great job Michelle. My personal favorite outfit is #3. The feminine cut is very chic, and the purple pumps are adorable – especially with the matching dress and accessories. I also love the boots in outfit #1 and #4.

    I would love to see an article on scarves. I’ve seen lots of people donning adorable scarves with the recent winter weather, and I would love to see some of the options and styles out there. I’d be interested to read how best to wear them with different outfits, from casual to dressy.

  22. 22
    October 7th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    I am in LOVE with the third outfit. I need it. NOW.

  23. 23
    October 7th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    But meant to say FOURTH. :)
    Perfect school outfit.

  24. 24
    November 2nd, 2009 at 2:49 am

    i love all these blazers… u sort out my big problem dat what i should wear dat i ll look smart during my office partyyy,… i loved the #4 dress…. thnx

  25. 25
    December 23rd, 2009 at 3:34 am

    hey i love this look.
    i love the plaid blazer.
    the green sweater with the grey blazer looks great but i would wear black skinny jeans( not a trouser person unless its formal)
    the first option is always a classic look.
    would this work without jewelry?

  26. 26
    January 2nd, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Actually, really wearing high heeled boots is a no-no with the boyfriend blazer…
    check here for a really useful list of do’s and don’ts of ways to wear the boyfriend blazer! :)

  27. 27
    January 28th, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Hello think that balzers are very nice to wear but you got to understand how much it is going to cost because they cost loads of money to buy from and plus i don’t think that you children would want to let your mother or father to buy a blazer for ¬£229.00 quid i don’t think so. And plus if you think about it blazers are trendy smart speacilly for girls and boys for school or at work or anywhere else you can wear anything like skirt/ trouers/ and for foot wear you can put on dolly shoes or boots or normal shoes with a high heel on it and you can even wear make-up to go with it like eye liner or mascara or lipgloss or lipstick or blusher or foundition.

  28. 28
    August 23rd, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I know this article is from a few months back, but I just stumbled upon it. I really love the look of blazers, and I want to buy one, but I’m very chesty and I’m afraid it won’t look good. Do you have any ideas for that?

  29. 29
    August 24th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Hey Steph! It’s Michelle the writer. I would definitely check out a store like Torrid or Lane Bryant – they tend to have jackets that fit larger bust sizes, even if you aren’t technically “plus size”! As long as the jacket buttons and fits in the shoulder, you can always have it tailored down elsewhere – really, how it fits button-wise and shoulder-wise is the most important. Most likely, their jackets will fit you in the bust, but maybe not else where – that’s okay, because you can always get it tailored smaller. I know I recently saw some really cute boyfriend blazers in both Torrid and Lane Bryant, so I would definitely check them out. <3

  30. 30
    September 1st, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    With short skirt nd a shirt with heels like a high school uniform

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