Dress down a blazer for everyday wear


Blazers can be dressed up or dressed down with the right basic essentials and accessories.

Miranda Pollitt

Many people associate blazers with professional wear. However, blazers are a great piece to wear in your everyday wardrobe. By dressing down a blazer, one can create a classic look that can be tailored to personal style.


Wearing a blazer with jeans is the simplest way to dress it down. For an edgy look, pair a blazer with black jeans, a simple white tee and black boots. For a preppy look, pair the blazer with a fun, colored button down and dark wash jeans. Accessorize the look with a bold statement necklace, classic watch and ankle booties.

Knit Dress

Pair a blazer with a knit dress for a semi-casual look. Wear patterned or colored tights and tall boots to dress to keep the look appropriate for campus. Add delicate necklaces or bangles to complete the ensemble. Wearing a blazer with a dress made from comfortable material is a great substitute for a cardigan or sweater.

Printed or Patterned Pants

Wearing a solid blazer with bold, printed pants is one way to tone down the professional look of a blazer. Simply pair patterned pants with a solid blazer and a simple white shirt. Too accessorize the look, wear bold statement earrings to draw attention to the face. 

These are just a few ways of many to dress down a blazer. Remember that blazers can be worn any day of the year, not just in the workplace or for an interview.