How to Rock Long Blazers

 

Inspired by naval officers, a blazer adds a polished touch to any outfit. Even if you haven’t worn a blazer since your school days, chances are there is one in your closet. Instead of helping you escape demerits, blazers can now give you style points. 

The best part is traditional blazers are so easy to style. However, long blazers can be a bit tricky to style in the wrong hands. Proportions have to be balanced, as most long blazers stop between the hips and knees.

Experiment with this sleek and chic style for your best formal and casual looks.

Long blazer with skinny jeans

Although some designers have been calling for the death of skinny jeans, they are here to stay. Long blazers can sometimes add bulk to the upper body. Counter this with a pair of skinny jeans to show off how narrow you truly are.

Long blazer outfits with boyfriend jeans

Skinny jeans add a narrow element, but boyfriend jeans provide a slouchier fit. The result is an effortlessly casual look with polish. Choose a more tapered ankle for better balance.

Long blazer outfit with high-waisted jeans

Mom jeans blend so well with long blazers. With the increased length, there is a greater leveling effect between the waist and hem. Pair with a simple white tee and embellished sandals.

Equal lengths long blazer outfits

When going with long blazers, choose bottom pieces of similar length. Knee-length denim shorts pair well with longer blazers. They also give the illusion of not wearing anything underneath for a sexier appeal.

Knee-length blazers

Long complements long with a knee-length blazer. With that in mind, a pencil skirt is perfect. Play with as many knee-length options in your closet as possible for a stylishly unexpected outfit and an elongated silhouette.

Blazers with joggers

Nothing beats an elastic waist, especially after quarantine. Pants should cinch rather than flare at the ankle. Finish with a fitted tee, sneakers and chunky jewelry.

Blazers with cropped cuts

The top look for streetwear is surprisingly structured. Start with the sharpest pointed shoe possible and pair with high-waisted, straight-leg or boyfriend jeans. Keep proportions in check by skipping flats and sneakers.

Blazers with wide-leg matching pants

Traditionally called a suit, this monochrome option can let you have fun with textures. Consider a silk top and a wool blazer. The wide silhouette gives off a boho rather than office vibe.

Blazers with leather

Leather/pleather had a major moment in fall and winter runways with pants, dresses, skirts and, of course, blazers all in high demand. Oversized silhouettes were the top pick including leather blazers in black and neutral hues. Just pick one leather item per outfit to avoid being visually overwhelming.

Blazers as jackets

Swap a denim or moto jacket for a long blazer as a chic, polished alternative. Pair with midi skirts, dresses, jeans and minis. After temperatures drop, you can layer your longer blazer over or under another jacket.

Blazers in mad plaid

Plaid is a beloved pattern and will never go out of style. Opt to style with other timeless classics like a plain white tee, standard wash jeans and ankle booties that will look sensational under a plaid blazer. The pants width and boot style can be changed to fit current fashions.

Long blazer style inspiration

Balanced proportions are achieved when rocking wide-leg pants and a fitted crop top. You can show some skin, but it will be tasteful. Pair with an oversized bag for a cohesive rather than slouchy look. Add polish with layered necklaces.

Secrets to layering necklaces

Choose three or four necklaces of differing lengths. The initial necklace should be the shortest and the ones after should be longer to create dimension. Explore chunky or chained for depth and contrast.

Choose one statement necklace

Explore pendants and gemstone necklaces for a pop of color. A lariat necklace is around 45 inches and connects in the front with a tassel that hangs down at the closure.

The difference between stacking rings and layering necklaces is mixing and matching metals is perfectly fine with rings, but best avoided in necklaces.

How to stack rings

Whether you want to go minimalist or maximalist, sandwich thin and thick rings together. Rings in the same style make it easier to grow your stack. A loose ring can be kept in place by putting it on first and stacking other rings after it. Add some midi rings on top. 

How to wear scarves and blazers

Scarves with blazers is more of an aesthetic rather than a practical choice. When wearing a long blazer, pick a lighter material, like linen or silk, to avoid adding too much bulk to your outfit.

Change up your scarf size

Weights might be lighter or heavier, but there are a multitude of scarves to play around with. Explore big squares, long skinnies, men’s or a petite kerchief. Tie them in a variety of ways around your neck for a new look every day via knots and drapes.

Outfit Two

Black shorts provide a great foundation to any outfit. Pair a cream mock neck or turtleneck with a long blazer. Polish with a belt for a revamped blazer dress illusion.

Top with ankle booties or combat boots. Add sparkle with a chunky necklace and a red handbag for a solid statement if the rest of the outfit is neutral.

Outfit Three

You don’t have to shove your summer and spring dresses to the back of your closet. A maxi dress or a 90s-inspired slip dress topped with a blazer and crossbody bag will match perfectly with oversized sunglasses.

Outfit Four

A simple oversized blazer works well with the classic jeans and tee combo. Play around with tee colors and sizes. You can show off your curves or keep them hidden.

Tips for making long blazers perfectly proportional:

  • Roll up the sleeves to keep extra fabric from overwhelming the body
  • Avoid boxy looks with a fitted top/dress for evenness
  • Wear high waists, long pants, ankle pants or shorter skirts and dresses

Long blazers and joggers

Styling joggers can be a bit tricky. In the summer, add a colorful sleeveless top and pair with a white or beige shoe. You can even wear joggers to work if they don’t have a drawstring front or look too cozy.

Long linen blazers

Team a long linen blazer with your preferred high-waist jeans that are not wide in any way. Try a flare or bootcut that’s fitted at the thigh where the end of the blazer hits.

A mid-rise pant also works if you tuck the shirt in the front to show off your waist. A fitted top is possible if it isn’t too long. The idea is to avoid a top that’s as long as the blazer. 

Long blazers for every season

Spring

Spring swings between warm in the morning and chilly in the evening. You need a solid cover-up that transitions well. A long blazer is the perfect transitional piece to pair with your jeans.

Try ripped, plain, boyfriend or skinny jeans with a long blazer. Add a floral tee for springtime vibes and flats, sneakers or moccasins. Go monochrome or mono-texture. The choice is yours!

Fall

Long blazers really pop for how magical they are in the fall. They will pull any autumnal outfit together. Fall is all about layers. Layer on a blazer after putting on a cardigan or pullover on top of a button-down blouse. Explore tweeds, wools, crops and double-breasted blazers to be the cool girl in the cool season. 

A camel blazer will brighten up your dark neutrals, while it's still classic enough to pair with fall prints and patterns. Black velvet is the perfect luxe fabric to fight the cold.

Winter

Blazers are essential in the winter. They add another layer of warmth and elevate any outfit. Choose heavy-duty fabrics like leather and wool.

Summer

Explore tonal looks for the hot season. Match structured trouser pants with an oversized blazer. Add chunky boots or sleek heels for absolute street style.

A linen blazer is a great option because it is a slightly rough yet soft fabric for a breezy look. If you want to go to the office, choose this look for a formal vibe. White blazers are perfect for summer, so style with a statement belt with a full or mini skirt.

Oversized blazer tips for all seasons

 Add a belt on top to make it more of a shirt than an afterthought for a chic work look. 

Don’t avoid matching jackets and pants, just opt for pinstripes or subtle plaid.

Pair a solid blazer with patterned pants for variation.

Elevate a corporate button-down shirt with a leather skirt and lace-up heels.

Explore white winter oversized blazers.

Combine a mini with a long blazer and classic pumps for date night.

Update a white look with tights.

Seek out blazers with capes to couple with distressed boyfriend jeans.

Think distressed denim and luxe suede for unique looks.

Unite silk tops with skinny jeans and a black blazer for a year-round uniform.

Go young with pixie pants, turtlenecks, high tops and a classic blazer.

Add a chunky fisherman sweater to a houndstooth blazer for an unbeatable look with skinny jeans and booties for fall and winter.

Opt for a belt with an oversized blazer for additional structure and definition.

Layer with a vest instead of a sweater for warmth and definition.

Add knee-high boots for indisputable sex appeal.

Throw a little leather into the mix.

Create an easy yet polished outfit with any classic white button-down.

How petites can wear oversized blazers

You don’t want to look as if you are swimming in a sea of fabric when you are 5'2" and under. Create a contrast with just one zone being oversized. Wear a long blazer as a dress with strappy heels. Choose a boyfriend blazer with vertical stripes to match with black pants. Pick your layers wisely, such as wearing ankle-grazing pants.

To avoid being swallowed in a sea of fabrics, show some skin to make oversized items look chic and intentional. Focus on proportions by not buying blazers with too many details like darts and holes.

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