Like the iconic white dress shirt or classic trench coat, the black blazer is a must-have style staple for any woman. Why? It's timeless. With countless ways to wear a blazer, it's impossible for the piece to ever go out of fashion. It could just be the most versatile article of clothing in your entire wardrobe.
Yes, the black blazer obviously plays well with matching suit separates. However, there's no need to banish your look exclusively to the boardroom. This season, get extra mileage out of a basic blazer and put together something unexpected. You'd be surprised with how many outfits you can create from items already hanging in your closet.
Are you still in need of a little inspiration? Here are seven ways to wear a black blazer this fall based on your celeb inspiration:
Let your creative energy shine! Maxi dresses are flattering, charmingly girly, and perfect for spring. Luckily, it's easy to restyle the on-trend item for fall. Simply slip into some knee-high boots and pull on a cozy cashmere sweater. Complete the outfit with a black blazer. Don't forget to cinch your waist with a wide belt so that you don't lose your shape under the cool-weather layers.
Blazer, J. Crew | Sweater, J.Crew | Boots, DVF
The Rachel Zoe
Simplicity is beautiful. Opt for a minimalist approach towards styling the black blazer and keep things elegantly laidback. For a classic combination that always works well with a blazer, sport a plain white tee and a pair of boyfriend jeans. Plus, there's no need for sky-high, glamazon heels! Fun flats will do just fine.
Blazer, J. Crew | Bag, Kate Spade | Jeans, Kut from the Kloth | Tee, Gap
The Jennifer Lawrence
For a fail-safe date look, get gussied up in a blazer and skinny jeans. Go glam without going overboard and don a top that flaunts some sparkle and sheen. And remember, a pair of heels can dress up even the most casual of looks. Think of the combo as your new night-on-the-town uniform because you'll never want to take it off!
Blazer, J. Crew | Pumps, Cole-Haan | Bag, Michael Kors | Pants, Gap
The Olivia Palermo
Whether paired with a pencil skirt or wide-leg pants, the black blazer is no stranger to the office. To jazz up a classic workplace look, play with print and experiment with layers. Combine a jean button-up, a polka dot skirt, and pink pumps for a quirky-cute outfit that's still professional. Roll up the sleeves of your chambray over the blazer for an element of playfulness!
Blazer, J. Crew | Skirt, Loft | Jean Shirt, J. Crew | Bag, Michael Kors
The Amal Alamuddin
If you own a black blazer, you most likely own a pair of matching trousers. There's no denying that every woman needs a suit. But if you've clocked out for the day and need a look for girl's night out or a hot date, revamp the classic suit look with a crop top. These midriff-baring tops can surely spice up any outfit, but they're most flattering when paired with a more modest ensemble. So, for a sexy look that's polished and chic, match up a cropped shirt with a crisp suit.
Blazer, J. Crew | Pants, J. Crew | Top, ASOS | Clutch, Vince Camuto
The Gwen Stefani
What's sweet, chic, and red all over? This striking midi skirt! A full tea-length skirt exudes ladylike flair. To complement an ultra-feminine piece like this one, incorporate some masculine details into your outfit. Enter: the blazer. Layer the tailored jacket over a fitted top to add structure to the look.
Blazer, J. Crew | Skirt, ASOS | Top, ASOS
The Taylor Swift
You know those girls who look exceptionally chic, even when they're wearing sweat pants? Their style is certainly enviable, but fortunately, also easy to replicate. To elevate a super casual outfit, simply throw some dressier items into the mix! Layer a black blazer over a hoodie. The relaxed nature of a sweatshirt and the sophistication of a structured jacket make for a perfectly balanced pairing. Top off the look with hip yoga pants and bright Nikes.
Blazer, J. Crew | Grey tank, Gap | Pants, Lululemon | Shoes, Nike, | Sweatshirt, The North Face
The Kristen Stewart