12 Best Blazers To Wear With Jeans
Blazers and jeans are easily our favorite, and arguably the most important, wardrobe basics that every woman should have in her closet. Adding a blazer to any outfit instantly elevates it. But styling a blazer with a pair of jeans gives you that smart casual vibe that’s effortless and oh-so-chic! Finding the right blazer can be tricky…there are so many different styles, fabrics, fits, etc. But when you find the right one, it adds instant sophistication, slims the body, and really takes your outfits up a notch.
Below, we’re sharing Erin’s top 5 most-worn blazers that are so versatile, you’ll wear them for years and years. Each of the blazers are a little pricey, but they’re worth the investment when you consider cost per wear. Plus, we’re sharing more affordable blazers and 12 blazer and jeans outfits that are easy to recreate no matter what blazer you have in your closet.
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Erin has owned her Veronica Beard blazer for 6+ years and wears it all. the. time. It’s been a best seller year after year here on Busbee Style and we know it’s because it’s such an amazing, high-quality, versatile basic. The blazer has an amazing, tailored fit, the fabric is high-quality and durable but not too heavy, it has minimal hardware, and it’s a dickey blazer so you can zip in and out the different Veronica Beard dickeys depending on the look you’re going for. Plus, it looks amazing with jeans! It runs true to size.
If you already have the scuba blazer or just want something with a little more pizazz, the Veronica Beard Miller blazer is a wonderful option and another one of our top sellers over the years! It has the same sleek sophistication, but the double-breasted style and gold button details make it feel a little more classic. Erin loves the fit and that it also has the zip-in/out dickey option. It runs true to size.
If you’re looking for a more formal blazer, this one is perfect and SO luxe. It’s over-the-top pricey, but it is worth the investment if you wear blazers as much as Erin does. Erin did an entire review of it here. It has a tailored cut, stunning gold buttons, and sharp shoulders. It has a super flattering silhouette that’s SO slimming. Adding a blazer, or any third layer, creates that slimming effect but this blazer really takes that to the next level.
If you live a more casual lifestyle, you might want an unstructured blazer. Erin owns this Cinq a Sept blazer in a few colors and loves the more casual feel. It has a longer hemline, ruched ¾ sleeves, and a more relaxed fit. It runs true to size and comes in a bunch of colors here.
Are you noticing a pattern? Erin loves Veronica Beard blazers! This Veronica Beard blazer is one of those pieces you throw on and feel VERY special wearing. Erin has it in brown and white and wears them both all the time! It has pretty gold buttons, structured shoulders, and is beautifully tailored. While definitely an investment piece, this is one of those pieces you’ll wear for years to come. The white and brown are sold out but it’s available in black now, which is very versatile!
Keep scrolling to find ways to style these blazers and more of Erin’s favorite blazer and jean outfits!
Outfits With Blazers And Jeans
#1) Camel Blazer, Blouse, & Loose Jeans
In this look, Erin’s wearing a camel wool blazer with a pair of loose-fitting jeans and a silky blouse from Banana Republic. This is one of those looks you could wear to the office on casual Fridays or to lunch or dinner. Erin’s wearing a pair of pumps but you could easily swap them for a more casual shoe or sneakers for a really cool look. This wool blazer is a great basic if you already have your classic black blazer…it has a more oversized fit and casual feel. And the weight is perfect for fall.
#2) Ultra-Cropped Blazer & Black Jeans
This look is a bit of a wildcard but it’s a great option for date nights. Erin’s wearing a herringbone wool blazer by Simkhai that’s SO cool and fashion-forward. It’s very cropped so you have to wear it with high-waisted jeans, pants, or skirts. Erin styled it with a simple black tank underneath and some black crop flare jeans by Citizens of Humanity. But you could also wear traditional blue jeans or even coated denim to really dial up the sexy. Throw on your favorite pumps or booties and you’re ready for a night out!
#3) Pinstripe Blazer, Tee & Flared Jeans
We love this look for lunch, dinner, or even running errands. Erin is wearing a cool pinstripe blazer by Steve Madden that has a more casual, oversized fit that’s still very body-skimming and elongating. Underneath, she has on a gray tee to keep it casual. And she paired it with some minimally distressed flare jeans. These jeans have such a great fit and are SO flattering.
#4) Denim Blazer & Matching Denim Pants
This next look is something you could either wear to the office if you have a lenient dress code, or to an event. Erin’s wearing a matching denim suit. The suit jacket is really just a cool denim blazer with luxe buttons, super soft denim, and the best fit. She styled it with matching denim pants that are equally soft and flattering. Underneath the blazer, she’s wearing a white button-down shirt with an oversized collar that really adds some edge. We love that this look is the perfect mix between dressy and casual attire.
#5) Colorful Blazer, Button-Down & Jeans
Another way to wear a blazer with jeans is by adding a pop of color with your blazer! In this look, Erin’s wearing a gorgeous red cropped blazer by ALC that really packs a punch. We recommend letting the blazer do the talking by keeping everything else in the outfit neutral. The blazer is a dressier style so juxtaposing that with a more casual, relaxed button-down, jeans, and loafers lets the blazer really stand out.
#6) Black Blazer, Button-Down & Dark-Wash Jeans
This is the Veronica Beard scuba blazer we featured at the beginning of this post. Erin’s wearing it with a white button-down, super dark wash jeans, and loafers. You could wear this look to the office as-is or dress it up for date night by swapping the shoes.
#7) Double-Breasted Blazer, Silky Tank & Straight-Leg Jeans
If you liked the last look but want to take it up a notch or want something a little dressier, this is an easy outfit idea and a wonderful example of how a few swaps can elevate a look. In this outfit, Erin’s wearing the double-breasted Balmain blazer but any double-breasted blazer will do the trick. Instead of a white button-down, try a silky cami or tank to dress it up. Then add your favorite jeans and some black booties and you’re ready to go!
#8) White Blazer, Tee & Baggy Jeans
If you want a more relaxed look, wear a blazer that’s less structured like this Cinq a Sept blazer. Erin has this in a few colors but the white is a go-to for her year-round. She’s wearing it with a white tee to keep it casual. But instead of a classic pair of jeans, she went with a trendy, split hem pair that helps elevate the look. To complete the look, she’s wearing some chunky gold jewelry and a pair of platform heels. You could wear this to brunch, lunch, or dinner, or swap the shoes and wear it more casually running errands!
#9) White Leather Blazer & White Jeans
Erin loves a light, bright outfit during the fall/winter to break up all the dark colors we tend to gravitate toward during this time. In this look, Erin’s wearing the white leather Veronica Beard Cooke blazer with a white tee and jeans. She kept it casual by wearing sneakers but you could easily turn this into a date night look by swapping the shoes for neutral pumps or booties.
#10) Double-Breasted Blazer & Wide-Leg Jeans
Remember the Veronica Beard Miller blazer from earlier? Here’s how Erin styled it! It’s a dickey blazer so she has a sweater dickey zipped in to make it feel more casual. Underneath, she’s wearing a classic v-neck tee but if you wanted to dress this up, you could swap it for a beautiful blouse or cami. On her bottom half, she’s wearing a pair of wide-leg jeans and some pointed-toe booties. The super dark wash of these Paige jeans makes them feel dressier and helps elevate the look. Swapping these jeans for a pair of lighter-wash denim would instantly make it a more casual look.
#11) Black Leather Blazer & Coated Jeans
Next up is another super chic date night outfit. In this look, Erin created her own leather “suit” by pairing her Good American faux leather blazer and a pair of black coated jeans. If the coated jeans aren’t your style, you could swap them for regular black jeans or dark-wash denim instead. But we love the leather-on-leather look! Complete the outfit with a body-skimming top and some black booties and you’re ready for date night!
Sizing note: These jeans run really small, we recommend sizing up TWO sizes.
#12) Steve Madden Leather Blazer
Unfortunately, we don’t have a photo of Erin wearing this Steve Madden faux leather blazer with jeans but it’s such a great, affordable blazer option that we had to share! In this look, Erin’s wearing the cropped blazer with a sexy cami, some black joggers, and some slingback pumps. Swapping the joggers for a pair of jeans would make the blazer look super cool and casual.
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