Jeans, white T-shirts, basic tanks, and slip dresses are all heroes in our wardrobes, but when it comes to polished layers, few are as timeless as the black blazer. Sure, it can be easy to forget how versatile the classic piece is when you're scrolling through endless photos of statement tops. But we’re here to spark a little creativity and remind you that black blazers can be just as exciting as a bold-colored or printed jacket. Because with a bit of styling know-how, it's simple to make the piece stand out for almost any occasion. Ahead, we're sharing 11 fresh ways to wear a black blazer this season, whether it be for a dinner, get-togethers, work—wherever—you're sure to look sharp.
Oversize Black Blazer
Volume on volume is often considered too much of a good thing, but lately, it’s totally a vibe. Try styling an oversize black blazer with a tailored yet slouchy-fitting pair of trousers and a crop tank for a result that's anything but stuffy.
Black Wool Blazer
For a night out, be it a date or drinks with friends, we love a sleek black blazer draped over your shoulders with a fun minidress. Keep things elegant by opting for a monochromatic color palette and finishing with sleek earrings and mules.
Black Double-Breasted Blazer
Black blazers and pearls are a classic combo that can pull any look together. Give this pairing a modern feel with long vegan leather shorts and a ribbed bralette.
Belted Black Blazer
Slip dresses have a talent for creating a look that's both relaxed and refined, and with a black blazer in tow, you'll simply radiate effortless polish. Keep things light and airy for summer with a simple pair of lace-up sandals, and top the ensemble off with a pendant necklace.
Black Leather Blazer
Leather dressing is a lifeline, and a black leather blazer is a modern essential. For a look that toes the line between utilitarian and edgy, mix yours with a worn-in tee tucked into high-waisted trousers with a vintage-inspired leather bag as the finishing touch.
Black Linen Blazer
Long denim shorts have been ruling the market lately, and you’re sure to be inspired by how polished they can look with a black linen blazer. Team yours with modernist leather mules and a cropped button-down.
Black Single-Breasted Blazer
An easy way to switch up your black blazer look? Pair it with feminine pieces like a toile corset top, a silky midi skirt, and strappy sandals. We love this look for a dressier day outing, like brunch or an afternoon tea.
Black Velvet Blazer
One of the easiest ways to spice up a black blazer look is to try a new texture. A velvet style is festive for a night out or special occasion, especially with a shiny jumpsuit, studded platforms, and subtly sparkling earrings.
Black Tuxedo Blazer
A tuxedo-style black blazer is the sharpest style out there, whether you’re dressing for an occasion or sprucing up for the fun of it. To create balance between polish and play, we love it with a silky printed dress, minimal strappy sandals, and a collar necklace.
Cropped Black Blazer
It’s all about the cropped blazer when channeling ‘90s style. For an effortlessly chic aesthetic that works as well for dinner as it does a casual party, pair yours with a loose pair of jeans, stilettos, and oversize hoops.
Black Hourglass Blazer
When you’re feeling a moment that's tailored on top but cozy on the bottom—sort of like your Zoom call uniform—an hourglass blazer with ribbed pants is a super fun play on volume. If you’ve got to wear shoes, make it a graphic pair of woven slides so you can easily slip them on for midday coffee runs or a low-key meetup.