Let us let you in on a little secret: With the help of dresses and skirts and far fewer cold-weather layers, we think a good blazer can have more moments in spring than any other season. And the best part? That means that you’ve got your transitional outerwear covered until it’s warm enough for just a tee.
These are six outfit formulas we’re styling our blazers with ASAP.
1. Belted with biker shorts
We’re willing to bet you already have a belt and pair of biker shorts laying around—and if you don’t: Keep scrolling.
This styling is best suited for oversized, solid-colored blazers. Accentuate your waist with a statement belt, grab your favorite mid-size tote, and finish this look with a comfortable block heel.
2. With a slip dress
You know the spring days that are warm during the day, but then the temperature drops in a slightly disrespectful way later on? Styling a slip dress with a blazer will make you the best-dressed and most well-prepared person out there.
3. With jeans
This is the low-hanging fruit that we’re all about. For another cost-efficient option, grab your double-breasted blazers or the ones that fit juuuuuust right when buttoned, and your favorite part of “sit-down” jeans—you know, the ones that don’t suffocate your tummy when you take a seat—plus a pair of heels, sneakers, or mules. This look is classy, fashionable, and perfect for brunch or a day out.
4. With a button-down dress
Is there any piece more quintessential for spring than a shirt dress? We say not. Style your blazer for early spring by layering it over a button-down dress, adding cute white socks, and stepping into platform loafers. Keep your phone and sunnies close by topping this look off with a small baguette bag.
Pro tip: To keep this style from being too business and not casual enough, opt for an oversized blazer with a hemline that hits close to where the dress falls.
5. With leggings
This spring, take your neutral blazers and pair them with light leggings and a dainty bralette or a matching activewear set. Not only will it look perfectly casual-cool, but you can dress it up or down depending on if you finish it off with heels or sneakers.
6. With paper-bag shorts
For an “I woke up like this” look, try a simple bodysuit, paper-bag pants or shorts, and flatform sandals. With the classic base down, you can top it off and make it your own with the sunnies and jewelry you opt for. A neutral bag finishes it off seamlessly, but you can also pair it with a color that will make the whole look pop.