Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Blazer

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If I were to pick one must-have staple this fall, it would have to be a plaid blazer. Not only is a plaid blazer a timeless fashion piece that every woman should have in her wardrobe, but its versatility makes it a must-have whether you want to achieve a polished office look or a casually chic ensemble. So, whether you are mad about plaid or want to try the trend, today, I’m here to show you three fresh plaid blazer outfit ideas.

My plaid blazer is from Old Navy and is currently 30% off. It has a relaxed fit, making it easy to layer over bulkier cold-weather pieces, and gives it a more laid-back vibe yet effortlessly will take you from work to weekend.

1. Plaid Blazer Over a Knit Midi Dress: Effortless Elegance

Let’s start with a look that marries comfort and sophistication: a plaid blazer layered over a knit midi dress. I chose to layer my plaid blazer over my black midi dress because that’s what I already had in my closet. But, if you are shopping for something similar, try it with a complementary color in a rich brown, warm rust, or deep green. I opted for sock booties for this outfit, but it would look equally great with suede pumps, heeled loafers, or tall boots. Another afterthought: add a belt to cinch the blazer at the waist for a more tailored appearance, as I did here.

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2. Plaid Blazer with Jeans and a Hoodie: Casual Cool

For those laid-back days when you want to look cool without sacrificing comfort, this plaid blazer outfit with jeans and a hoodie combo is your go-to. It’s all about achieving that laid-back, borrowed-from-the-boys look. I slipped into my favorite pair of slouchy wide-leg jeans, but a classic pair of skinny or straight jeans would also work. My hoodie is lightweight, making it easy to layer for that casual-cool vibe. I finished off the look with my favorite pair of high-top sneakers.

how to wear a plaid blazer casually

3. Plaid Blazer with Neutral Wide-Leg Pants and a Graphic Tee: Business Meets Casual

For a look that seamlessly blends business with a lot of casual, consider pairing your plaid blazer with neutral wide-leg pants and a graphic tee. Here, the blazer is your statement piece, and I picked neutral-colored pants for a nice contrast against the plaid. There are so many fun options for wide-leg pants right now, but this look would work with regular trousers as well. The graphic tee gives this look a pop of personality. Band tees, quotes, iconic images – any graphic tee will do. Wedge booties in a warm fall tone balanced out the look.

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Which plaid blazer outfit is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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Also see: Plaid Shirt Dress 3 Ways  and Plaid Dress Outfit Ideas with Booties

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