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10 Ways to Wear a Blazer Beyond the Office

If you think the blazer is the workhorse of your office wardrobe, you’d be right. But this power piece can hold its own outside the office as this collection of blogger examples shows us. We’ve seen this piece styled with everything from skinny jeans to denim shorts, and we’re loving it! It can instantly add that effortless chic look to your outfit and dress up otherwise casual pieces. Check out these inspired ideas.

Blazer with Cutoffs

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Julia from Gal Meets Glam paired hers with a printed strawberry tee, destroyed shorts, and red loafer flats. Next time you have an afternoon outing, pair your lightweight blazer with a t-shirt and a pair of trusty jean shorts.

Photo: Gal Meets Glam

Blazer Over a Dress

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Style yours with a flowy feminine dress to achieve Cara's look from A Fashion Love Affair. We love mixing textures and prints, and that's exactly what she did here. Not everything has to match, so take notes from Cara and be creative!

Photo: A Fashion Love Affair

Blazer with Bold Prints

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Take a look at Blake from Blake Von D. She chose a bold blue from her earrings down to her heels. The contrast is amazing and she really shows how to have fun with it. Go with bold prints and textures as she did with torn denim to show that opposites attract.

Photo: Blake Von D

Blazer with a Skirt

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Mary from the Classy Cubicle styled hers with a fuchsia skirt, which is a perfect contrast of color. This is your opportunity to go for a longer hem versus shorter to really pull the look together.

Photo: Classy Cubicle

Blazer with Leather Trim

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How adorable is this gray blazer with leather trim worn by Kimberly from the blog Eat Sleep Wear? Don't be afraid to rock embellishments or trimmings to trick out a basic blazer.

Photo: Eat Sleep Wear

Blazer with Sneakers

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Vanja from the blog Fashion and Style shows a casual look with her leopard flats and white skinny jeans. A blazer with sneakers? Yes, please! Pairing these two together is not only chic, but comfortable too!

Photo: Fashion and Style

Blazer with a Graphic Tee and Heels

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Delmy of Fashion Bananas does an amazing job of keeping hers looking sleek yet fun by pairing a solid color with a graphic tee and heels. And check out the longer hem and padded shoulders. It dresses up those casual skinny jeans and tee. If you're feeling feisty, add a statement necklace like she did here.

Photo: Fashion Bananas

Blazer with Skinny Jeans

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Check out Folake of Style Pantry and how she wears hers outside of work with simple skinnies and sneakers. Remember, they don't always have to be strict and structured. Have fun with it and pair with bold prints to show a softer more laid back side to this classic favorite.

Photo: Style Pantry

Blazer with Stripes

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Wear a printed or striped blazer like Jessye from City Tonic as a statement piece. Be subtle when styling stripes, so you don't overwhelm your look. Try pairing a striped blazer with a plain tee or tank and skinny jeans to finish it off.

Photo: City Tonic

Blazer with Trousers

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Rachel from Pink Peonies wears it right with a printed trouser pant styled with a solid top. When wearing pants with a loose cut, opt for a cropped or fitted jacket.

For more style ideas from Emily and Elizabeth, go to Fashion Column Twins.

Photo: Pink Peonies

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