A capsule wardrobe favourite and one of fashion’s few truly timeless pieces, blazers are having a major trend resurgence – tied to the return of suiting – everything from classic black to shocking pink and heritage checks are in heavy rotation on celebrities and on street style blogs worldwide. Blazers can polish an outfit instantly, and this season they come in so many iterations, there’s a blazer style for everyone. If you’re struggling with just how to style different blazer styles from classic tailored cuts to BellaStylista approved exaggerated shapes, here are some of our favourite ways to style this wardrobe classic now.

Double Up

Like digital influencers Simply Cyn & Hayet Rida, mix or match your blazer with pants. A coordinated suit look is great for a fashion event or to work with a more formal blouse or shirt, or go the colour block route for a fun and unexpected take on the look.

Do It With Denim

Wear an oversize blazer with a simple tee, jeans, and killer heels for a fashionable weekend look like Hayet Rida & Sarah Langa. Make sure you pair it with statement accessories like Tosin Sho Silva.Or go for a fresh update with a blazer and denim top like Fisayo Longe.

Go Dark

Add some polish to a blazer look by way of dark pants or denim. High quality accessories, per usual, will bring the look together.

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Go Mini or Midi

Skirt and short suits are coming back in a major way. One of our top ways to style them is with a simple tee and sneakers like Shewa Jay or go for a more feminine look  with a floral blouse and plissé skirt like Jennifer Oseh.

Matching or Contrasting

Elevate your look with a funky print, match or clash the print of your blazer and pants. Standout accessories complete the fashion girl vibe.

Blazer = Dress

Go with an oversize blazer as a dress for a chic and directional look. “Ugly” sneakers, sock boots or statement heels lend that additional cool-girl touch.