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18 Outfit Ideas for How to Wear a Blazer With Jeans

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Imagine getting ready to be interviewed by Oprah—my go-to outfit would definitely be jeans, a blouse, chic flats, and, of course, a statement blazer. I can’t possibly be the only one daydreaming about this, right?

Wearing a blazer with jeans is a sharp choice. Blazers are a must-have in your closet. They’re classic and sophisticated. Jeans strike the perfect balance between comfort and style; they can be dressed up for a more polished look or kept casual for everyday wear. ⁠

The mix of a statement blazer with casual jeans creates an interesting tension. It’s an easy way to look stylish, and it’s a great option in transitional seasons. I often wear a blazer instead of a jacket in spring and fall. 

A blazer and jeans combination is so versatile and works for a wide range of occasions and places.

Do you need something smart yet casual for your kid’s school event? A blazer with jeans, a graphic t-shirt, and sneakers strikes the right balance.

Looking for a simple way to look put together for work? Put on a pair of jeans, a button-up shirt, and some loafers, and use your blazer like a suit jacket for a complete outfit.

To look stylish for date night, add pointy-toe heels or ankle boots and a sweater or blouse under your velvet blazer for an instant elevated look.

If you have an oversized blazer or one that’s double-breasted and longer, go for slim-fit straight jeans or skinny jeans to balance the look.

If your blazer is a fitted classic that’s hip length, pair it with any type of jeans, from wide-leg to flare to straight.

For a tight-fitting cropped blazer, high-waisted jeans with a wider fit, like wide-leg jeans or baggy jeans, are the way to go to balance the tighter top.

In this post, I have 18 blazer and jeans outfits to inspire you to put together looks for everything from casual everyday wear to holidays.

Let’s get started!

How to wear a blazer with jeans

1. A plaid houndstooth blazer with a striped button-up shirt, wide leg jeans, and espadrilles

I love this outfit combination so much that I included it in my fall capsule wardrobe. It begins with a column of blue with a navy and white striped button-down and medium-wash blue jeans. What makes this look interesting is the juxtaposition of a structured collared shirt and classic blazer paired with wide-leg, flowy, long jeans for a laid-back feel. The charming espadrilles are unexpected and add an easy, breezy feel while giving some easy-to-walk-in height. Skipping a belt also adds to the laid-back feel. The black rectangular bag is structured and elevated thanks to all the right angles.

A plaid houndstooth blazer with a striped button-up shirt, wide leg jeans, and espadrilles

Blazer | Similar Button-down | Similar Jeans | Espadrilles | Bag

Let’s look at that same blazer again and see a very different way to style it.

2. A plaid houndstooth blazer over a white t-shirt with black kick crop jeans, and maroon Chelsea boots

Wear your blazer in winter months with jeans, Chelsea boots, cropped jeans or long jeans, and a long-sleeve t-shirt. Cropped jeans have a more relaxed vibe, and adding a belt with a gold buckle and a structured bag keeps the look elevated. 

A plaid houndstooth blazer over a white t-shirt with black kick crop jeans, and maroon Chelsea boots

Blazer | T-shirt | Jeans | Boots | Belt | Bag

3. A plaid houndstooth blazer, tie-neck blouse, wide leg jeans, and pointy-toe heels

Shoes set the tone for an outfit. These pointy-toe ankle wrap heels mean business and give a formal vibe, along with the tie-neck blouse and belt, which is a little bit hard to see here. 

A plaid houndstooth blazer, tie-neck blouse, wide leg jeans, and pointy-toe heels

Blazer | Similar Blouse | Similar Jeans | Bag | Shoes

4. A tan houndstooth blazer over a white tee, white kick crop jeans with cream loafers

This is such a good monochromatic look for spring and summer. I love checkered houndstooth blazers because they easily add visual interest to a simple outfit of a white tee with white denim. The white tassel loafers with black soles give the outfit a preppy feel. 

A tan houndstooth blazer over a white tee, white kick crop jeans with cream loafers

Blazer | T-shirt | Jeans

5. A white blazer, graphic t-shirt, kick crop jeans and white sneakers

This is one of my favorite unexpected ways to wear a blazer. White sneakers, a graphic tee, and kick crop jeans are super casual and comfortable. Next time you’re planning to wear jeans, sneakers, and a tee, try grabbing a blazer over top rather than a sweatshirt or jacket and see how sharp it makes a casual outfit. Try a white linen blazer for the warmer months of summer. 

A white blazer, graphic t-shirt, kick crop jeans and white sneakers

Similar Blazer | Jeans | Sneakers

6. A white blazer, white tee, pink cropped jeans and mules

I shared this look in my 15 Outfits: Stylish Ways to Wear a White Blazer post. This blazer and jeans combo is my favorite way to wear a blazer for every day, especially in transitional weather. It’s an easy daily uniform. Pair a blazer with a white t-shirt, jeans, and flats. The wide leg cropped pink jeans steal the show here. The pointy-toe flat mules are elevated casual thanks to the pointy toe and open back. 

A white blazer, white tee, pink cropped jeans and mules

Similar Blazer | Similar Jeans | Mules

7. A white blazer, white tee, wide leg cuffed jeans, and cream espadrilles

When you look at this outfit, it’s very simple. It’s just a white blazer over a white tee with blue jeans. But it’s the wide leg cuffed jeans that give the look a little something extra. The cuff draws the eye to the espadrilles, which add a charming special touch. The cognac brown belt and bag add a pop of color.

A white blazer, white tee, wide leg cuffed jeans, and cream espadrilles

Similar Blazer | Similar Cuffed Jeans | Espadrilles | Bag | Belt

8. A Kelly green tweed blazer, striped button-down shirt, blue jeans, and sneakers

I adore this Kelly green blazer. Its tweed texture with gold buttons is stunning. I love how easily a blazer makes an outfit come together. Notice how I’m wearing it casually here with a striped button-down shirt, casual kick crop jeans, and my green Tretorns. Leaving the shirt untucked adds to the casual feel.

A Kelly green tweed blazer, striped button-down shirt, blue jeans, and sneakers

Blazer | Shirt | Jeans | Sneakers | Bag

9. A black houndstooth blazer with a white tee shirt, boyfriend jeans, and black loafers

Here’s another laid-back smart look with cuffed boyfriend jeans, a tee, and a houndstooth blazer. The crossbody bag has a messenger bag feel and adds a fun pop of brown. 

A black houndstooth blazer with a white tee shirt, boyfriend jeans, and black loafers

Similar Blazer | T-shirt | Similar Jeans | Similar Jeans | Loafers | Bag

10. A pink double-breasted blazer, white tee, denim trouser jeans and black espadrilles

This pink double-breasted blazer is amazingly soft and easy to wear. It is long and has the vibe of an oversized blazer. I’m pairing it with long dark denim trousers for a more elevated feel. These trousers are surprisingly comfortable, and because of the length and dark wash, they’d also be great for special occasions. On days when I don’t want to wear block heels, comfy espadrilles add height and a charming vibe. Adding the black tote bag ties the black into the outfit. 

A pink double-breasted blazer, white tee, denim trouser jeans and black espadrilles

Blazer (sold out) | T-shirt | Denim Trousers | Espadrilles | Bag

11. A black houndstooth blazer, white tee, black kick crop jeans (in long length), and black loafers

This is such a simple outfit. I’m wearing black kick crop jeans in a long length. These kick crop jeans from the Gap are my favorite. The hem’s width is closer to a straight jean width, so they don’t look flared when you wear them longer. Black patent leather loafers and a brown tote bag add pops of shine and color, giving more visual interest to the look. 

A black houndstooth blazer, white tee, black kick crop jeans (in long length), and black loafers

Similar Blazer | T-shirt | Jeans in long length | Loafers | Bag

12. A black Houndstooth blazer, gray sweatshirt, blue kick crop jeans, black Adidas, and a brown belt bag

Here’s that black-and-white houndstooth blazer again, but this time, I’m wearing it over my slim gray sweatshirt with blue kick crop jeans and black Adidas for a super laid-back look. Adding a brown belt bag gives a pop of color. Brown and black paired together are so striking. 

A black Houndstooth blazer, gray sweatshirt, blue kick crop jeans, black Adidas, and a brown belt bag

Similar Blazer | Gray Sweatshirt | Jeans | Belt Bag | Sneakers

13. A tan houndstooth blazer with a white button-down shirt, blue kick crop jeans, and canvas two-strap sandals

Here’s that tan houndstooth blazer again. This time, I’m creating a layered, relaxed look by leaving the white linen button-down shirt untucked. This is a great way to cover a belly since the structured blazer draws the eye up and down, visually lengthening the upper body. Cropped jeans and casual canvas two-strap sandals finish the look off. 

A tan houndstooth blazer with a white button-down shirt, blue kick crop jeans, and canvas two-strap sandals

Blazer | Similar Linen Shirt | Jeans | Sandals

14. A pink double-breasted blazer with a white tee, cuffed boyfriend jeans, and black patent leather loafers

Here’s a super casual look with that pink double-breasted blazer again. These cuffed boyfriend jeans are super laid-back. I love how cuffed jeans draw the eye down to these black patent leather loafers. The black tote bag ties into the black loafers, helping to ground them in the look.

A pink double-breasted blazer with a white tee, cuffed boyfriend jeans, and black patent leather loafers

Blazer (sold out) | T-shirt | Similar Jeans | Similar Jeans | Loafers | Bag

15. A black velvet blazer, black blouse, flare jeans, and black pointy-toe heels

This was one of my favorite Christmas looks. Combining a black velvet blazer with dark jeans that have the silhouette of trouser pants created an elevated look. Adding a black blouse and pointy-toe satin heels with a rhinestone buckle made it perfect for a holiday party. Adding a sparkly rhinestone necklace and clutch added a bit of sophisticated bling that brought the whole look together. A velvet blazer and jeans are a great option for formal events. Definitely keep them in mind for formal occasions. 

A black velvet blazer, black blouse, flare jeans, and black pointy-toe heels

Earrings | Similar Necklace | Heels | Bag | Blazer | Jeans | Blouse

16. A black velvet blazer, ruffle neck blouse, black kick crop jeans, and pointy-toe ankle wrap heels

I had so much fun styling this velvet blazer that I devoted an entire blog post to it. It really dresses up black jeans.  This blue and white striped ruffle neck blouse is so good-looking. I get so many questions about it. I love how leaving it untucked under the blazer creates visual interest by having varied lengths between the blazer and the shirt. This look would also be great with black loafers for everyday wear. I love how the brown leather belt bag creates an equestrian vibe with the black velvet blazer. 

A black velvet blazer, ruffle neck blouse, black kick crop jeans, and pointy-toe ankle wrap heels

Similar Shirt | Blazer (sold out) | Jeans | Shoes | Bag

17. A navy blazer with a striped button-down shirt, blue jeans, and brown ballet flats

This is an outfit I shared in my jeans for work capsule wardrobe. A navy blazer is a classic that’s timeless. It looks great with blue jeans. Here, I’m wearing it over a striped button-down shirt with kick crop jeans in a longer length that’s perfect for work. Brown ballet flats are casual and comfortable. Adding a brown belt keeps the look from being too casual. 

A navy blazer with a striped button-down shirt, blue jeans, and brown ballet flats

Blazer | Shirt | Belt | Ballet Flats | Bag | Jeans in long length

18. A black double-breasted blazer, a white tee, and blue kick crop jeans with loafer mules

This is one of my favorite elevated casual outfits for work. A black double-breasted blazer means business. And the gold buttons kick the look up to the next level. Medium wash kick crop jeans worn in a long length are a bit more casual. Leaving off a belt adds to the laid-back look. Tassel loafer mules are elevated casual, thanks to the loafer shape and tassel and open heel. Layering statement necklaces adds an intentional and finished look. Wear a black belt if you want to elevate the look even more. 

A black double-breasted blazer, a white tee, and blue kick crop jeans with loafer mules

Similar Blazer | Similar Blazer | Similar Blazer | T-shirt | Jeans in long length | Similar Mules | Bag

If a blazer is a key element of your personal style, you can develop a go-to outfit formula with jeans, a t-shirt or button-up shirt, a statement blazer, and flats or sneakers, serving as your personal uniform. This ensures you’ll always feel great in what you wear. A blazer is slightly elevated, and we typically think of jeans as more laid-back. Together, you can dress them up or down and always look sharp. 

how to wear blazer with jeans

Hi, Friend. I'm Marya. I'm so glad you're here!

I’m here to help women feel good inside and out through approachable everyday style inspiration and encouragement for midlife. Once upon a time, I worked as a therapist and coach. Now, I’m a holistic style blogger studying style coaching! Be So You celebrates leaning into who we were meant to be! 

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Fit Note: I’m midsized at 5’6″, 160 pounds, with size 12 jeans.

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  1. Marya—once again, a great updated! I look forward to reading your blog & insights around style advice. You hit the mark each & every time!
    Wishing you blessings—this is your purpose, for sure!

    With gratitude,
    Colleen E.

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