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Me in a black blazer with a leopard sweater, long strand of pearls, skinny dark wash jeans and nude D'orsay pumps.

Introduction

In this post, I will show a black blazer outfit six different ways. Please check them all out and let me know at the end which one is your favorite. A black blazer is a basic wardrobe item. It is a classic staple that can be worn year-round with a great deal of variations. This particular blazer is such a great piece that I had to do a whole blog post on it. Why is it so terrific? There are several reasons. The blazer contains a bit of stretch which makes it very comfortable to wear even when traveling or when working at your desk.

In addition, this particular jacket has the added feature of a detachable gray hoodie insert. It’s a genius addition to a great wardrobe item. You actually button in the hoodie along the collar, and zip in the sides. This allows the look of a hoodie, without the bulk of an actual whole sweater. Plus, it greatly increases the versatility of the blazer by adding a casual tone to the looks when the insert is employed

Me in same black blazer, leopard sweater, jeans and nude shoes.

First Black Blazer Outfit

In the above photo, I am wearing the black blazer with a leopard sweater and dark wash skinny jeans. When wearing a women’s blazer with jeans, a neat juxtaposition of casual with dressy occurs. I added pearls and nude D’Orsay pumps, both of which add a classic bent to the look. This would be a great lunch with friends outfit, or a look for going out to dinner.

Black blazer with a gray hoodie insert, whote tee, white sneakers and black joggers.

Second Black Blazer Outfit

In this second look, I added back the gray hoodie insert and went with a more casual vibe, by adding a white tee and sneakers. Style tip: to elevate this casual outfit even more, I rolled the sleeves to expose the cute striped lining and I wore a leather maple leaf pin as I was on a fall trip to NYC.

Me on the Brooklyn Bridge wearing the black blazer with gray hoodie insert, whote tee, gray sneakers, black joggers and a blck cross body bag.

Here I am on the Brooklyn Bridge. I changed into gray Asics sneakers as we walked 17,000 steps this day! Style tip: when running around town, I prefer to use a crossbody purse.

a close-up photo of the black blazer with the sleeves cuffed, gray hoodie insert, and  leaf pin.
date night look with the black blazer outfit, one of the six different looks.  Here I wore the jacket with a black cami and skinny jeans.

Third Black Blazer Outfit

Here I have on a fun date night look. I paired the black blazer with skinny jeans and the same nude pumps as the previous look, but I swapped out the white tee with a pretty Alison Joy black camisole, silver pave hoop earrings, and a black pebbled leather clutch bag that has a neat tortoiseshell clasp.

A close-up of the black cami, black blazer, jeans, black clutch with a tortoise shell clasp, silver pave diamond hoop earrings.
a cute casual look, black blazer with striped black and white tee, brown slim cut pants, charcoal gray sneakers and a cute brow and black polka dot bandana.

Fourth Black Blazer Outfit

This is a cute casual pairing of the jacket, with the hoodie, a black and white striped snap tee by Evereve, and very comfy and flattering tobacco brown slim cut pants from Talbots. I wore my new charcoal sneakers by Taos and capped off my look with a small Madewell brown with black polka dot neck kerchief. Isn’t it interesting to pair the black, brown, and charcoal colors all in one outfit? I love the combination!

black blazer with a leopard blouse. leopard belt, brown pant, black suede bootie.  I am at the Plaza Hotel in NYC with my son's sweet girlfriend Rachel!

Fifth Black Blazer Outfit

Here I am above, at the Plaza hotel in NYC, with my son’s sweet girlfriend, Rachel. We had a lovely tea. Here you see me in the same brown pants as in the fourth outfit, but this time I paired it with a leopard blouse, a leopard belt, and black suede Aquatalia booties. I added an amber beaded choker and pearl stud earrings. (Doesn’t Rachel look darling in her pink and black boucle jacket, over a black top and pants? I especially love her pink suede pumps!)

Sixth Black Blazer Outfit

Here I am on my way home from NYC at LaGuardia Airport! I added back the gray hoodie insert, popped on a white long-sleeved tee, black joggers, and gray sneakers. To tie everything together, I added a black and gray leopard long tissue paper thin, cashmere scarf. When I fly, I need to have a cashmere scarf or sweater, because I get so cold!

Style tip: one way to stretch pieces especially when on a trip, is to come up with very different looks with some of the staple pieces. Also, in order to justify a purchase, it’s very useful to try and come up with three distinct ways to style the item before purchasing it. Ask a stylish friend for suggestions, or even your favorite (ahem) blogger. Seriously, people DM me all the time with fashion questions. I love to answer them. Feel free to DM me @drjuliemarshall or comment below.

At newly renovated LaGuardia airport, I am wearing the jacket casually and added a gray and black leopard long scarf.

Conclusion:

Well lovely readers, there you have it. Six very different black blazer outfits. I would love to hear from you as to your favorite look(s) below in the comments. Happy early holiday season! This is my FAVORITE time of the year!

XO

Dr. Julie

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