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I'm wearing a white linen blazer with blue palazzo pants, a racer back tee and a silver mulit-stranded necklace.

Why Have a White Blazer?

In this post I will show you multiple fun, cute and different ways to enjoy a white linen blazer.

This past spring I saw this cute white linen blazer on line and considered purchasing it. I was reluctant as I wasn’t sure that as a retired person, would I really wear it? I mostly go to casual or at most, dressy casual functions like lunches, date night, shopping, etc., so would I truly get much wear out of the item? Well, imagine my surprise, that it has turned out to be one of my FAVORITE pieces in my closet. In this post, I will show you SIX different ways that I have already worn this great piece! ( I wonder if the reason I always shied away from a white blazer, was because I had worn a white lab coat during my entire career as a cosmetic dermatologist…?) Let’s start:

White Blazer with Palazzo Pants

This year as we all have seen, wide leg pants are making a come back in the fashion world. I purchased several pair and here I am wearing the linen jacket over a white racer back tank and blue linen palazzo pants. I wore this for a lunch meeting with my blog coder. It’s crisp and professional and could go to most work places. The linen pants are airy and cool to in the heat. My nude sandals and bag keep the focus more on my outfit. I wore a silver light-weight multi-stranded necklace, and hammered silver heart earrings which were a gift from my sweet friend Molly. My bag is many years old, but here is a very cute similar one. Below each photo are links to the exact item or similar ones if mine were sold out. Click on any item to get details.

White Blazer with an Animal Print Tee

Here I am wearing an animal print tee with the white blazer, white jeans and cute straw bag.

I love an animal print! This darling leopard print tee is so soft and inexpensive. It washes perfectly! I think the white blazer pairs nicely with the tee and white denim cropped slim jeans. White really makes the leopard print pop! My “diamond stud” earrings look classy with the fun straw bag, and nude sandals (the sandals are old Stuart Weitzman). Nude sandals are a very frequent choice of mine as they extend my leg line. Great look for lunch with my girlfriends!

White Blazer with a Dress

White linen blazer draped over my shoulders with a black sleeveless dress and a tan doctor's bag purse.

This darling black dress is so easy to wear and is a great value! I love draping the jacket over my shoulders for a different look. My nude doctor’s bag coordinates with my Stuart Weitzman sandals. And this is a great dress for lunch, or church, or a memorial service. Black and white always works!

White Blazer with a Casual Red Tee

This red print tee was from Loft last year and I love how soft their tees are! It’s a sweet flowered print and can work with jeans, shorts, and of course white pants. These are the same cropped pants as above (with the animal print tee). I LOVE the quality of merchandise from Talbots. I know some of my readers think that the looks at Talbots can be frumpy. But I disagree. It’s all about how you style the items (ahem, as noted in this post). I added a red cross-body bag (which is my absolute preference when I’m shopping as it allows me to keep track of my phone and credit cards while allowing me to carry shopping bags instead. My gold mesh watch coordinates with my gold bangle. Lastly I’m wearing red Stuart Weitzman sandals (old).

White Blazer with Shorts

Isn’t this a terrific look? I paired blue linen drawstring shorts with a cute white cotton short-sleeved shirt with the blazer for a sharp ensemble that would take you to lunch, work, or wherever fun outfits are worn! I added pearl stud earrings, nude shoes and (old) straw bag. Please note that in all my looks, I rolled the cuffs of my blazer. Before I was a blogger, I always had my blazers altered to my exact arm length. But I really love how rolling up my sleeves elevates the look of this jacket.

White Blazer with a Graphic Tank

white linen jacket, white jeans and a fun graphic tank with a message' "positive vibes only"!

A graphic tee, especially one with the message “Positive Vibes Only” is definitely MY kind of a look! Although I would typically wear this casual top just with denim shorts, I really like the vibe of wearing it here with my “white suit”. I think it’s fun to mix the classic lines and fabric of the white linen blazer with the white denim jeans and the playful graphic tank. (Here’s another graphic tee look.) I added diamond pave hoop earrings (a gift from Mr. G.Q), to keep the classy look front and center.

What to Look for in a White Linen Blazer?

I prefer that my blazers be lined as this helps them to lay smoothly and to wrinkle less. I like the vent on the back of the jacket to lay flat and as mentioned above, I think rolling the sleeves adds to the style. Talbots and J Crew both have terrific blazers that last for years. Their buttons are high quality and they always include extras on an inside seam (for when the cleaners accidentally melts one…). Lastly, I prefer simple classic lines as opposed to lots of trendy details. I want my blazer to function much like black ballet flats, pearl chokers, and basic black bags; they should appear timeless. That’s how you’ll get great value from the item.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Please let me know in the comments below how you would or have styled a white linen jacket. Give it a try if you haven’t already. And please subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already. When you do so, I’ll email you a free “Jeans and tee guide” to help you style those basic items seven fun ways!


Dr. Julie

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