How to Elevate Basic Outfits with a Blazer

There is nothing quite like a good blazer and jean combo – even in the summer.  A blazer can pull together the most basic of outfits and elevate it.  Remember that third piece that I always bring up here and there? Well, a blazer is one of my go-to third pieces because it is so easy to incorporate into just about any outfit.  If you are comfortable enough with your style personality to shake it up a bit, you can even pair a blazer with sweatpants – a post on that coming up soon.


I went ALL the way in the back of my closet to pull out this cobalt blue blazer from Arden B. that I got several years ago.  I paired it with my favorite Express distressed jeans and American Apparel white body suit.  I finished the look off with my Quay sunglasses and these Justfab floral sandals.  And there you have it, my style uniform is complete.  Having a go to “uniform” that can be modified and altered for the season and occasion is essential in any fashionista/o’s wardrobe because it makes dressing for any occasion easier while staying true to your personality (brand) and avoiding a fashion faux pas that can arise from ill-planned outfits and what I call trend-hopping (more on that later).

How do you elevate your basic outfits?


“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened” – Mark Twain

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(2) Comments

  1. Nice post, Venus! I am getting on the blazer band wagon as we speak! I just bought a black moto blazer and a navy one. Looooving it! I want to pair them with skirts or wide leg pants for networking events. You are right, blazers are sooo versatile and look totally polished. Of course, your styling techniques are on point. Loooving the printed pumps! Keep up the excellent posts.

    1. Venus says:

      Thanks Chi Chi! They are so easy to style! Welcome to the blazer club!!

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