A double breasted blazer has been around for decades, and in the past decade or so has become one of the most versatile pieces of clothing that a woman can own. The versatility of this garment makes it so perfect for all sorts of seasons and all kinds of looks. In particular, this style of blazer is incredibly versatile for both work and casual situations, making it a staple in just about any wardrobe. Below are five of our favorite styles to consider wearing with that double-breasted blazer.
Trousers, jeans, and leggings – for a complete work outfit, a double-breasted blazer can be worn with both light denim in the right colors, usually white or gray, in addition to the dark wash of a t-shirt or dark blue skinny jeans. These are ideal to pair with a button down shirt that is a bit more form fitting, or even a nice dressier jacket. For more casual looks, a great pair of jeans or leggings can be paired with the same shade of denim, and with a plain t-shirt or a patterned tank top. The versatility of a good pair of jeans or leggings will really show off your style, especially if you pair them with a nice printed tee, cardigan, or boli.
Formal attire – for a professional looking business meeting or corporate event, a double-breasted blazer can be paired with either a full length or a mid-leg length dress in a neutral color, so that any other accessories can be added. Remember that a good, tailored ensemble is always best for a formal occasion, and that is always true no matter what the occasion might be. The double-breasted blazer works particularly well when wearing a fitted jacket or a pin-striped tailored blouse. It can also work well with a fitted trouser, or even with a pair of jeans or a legging. There are no limits to what a good quality blazersleeve can be worn with!
Casual – the double-breasted blazer can be worn for casual events and occasions as well. A great casual outfit would include a lightweight cotton t-shirt and a pair of straight leg pants. This would be a very sleek and laid back look, which is perfect for those who want a bit of a cool image, but don’t want it to come off too much. The same would also work very well with a fitted cardigan, sweater or cashmere sweater, or even a pair of jeans. The key here is keeping things casual, yet polished and sharp.
Workout – for those looking to step up their game and work up some muscle mass, a double breasted suit or blazer combined with a pair of running shoes is ideal. Workouts will require a lot of physical activity, so having the right attire will not only help you feel more comfortable, but it will allow you to be more efficient at your job. The outfit here should be very loose and fitting, but still with enough room to be able to move freely. An example might be a sport jersey and running shoes, or a t-shirt with a graphic tee and Lycra pants. Also, this outfit is ideal for a gym because it will keep you warm and minimize your chance of getting injured while working out. This is also a great choice for those who are more interested in an edgier look and want to combine it with some sports attire.
Accessories: The accessories that you choose for your double breasted blazer should always be complimentary to the outfit. For instance, if you are wearing a light-colored top and dark trousers, the right accessories would be a thick knit sweater or cardigan, along with an appropriate pair of jeans. You can also wear a vest over top of the sweater or cardigan, as this will provide you with additional warmth. Another accessory to consider here might be a scarf, as long as it is not overly extravagant or tied in such a way that it could fall off. A belt, though optional, is a great option to carry around, especially if you are going to be carrying water bottles, keys, or something similar. Overall, you should think about the items that will provide you with the most functionality and protection, and then focus on combining those needs with your overall decision making style.