I love a good, structured blazer that fits me like a glove. Blazers are one of my favorite closet staples to thrift because you can find so many styles, colors, lengths, and patterns to match your style and body type. Solid blazers are something that you can mix and match with so many items you already have in your closet. I have a few that I love, but I found this white blazer a year ago that I tried on and fit me perfectly. The sleeves were the perfect length, I like where it hit on my hips and the material was amazing. It looked like it had never been worn and was an older name brand. One thing about thrifting blazers is to find something and try it on. It may be vintage and the size may not be your size but it may still fit well. I also have found some great longer men’s blazers that fit and have an oversized look. Think outside of the box and try things on!
I want to share how I took one of my favorite blazers and created 11 different outfits from it. I love that I can pair it with dressy looks, work-appropriate and casual and all I had to do is to shop my closet!
A Blazer and a Jumpsuit
I have a few longer jumpsuits and some denim short overalls. With the first look, I paired the blazer with a wide-leg jumpsuit, a thrifted JCrew sun hat, and some thrifted wedges. For the second look, I paired it with some thrifted denim short overalls, a basic white tank top, another thrifted JCrew sun hat, and some sandals. You can use rompers or dressy jumpsuits to elevate this look even more.
A Blazer and a Dress
This is a great workwear outfit for the office, for a night out, or for a special event. For the first look, I paired the blazer with a thrifted faux leather sleeveless black dress, a thrifted beaded purse, and a pair of thrifted heels. For the second look, I paired the blazer with a thrifted animal print Zara dress, the same beaded purse, and a pair of neutral heels I got on sale. This would also look great with a longer dress and some flats or boots for the Fall/Winter.
A Blazer and Jeans
We all have our favorite jeans that we feel great in. I love thrifting different colors and styles of jeans. This outfit can be worn at the office, for a casual outfit, or for a time when you want to take a casual outfit and make it look dressy. For the first outfit, I paired the blazer with tan-colored jeans, my favorite thrifted wedges, a basic neutral top, and a thrifted purse. For my second outfit, I paired the blazer with my favorite white button-down shirt, a thrifted pair of gray washed jeans and sandals, and a purse I found on sale. For my last outfit, I paired the blazer with a bright-colored shirt, a pair of white jeans, and heels I found on sale. This would look great with any shade of denim and black denim as well.
A Blazer and a Skirt
This is a great look for the office, for a night out, or an event. A blazer would look great with a pencil skirt, a long skirt, or a shorter skirt. For this look, I paired the blazer with a striped top, a pair of thrifted heels, and a thrifted faux leather skirt. This would look great with a pair of tights and some booties or knee-high boots for the colder months as well.
A Blazer and Leggings
I love to thrift or invest in a good pair of leggings for the colder months. I found a pair of Spanx faux leather leggings while thrifting last year and they have held up so well and are the best pair of leggings to dress up or down. For this outfit, I paired the blazer with a thrifted animal print top, faux leather leggings, and a pair of sandals. This again would look amazing with a great pair of booties or knee-high boots or a pair of trendy sneakers.
A Blazer and Shorts and a T-Shirt
This look is one of my favorites because it takes super casual items and elevates them to make them a little more fancy. You can pair a blazer with any type of shorts but for this look, I took some biker shorts, a pair of thrifted cloud slide sandals, a thrifted band tee, some of my favorite sunglasses, and a Lululemon belt bag that I got secondhand. You can pair this with a tank top, a sweatshirt, a button-down, or a bodysuit and sandals or sneakers.
A Blazer and Dress Pants
For this last look, I took a simple black sleeveless top, a pair of thrifted JCrew dress pants, a pair of thrifted black heels, and a purse for a polished and professional outfit. You could substitute a button-down, a bodysuit, a pair of flare or wide-leg dress pants, and some flats to switch up the look
I hope that after reading this, you feel inspired to go thrift a blazer that you love and feel amazing in and see how many outfits you can create in your closet. If something catches your eye or you find a color that you have been looking for, even if it seems vintage or older, try it on, it may just become one of your favorite wardrobe pieces!