This month for our over 50 Fashion Edit Jennifer and I are discussing blazers. Most of our closets can be divided into two categories “statement pieces” and the indispensable items we wear all the time. Blazers are big this year and I can understand why. They are so versatile. Do you look at your blazers and think office ? Have you rarely worn them since covid? I know many of you are no longer working or you are working from home. Blazers are one of those trusted closet essentials that can get boring. They are the perfect layer to take us through fall and into winter in style. Let’s try to style this wardrobe staple in fresh creative ways. Think outside the box. Let’s talk about under the radar ways to style a blazer over 50
UNDER THE RADAR WAYS TO STYLE A BLAZER OVER 50
Do you get in a rut and think your blazer can only be worn with a pair of dress pants or a conservative skirt? Think outside the box. How about amping up your trusty jean look with a blazer?
ELEVATE A PAIR OF JEANS BY ADDING A STRUCTURED BLAZER
I am wearing a beautiful Ralph Lauren blazer with a pair of black jeans. I dressed up the jeans with a pair of velvet Birdies and added a vintage monogram pin to my simple white shirt. The whole look becomes a bit more polished.
GET THE RALPH LAUREN BLAZER LOOK
Here I am wearing a J Crew leopard blazer from a few years back (similar linked below the picture) with an all-denim look. Wearing all denim creates a column of color underneath the blazer which I like because I am only 5’4. It lengthens my torso creating a more streamlined look. You can find the Sophie blazer on eBay here. This picture is from a very popular post Over 50 Fashion the Collected Look a couple of years ago. I still wear the blazer and love it. You can find it styled differently below.
GET THE LEPARD BLAZER LOOK
Sorry, Beau photobombed the picture. Here I am wearing the J Crew plaid regent blazer with a black turtleneck, a couple of layered necklaces from my collection, and my new combat boots which you can’t see. You might enjoy my post on how to layer necklaces here This blazer has great fall colors that will go with almost anything and it has structure but it is not too structured if you know what I mean. If you prefer a looser oversize version free people has one here
GET THE J CREW PLAID BLAZER LOOK
If you want to accentuate your waist and your blazer is long enough, why not cinch your waist. Here I am wearing a favorite Peruvian Connection blazer that is a favorite. I am wearing it with a vintage pin, an old leather skirt, and boots.
GET THE LEATHER SKIRT & BLAZER LOOK
In this photo, I am wearing the same blazer from above only with an all-black column underneath. The pants are those great sweater pants from J Crew. I cinched the waist with a wide black belt and added my comfy Birdies.
GET THE LEOPARD BLAZER LOOK
PAIR IT WITH A MIDI SKIRT INSTEAD OF PANTS TO DRESS IT UP
I sure am happy that midis are back in style. Here I am wearing the RL blazer with a knitted midi (old). Ralph Lauren has a very similar one here. BR white shirt, and gentle souls Emma boot. If you have bunions and you are looking for a comfy pair of stretch boots these are it. I ordered these hoping they would work, and they are amazingly comfortable.
GET THE BLAZER AND MIDI LOOK
I love this camel Regent blazer from J Crew. I paired it with a suede midi skirt that I inherited from my sister, a Ganni mesh turtlneck and the comfy Gentle Souls boots. I added a hat I have had for years for fun.
GET THE REGENT BLAZER & MIDI LOOK
ADD A SCARF FOR INTEREST
I like to layer scarves under blazers and belt them. Here I have the Peruvian Connection blazer, BR turtleneck, J crew Sweaterpants, with a gifted favorite scarf from IBU movement. Artful Home has a similar one here.
Play around with volume and texture. Here is a closeup of the combination. I accessorized with pieces of Native American jewelry from my collection.
GET THE IBU SCARF LOOK
Here I am wearing the same wonderful blazer from Peruvian Connection with a black turtleneck from BR. I added a rancher hat, scarf, and faux suede leggings to the mix.
GET THE BLAZER HAT AND SCARF LOOK
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If you have had a blazer in your closet for years and haven’t worn it outside the office I hope you can think of it in a new light. Have some fun, be bold and think outside the box. You have earned it! Thanks for reading Under the Radar Ways to Style a Blazer Over 50.
I can’t wait to see what Jennifer comes up with. She has a knack for pulling off a blazer in style. Pop over to visit Jennifer for more great ideas.