How to Wear a Navy Blazer for Women

By LeafTV Editor

Originating in 19th-century England, blazers are commonly associated with men. It is, however, becoming increasingly common to see women wearing this outerwear style. Some women stay away from navy-colored blazers due to fear of looking like they are wearing a uniform. Wearing a navy blazer, however, need not mean looking like a student. Familiarize yourself with garments that can pair with a navy blazer in order to create different combinations and styles.

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How To Wear A Navy Blazer For Women

Opt for navy blazers made of heavier fabrics, such as velvet, wool or corduroy in colder temperatures. Wear the blazer over a crew-neck or turtleneck sweater. Choose either a solid-colored sweater or one featuring stripes or another pattern. Alternatively, layer the blazer over a button-down shirt and a cardigan or sweater vest. Complete any of these looks with pumps or boots.

Choose a 3/4-sleeve navy blazer made of cotton for the warmer seasons. In summer, throw this garment over a camisole and skirt or shorts in light, summery shades of yellow, orange and pink. Complete the look with a pair of closed-toe flats or sandals.

Wear a navy blazer over a dress to give it a more structured, put-together look that can be tailored for any season. In warmer weather, pair the blazer with a dress made of a delicate fabric---silk, for example---that provides a contrast against the heavier fabric of the blazer. When it is cold, throw a blazer over a sweater dress and leggings. Dresses in colors such as beige, white and light shades of coral work well with navy.

Pair a navy blazer with light jeans or khakis. Because denim and khaki bottoms are available in both full-length and high-water styles, this combination suits any season. Be sure to choose light-wash (as opposed to dark) denim, which will help diversify the color palette of the outfit.

Accessorize a navy blazer with gold jewelry and/or a belt with a gold buckle.

Tips

  • Add sparkle to a blazer by pinning a brooch to one of the lapels.

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