How to Wear a White Blazer: Work & Play

If you’re in need of a summer completer piece, a white blazer is a super versatile option!  The same way white jeans make an outfit crisp and fresh for summer, a white blazer lifts and freshens up an entire outfit.  You can make a million outfits with a white blazer, and today I’m partnering with ModCloth to show you how to style a white blazer for work and play!

White Ruffle Blazer for Business Casual and Date Night Outfits

One thing I love about ModCloth is that many of their pieces have classic silhouettes but also have a detail or two that make them interesting and special.  While any white blazer works with today’s outfits, the ruffles on this blazer are extra, extra cute and keep it from feeling too serious or corporate.  Instead, it’s playful while still feeling totally appropriate for a business casual setting.  Additionally, this blazer is made of linen and cotton, and though it has a polyester lining, it is lightweight and better for summer!  Check out the blazer HERE!

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SIZING INFO: I’m 5’6″ and usually 6/8 or S/M in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.  I wear the blazer in M, and while the shoulders fit me well, it’s got a bit of room in the arms.  Sizing for all other pieces are listed in the Shop the Outfit sections below.

I’m sharing two outfit combos that work with a LOT of different tops. Try them with several tops in your closet!


White Blazer + Olive Pants + Ruffle Top + Blush Pumps + White NecklaceWhite Blazer + Ruffle Top + Olive Pants + Blush HeelsWhite Blazer + Cognac Bag + Olive Pants + Statement Earrings White Blazer + Ruffle Stripe top + White necklace

Work: Olive or Grey Pants + Top with Any Print or Color
A super easy business casual outfit is olive or grey pants with a top in any print or color, as long as it works with your pants and is in a silhouette that works under a blazer.  The options are plenty with a white blazer!  I tried this with a plain navy blue tank (the same one as in the next outfit below but in navy), with a solid magenta top, and with several colorful printed tops.  Like I said, a white blazer goes with nearly anything!

For today’s work look I went extra on the ruffles with this cuuuute striped ruffle top.  (I’m going to remix the top 3 ways soon because I love it that much!)  It has a ruffled hem and sleeves, but the ruffles are very mild which is the kind of ruffles I need.  I’m usually not into tops with enormous or busy ruffles.  😀  It comes in the olive/white that I’m wearing here, but it also comes in a grey/white HERE.

I paired it with olive trousers, but since all that olive reminds me of fall, for spring/summer I went with white accessories in addition to the white blazer to lift the outfit even more.  I finished it off with pink blush pumps to keep the vibe light!

Shop for the Look:
Top: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size M)

Blazer: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size M)
Pants: similar
Bag: similar 


White Blazer + Skinnies + Gold Pumps + Gold Clutch + White Necklace Grey Tank + White Blazer + White Necklace + Gold Clutch + Skinnies White Blazer + Grey Tank + White Necklace + SkinniesWhite Blazer + Gold Clutch + Jord Watch + Gold Heels + Skinnies White Blazer + Grey Tank + Gold Clutch + White Necklace

Date or GNO: Jeans + Tee or Tank + Heels + Sparkly Accessories
A blazer isn’t just good for office wear.  It’s one of my go-to completer pieces for a night out, and I’ve always loved a simple jeans + tee + blazer + pumps look!  I remember having my mind blown when I realized you could 1) wear a blazer to somewhere other than an office, and 2) dress up a casual tee.

This tank is extremely soft and comfy.  I like that it has a loose fit in the torso but is somewhat fitted at the chest and neckline (even with my small chest) so that I don’t flash people when I bend over.  It works well with shorts and sandals, would be great tucked into a skirt since the chest is fitted, and can be dressed up with a blazer.

I tried a ton of shoes with this outfit, and you’d think it would have been easy since the jeans, grey tank, and blazer are all neutrals and basics.  But all of them kind of blended into the outfit, made it look imbalanced, or dragged it down.  Metallic heels with their touch of shine were just right!  I’ve shown these heels before HERE and HERE in some holiday looks, and I was reminded of how much I liked them when I pulled them out for this outfit!  The toe box is soft and flexible and they are pretty easy to walk in.  I would still use an insert to provide more cushion for extended wear, but that’s true of almost all heels.  Anyway, I love these and they are so versatile for anything dressy casual to dressy!  See them HERE.

Shop for the Look:
Tank: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size M)

Blazer: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size M)
Jeans: similar
Bag: similar
Shoes: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size 40)


Besides these two outfit formulas, two more you can try are:

  • printed skirt + solid top + shoes in a color from the print of the skirt + white blazer
  • dress + white blazer

Like I said, a white blazer is a fantastic completer piece, and possibilities are endless!

Created in partnership with ModCloth

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