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3 Ways to Wear a Blazer in the Summer

On Monday, we featured our top summer picks from LOFT and the best seller from that post is their Modern Blazer, in white. So today we’re sharing three ways to wear a blazer in the summer.

Scroll below to see our outfit inspiration using pieces you already have and some new suggestions.

First, let’s talk about the key piece, the LOFT Modern Blazer.

Key Piece: LOFT Modern Blazer


White Modern Blazer in White


Modern Blazer, $140 plus 30% OFF with the code SUNNY

I like this blazer for several reasons.

First, a one-button style is traditional and creating a flattering shape that is easy to wear as a separate.

Second, the fabric is summer-appropriate made up of 20% linen. So it’s light, but you won’t  look like a wrinkled bed.

Finally, their sizing currently includes regular and petite from a 00 – 18. Today, you can take 30% off with the code SUNNY.

Another option that includes, plus and petite sizes is this similar blazer in style and price at Talbots.

3 Ways to Wear a Blazer in the Summer

Ways to Wear a Blazer in the Summer

Think of a blazer in the summer like a denim jacket, just a bit more elegant. It works with a range of bottoms, from shorts, and skirts to proper trousers.

You can also throw it over jeans or a dress like we did here. 

Related: Outfit Formula 14 & 15: The White Blazer

With Shorts

White Blazer with Chambray shorts, stud earrings, white v-neck tee, cognac leather sandals, and woven crossbody bag

Stud Earrings, $98 | Classic Chambray Shorts, $19.50 | V-Neck Tee, $34.50 | Leather Sandals, $155  | Woven Crossbody, $148 

Let’s start with shorts.

I’m using a casual and affordable pair of chambray shorts from J.Crew factory

These are only $20 and are available in sizes 00 – 16. 

What’s important here is to notice that the fabric of the blazer and the shorts complement each other. As a result, both are light and seasonally appropriate.

Because the shorts are casual, and I’m assuming you’d want the option to take off the blazer, this simple v-neck tee, also from LOFT, is well priced and available in XXS – XXL

Then, a sophisticated flat, like our favorite leather slide from Tuckernuck, works well as it grounds the look. 

I picked this woven crossbody from Madewell to coordinate with the flats. This bag is tiny (much smaller than the picture looks), so please check the measurements. 

Finally, wear your everyday jewelry. Keep it simple. I included these under $100 stud earrings in an untraditional yet chic oval shape. 

With a Midi Skirt

White Blazer with floral ruffled midi skirt, blue tank, white sneakers, and pearl earrings

Ruffled Midi Skirt, $40 | Ribbed Tank, $30  | White Sneakers, $130  | Pearl Earrings, $145 

Next, we’re reusing the LOFT Midi skirt featured in last week’s Outfit Formula

I love repeating popular pieces from earlier posts because I want you to use what you buy. 

This midi skirt was wildly popular, and as it arrives in readers’ mailboxes, we’re hearing how much they love it.

The price doesn’t hurt either, as it’s 50% off of $40 with code SUNNY

Sizes are limited, but it is available in regular and petite. 

For the under layer, I’m using this pale blue racerback tank from Banana Republic, in regular, tall, and petite, in XXS – XXL for $30.

As a shoe option, grab your favorite white sneakers. I went with these Cole Haan Leather Sneakers.

I’m using these Julie Vos earrings for accessories, the newest addition to my wish list

Wide Leg Trousers

White Blazer with white tank, white espadrille sandals, gold hoops, white pinstripe pants, and white faux leather tote

Luxe Touch Tank, $35  | Pinstripe Pants, $150  | Wedge Sandals, $145 | Faux Leather Tote, $12  |Gold Hoops, $14 

In our third look, we’re playing with white and ivory. 

We start with these wide-leg pinstripe pants with a very subtle navy stripe from Banana Republic

Please note that these are too short on the model. A wide-leg like these needs to be full length; they need to puddle on the top of your shoe, so you get a long leg line.

Otherwise, your pants will look too short 😉

And with wide-leg trousers, you need a shoe with height and weight. So I’m using these braided wedge sandals in white available at Nordstrom

As an under piece, grab this Luxe Touch Tank from Banana Republic, a reader favorite from a few weeks ago

Finally, the faux white leather tote and gold hoop earring are both reader favorites from Amazon, under $20. 

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Monday 13th of June 2022

I am always hesitant to wear whites together unless they are from the same manufacturer with the same color code. Some may see dull while others have a yellow tint while others are bright white. It makes me feel as if it is not cohesive, especially with different materials for each piece. I see you have mixed different bottoms, tops and blazer together. It may look OK in the picture, but what about when I am wearing them? is there a secret to this?


Monday 13th of June 2022

I see you have white tops and bottoms with a white blazer. I'm always hesitant to do this as there are so many different shades of white and they sometimes make one shade duller or yellower than the other and, to me, a less than cohesive look. How does it work with wearing different shades and materials of white all together?

Siri Holmes

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

Question: you say, "with wide-leg trousers, you need a shoe with height and weight." Can you talk about this a little more? I understand the need for a little height but I'm curious what you mean about weight. I guess it's a proportion issue? Thank you!

Siri Holmes

Friday 10th of June 2022

@Megan Kristel, Good to know, thank you! :-)

Megan Kristel

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

Yes, it's all about balance. So a pant with as wide of a leg as the featured trouser will overwhelm a delicate shoe. So, for example, instead of a strappy sandal with a thin heel you would wear one with a block heel.