Menswear Monday :: How to Rock the Jeans & Blazer Look


I have always been a big fan of the jeans // blazer look on men. There's something about it that looks effortless, yet put-together and usually ends up being perfect for a handful of occasions. If you're unsure of how to wear this look, or what the right occasion is, here are some guidelines ::

1) When you hear the words 'Dressy Casual', the jeans & blazer look is appropriate. When you hear the words 'Business Casual', it usually is not. Business casual translates into slacks and a blazer, no tie needed OR dress slacks, a button-down and a sweater of some sort over.

2) ALWAYS choose a dark wash jean. Dark wash, slim-fitting jeans are going to give a more formal and professional look. NEVER pair an acid wash {in fact, if you have these in your closet go ahead and do yourself a favor and put them directly into the trash! They have no place in the 2014} with a blazer. It gives off a very country feel -- and not in a good way.

3) Leave the blazer open, or button it up. This is up to you. An open blazer gives a more casual feel, while buttoned-up adds structure and formality.

4) For a more casual look, cuff the bottom of your jeans one or two times & pair with loafers or oxfords.

Here are some of my favorite jeans & blazer looks. You can never go wrong with a tan blazer and dark wash jean. Gray is also a staple that will never go out of style!

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So go ahead men, rock that jeans & blazer look for your next dressy casual event! You'll be looking effortlessly put-together in no time.

Stylishly Yours,