How To Wear Sleeveless Blazer In Summer

I’ve been very open about my love-hate relationship with sleeveless blazers (or sleeveless vests). I love how stylish they are and how they bring any outfit you wear them with to a whole new level; but they don’t really do anything to keep you warm (during the colder months).

However, when I saw this sleeveless blazer online, I fell in love so I had to get it. I got it on sale though so I feel really great about it. Today, I will be sharing how to wear sleeveless blazer in Summer. The great thing about wearing a sleeveless blazer in Summer is that you don’t really need to worry about getting cold. It’s actually a perfect fashion piece for Summer.

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How To Wear Sleeveless Blazer With Dresses

how to wear sleeveless blazer in Summer - woman wearing blank tank dress, white sleeveless blazer, lace up shoes, orange Mulberry Bayswater, and cateye sunglasses

how to wear sleeveless blazer in Summer - woman wearing blank tank dress, white sleeveless blazer, lace up shoes, orange Mulberry Bayswater, and cateye sunglasses

outfit details: similar dress here // similar blazer here and here // shoes // similar sunglasses here // watch // similar bag here, cheaper options here and here

The best way to wear a sleeveless blazer with a dress is to wear it with a fitted dress. Since the blazer is already loose-fitting, it’s going to look absolutely chic with a form-fitting dress. It doesn’t have to be a tank dress like the one I’m wearing, a sheath dress should work just as great. A-line and fit & flare dresses should work too because the waistline is cinched.

I’ve had this black tank dress for years and I still love it. One thing I really LOVE about this dress is its very stretchy fabric. I’ve worn it when I was pregnant with both of my kids (even on 2nd and 3rd trimesters), and I also love wearing this under a lace cropped top I got a few years back. I love how versatile this tank dress is and how breathable the material is.




How To Wear Sleeveless Blazer With Jeans & Pants

how to wear sleeveless blazer in Summer - woman wearing purple chiffon top, distressed skinny jeans, sandals with rhinestones, Louis Vuitton Claudia in multicolor, Daniel Wellington Southampton watch, and aviator sunglasses

how to wear sleeveless blazer in Summer - woman wearing purple chiffon top, distressed skinny jeans, sandals with rhinestones, Louis Vuitton Claudia in multicolor, Daniel Wellington Southampton watch, and aviator sunglasses

outfit details: similar top here // similar blazer here and here // jeans // sandals // watch // sunglasses // bag (pre-loved), cheaper options here and here

You can wear a sleeveless blazer with just about any type of jeans and office pants. However, if you’re on the petite side like me, I would stay away from wide-leg jeans and pants because they tend to make you look smaller than you really are. Stick with skinny, straight cut, and boyfriend/girlfriend jeans to rock this look. If you’re into leggings just like me, you can absolutely wear your sleeveless blazer with them.

These distressed skinny jeans is probably my absolute favorite pair among all my jeans. They’re so flattering and stylish. And I’ve ALWAYS gotten compliments whenever I wear them.



How To Wear Sleeveless Blazer With Skirts

how to wear sleeveless blazer in Summer - woman wearing polka dot top, faux pleated leather skirt, sleeveless blazer, black caged sandals, Gucci vintage web boston bag, Daniel Wellington rose gold petite watch, and aviator sunglasses

how to wear sleeveless blazer in Summer - woman wearing polka dot top, faux pleated leather skirt, sleeveless blazer, black caged sandals, Gucci vintage web boston bag, Daniel Wellington rose gold petite watch, and aviator sunglasses

outfit details: similar top here and here // similar skirt here // similar blazer here and here // similar sandals here // sunglasses // bag (pre-loved, in different color), cheaper option here // watch

Just like with jeans, you can wear a sleeveless blazer with any type of skirt. I like wearing mine with pencil cut and pleated skirts. I avoid wearing my sleeveless blazer with midi skirts, because just like wide-leg jeans, they make petite people like me look shorter than we really are.

I got this faux leather pleated skirt during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale last year and it has been one of my favorite skirts. I love how versatile it is and the fact that I don’t have to iron it every single time before I wear it helps a busy mom like me A LOT. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen me wear this with a tie neck blouse and bell sleeve top.

How To Wear Sleeveless Blazer With Shorts

how to wear sleeveless blazer in Summer - woman wearing white tee, denim shorts, white sleeveless blazer, Aldo embroidered espadrille sneakers, fuchsia Dior soft tote, and pink cateye sunglasses

how to wear sleeveless blazer in Summer - woman wearing white tee, denim shorts, white sleeveless blazer, Aldo embroidered espadrille sneakers, fuchsia Dior soft tote, and pink cateye sunglasses

outfit details: tee // similar shorts here // similar blazer here and here // sneakers // similar sunglasses here // bag (preloved), cheaper options here and here

You can absolutely wear your sleeveless blazer with a dressier top and shorts, but I love wearing my sleeveless blazer with a tucked in basic tee and denim shorts paired with sneakers. I just adore how effortlessly chic this outfit looks with a sleeveless blazer.

Of all the ways I’ve worn my sleeveless blazer, this is my absolute favorite. I just love the multiple stylish ways you can pair a sleeveless blazer with shorts. You can dress this look up a little by switching the sneakers with heels or dress it all the way up by wearing dressier pieces.

Shop my favorite sleeveless blazer below.

 

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What did you think of this post? Which outfit is your favorite? Do you own a sleeveless blazer? What is your favorite way of wearing it? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you.

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33 Comments

  1. July 3, 2018 / 10:17 AM

    I love the blazer and black dress. Lots of great options. xo ~ Megan

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:17 PM

      Thanks Megan! I’m glad you loved them!

  2. Anna English
    July 3, 2018 / 10:43 AM

    These are all great options, but I think the first look is my favorite!

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:17 PM

      Thanks Anna!

  3. Cristy Harfmann
    July 3, 2018 / 10:44 AM

    This is a great look. I have never had one.

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:17 PM

      Thanks Cristy! You should absolutely try it!

  4. ashley hargrove
    July 3, 2018 / 10:54 AM

    So many amazing outfits! I absolutely love the first look. So sleek and beautiful!!

  5. July 3, 2018 / 10:57 AM

    LOVE the first look and love seeing all of the different ways to style it! Work it, girl.

    xx Rebecca // The Crystal Press

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:18 PM

      Thanks Rebecca! I am glad you loved it!

  6. July 3, 2018 / 12:33 PM

    I’ve never thought about buying a sleeveless blazer before, but I love how it pulls all of the looks together! I really like how it looks with that dress!

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:18 PM

      Thanks Sam! Doesn’t it make any outfit you pair it with chic?

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:18 PM

      Thanks Morgan!

  7. July 3, 2018 / 10:16 PM

    You look amazing! All of these are great ideas I love how it looks with the pencil dress:)

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:18 PM

      Thanks Bre!

  8. July 4, 2018 / 12:41 AM

    Cute! You can transition them into fall with long sleeve shirt underneath!

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:19 PM

      Absolutely! It’s a great transitional piece for Fall!

  9. July 4, 2018 / 6:35 AM

    All of your outfits are adorable! I am totally inspired to spruce up my summer wardrobe!

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:19 PM

      Thanks Katie!

  10. Mollie
    July 4, 2018 / 2:32 PM

    I love a good sleeveless – I think they are so chic and timeless!

    xx Mollie

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:19 PM

      I couldn’t agree more!

  11. Becca Wilson
    July 5, 2018 / 8:02 AM

    This sleeveless look is so very cute! I love that it adds layer without hotness.

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:19 PM

      That is so true! Thanks Becca!

  12. July 5, 2018 / 6:46 PM

    I’ve been really digging the sleeveless blazers. They can seamlessly transition from casual to dressed up.

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:19 PM

      That is so true! And exactly why I love them!

  13. Ruth Ridley
    July 6, 2018 / 10:57 AM

    You look amazing! I love all the ways you styled this blazer!!

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:20 PM

      Thanks Ruthie!

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:20 PM

      Thanks Lydia!

    • Belle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 3:20 PM

      Thanks Stacy!

  14. July 9, 2018 / 12:08 AM

    I love a good sleeveless blazer. It’s perfect for work when it’s 100 degrees outside!

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