A leather blazer is a classic piece of menswear that looks great in any setting. You can wear it while on a date, to the office or even while hanging out at home.
If you want to know how to wear one casually, then this guide will show you how:
1. Pair it with a white or black button-down shirt underneath
The jacket is paired with a simple white or black button-down shirt underneath, making it easy to throw on over jeans or khakis.
This is another casual staple that can be paired with almost any style—you’ll likely want to have one in your closet.
The shirt is so versatile that you can wear anything from sneakers, to boots, to loafers and still look great!
The fabric will work well for layering under your blazer and gives you tons of options when it comes time to dress up for the evening.
For those who prefer their pants short enough to show off their socks: tuck the button down into them and finish with loafers or lace-up oxfords.
For those who like their pants slightly longer: keep them out but roll them up at the hemline (or let them fall naturally).
2. Wear it with jeans or khakis
A leather blazer is a great way to add an element of style to your casual outfits.
It’s versatile, easy to wear and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
If you want to wear your leather blazer casually but don’t know how, try pairing it with jeans or khakis and you’ll look like the coolest person at the party!
A leather blazer with jeans or khakis is perfect for casual occasions like hanging out with friends, going shopping or running errands in town.
It’s also easy enough that anyone can pull it off without much thought required. You might think that this combo looks too classic for millennials nowadays but trust me when I say that I’m not alone here: many other people have been doing this for years now! Just think about who invented this look first; all we did was copy what our parents used back then (which isn’t really copying).
But hey – if something works well then why change it? If everyone thinks this is cool then keep doing exactly what everyone else does!
3. Keep the rest of your outfit muted and understated
To balance out the leather, keep the rest of your outfit muted and understated.
Wear neutral colors like black and white (or blue if you’re feeling adventurous), simple accessories like a watch or simple shoes, and a bag that doesn’t have too many details to compete with the blazer.
4. Opt for a cropped leather blazer to dress down an outfit
A cropped leather blazer is a versatile piece that can be worn on casual occasions. It can be paired with dresses and skirts, jeans and trousers, T-shirts and sweaters, ankle boots or flats.
The best thing about it is that it doesn’t have to be worn with heels!
A cropped style will work well if you’re looking for a stylish look without having to dress up too much.
5. Pair it with a T-shirt for a more casual look
If you’re looking for a way to dress down your leather blazer, a t-shirt is a great option. It’s also a great way to add some color to your outfit.
If you’re wearing a long sleeve tee underneath, it adds an extra layer of warmth.
If you prefer something shorter, go for it! The key here is that it helps break up the formality of your jacket with something casual and relaxed.
6. Throw your leather blazer on over a sweater for extra warmth
Throw your leather blazer on over a sweater for extra warmth.
Wear a turtleneck or something else that you can easily throw on over the blazer.
If you have a thin sweater and are worried about being too warm, try wearing it with a thinner coat underneath.
7. Wear shoes that aren’t very formal
When it comes to shoes, you have to keep in mind that the trend is for casual but not extremely casual.
While you’re not going to wear sneakers or flip flops (or anything with a heel), you can wear boots, flats and even sandals as long as they’re more on the casual side of things.
8. Wear a neutral color blazer with some softness in the material, like lambskin or nubuck
If you’re looking for a casual blazer, nubuck and lambskin are both great options. They have more of a casual feel than leather, and are both softer to the touch.
The main difference between them is color—lamb is more light in color than cowhide, so if you have an occasion where you want your blazer to be more formal or work-appropriate, go with cowhide. But if it’s just about getting dressed up for dinner at home with friends, then lamb works better (and will match any accessories).
Since these materials tend to be lighter in color than leather (and thus easier on your eyes), they can also be prone to scratches and scuffs over time.
It’s best not to wear them when scrambling over rocks or sitting on park benches unless you want a broken-in look that matches the distressed material!
9. Accessorize with casual pieces–think jean jacket, canvas shoulder bag, etc.
Accessories are important! They can be used to dress up or dress down an outfit, informal or formal. It’s all about accessorizing accordingly.
A denim jacket and canvas shoulder bag help you look more casual. A blazer and scarf add formality to a casual outfit.
A leather blazer is versatile enough for almost any occasion, but it’s not always easy to know how to wear one when you’re not sure what kinds of outfits would go well with it.
The best thing you can do is find inspiration from celebrities who love rocking leather jackets in their own unique ways—and then get out there and try on your own new looks!
10. Keep jewelry and other accessories minimal to dress down your leather blazer outfit even more
To keep things casual and easy, try wearing only a couple of accessories with your leather blazer.
A pair of earrings is best—a single stud or small hoop will do—but if you want to go bolder, feel free to pair them with a bracelet or necklace.
You can also wear this look with a watch if you’re into that kind of thing.
But that’s all the extras we’re going to suggest here; you really don’t need anything else. The key is to keep everything else as minimal as possible so it doesn’t compete with the blazer itself.
There are various ways to style your leather blazer, and we’ve shown you some of the best.
From casual pieces like sweaters and denim, to more formal looks such as button-up shirts or button-down collars, there are plenty of options to choose from.
We hope this article has given you some ideas on how to wear your leather jacket in a casual way!
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