Turning Heads Linkup- Ways to Wear a Black Blazer - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup- Ways to Wear a Black Blazer

Hello friends

“The Answer my friend, is blowin in the wind, the answer is blowin in the wind”… “Bob Dylan. It was one of the most windy days recently, and the question must be. how difficult is it to get pictures when your hair is flying every which way ? We made do, but it can be tricky! Our reward was lunch and a few glasses of wine at Corkscrew, one of our favorite haunts. We brought the pups, but it wasn’t the dog party that it was last Sunday when there were 8 dogs on the patio!

Today I am wearing one of those things that is considered a staple in every woman’s closet, the black fitted blazer. I love this one from Fabrizio Gianni as it has vertical dark stripes and fits quite well. I decided to pair it with a grey textured tee, raw edged denim and a pair of peachy pink snakeskin block heels  This is  a spring look or uniform that one can put together rather easily.

What’s so great about a black fitted blazer? I don’t wear black often, but I do love the versatility of this blazer. The cut is very streamlined and I can dress it up in many ways or put together a more casual look. Today I took out this textured grey  tee ( yes tee) and would either have worn a small neck scarf to add color near my face, or what I chose a metal stenciled designed necklace for a bit more edgy style.

What are other ways to wear a black blazer?

  1. Being that this is a fitted blazer, wear a looser shape in the bottoms. A cargo pant a little more slouchy would make a nice sillouette.
  2. A sexy streamlined and more edgy look can be created with this jacket and some waxed jeans. Im looking for an olive pair myself!
  3. A  classic pairing of a fitted blazer over a flouncy dress will give added shape.
  4. Denim is shown with all length and styles. why not pair a black blazer, white tee and step cropped denims with some embellished block heels?
  5. Wear a black fitted blazer with structured flat front shorts. I love the look of a jacket and shorts, taking them to a dressier look and not looking too casual.
  6. Traditionally with black trousers, this would be more of a suit look. However, to make it not look Dated, why not add a fun bright colored shoe and bag.


There are plenty of other ways to wear a black fitted blazer, let me hear how you like to wear them? Is this a staple in your closet?

Im also wearing a new pair of glasses from Warby Parker. Me and my cat eyes. I loved the frames on my other marbled blonde cat eyes, that I got the same ones in a warm tortoise. I get lots of people asking where I got my glasses, and they are the Holcombe, in case your interested.

Linkups: Sandy A La Mode  I Do deClaire Walking in Memphis,  Style Nudge Claire Justine

Outfit details:

Blazer c/o Fabrizio Gianni.. see choices below

Jeans: SFAM

Shoes: ASOS

Bag: Balenciaga ( sim)

Here are some black blazers I thought you might like:

Most clicked: Shelly of Queen In Between blog with her stand out red bell sleeved top, love it!

Pinterest Pic of the Week:  Emma of Style Splash looks great in a leopard shirt dress.

  • Mariann Yip
    Posted at 15:50h, 08 October Reply

    Great way to make any outfit look grown up! Love this! http://mariannyc.com/2017/10/06/how-to-deal-with-change/

  • Jone't
    Posted at 12:37h, 06 June Reply

    I love how you’ve accessorized this look. Each piece sprinkles style all over your OOTD. Bravo Xo Jonet

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 07 June Reply

      Thank you Jonet! I was in the mood for some light pink tones and this chiffon skirt is a favorite. xx

  • valerie
    Posted at 10:40h, 23 May Reply

    I love how you styled this blazer!! You looks smashing and I always swoon over your gorgeous hair…shoes are fab too! Have a lovely day friend!


  • Rita Palazzi
    Posted at 17:43h, 07 May Reply

    Jess I love the black blazer on the gray t-shirt and the necklace is really beautiful. Love this outfit easy and classy, Rita


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:33h, 08 May Reply

      Thank you Rita! I am a fan of blazers really amping up a look and you are so right, its easy! Thanks for the comment xx

  • Theresa Campbell
    Posted at 08:27h, 25 April Reply

    I’ve got a ton of black in my wardrobe, but for some reason don’t have a black blazer! But if I had one I’m thinking I would try it with a flowy pair of print palazzo pants.I love how it dressed up your jeans/t look and the blush color (at least it looks blush on my monitor) in the bag and shoes is a great contrasting color with the outfit.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:42h, 25 April Reply

      Hi Theresa! I used to have a ton of black in my closet, but I don’t anymore. I just think I personally fare better with color, but black is a classic so there are certainly ways to wear it. I love the idea of a fitted black jacket with palazzo pants! I don’t own any of those myself. I love to add a bit of color to black with accessories as times, glad you like the outfit!

  • oannafashionsimbol
    Posted at 06:58h, 05 April Reply

    So pretty dear !! I love the shoes <3

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:16h, 05 April Reply

      Thanks very much! I love color, but now and then black and white is a great option. xx

  • Shelly
    Posted at 07:24h, 21 March Reply

    I was on vacation last week and totally missed seeing the look I linked was “most clicked”. Eek! What a fun surprise this morning. Thanks Jess!

  • Gail Hanlon
    Posted at 04:30h, 17 March Reply

    I’m a great fan of the black blazer (coincidentally, wearing one in the link up!) and love the way you’ve styled yours, very chic with the dusky pink shoes and bag.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:10h, 17 March Reply

      Thank you Gail! I am visiting my brother for a week, but hope to pop by! I do love a great staple. xx

  • Amber
    Posted at 00:49h, 17 March Reply

    A black blazer is absolutely a closet staple, and I love how you styled it here!


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  • Elle
    Posted at 19:51h, 16 March Reply

    Love your fitted black jacket and cool grey tee! Your denim is so on point, and looks fabulous on you. I adore those snakeskin block heels! Fabulous, as ever!
    xx, Elle

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 17:35h, 16 March Reply

    Jess, I finally got here! A few days ago, I was trying to get on your site and it just kept kicking me off and saying the site was not available! So I hope everything was okay and it was just my silly internet or computer! You look amazing. I love the chicness of that black blazer with those frayed hem jeans. With the heels, bag and tee it is absolute perfection! Thanks for always being an inspiration. – Amy

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 23:09h, 15 March Reply

    Love the slight goth feel of your necklace, Jess, and how the touches of pink add a feminine, flirty touch.

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 15:14h, 15 March Reply

    I love to see this change of direction again this week Jess – frayed jeans and a tee! Wow, you’re rocking these and then to add a cool black blazer to the mix is a great move. I’m almost allergic to black in the winter months especially as it makes me look so drained. But the strength of your hair colour balances that out beautifully.

    Thanks for the link up party once more x

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 11:12h, 15 March Reply

    Ooh…thank you so much for featuring me Jess! I love the classic style of your blazer, it looks great with the black necklace and grey tee. Fab jeans too, I love the frayed hem…and they show off your beautiful shoes perfectly 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 07:39h, 15 March Reply

    Windy blog shoots are the WORST–especially on days you wear lip gloss, haha! I love a good black blazer and this one looks great with your jeans. Loving those snake print heels, too!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:46h, 15 March Reply

      Haha, yeah i know!! My hubby tries to tell me that photographers use fans to get a wind blown effect.. hmmm not so sure how much anymore.. anyhow, not my favorite! Thank you Meagan! xx

  • Samantha Blair
    Posted at 05:23h, 15 March Reply

    Black blazers can be dull Dull DULL…. but you have dragged this black blazer into cute and elegant!
    (Mostly helped by the fabulous nipped in fit on your enviable figure)
    I love the soft blush with the black and that lace necklace is always a winner.
    Beautiful Jess!!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:48h, 15 March Reply

      Yes so true Sam! I went through my fair share over the years of boxy-white collar-boardroom black boring blazers.. I do love the vertical lines on this and the shape. Thank you for your lovely compliment! Glad you stopped by my friend! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 23:09h, 14 March Reply

    Fabulous combination, Jess!!
    Of course, I’m drooling over the shoes!

  • Ada
    Posted at 15:57h, 14 March Reply

    It has been very windy here the last couple weeks. I agree that a black blazer is a must. So many great ideas on how to wear one. I love those block heel snakeskin pumps. I wore snakeskin block booties in my OOTD on the blog, yesterday.

    Welcome by Thursday and linkup dear Jess. =)

  • Kim
    Posted at 15:56h, 14 March Reply

    You look great in a blazer. A blazer is a great piece to have in your wardrobe. Love your bag and shoes too.

  • Sarah Bell
    Posted at 15:21h, 14 March Reply

    Black blazers are a perfect staple! Loving the pop of color in your shoes and bag!

    Trendy & Tidy

  • Rena
    Posted at 15:09h, 14 March Reply

    Love, love, love … I sense an “inspired by” post in the making. I’ve been wearing my black jacket a lot lately (today in fact) and your look with raw edge jeans and a gray tee is brilliant. You look absolutely fabulous. Thanks for this marvelous styling idea and for hosting.


  • Laura
    Posted at 14:42h, 14 March Reply

    Love your shoes and bag! What fun accessories! The look amazing with your blazer!

  • Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 13:55h, 14 March Reply

    Love this blazer and those pretty pink heels!

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:46h, 14 March Reply

    Black blazers are such a staple in any woman’s wardrobe and they work with so many things. I love how you have styled it with jeans and the pop of pink with your shoes and bag. By the way I love those shoes, so cute!

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 11:46h, 14 March Reply

    Definitely a staple in my closet forever. I think I own every style – single-breasted, double-breasted, cropped, long, you name it, I probably own it. A black blazer, no matter the style, has always made getting dressed easy when I’m not in the mood to think too much about what I’m going to put on. Love how you’ve styled yours! So perfect with those cropped jeans and fab shoes!



  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 11:07h, 14 March Reply

    Love the blazer – it’s really a versatile piece isn’t it? Would you believe I don’t actually have one in my wardrobe! I used to, but I lost weight and so I got rid of the ones I had. I really ought to splash out on a new one!
    Suzy xx

  • carmen
    Posted at 10:49h, 14 March Reply

    Elegant look with a fitted blazer, great way to dress up jeans!



  • Andrea
    Posted at 10:40h, 14 March Reply

    That’s a great blazer, Jess! A black blazer is a must. As you point out, it’s so versatile! I love the way you styled it! Love seeing you in more jeans!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 10:37h, 14 March Reply

    A blazer is such a versatile piece! I love how you styled it! 🙂

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 10:03h, 14 March Reply

    I wish I could wear blazers because I love the way they look on everyone else, but I never like the way they look on me. I just donated three of them when spring cleaning. You look fabulous in this outfit!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:12h, 14 March Reply

    I love adding a black blazer to any look too. It really elevates it! Love the pop of color from your bag too!



  • Celia M. - HighHeeledLife.com
    Posted at 08:48h, 14 March Reply

    Love every thing about this outfit you have put together … you are rocking it!! the contrast of the raw hem on your jeans with the tailored jacket – HELLO – love it! Jeans have become the base in my wardrobe and your jean outfits are inspiring me … thank you 🙂

  • plutrell
    Posted at 08:20h, 14 March Reply

    Love how you styled this jacket, Jess. Thanks for the link up!

  • Silver Londoner
    Posted at 08:17h, 14 March Reply

    Hi Jess Keith here, I hope it was okay to link up some menswear again. Thanks for the link up, Catherine’s trying to get me to do this more (there’s so much extra to do in blogging)! Your outfit looks great, I always think girls look good in jeans.

    Keith, Silver Londoner

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:34h, 14 March Reply

      Hi Keith, of course! I don’t discriminate :-)) Thank you! I am more of a dress/skirts girl but now and again I like to wear denim. I know what you mean about blogging, I spend a ton of time on it and post 3 days a week!

  • notdressedaslamb
    Posted at 07:56h, 14 March Reply

    Jess thank you for hosting! I LOVE the black blazer with jeans look – TBH I think I’ve worn this outfit in various guises since the 80s…! For someone who doesn’t wear much black I always like to have a black blazer on stand-by, currently my longline boyfriend-style blazer is my fave. I love your jeans btw, the flare with the fitted blazer is perfect, especially with the pink shoes!

    Catherine x

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    Posted at 07:55h, 14 March Reply

    How cute! I love the fresh floral pop on the sandals– totally spring-a-fys the look! I have way too many blazers from my tv days that never get worn now– I should try it like this! Thanks for hosting and have a great day. Stay warm!

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 07:46h, 14 March Reply

    Love seeing you in jeans Jess! You still kept the look you though with the refined details…so pretty. 🙂

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 07:18h, 14 March Reply

    Jess, I’ve just been loving you in jeans lately! So chic and cool … and perfect styling too! Wind or no, your photos are great!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Kim Tuttle
    Posted at 07:07h, 14 March Reply

    Love the shoes, esp paired with the hemline of your jeans. So stylish! Happy Tuesday xo

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:33h, 14 March Reply

    So chic, those frayed hem jeans are so cool!!! I love the way you brought a classic black blazer to another fabulous level!!! You look spunky and beautiful Jess!!

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 06:20h, 14 March Reply

    A great black blazer is great!!

  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:20h, 14 March Reply

    I need a cuter black blazer. Mine is much too suit like.


  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:18h, 14 March Reply

    Jess, you really are rocking the denim lately! I love it! These jeans are fabulous. And I love the contrast of the raw hem with a tailored blazer and dressier shoes. The pink snakeskin is so good! This is definitely one of my fave outfits and one that I may be copying soon!


  • Savvy Southern Chic
    Posted at 05:50h, 14 March Reply

    A black blazer is definitely a staple in my closet. Love your pops of pink with this..

  • jacqui
    Posted at 04:55h, 14 March Reply

    Fab outfit Jess, love the jeans too. Just featured my own DIY frayed jeans on my blog – they’re fun and look good too. Thanks for hosting link up. Jacqui

  • Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    Posted at 03:08h, 14 March Reply

    The jeans look stunning on you! Perfect! When I am in the mood to wear jeans , I love to wear it with my black blazer. Feminine with a bit edge!

  • Laurie
    Posted at 03:05h, 14 March Reply

    I know what youmean about the wind Jess. I had storm Doris a few weeks back, hence the photo of just my boots! Not one photo! Lookinf fabuloous as always Jess and a blazer should be in every womans wardrobe. xx

  • Mica
    Posted at 02:17h, 14 March Reply

    I love the pink and black together! Blazers and jeans is a combo I like to wear when it’s cooler too. I’m looking forward to wearing more of my blazers when autumn weather finally arrives!

    Thank you for the link up!
    Hope you are having a great start to the week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Katie
    Posted at 01:54h, 14 March Reply

    I love the fun pop of color from your bag and shoes! They are the perfect way to accent your black blazer! I hope you have a fantastic week and thanks for hosting!


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