Style Tips: How to Style an Unstructured Blazer

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Happy Saturday, ladies…and welcome to Style Tips!

One day a week, my friend Jennifer and I invite you to become a fashion stylist and offer style tips for two fashion display looks we show you.

I like the blank slate today which should garner many fun ideas from all of the creative women who read these posts.

Today, my display for style tips is how to style an unstructured blazer.

For many women, camel blazers (like this color) are staples in their wardrobes…all year long…and in many different designs and fabrications.

But, let’s keep our style tips today focused on fall or winter in order to be most helpful, and remember the word “unstructured.”

These comments are read and we learn much from one another…also, remember this is NOT would you wear it, but rather…How would you style it for you or someone else.

I feature a Would You Wear It display on Tuesdays.

So, get comfy and bring your best style tips forward…..


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I saw this display at Nordstrom and believed the feature look was a perfect candidate for style tips.

The brand of this particular unstructured blazer is the OPEN EDIT UNSTRUCTURED BLAZER.

It is an oversized, longer design…so keep that in mind with your style tips.

What would you recommend for the styling to women who desire to wear the blazer.

Also, if you click the link you will find a Nordstrom stylist discussing the blazer.

Often, blazers like this are called “relaxed” or “boyfriend” blazers.

Most do not have seaming on the front or back, but are loose and a boxier…but with the right fit can have a cool stylish look to them.

Here are a few more to get your fashion stylist mind going with ideas of how to style the display….

I am so interested to hear your ideas and thoughts…how would you style an unstructured blazer.


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Several of you decided to purchase the Chico’s  SPUN RAYON DOTS SPLIT CUFF CARDIGAN …every time I wear it, I like it more!

It is comfortable, quality, and fun.

There was one outfit from the IC COLLECTION POST that was purchased by two of you…it is the IC COLLECTION Crinkled Woven Boat Neck Long Sleeve Coordinating High-Low Hem Tunic.

Since that post was controversial…to the point of blocking someone who was so ugly…I wanted you to see there are women who like the brand.

Speaking of Dillard’s (sort of), have you seen this new collection…there are items here I like…Splendid by Cella Jane.

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For another week, this Talbots  Spectacular Animal Top…. is still selling well…and I understand why…great top.  

Also, a large purchase was made for an outdoor eating area from Pottery Barn…table, chairs and a bench all on sale!  It is a great time to eat outdoors.     

Thank you for all of the support and for shopping with my SHOPPING LINKS!   

Now,  bring on the style tips everyone for the unstructured blazer display…then head over to A WELL STYLED LIFE and style Jennifer’s display.

I will be here tomorrow…and hope to see you then…now…


By Pamela Lutrell

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  1. Animal print? Thats if this woman will wear animal print blouse or light weight sweater.
    Solid Black otherwise.
    ( my more lengthy response was demolished somehow by the pop up as close out button?)

  2. Please try again, Paulette…it does work…and I do get the messages. Thanks for starting us off today with your style tips!

  3. I watched the Nordstom video of the stylist modeling it. She is 5’10” and wearing a size small so this is not a style for a petite person and her recommendation to size down is a good one. Since the jacket is oversized and slouchy I can see it on a tall person with a casual style and a minimalist vibe who would pair it with straight leg jeans and tee shirt like the inspiration photo in the 3rd row. I keep the colors simple, either dark wash or back jeans, a black or white tee shirt. I thought the loafers in the photo were a good touch and noticed that none of the inspiration photos featured jewelry. I rather agree with that so would recommend simple small earring and a basic watch. This was a challenge since it is so far removed from my style. I am interested in what others who gravitate more toward oversized will style it.

  4. I would wear this longer blazer with a black and white tissue weight turtle neck and black straight leg jeans. I’m short at 5 foot 4 and this would give me height. Then add black loafers, silver hoops, and a bracelet.

  5. Any of the oversized cuts seem to swallow me. That said, I would style the blazer by using a belt to decrease the volume, push up the sleeves and pop the collar. I would only wear it with structured pants or a pencil skirt.

  6. This is a great jacket to add to complete an outfit for those who like the unstructured jacket. I would like to add it over a more structured outfit. Since our New England weather has been unseasonably warm, I would wear it this week with my cinnamon/ivory Breton top, ivory slim jeans, and ivory sneakers. I would push up the sleeves, add my gold and leather stack of bangles, add my leather earrings. I would grab my olive suede crossbody bag. In another week of two, I would build the outfit around my brown jeans or deep olive corduroys. Such fun!
    By the way, I was very frustrated trying to write my responses this week. I kept loosing them, like Paulette. This morning I am writing my response in Notes, and will cut and paste it quickly onto your site.

  7. I just ordered the spectacular animal print top. I think it’s the first thing I’ve ever ordered from Talbots. Loved getting it for 40% off.

  8. Thanks Kathie…I am also interested. These styles must sell, but I know they are a challenge.

  9. I have reach d out to the ad service this morning to see if there are any answers. Thanks for your perseverance and the details in your style tips!

  10. I am confident you will like that top and hopefully be motivated to keep an eye on Talbots!

  11. I would style this over a lightweight, close to the body, black turtleneck that I tucked into a pair of straight leg, dark wash jeans and then added a belt. This would allow some body shape to show so the blazer would not overwhelm. I’d add a long pendant necklace, satchel handbag and low heeled booties.

  12. With unstructured blazer, less is more. A long black silk-corded pendant…hoop earrings, bold watch, and a tote would provide balance. Focus on fit. Skip the beloved crossbody bag. Great picks, Pam!

  13. I like this display today and would be drawn to the featured outfit as well as the interesting skirt next to it. An unstructured blazer is great for multi-season wear. For fall and winter, so nice over heavier weight tops and light sweaters where sometimes a more structured or lined jacket feels bulky. I would love to see this particular blazer over a chestnut heathered cashmere sweater, and a babywale corduroy deep brown fitted skirt, brown suede knee boots, matching suede handbag, and a simple larger scale gold hoop.

  14. Sorry you have to deal with some negativity. I think you are such a lovely, upbeat person. Your blog always inspires me to be the best version of myself that I can be!

  15. I checked Nordstroms and this blazer also comes in a light blue. I love the idea to add a belt and I have one in purple that I would style with dark wash jeans, a pink sweater or with white jeans. I am hoping to add a navy more structured blazer to my collection, but this one is tempting. For footwear I would stick with flats or booties. If the weather gets cooler, I would add a cashmere poncho in gray.

  16. I like the combination of black and tan. The slacks would need to be a straight leg. I would change the top to an animal print, various necklines would work. Pretty gold hoop earrings and a watch and bracelet on the same arm

  17. I’m loving these ideas. I just purchased a winter linen blend oversized blazer from old navy at a great clearance price! The color and texture will take it beyond summer only. It’s a little beyond my comfort zone stylistically. I’ll get into my closet and play dress up with my current wardrobe based on your style suggestions. Thanks ladies!

  18. This blazer evokes a casual vibe for me. Because of the length & oversized fit, I would keep the rest of the look simple. I would style it with a fitted tee or turtleneck in white, black or navy with slim legged dark wash jeans or black trousers. A long chain necklace & loafers in black or tan would be nice.

  19. Do like its style as offers many options to wear either casual or more elevated. (Simplistic with its single button closure and relaxed fit.) That being said; also because of its longer length I would style it with tailored pieces that would give the illusion of more height. i.e.: Any top with your favourite neckline preferably tucked in, high waisted and either full or ankle length in a choice of a pant, a midi or maxi length in a dress or a skirt . For accessories; they would be dictated by said pieces. Last but not least for a nod towards quality in construction; I personally would consider using bra strap shoulder pads (or similar) since it appears not to have any. -Brenda-

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