14+ Chic Plaid Blazer Outfits You’ll Fall For This Season

Wondering how to style a plaid blazer? Learn all the tips for looking stylish in a plaid blazer and see chic plaid blazer outfit womens outfit ideas to inspire your next look!

Up close photo of a woman wearing a white sweater tank top, a plaid blazer and light wash jeans.

How to Style a Plaid Blazer

When it comes to chic jackets, nothing beats a good blazer. It’s classic, tailored, and versatile enough to wear at work during the week or casually on the weekend. The plaid blazer, in particular, is one of our favorite fashion must-haves for fall and winter. This timeless, subtle pattern is a seasonal staple that’s surprisingly easy to style—more on that later.

Fitting perfectly into your capsule wardrobe, a plaid blazer is something you can reach for year after year and still find new ways to wear it. So if you’re wondering how to style a plaid blazer, our style guide is here to help. 

Chic Plaid Blazer Outfits for Women

Whether you’re going for casual chic, effortless French girl style, or something more formal, we’ve got womens plaid blazer outfits and styling tips for you! Read on to see our favorite ways to wear a plaid blazer, including looks by our Editor-in-chief. 

With a slip dress.

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For a look that can go from desk to drinks, try this chic plaid blazer outfit. A simple midi dress in any neutral color –black, white, gray, cream, or brown – creates a soft yet sleek silhouette that doesn’t sacrifice comfort.

The blazer adds structure to the outfit, making it more professional and office friendly. And changing from ballet flats to slingback heels easily takes the look from day to night as you can see above. 

With a knit tank and jeans.

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This outfit is proof that you can make multiple looks from just a few stylish pieces. Vintage-wash jeans and a knit top are easy to throw on basics, and a plaid blazer is the perfect statement piece. 

Black accessories are great for the office or running errands, while nude (or metallic) is ideal for date night. We love that this minimalist-approved style already works with everything in your closet.  

With a sweater and lug sole boots.

Woman wearing white jeans, brown Chelsea boots, a cream sweater and a tan plaid blazer.

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We are so ready to cozy up in this look. While a comfy knit hoodie is cute on its own, pairing it with a plaid blazer brings a touch of sophistication (and a warm layer). Add straight-leg jeans and lug sole combat boots for a fashionable yet functional look you can wear on repeat.  

These neutral combat boots from Poppy Barley are cute and comfortable enough for tons of walking, making this outfit perfect for a day full of fall activities like grabbing a latte before hitting the pumpkin patch. 

What jeans to wear with a plaid blazer?

You want to avoid baggy, oversized denim when pairing a blazer with jeans. This is because most plaid blazers already have an oversized silhouette that won’t complement slouchy jeans or pants. Instead, opt for slim-fit jeans in a straight or slim cut

Balance is key here—which is why slim, streamlined jeans look phenomenal with an oversized blazer. The reverse is true, too. If you’re wearing a more tailored blazer (cinched-waist blazers are back in for 2023!), wide-leg jeans can feel more elevated.

Most denim cuts and washes look great with plaid blazers. Generally, dark wash and black jeans come across as dressier and more professional, while light to medium washes are more casual. Choose a pair of jeans that matches your blazer and the occasion you’re dressing for.

Over a turtleneck.

Woman wearing white jeans, a cream sweater and a tan plaid blazer with black pumps.

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This look is giving quiet luxury and we are here for it! In this outfit, the chunky knit turtleneck and off-white denim give the timeless plaid pattern on the blazer a modern upgrade. 

Matching neutral tones in the sweater and blazer bounce off each other perfectly, while the luxe all-black accessories add an intentional contrast. Bump up the contrast even further by swapping the black purse for a maroon or deep green shoulder bag. 

Go for leather pants.

Woman wearing a tan plaid blazer with black leather pants, black suede pumps and a black designer handbag.

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Leather is another one of our favorite textures to wear once fall rolls around. Rather than reaching for your leather jacket, rock a plaid blazer over leather pants for a similar, more elevated vibe. Pair the leather (or faux leather) pants with a sleek bodysuit and your favorite heels for a sexy look perfect for a night out.

We love this all-black outfit because it allows the leather pants and plaid blazer to shine without overpowering each other. For an ultra-chic look, drape the blazer over your shoulders. And don’t forget a stylish handbag for all your essentials!

With a mini dress and knee-high boots.

Woman wearing a short black dress with a grey and black plaid blazer and tall black boots.

 Ready to spice up your fall fashion? This is the perfect plaid blazer womens outfit to try. The black mini dress and knee-high boots are flirty and feminine, while the blazer adds a little extra sophistication. 

 This outfit combo allows you to transition your summer dresses well into fall. But for a more modest look during chillier autumn days, swap the mini dress for a long sweater dress.

 Play with pops of suede.

Woman wearing dark denim straight leg jeans, a brown t-shirt, a brown, grey and black plaid blazer and brown heeled booties.

 Suede is the fall fabric. So, pairing your plaid blazer with all your suede accessories makes perfect sense. 

We love how the tonal browns from the suede booties and slouchy Khaite tote in this outfit pick up the browns in the plaid blazer. Talk about effortlessly chic.

What goes with a plaid blazer?

Plaid blazers look great with most items in your wardrobe, like jeans, skirts, t-shirts, and even leggings. While there are endless ways to wear this classic piece, we suggest sticking with neutral, solid colors that let the plaid pattern pop. 

 You can style a plaid blazer with: 

  • silk camisole 
  • graphic tee
  • -t-shirt or tank top
  • knit top or sweater
  • knit turtleneck
  • jeans
  • leather pants
  • mini or midi skirts
  • a sweater dress or slip dress
  • boots
  • ballet flats
  • sneakers

With trousers and loafers.

Woman wearing white trousers, a black t-shirt, black loafers and a tan plaid blazer.

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This option makes you feel refined and put-together, even though the outfit only took minutes to throw together. The key is pairing your plaid blazer with a sophisticated yet relaxed trouser. This could be in a cotton, linen, polyester, or wool fabric, depending on the weather. 

Either way, the refined yet relaxed shape lets you look classy and stay comfy. Pair it with black classic Horsebit loafers like we did here, or experiment with other neutrals like beige and taupe.

Denim on denim.

Woman wearing light wash straight leg jeans, a light wash denim button up shirt, a tan plaid blazer and black ballet flats.

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An easy and comfortable way to change up your plaid blazer outfit involves our favorite capsule wardrobe essential: denim. 

A coordinating denim top and jeans trick the eye and elongate your figure, so it’s flattering on any body type. And the denim on denim has a laid-back vibe, but the plaid blazer and ballet flats keep the outfit feeling refined. 

What shirt to wear with a plaid blazer?

When choosing a shirt to wear with a plaid blazer, a white t-shirt is always a safe option, but neutral sweaters, bodysuits, tank tops, button-down shirts, or basic t-shirts, or hoodies also pair well. And it’s best to stick to neutral colors and keep any patterns and graphics simple and non-distracting.

 More Plaid Blazer Outfit Ideas

Looking for more chic outfit inspiration? Below are three plaid blazer women’s outfits that can be worn to professional or formal settings when you want to look polished and put-together, like a work event or fancy dinner.

With heels and a tank top.

Flat lay graphic of light wash denim straight leg jeans, a black ribbed tank top, a tan plaid blazer, black strappy sandals, a black top handle handbag and gold hoop earrings.

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Go with pops of black for an effortlessly chic model-off-duty look you can wear day to night. All you need is a flattering black tank and high-waisted jeans for the outfit’s base. 

 Throw a blazer over your shoulders and complete the ensemble with strappy kitten heels and a trend-forward shoulder bag. This outfit is perfect for date night, drinks with the girls, or a casual work meeting.

With a black midi dress.

Flat lay graphic of a black midi dress grey plaid blazer, black mule heels, gold hoop earrings and a black crossbody handbag.

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When it comes to plaid blazer outfits, you can always create a chic look by going with monochromatic pieces. This sleek black midi dress and pointed toe heels are a match made in heaven, but the gray plaid blazer takes it to the next level. 

Finish the look with dainty gold jewelry and a cute crossbody bag. 

With a matching set.

Flat lay clothes graphic with a cream and beige plaid blazer, white strapless crop top, white midi shirt, nude and acrylic heels, gold hoop earrings and a beige top handle hand bag.

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This is a great feminine plaid blazer womens outfit! And you’re guaranteed to look put-together when wearing a matching set.

Elevate the look further by throwing a luxe plaid tweed blazer over your shoulders. Go matchy-matchy with this stunning white set, or pair monochromatic pieces like a white tee and trousers together for a similar effect.

Finally, nude heels pull the look together and elongate your legs. 


We hope you feel inspired and educated on how to style plaid blazer outfits this season. No matter which plaid blazer womens outfit you choose, you’re sure to look and feel amazing! 


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