How You Can Look Great in a Plaid Blazer at Work
Steve Madden ankle strap patent leather pumps, GNW tights, Burberry plaid blazer, Gucci belt, LV bucket bag, G-III skirt, statement necklace, Oliveo button down shirt and Landsend sweater (all own)

After reading this post, you can come up with multiple outfit ideas for your plaid blazer with pieces from your wardrobe.

Contents
  1. A Well-cut Plaid or Tartan Blazer is Perfect for a Work Outfit
  2. Styling a Plaid Blazer Work Appropriate
  3. How to Pull the Outerwear Outfit Together

 

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A Well-cut Plaid or Tartan Blazer is Perfect for a Work Outfit

Tartan is a classic pattern. Many fashion lovers associate plaid with the signature pattern of Burberry. A blazer in plaid can be a timeless workhorse of a casual work wardrobe. It’s a perfect pairing with jeans on Casual Friday.

I saw a similar tartan blazer on TV – I think it was one part of the Castle series. I fell in love how great a Burberry blazer looked. Prior to this show, I always associated circus and clowns with tartan jackets. Obviously, tartan works well for a work blazer when it is well cut, fitted, and has non-crayon colors. Ok, ok, the tartan of the clown is his work uniform too, but on purpose ugly and funny. 😉

Styling a Plaid Blazer Work Appropriate

A great advantage of a plaid blazer is that there are several colors that create the pattern. In the exemplary look above, the jacket’s colors served to pick the other pieces. See there are some stripes in red and burgundy in the tartan pattern of the blazer used for this post. Thus, adding a burgundy cashmere sweater, red suede skirt, and red tights plus burgundy patent leather ankle strap pumps makes a great Business Casual Style work outfit. The Gucci belt picks up the dark brown stripes in the blazer. The linen blouse matches the olive stripes of the blazer.

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Outfit details: Steve Madden ankle strap pumps, GNW tight, LV bucket bag, G-III suede skirt, Oliveo shirt, Landsend sweater, statement necklace, Gucci belt, and Burberry plaid blazer (all own)

 

The outfit inspiration below demonstrates that reusing the concept of “using the colors in the fabric” will not lead to something like a cookie cutter style or style rut.

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Outfit details: Burberry blazer worn over Elli Tahari leather sheath, LV silk scarf, GNW tights, GNW Luxe cashmere wool sweater, Antonio Maneli booties, YSL bag, and LeatherCoatsEtc pea coat and gloves (all own)

 

You can find more on on how to look sophisticated in plaid clothing of all kinds in the guide at the link.

How to Pull the Outerwear Outfit Together

The outer outfit drops the patent leather pumps as they are unsuitable for snowy parking lots. Thus, they are carried to the office in the bucket bag. Instead, I wear brown booties for the commute. I like their interesting Louis XVI style heels.

In Winter Switch Your Footwear at the Office for Best Style.

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Clark booties, GNW tight, Burberry motorcycle coat, LV bucket bag, floral oblong scarf, red gloves (similar gloves here) and headband (all own)

 

To keep my ears warm I added the headband. It picks up the light brown of the bag’s LV monograms. Red gloves and the scarf’s red base color match with the tights. The scarf also picks up the olive of the motorcycle coat and the browns of the headband. The colors are not exactly the same, but close enough in tone and far enough away from each other to make it work.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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