Cover We’re rounding up the best summer blazer outfit ideas that will help you look great while staying cool in the heat this season (Photo: @stylesightspotlight/Instagram)

No matter your preferred style or time of year, you really can’t go wrong with a blazer. Ahead, we’re listing different outfit ideas centred around this beloved fashion item to help you stand out from the crowd without breaking a sweat this summer

There are few wardrobe essentials that we lean on more than the blazer. Whether yours features padded shoulders or a double-breasted silhouette, this timeless piece guarantees to make any outfit feel instantly chic, which goes with everything from denim to suit trousers and works well for every occasion.

And if you’re looking to step up your fashion game and experiment with your personal style this season, why not invest in some stylish blazers that can easily be mixed and matched with other items for statement-making looks? You just need to make smart choices when choosing blazers—think vibrant hues and lighter, comfortable fabrics.

Not sure when to begin? Read on for outfit inspirations on how to stay cool and stylish while wearing a blazer on those hot summer days for work, date night, or the weekend.  

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Tonal look

A cohesive head-to-toe ensemble is one of the easiest, most stylish ways to wear the summer blazer trend. Style your blazer with bottoms in the same colour will not only help accentuate your height, but also draw attention to the accessories for a bigger impact. Alternatively, you can pick a few tones from the same family to work in your look.  

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Pair with mid-length shorts

Cotton and linen blazers are a must during the hottest days of the year—and what better way to pair them with mid-length shorts for a little more breeziness? Pair the blazer with form-fitting bottoms, like bike shorts, can make a cool alternative to the classic blazer-and-shorts formula for special occasions. Sandals are always a great shoe choice for a summer outfit, but if you want to make your ensemble feel more fashion-forward, pick a pair of sneakers in vibrant hues to create a bigger statement.  

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Go glam with a slip dress

Perfect for days spent alfresco dining and cocktail parties, the silk slip dress plus blazer combo is a no-brainer for anyone eagers embrace the trend, but prefers to keep things subtle. The two pieces come together for a minimalist outfit that’s both comfy and stylish, whilst allowing you to show off your killer curves. Looking for something that feels trendier? Amp up the style by throwing in a luxury gold or pearl necklace for a touch of glamour—we promise you won’t regret it. 

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Checked blazer with pencil skirt

Rethink classic checked blazer in new styles complete with pencil skirts and heels. Whether you wear this to work, brunch dates or as a sleek evening look, you’re bound to pull off a head-turning look that’s both elegant and comfortable.  

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A mix of bright colours

Nothing screams summertime more than a head-turning outfit that features a mix of bright colours. Swap your neutrals with items in playful neon or pastel shades to show off your style personality, and colour coordinate your bottoms and shoes with the blazer to make an even bolder statement.

Planning to attend an evening night party? Small touches like a pop of another vibrant hue in the form of accessories such as bag and belt will add some cool girl edge to your look and make you stand out.

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The ultra-chic bra-and-blazer pairing has long been a favourite among the fashion crowd and stylish fitness fanatics, and this trend is still going strong for summer this year. A sporty crop top with a blazer will always look good on summer Fridays as a casual take on workwear—and if you’re wary of the trend, pick a bra top that features lace detailing and satin finishes instead to create a feminine look. 

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