Posted on: January 4, 2024 Posted by: Comments: 0

If you can’t figure out what to wear right now, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Many of us are feeling the same way, especially since the New Year often gets us thinking about our wardrobe, fresh outfit inspo and ways in which we might be experimenting with our style. Plus, we’re all experiencing the post-Christmas slump, meaning getting up and dressed feels pretty tricky and the last thing I want to do is put on a dress or jeans. It’s during these times that I like to turn to my most reliable outfits, which help me look effortlessly chic and feel my best, no matter the weather.

When in doubt, simple and effective is my motto, and recently, the look I’ve been reaching for over and over is a classic blazer-and-legging combo. It’s comfy thanks to the leggings and polished thanks to the blazer—a piece that just so happens to also be the perfect transitional layer. So really, it’s a win-win, and the best part is that this pairing can be reimagined in so many different ways to keep it feeling fresh all January long.

Below, I’ve found six blazer-and-legging looks that feel especially current. They range from celebrity-inspired to influencer-approved, but they all involve minimalist (read: easy to style) formulas that you can throw on in the morning and still look as pulled-together in by the end of the day.

Whether you prefer boots, heels or flat shoes; tweed, classic or leather blazers; stirrup, split-hem or standard leggings, there’s outfit inspo here to suit everyone’s taste. (You can even put some of these outfits together with pieces you already own.) Plus, each outfit can take you from meetings to after-work drinks with hardly any effort.

Keep scrolling to see just how versatile this outfit combo can be. You can also shop each outfit in case you spot anything you’d like to copy!

Style Notes: Camel and black is a timeless combination, as demonstrated by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. I love the juxtaposition between the boxy blazer and the ultra-tight leggings.

While it’s currently back in stock, you know what to do.

It’s the “second skin” fit for me.

An investment that will go with everything in your wardrobe. 

The buckle detail adds to the sleek design.

Style Notes: If you tend to feel frumpy in relaxed silhouettes, opt for a belted blazer to cinch you in at the waist.

Create a flattering waist silhouette with this belted blazer.

These have been on my wish list for a while.

I really rate Reformation’s boot collection this year.

Style Notes: We’re calling it—tweed jackets are going to be huge this year. Again! Dress down this preppy style with a pair of basic black leggings and understated mules.

This kind of cropped tweed jacket has become a wardrobe staple.

The stirrup detail adds the cool factor to these leggings. 

The slightly lower stiletto will make these an easier option than most heels.

I wear these everyday.

Style Notes: Winter is all about layering, so this consider slinging a striped knit over your shoulders in case the chill hits. Then, balance out the boyish fit of your blazer with a pair of dainty ballet flats.

A classic fit with an exaggerated shoulder.

Tie it around your shoulders for extra warmth.

The split hem detail makes these leggings perfect for a trouser-devotee’s first foray into ultra slim-leg leggings.

These are a favourite in the Who What Wear office.

Style Notes: Take note from Marilyn and have some fun with proportions; a micro bag and pointed stilettos are unexpected additions to a blazer-and-leggings look, but we think it all works flawlessly.

A white, beige or cream blazer is far more versatile than you think, just size up for a boxier, masculine fit. 

A classic legging that will go with everything from trainers to heels.

Add a jolt of colour with this mini bag.

Be still my beating heart.

Style Notes: We’re all for tonal outfits, especially as we head into January. Pair similar neutrals (such as beige with camel) together for a cohesive look.

Our editors’ all-time favourite blazer.

M&S leggings are really high quality for the price.

Just so chic!

Up Next: What to Wear in January When You’re Completely Bored of Your Wardrobe

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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