What to Wear with a Grey Blazer

by Jamie

No wardrobe would be complete without a good quality blazer. Whether you need an outfit for work or just want a formal addition to your look, a grey blazer is an excellent piece of clothing for this spring/summer season. We’ll guide you through how to wear a blazer and what to pair it with below. 

Men’s Grey Blazer

For most men, their first instinct would be to grab a black blazer. With black having such formal overtones it can be harder to pair it with lighter pieces like a blue shirt. A grey blazer is, therefore, a perfect alternative. The variety of shades, patterns and textures make it one of the most versatile pieces of men’s clothing.

Grey Tweed Blazer

Tweed is one of those materials that’s taken on so many different roles that it can now effortlessly jump between smart and casual ensembles. Tweed trousers are easy to match with everything from shirts to T-shirts, and a good tweed coat can last you years, all while complimenting a number of looks. It makes sense then that a grey tweed blazer is equally versatile.

Not sure what to wear with a blazer? For a great outfit try wearing a tweed textured blazer with a light dress shirt with some stone chinos. The grey will contrast nicely with the white of the shirt and trousers, creating a balance within your look. Finish the look off with a pair of brown leather shoes for a perfect summer style.

Dark Grey Blazer

Although grey is often seen as a lighter alternative, a dark grey suit can be just as versatile as black. The darker shade means that it will work well with a wider range of items. Try teaming a dark grey blazer with a black turtleneck sweater and some matching trousers for a formal look that works in multiple seasons.

Grey Blazer with Grey Trousers

Choose a grey blazer and make sure to match it with trousers in the same tone. This will help give you a uniformed look and will ensure you can easily pair it with any shirt of your choice. Depending on the tone you choose you can go for different vibes, and a light grey blazer and trousers will work perfectly with a white shirt for a light, summery look.

If you can’t get yourself trousers in the same shade of grey as your blazer then make sure you’re choosing trousers in a darker shade. Light trousers paired with a darker blazer can sometimes make you look top heavy and unbalanced as well as draw attention to the top half of your body, so keep this in mind when you’re matching up your suit.

Grey Blazer Black Trousers

Like we stated before, if you’re choosing mismatching blazers and trousers then it’s best to make sure that your bottom half is darker than your top. Black trousers are the perfect choice to pair with a grey blazer, and it’s easy to achieve a sleek and clean look without looking overly put together.

Try incorporating a bit of streetwear into your style to achieve a great smart casual style. Combine a light grey blazer with some black jeans and a white shirt for a crisp outfit. Finish it off with some accessories like a cap and some trainers to keep it casual.

Grey Blazer with Jeans

Jeans are a great way to make any look appear more casual. If you’re in the mood to wear a grey blazer but don’t want to seem overly formal then try combining it with a pair of light blue jeans and some boat shoes. This type of footwear is perfect for the summer season and looks great with lighter colours such as blue and grey. Add some accessories such as sunglasses and a leather watch to set yourself up for any summer parties.

How to Wear a Grey Blazer

  1. Tweed blazers are great for adding some extra detail to your look and work well with lighter colours.
  2. For a more versatile outfit try wearing a darker grey as you can wear it with more.
  3. A matching grey suit is arguably the most classic way to wear a grey blazer and is great for lots of situations.
  4. Wear your jacket with some black jeans for a more casual outfit.
  5. Blue jeans with a grey jacket are perfect for a casual summer look.

On That Note

With the seemingly endless ways to wear a grey blazer, it really is a staple piece that every man should have in their wardrobe. Whether you’re going for a casual jeans and T-shirt combination or a formal oxford shirt and chinos look, there’s something for everyone. So, instead of reaching for the standard black blazer, give a grey one a go and see how it can boost your look.

Feature image from Pinterest

You may also like