If you ask me what my go-to style is….it’s definitely a bag and a blazer.  I typically wear a blazer with jeans, and a handbag always completes the outfit!


Let’s start first with complementing a pair of jeans with a bag and a blazer. Last summer, a blue plaid blazer, white jeans, and a wooden bag was my vacation go-to style…from sea to shining sea! Two new favorites I purchased on sale at H&M are a striped black blazer and a double-breasted striped navy blazer with gold buttons.  And both pair perfectly with my Japanese inspired wooden bag. Ready or not spring and summer….here I come!

When it comes to staying cool and comfortable, linen is the way to go.  A white or linen blazer coordinated with dark denim crops pairs perfectly with a round wicker bag.  A few cool summer looks on our Pinterest board feature a pink blazer. My spring/summer go-to bag is a white bucket bag incased with macramé and I’m loving it in pink as well!


Now let’s talk about the ideal Easter Sunday look….a dress or skirt worn with a blazer!  The Suburban Faux Pas blog shows a tweed blazer, silk bow blouse, and light pink skirt accented with a white Louis Vuitton shoulder bag. Another beautiful Easter look is a floral dress complemented with a white tuxedo blazer and a Chloe bag. And both looks are ideal for an Easter Sunday brunch!


Meagan Markle always shines wearing approachable styles.  She looks stunning in a striped Altuzarra dress matched with a black blazer. A black and white shoulder bag completes her ensemble.  Plus we love how her striped bag does double-duty when she wears it with a white blazer and pant ensemble.

Who doesn’t want to look chic?   The ultimate in sophistication is a black double-breasted blazer worn with white jeans or crops.  Give it a casual vibe with sandals and add a black wooden bag. Or dress it up with a metallic handbag.  Either way, the chicness is over the top classy!

Planning a European vacation?    A leopard print maxi dress topped with a black blazer paired with a wicker tote is perfect for strolling cobble streets in the evening. Another sophisticated vacation look shows a black and white woven bag with a tan blazer and white crops. We are also crushing on St. Agni’s collection of rattan handbags!  And for alfresco dining, a Danse Lente white shoulder bag is the perfect match for a pink plaid blazer worn over a black lace cami….so French! Check these styles out on our Pinterest board.

 Now I’m starting to wonder if a “bag and a blazer” are your go-to style as well.  Hmmm…seems like great minds think alike!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected].  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.