There are certain items in your closet that are wardrobe must-haves: the crisp white Oxford, the sweeping wide-leg pant, and, of course, the tailored black blazer. Known for its polished appeal, the black blazer is an office-appropriate staple that can take you from power meetings during the day to client cocktails at night, but that's not at all—it also has the versatility to be worn off-duty. Thus, we took one black blazer (Theory, $425; theory.com) and styled it three different ways. Wear it with a tank and cool-girl jeans on the weekend or with a blouse and flared trousers for work. And don't forget to rethink black-tie attire with a black blazer worn with a barely there embellished cami and an alluring wrap skirt. The result? Three foolproof outfits.
Styled by: Ali Pew, Video by: Tara Sgroi
1. With a Tank and Jeans
Shop the look: Theory blazer, $425; theory.com. Madewell top, $62; madewell.com. Stella McCartney jeans, $330; matchesfashion.com. Illesteva sunglasses, $178; intermixonline.com. Zara mules, $90; zara.com.
2. With Flared Trousers
Shop the look: Theory blazer, $425; theory.com. Gabriela Hearst trousers, $1,495; barneys.com. Equipment blouse, $214; equipmentfr.com. 3.1 Phillip Lim bag, $895; 31philliplim.com. Theory heels, $395; theory.com.
3. With an Elegant Cami and Wrap Skirt