On the grand list of classic pairings—number one is obviously peanut butter and jelly, followed closely by black and white—blazers and jeans don’t rank quite as high as they should. This outfit uniform is understandably tricky to figure out, as pairing a traditionally dressy topper with the most classically casual bottom doesn’t feel intuitive. But once you get used to the roomy shoulders, sharp tailoring and hip-grazing qualities of the blazer, and learn exactly what denim styles to pair it with, your wardrobe will hit great new heights.
With that in mind, here are six blazer and jean outfits you can easily copy, whether your budget allows for just $75 or hovers somewhere around $1K (can we come over?). Each of the pairings below will look great with items you already own (think a T-shirt plus flats or heels). Simply use our template to build a look that feels inherently you, whether that means swapping the tee for a sequined tank or rocking your plaid blazer with Converse sneakers.