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Admittedly, I am not the best at focusing on wardrobe staples. You know me… always opting for color and pattern and boldness over basic and neutral. However, the power of a closet is multiplied by the presence of classic, versatile pieces, and classic pieces like simple dresses, blazers, leather jackets, pencil skirts, and such are the building blocks of a closet. Continuing the blazer theme that I started on Monday, allow me to focus on why you should own a white blazer.

Actually, after buying and wearing the Rag & Bone blazer from Monday’s article, I was re-inspired to wear blazers. I used to wear suiting quite a bit when working in the corporate world, so had grown a bit tired of blazers. I associated them with office outfits. But fashionistas like my blogger friend Erica make them look so cool.

With this renewed interest in blazers, I looked in my closet and grabbed a Theory white blazer that I had owned for 5+ years. However, I found my blazer had some staining on it that had gone undetected by me before. Sadly, try as I might, I was unable to remove the staining from the blazer. While I was sad, I also knew I had certainly gotten my use from this staple piece of clothing over the years.

Since I had been so happy with my first Theory white blazer, I decided that I would just purchase Theory’s newest version of the white blazer. For the price point, Theory delivers such great quality basics. Since purchasing the blazer a month or so ago, I have already gotten so much use out of it!

6 Reasons Why You Should Own A White Blazer

Given that we are half way through the summer, you may question my recommending white blazers at this point. But here are 6 reasons I still think you should consider adding a white blazer to your closet

  1. A white blazer is such a wardrobe staple.
    • You’ll wear it year after year. It really is a closet classic.
  2. Many of these blazers are already on sale!
    • Great timeless pieces on sale? Yes, please.
  3. Wearing white is not just a summer thing.
    • You can definitely wear a white blazer past the summer months.
    • In fact, I’ll share some ideas to help you transition the blazer to fall.
  4. A white blazer instantly adds polish to even the most casual outfit.
    • The crisp tailored look of a white blazer is always in style.
  5. A white blazer is the perfect layering piece for summer.
    • It will stylishly protect you from frigid indoor temperatures in restaurants and stores.
  6. A white blazer offers the ultimate in versatility.
    • Off the top of my head, I can think of three ways I’ve styled this jacket recently:
      1. As shown here with a tank, jeans, and heels.
      2. Over a summer dress
      3. With denim shorts and sneakers

Top 12 White Blazers

So, have I convinced you of your need for a white blazer? I do hope you’ll consider. Happy shopping!

Side note: don’t miss this wonderful sequined tank… From J.Crew’s elevated ‘Collection’ label, the high-quality piece is a bargain at $100. I look forward to styling this piece multiple ways. Besides the pink and peach color combo, it also comes in a navy and ivory stripe.

Thanks as always for visiting Wear + Where + Well. I hope your week is going well!

In Case You Missed It:

Don’t miss Monday’s article on 7 ways to style a striped blazer and shorts, and come back tomorrow to see intern Hannah feature this Camilyn Beth dress and share her thoughts on dressing for summer weddings.

Photos by Ailee Petrovic of Snapshots & My Thoughts

Details of My Look


  1. Jyotsna says:

    I agree to all your reasons! LOVE the way you styled yours. xo

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, thanks so much, Jyo!

  2. Carolyn says:

    yes! I have a white linen one that I love for summer, but am looking for a more luxe material for fall/winter. thanks for providing so many options!


    1. Carrie says:

      Oh good, Carolyn!

      Yes, I have an older JCrew linen one that is great. But the crepe material of this Theory one is a bit dressier.

      Have a great day.

  3. Daniel says:

    Definitely love those white blazers! xx

    Daniel x
    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez
    New Post: Time After Time

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Daniel! So classic, right?

  4. Sheri says:

    HI Carrie,
    Yes, I have a great white blazer from Judith and Charles that I love. Good to focus on the staples!


    1. Carrie says:

      Oh good, Sheri! I’m sure you get a lot of good use from it at the office. Try wearing it in a more casual setting this summer.

  5. Violette says:

    Couldn’t agree more! Love everything about this look!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, V!

  6. Bella B says:

    I love Rag and Bone.. I love these picture Carrie they are so cute and really fun!! I love the polka dot wall!!


    1. Carrie says:

      We will have to visit this wall when you come to Houston!

  7. isa says:

    i love this look! i’m a big believer in blazers. the pictures are so cute! Where is the polka dot one?

    1. Carrie says:

      It’s in north Houston… Around main and Aurora I think? I can get exact info for ya, if you’re interested! I think it’s a pretty new wall.

  8. Jenn Lake says:

    LOVE the styling here (per usual)! Happy Wednesday, lady!

    1. Carrie says:

      Big thanks, lovely lady! Xo

  9. Sydney says:

    My mom looks amazing in blazers. I used to wear them but have fallen out of it. Seeing how fab you look I need to go shopping and get myself one! Have a wonderful wednesday!


    1. Carrie says:

      Hey Sydney! Thanks as always for your comments. Let me know if you find one you like.

  10. You look fabulous!! I have been buying so many blazer lately, they’re just such a classic piece and really add a sophisticated element to any look. I love the tank too! I’ve been eyeing the navy one!

    xo Bryn

    1. Carrie says:

      Hey Bryn – thanks! You should totally get the navy and ivory one. It’s lovely!

  11. sahra says:

    these walls are so fun!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

    1. Carrie says:

      Aren’t they? The polka dot one is a fairly new addition to Houston.

  12. Merritt Beck says:

    I recently just bought a white blazer that I am now in love with! It is the perfect closet staple that anyone can get so much use out of!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      You are always so good about stocking up on staples like that, Merritt!

  13. The thing, with white blazer, is to fine the perfect cut (for me, or You, or everybody …no, i Will not sing).
    You vive us a complete selection, thanks. Just have to buy now …

    1. Carrie says:

      You are exactly right! Given that I am taller, I prefer the longer blazer.

      Good luck finding the right one for you!

  14. A great staple piece, you look lovely Carrie!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Lauren!

    1. Carrie says:

      Why thank you so much!

  15. Jane says:

    100% agree with you! Love these fun photos!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Big thanks, Jane! Have a great day.

  16. Isabella says:

    White blazer and decent pair of denim pants is all I need in my closet! I love your top!

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes! You are so right. Thanks, Isabella. Did you see the top also comes in navy and ivory?

  17. Ann says:

    Love the timeless look! Was just admiring a white linen blazer my friend was wearing the other day. Elevated a nice casual outfit to head-turning nice casual outfit!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Ann! Sounds like your friend looked sharp.

  18. Love the white blazer and those pink stripes with denim and pink pumps! Lovely and summery chic! I also made a post on ways how to style white blazers, check it: http://fashioncanons.com/how-to-wear-white-blazers-useful-tips-and-tricks/ There are some nice ideas to try this year, hope you like them too 🙂

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