Here’s What to Wear With a Gray Blazer for a Classic Smart Casual Look


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There are few better ways to bring an outfit up a level than by wearing a gray blazer. It’s the perfect business casual piece that can take a typical outfit and instantly make it smart.

Of course, any blazer would have the same effect, but I particularly like gray ones because the color quite simply goes with a huge variety of colors. For example, you can match gray with blue, red, black, white, or other neutrals. Considering these are what the majority of my wardrobe is made up of, it makes perfect sense that a gray blazer would play a part.

I typically wear my gray blazer with jeans or chinos. I do sometimes wear it with dress pants on occasions when I really need to dress up. On top, I often wear a light sweater or a shirt. It all just depends on the level of formality I’m going for.

In this article we’ll look at some ideas for what to wear with a gray blazer. If you have any more suggestions drop us a comment below.

What to Wear With a Gray Blazer: 10 Outfits for Men

With Beige Chinos and a Navy Sweater

Navy Sweater Grey Blazer Beige Chinos
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Wearing a gray blazer with a navy sweater over a shirt and beige chinos is a super-easy way to look smart without overdoing things. What’s more, you can easily whip off the blazer if you get too hot and you still have a great-looking outfit. I finished the outfit with shoes to keep the casual vibes going.

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With a Striped Top and Blue Pants

Gray Blazer Breton Top Navy Pants
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I love wearing a Breton stripe shirt with navy chinos and a gray blazer is a smart way to finish the look off. The colors go great together and overall it’s a smart, clean outfit. I also think the white base of the top means the white sneakers are the perfect choice to finish the look.

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With Black Jeans and a Sweater

Navy Sweater Grey Blazer Black Jeans
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This gray blazer outfit is similar to the first one but a little more casual due to the black skinny jeans and the lack of a shirt. It’s still a great-looking outfit though and one you could easily wear anywhere from the bar to more casual work places.

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With Indigo Jeans and Chelsea Boots

Black Sweater gray blazer jeans
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Black and grey go great together which is why I chose the black sweater and leather Chelsea boots. The slim dark blue jeans and smarter than a regular pair of denim and therefore finish the outfit well.

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With Gray Pants and a Black Sweater

Black Sweater Gray Suit
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If you want to go for more formal look just wear the gray blazer with gray dress pants and black shoes. I wore a black sweater to stop it from becoming a suit outfit.

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With a Dash of Red

Gray Blazer Red Tie White Shirt Chinos
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Red goes really well with gray. If you want an easy way to try this color combination, wear a red tie and a shirt with your blazer. You could also try a pocket square or a t-shirt or shirt with a red pattern.

Under a Light Overcoat

Gray Blazer Mac
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Sometimes the outside elements mean you need more than a blazer to stay warm and dry. A smart mac or overcoat is the perfect item to finish off this outfit. This gray blazer outfit is quite smart, but the mac would work equally well over a more casual outfit with jeans.

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With Black Pants and a Tie

Gray Blazer Black Pants Shoes Tie
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Gray blazers are a great separates piece for when you don’t want to wear a full suit. This is becasue they go well with other common suit colors like navy or black. I like how the gray and block in this outfit produce a monochrome outfit.

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With a Casual Shirt and Chinos

Gray Blazer Casual Shirt Chinos
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In summer consider wearing your gray blazer with a casual shirt. I wore mine with a camp collar shirt. I would also work well with a regular short-sleeve shirt, a polo-shirt or even a t-shirt.

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With Indigo Jeans and a White Shirt

Gray Blazer White Shirt Indigo Jeans Brown Shoes
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This is the classic office smart casual look. Wear dark jeans with a white shirt, no tie, and shoes. Make sure the dark jeans are slim or straight so the outfit doesn’t get too sloppy.

Gray Blazer FAQ

What Pants to Wear With a Gray Blazer

You can wear smart jeans, chinos, slacks, or even dress pants with a blazer. It all depends on the type of look you want to go for. I personally wouldn’t wear more casual items like distressed denim or combat pants.

What to Wear Under a Gray Blazer?

Wear an oxford shirt, dress shirt, or sweater when you want to stay smart. Or wear a t-shirt or a short sleeve shirt when you are going for a more casual look.


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