Can You Wear an A-Line Skirt With a Blazer?

A model shows off an A-line skirt and blazer look at the Slava Zaitsev runway show in Russia for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
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You wear your blazer with pencil skirts, wide-leg pants and jeans, but sometimes it’s good to mix things up. While not as common a pairing, an A-line skirt adds a ladylike vibe to your trusty blazer, making it equally as appropriate for an evening out as it is for the workday.

1 How to Work It

An A-line skirt is fitted at the waist and hips, then gradually flares to a wider hem, mimicking the letter “A.” This style of skirt can be streamlined or pleated, and holds up beautifully with either a single- or double-breasted blazer. Wear a hem length a few inches above the knee to keep the look fresh and youthful, and experiment with both solid and patterned skirts. For events like a graduation ceremony or nice family dinner, pair a pretty pastel or floral A-line skirt with a simple white blouse or tank, and then top it with a navy blazer. Finish the look with simple studs, a wide gold cuff and nude pumps or kitten heels.

Stacey Kole holds a Master's Degree in Education and has written for a variety of education publications. She also was managing editor of the International fashion and beauty publication Savvy, penning cover stories on such celebrities as Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough.