How to wear bolero jacket

How to wear bolero jacket

I have to start this blog post with a confession. I really have no idea what to call this little cropped cardigan or shrug when I first see it. The only thing that comes to mind is “what a cute jacket this is”. Now I know the official name is the bolero jacket. It’s something that you can easily build a beautiful and unique outfit around. To make the styling process easier for you, I’ve rounded up some of the best bolero jacket outfit ideas for you. let’s dive in

Gray bolero jacket with a white tank top and black jeans


Let’s start this outfit off with a very casual yet stylish outfit. To achieve this look, you can wear a white bodycon tank top with a gray bolero jacket. Pair them with black skinny jeans and white sneakers to keep the outfit fresh and simple. You can even wear a statement necklace to add more style to the outfit.

Yellow bolero sweater with a flared mini dress with a blue belt

yellow bolero sweater, blue belted flared mini dress

Now let’s look at a completely different outfit that is a chic and feminine work outfit. To form this fantastic outfit, you can wear a blue flared mini dress that comes with a slim gold belt. Wear a yellow bolero sweater for that pretty and fun little detail. For the shoes, you can wear leopard print heels to add a feminine and mature touch to the look.

Black bolero jacket with three-quarter sleeves and gray waistcoat

black three-quarter sleeve bolero jacket gray vest top

A good trick to wear bolero to show off your curves is to pair a fitted top with a fitted bolero jacket. This also helps make your shoulder look narrower. In this case, a black sleeveless three-quarter bolero cardigan is paired with a gray slim-fitting waistcoat. Pair them with black skinny jeans and black ballet flats to look slim.

Yellow bolero shrug with white skinny jeans

yellow bolero shrug white skinny jeans

For a refreshing and cheerful look, a good choice would be yellow and white color combination. For example, you can combine them with a yellow bolero jacket with a white scoop-neck t-shirt. Pair them with white skinny jeans, white sandals and a skinny brown leather belt to look beautiful and pretty.

Crepe bolero jacket with gray cowl neck chiffon maxi dress

Gray cowl neck crepe bolero jacket chiffon maxi dress

For a more feminine and fragile look, you can choose clothes that have softer tones and are made of softer fabric. A good example would be wearing a gray cowl neck chiffon maxi dress. Pair it with a Creero bolero cardigan and light pink open toe heels for a cozy and feminine finish.

Light pink bolero jacket with white and red bodycon midi dress

light pink bolero jacket white and blush bodycon midi dress

To achieve an elegant look that is perfect for a formal event or prom, you can use pink as the main color. For example, you can wear a pink and white lace bodycon midi dress. Pair it with a hot pink bolero jacket and a pair of light pink open toe ankle straps to complete this classy and awesome look.

Silver sequined bolero jacket paired with a black tube dress

Silver Sequin Bolero Jacket Black Tube Dress

Here’s another outfit you can wear to cocktail parties or proms. The best thing about this outfit is that it’s easy to take off even though it’s very showy. To achieve this look, you can wear a black tube dress with a silver sparkly bolero jacket. Wear them with black open toe heels with ankle straps to add a classy touch.

Wear yours with an off the shoulder rose print maxi dress

strapless maxi dress with rose pattern

For those of you who don’t like dressing up for cocktail parties, here’s an outfit that makes a good youthful alternative. The dress here is an off the shoulder white maxi dress with a rose print that looks breezy and cheerful. Pair it with a black bolero jacket and white heeled sandals to complete the look.

Black shrug with mom jeans

Black Shrug Mom Jeans

Here is a very simple casual outfit that looks very demure. There are always days in a month when you want to look low key and walk around town alone, and this outfit works well for those types of scenarios. To achieve this look, you can simply wear a black sweater with a black bolero jacket for the top. Pair them with mom jeans and white sneakers to look causal and simple.

White bolero jacket with half sleeves and black sheath dress with a deep V-neck

white bolero jacket with half sleeves, black sheath dress with deep V-neckline

For a feminine and understated sexy look, you can wear a deep V-neck black mini dress and a white half-sleeve bodycon bolero jacket. You can easily combine the pieces with black ballet flats to complete this attractive look.

Green bolero cardigan with black skinny jeans

green bolero cardigan black skinny jeans

It’s rare to see an oversized bolero jacket. As you can see in the image above, the result you get with an oversized image is very different from a form you see elsewhere in this blog post. You can achieve a very casual and relaxed outfit by wearing this green oversized bolero jacket with white t-shirt, black skinny jeans and nude sandals.

Gray fitted t-shirt with black bolero jacket

gray fitted t-shirt black bolero jacket

As explained earlier in this blog post, wearing a fitted top with a fitted bolero jacket can really show off your curves. This is a good example of the gray t-shirt and black bolero jacket. Pair them with black skinny jeans and white sneakers to look sleek and elegant.

Wear it with a flared black chiffon mini dress

black chiffon flared mini dress

For a breezy look, you can wear a black chiffon mini dress. Usually you just pair it with nude sandals for a refreshing look. But this time we also want to add a white bolero jacket to add another nice detail to the outfit.

Black bolero jacket with white polka dot floral skater dress

black bolero jacket white polka dot floral skater dress

For a unique and fun look, wear a white floral skater mini dress. Pair it with a black mini bolero jacket and white sandals to look elegant and refreshing.

I hope you find these bolero jacket outfit ideas useful. You might want to mimic the outfits above and then make tweaks here and there to make these ideas your own.

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