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How To Wear Bolero Jacket

I have to start this blog post with a confession. I really have no idea what to name this little short cardigan or shrug my shoulders the first time I see it. The only thing that comes to mind is “what a cute jacket this is”. Now I know that 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 white tank top and black jeans


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

Black bolero jacket with three-quarter sleeves and gray vest

black three-quarter-sleeved bolero jacket gray vest top
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A nice trick to wearing bolero to show off your curves is to pair a form-fitting top with a form-fitting bolero jacket. This also helps make your shoulder look narrower. In this case, a black sleeveless three-quarter bolero cardigan is combined with a gray, narrow-cut 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
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For a refreshing and happy look, a good choice of the color combination yellow and white would be. 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 slim brown leather belt to look nice and pretty.

Crêpe bolero jacket with gray chiffon maxi dress with waterfall neckline

Crepe bolero jacket gray chiffon maxi dress with waterfall neckline
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For a more feminine and fragile look, you can choose clothes that are softer tones and made of softer fabric. A good example would be wearing a gray chiffon maxi dress with a cowl neckline. Team 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 blushing, figure-hugging midi dress

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

Silver sequin bolero jacket with a black tube dress

Silver Sequin Bolero Jacket Black Tube Dress
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Here’s another outfit that you can wear to cocktail parties or proms. The best thing about this outfit is that it is easy to take off, although it is very noticeable. 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 with an off the shoulder maxi dress with a rose print

strapless maxi dress with rose pattern
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For those of you who don’t like dressing up for cocktail parties, here is an outfit that makes a good youthful alternative. The dress here is a white off the shoulder maxi dress with a rose print that looks airy 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
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Here is a very simple casual outfit that looks very low-key. There are always days in a month that you’d like to look inconspicuous and walk around town on your own, and this outfit works well for those type 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 deep V-neck

white bolero jacket with half sleeves, black sheath dress with deep V-neckline
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For a feminine and reserved sexy look, you can wear a black mini dress with a deep V-neck and a white, figure-hugging bolero jacket with half sleeves. You can simply combine the pieces with black ballerinas to complete this attractive look.

Green bolero cardigan with black skinny jeans

green bolero cardigan black skinny jeans
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It is rare to see an oversized bolero jacket. As you can see from the picture above, the result you get with an oversized picture is very different from a form you see elsewhere in this blog post. You can achieve a very casual and relaxed outfit with this green, oversized bolero jacket with white T-shirt, black skinny jeans and nude sandals.

Gray figure-hugging t-shirt with black bolero jacket

gray figure-hugging t-shirt black bolero jacket
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As explained earlier in this blog post, wearing a figure-hugging top with a figure-hugging 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 slim and elegant.

Wear it with a flared black chiffon mini dress

black, flared mini dress made of chiffon
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For an airy 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 flower skater dress
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For a unique and cheerful look, you can wear a white floral skater mini dress. Pair it with a black mini bolero jacket and white sandals to look sleek and refreshing.

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

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