While there’s nothing new and groundbreaking about a blazer, be it fitted, oversized, slouchy, or structured, talking about the blazer look and wearing one is still considered a trendy thing, in a very classic chic sort of way. Apparently, everything these days is about size. The bigger the better, right??? When it comes to fashion it always seems more yes than no, with women’s looks borrowing pretty much all they can from menswear, slouchy oversized silhouette, being no exception. Blame it on the cycle of fashion, or whatever other reason you can come up with, the outcomes for putting together great blazer looks keep getting better and better.
For this year though, and maybe it's just me, but it seems like boyfriend blazers went up a size and are bigger, longer, wider, broader (sans le big shoulder pads please!), and it makes me wonder one thing: Is there actually a right way to create a head-turning oversized blazer look? After a quick scroll through Pinterest and a deeper look at boyfriend blazers from some of my favorite stores, I came to the conclusion that the answer is NO. Duh!
Truth is it takes a certain kinda swag and attitude & GREAT personal style to pull off a boyfriend blazer look per se, without any attention to what you’re pairing it with. It’s got to do with the details of your look: from hair to makeup(or barely any if you're like me), shoes, bags, accessories. Adding a bit of jazz to your look is what sets you apart from the blazer enthusiast. If you're not an ensemble risk taker and honey it's totally okay if you're not, the safest way to do the oversized blazer does actually imply a RIGHT way to nail it, by paying attention to ONE style trick: keep at least ONE item of your look fitted (trousers, jeans, skirts, or top) to create a balance in the silhouette. For my look I chose fitted overalls tucked in booties. Think like an architect and create a visual balance.
I'm so excited that there is still so much more fall and winter left to play with oversized blazers. For chicness and sophistication purposes you can consider: rolled up sleeves, wearing your blazer slung on your shoulders, using a belt over it, popping your collar (I can’t believe I just said that! Well… for cold days you know), adding a scarf over it, pairing it with sporty or graphic tops, or adding statement accessories. I could list a million other examples but we'll leave that for the rest of the season's blazer posts! I'd love to hear how you style your statement blazers. Drop a comment below.