You love it when your boyfriend lends you his blazer on a cool evening. The blazer is so cozy, you’ve even wondered whether he’d notice if you just took it home for good.
For those who don’t have a boyfriend or just love jackets with a menswear touch, fashion designers showed off masculine blazers with rolled up sleeves in several fall 2009 runway shows earlier this year. Ralph Lauren embraced the boyfriend blazer by topping it over a chiffon dress, while Yves Saint Laurent’s paired an oversized jacket with a miniskirt.
To get the look of this 80s trend, all you have to do is invest in a classic blazer with the right fit for your body type. Even though the size of the blazer is exaggerated, make sure the jacket is not too large otherwise it will overpower your look. If you’re petite, consider getting your tailor to adjust the blazer so that it balances the pieces you intend to wear with it.
How to Pull of the Boyfriend Blazer
- Add a feminine side to your oversized blazer by wearing a delicate blouse underneath. For sophisticated femininity, try an ultra white sleeveless blouse with front ruffles.
- Pair a baggy jacket with a mini skirt in knit jacquard or a sleek pencil skirt in stretchy organic cotton twill fabric.
- Make it casual by teaming an oversized boyfriend blazer with torn skinny jeans finished with rips and tears along the leg.
- Wear plenty of accessories with your boyfriend blazer like silver hoop earrings, bangles, or long chain necklaces. A hobo bag or clutch matches up well with an oversized look.
Whether you wear your oversized blazer with casual skinny jeans or dress it up with a little black dress, the boyfriend blazer is a must have for this fall. Boyfriends, of course, are optional.
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