Everything You Need to Know to Rock an Oversized Blazer
Gone are the days where blazers can only be fashioned for office occasions. On their own, a tailor-cut blazer can be a very corporate looking statement piece. However, a wear-anywhere blazer is the ultimate versatility player in your wardrobe. Last year we saw collections from Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Geoffrey Mac where puffer jackets, camel jackets, and faux fur coats flooded the catwalk. So it’s hard to imagine that something as traditional as a blazer can reinvent your day to night style. Models, designers and celebs all jumped on the trend to style the oversized blazer with everything from print maxi dresses, to athleisure to a tailored pant. They have the ability to add trend, elegance, and versatility to any look. Showing that there is more potential to them than just the daily grind.
Contrasting pieces like cycling shorts, sweatshirts or statement trainers bring down the professionalism of the blazer yet suits a style you can wear in and out of the office. A chunky trainer, like the Balenciaga Triple S sneakers, divides the look between workwear and casualwear, paired with a monochrome biker short gives a sports luxe vibe that is wearable yet trendy.
Shop our favourite look: Stella McCartney, Single-breasted lapel wool blazer
Off duty denim
Causal, ripped denim can be styled for a dress down Friday in the office yet still allowing the hero piece to take centre stage. Pairing your separates by matching a tailored blazer and distressed denim allows you to interchange accessories and styling choices depending on the occasion. Darker denim poses sophistication, paired with a classic Prada Re-edition Nylon bag. But paired with a light distressed knee short and Off-White shoulder bag instantly brings out the trend in the blazer.
Shop our favourite look: &Other Stories, Single Breasted Blazer
Bright and bold.
Who doesn’t love a power suit? A way to mix up your style when wanting to make a statement is to introduce an array of confident sharp-cut blazers to your wardrobe that will, I assure you, become a staple. In the wake of fashion week, note that the chic, yet casual sophistication of a colored blazer is what you need for every occasion. The blazer is a statement within itself, leaving styling a simple task. Fashioning for day-to-day? Leave the heels and pair with square framed sunglasses, (Inspo: the Gucci Fluo Square Acetate sunglasses) or for the board room, inject some elegance with a Dior Monochrome Pump.
Shop our favourite look: Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini, Tiger Print Wool Blazer
Initially, the idea of a suit set sounds limiting to the occasion. However, with the right styling concepts, you can reinvent the look for day or nightwear. A longer tailored pant, paired with a blazer, speaks elegance and business that paired with delicate Fendi gold hardware, brings the look together for the night. For the day, contrast the pant and blazer with a patterned high neck top and statement sunglasses (Inspo: Saint Laurent lily-Cat Eyewear.)
Shop our favourite look: The Attico, Oversized wool-blend gabardine blazer
Words by Clare Stephenson
Graphics by Latisha Fleckenstien