Investing in a boyfriend blazer is a smart thing to do as it can be matched with absolutely anything, from a casual outfit to a more elegant, party one. We’ve seen it on the catwalks in the spring/summer 2010 collections of Araks, Charlotte Ronson, Cynthia Rowley, Boy by Band of Outsiders and Elie Tahari.
How to choose your boyfriend blazer?
This type of blazer comes in different styles, cuts, colors and patterns. When buying a boyfriend blazer, first of all, make sure it fits you. Even if it has to fit loosely, don’t buy it too big, but you shouldn’t choose a too tight one either because you’ll feel and look uncomfortable. As for the color, we know that black goes with everything, but you can look for other basic colors such as white, nude, navy or brown and be creative trying different color combinations. You should also look for a blazer cut that fits your body shape.
How to wear it?
Basically, there are two important rules of wearing the boyfriend blazer. First off all, you should make it oversized. But try not to over-exaggerate or you’ll look boxy. Go for a blazer one size bigger so that the shoulders come no more than an inch and a half away from your own. The second rule is about chic details: rolling up the sleeves. This is an essential element of this trend. With or without print or crinkles, the rolled up sleeves permit exposing the wrists and this will feminize the look.
Wear your boyfriend blazer with:
Distressed, acid wash jeans, skinny or not
Boyfriend jeans, but only if paired with high heels
Trendy leggings and knit sweater or tunic dress under the blazer
Mini dress for a very sexy party outfit
Basic tees and frilly tops
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Slacks – if it turns to be too masculine, soften the outfit with jewelry[/item
Semi-formal dress or blouse
Stylish shoes – pumps are the usual choice, but you can also wear it with platform gladiator shoes or booties
Do accessorize with lots of jewelry to make the look more feminine: chain bracelets, oversized rings, long pearls, beaded or pendant necklaces[/item
Don’t wear boyfriend blazers with:
Tight and fitted tees and tanks
Wide-legs or flares
High boots because you’ll break up your proportions the wrong way and shorten your legs
Don’t actually wear your boyfriend’s blazer
For a casual outfit, wear your boyfriend blazer with a feminine blouse, slim jeans, ballet flats and a tote.
For a party outfit, match your boyfriend blazer with a cocktail dress (above the knee-length), gladiator heels, a clutch and subtle jewelry.
If you need inspiration, check out style icon Alexa Chung – she really knows how to mix the boyfriend blazer so she can rock very chic and unique outfits.