Blazers have long been a staple in women's wardrobes, but this season the jacket moves from timeless classic to trendy favorite. Specifically, how to style a boxy blazer is on everyone's mind for fall 2019. More so than traditional tailored styles that are cut close to your body, the new look is all about traditionally masculine silhouettes with broad shoulders and an intentionally too-big fit. Imagine something you might steal from your dad’s closet or find on the racks of a thrift store. In fact, shopping the menswear department or searching for vintage options from the ‘80s and ‘90s are great ways to score pieces that work for this trend. But designer and contemporary brands are also putting out versions that make it even easier to get the look.
When it comes to styling a boxy blazer, wearing it as a dress without any bottoms is the fashion girl outfit of choice lately, but you could also throw one on with a flowy midi skirt or slip dress for a look that’s feminine but not quite so daring. With relaxed trousers peaking in popularity right now, it can be ultra-chic to lean into the oversized theme and pair a big blazer with something equally roomy, like wide-legs trousers or slouchy jeans. Below, get inspired by the street style set for your next boxy blazer outfit idea.
Long And Loose
Go full-on oversized in a supersized blazer and slouchy, wide-leg trousers. Complete the aesthetic with a chunky chain necklace for a bit of cool polish.
A big-shouldered blazer is one of the key items from the '80s that is making a comeback in 2019. Pair it with tapered vintage jeans and some slouchy boots.
If you feel like a boxy silhouette will overwhelm your frame, adding a belt to cinch in the waist is an easy solution. You'll still get the look you're after thanks to the broad shoulders, but without it being entirely shapeless.
Sugar And Spice
Offset the masculine quality of boxy separates by choosing a set in a sweet pastel hue and wearing the blazer open over a lacy bra. Menswear suiting never felt so femme.
Wearing a too-big blazer without any bottoms is a popular styling choice among today's trendsetters. Transition the look for cooler weather by adding a chunky knit that's around the same length as your jacket, plus stockings for a glam touch that also lends a little extra leg coverage.
Mad For Plaid
Plaid patterns and blazers go hand in hand. Make it a statement outfit by wearing a roomy checked jacket with a mismatched plaid on bottom. One tip when combining different plaid prints is to pick one piece in a large check and another in a smaller check so the contrast is more emphasized.
Casual meets elegant when you put a sleek, tailored suit with a cool pair of sneakers. To balance the sporty shoes, opt for a suit in a classic color with clean lines and fit that's relaxed but not baggy.
A blazer with strong, exaggerated shoulders calls for other pieces that have an extreme appeal to them as well, such as an edgy, asymmetrical layer and blocky platforms. Sticking to neutral tones will keep things feeling modern and sleek.
Leather And Silk
The texture of a thick, glossy leather blazer contrasts nicely with the silky luster of a satin slip dress. When it comes to finding the perfect leather blazer, vintage shops are a goldmine for boxy styles at budget-friendly prices.
For an unexpected look, forego the usual solid colors and plaid patterns in favor of an oversized blazer in a vintage floral or geometric print.