The line between business and weekend attire is slowly dissolving; gone are the days when blazers were solely worn from nine to five. These days it's not unusual to wear a blazer out on a Friday night or to weekend brunch. The beauty of this staple is that it instantly pulls together any outfit, making it look like you've put in effort — even if you didn't. This season, boyfriend blazers are having a moment, so knowing how to style a trendy oversized blazer is a key trick to know. And as a cold weather bonus: the more oversized, the more layers you can fit underneath.
Oversized blazers on the market today don't just check the traditional neutral or plaid box. Browse through Farfetch or Net-A-Porter, and you’ll spot eye-catching prints and colors, and even graphic branded logos. Designers like Gucci and Altuzurra are already including oversized blazers as part of their pre-fall 2019 collections too, ensuring their staying power for the months ahead.
Scrolling through Instagram, you’ll find influencers are already finding creative ways to make an oversized blazer feel particularly fresh. Although they are still a go-to office piece, these fashion girls are showing how to take them a step further by playing with prints, silhouettes, and accessories. With a little bit of inspiration you'll find that no matter if you're more into a monochromatic outfit or a full-on menswear look, there's a way to add a blazer into the mix.
Below, you'll see how a few of your favorite trendsetters are pulling off these looks now.
This two-toned checkered outfit is preppy, but also still feels cool. Especially with an oversized blazer layered on top.
For a menswear-inspired take, style your oversized blazer with a white button up shirt, black trousers, and chunky black brogues. For a more ladylike finish, add a colorful top-handle bag.
An all black outfit ensemble will never go out of style, and also happens to be especially easy to put together. This monochromatic look is also perfect for any season.
Mixing animal prints may seem scary, but worth the risk. Leopard continues to be one of the biggest trends of the moment, so you still have plenty of time to recreate this look.
Wearing your blazer on only one shoulder is the styling technique you probably didn’t think of trying, but should. Pair your oversized blazer with a long flowy skirt or dress for a play on proportions like Tamu McPherson, above.
Leave it to influencer Aimee Song to take athleisure to a whole new level with the addition of this cool trend. Throw on a bright blazer and heels over your spandex and bandeau to bring a sporty twist. If bike shorts aren't your thing, leggings are the ideal alternative.
If you are worried about your oversized blazer looking too slouchy, silk skirts are the perfect ladylike piece to add balance. Matching the two creates a sophisticated effect that you can finish off with a chunky heel and bright purse.
If you're ready to go head-on into the trend, try putting together a whole oversized outfit. Create a cool vibe by adding baggy jeans and chunky sneakers to your blazer.
The beret was the hat du jour last year, but its popularity continues into 2019; snag one and pair it with your oversized blazer. This chic hat is so simple and looks polished with classic Parisian silhouettes.
Team your oversized blazer with a pair of patent flared pants for a edgy, yet still put-together outfit choice. Beaded bags are still in for 2019, so accessorize with this coveted piece.