Don’t let the size fool you— this piece is surprisingly easy to style and very warm-weather friendly. Heck, after reading this, oversized blazers may become your summer night staple.
In Living Colors
Image via Face Hunter
Color blocking. Check. Oversized blazer. Check. Look cool and stay cool during warmer months. Check and check. This look inspired by a street style snap off of Facehunter, is perfect for the months transitioning into Summer. You’ve got your printed dress that stands well on its own. And you’ve got a contrasting, bright blazer that you can slide into as the evening kicks in. I love this green print dress paired with a coral blazer Ground the look with some neutral flat booties, like these from Topshop. It’s an easy formula to follow to create your own fun look. And as a bonus, you are covering multiple trends with this inspired look.
When Neutrals Meet
Borrow from the boys with a double breasted blazer. Look for details like gold buttons for an added dose of style. Our very own Chictopian, cowbulat, paired her blazer with slim cut khakis and boots. Experiment with various neutral colors like these gold skinny cargos and green hunters. Yes, somehow green can be a neutral. And this gorgeous navy blazer has all the right details. A simple white blouse will brighten up the look and keep your basics covered. You are now looking very English countryside, and this look is perfect for transitioning into the autumn months.
A Study in Size
Another Chictopian, stylenista_baby, showed us that oversized everything can be very chic. This silk blazer from Topshop is the perfect minimal cut, and you’ll have plenty of room to experiment. Pair it with a simple dark maxi dress like this Wang one. And have a little fun with your shoes. These leather brogues don’t steal the spotlight but they do give some intent to your look. The strong vertical pull in this look will counter the heavy volumes, so you don’t need to worry about looking as if you are swimming in your own clothes. This look is also much more summer appropriate than it looks. Think light layers. Look for natural fabrics that breathe better such as silk, linen and cotton.
This are just the beginning though! The oversized blazer is an extremely versatile piece that you will, no doubt, find many more ways to wear. Try going bold like the cover look by wearing yours as a dress. Show us how you are wearing your blazer this summer!
Cover Image via Stockholm StreetStyle
by Grace Gulley