By Dawn Wood
What do you get when you combine this season’s sharp androgyny trend with a relaxed fit? You get The Boyfriend Blazer, of course! On the runways we can’t help but notice the influx of menswear influences that designers have been incorporating into their outerwear pieces.
The interesting aspect about ‘borrowing from your boyfriend’s closet’ is the fact that you can style your look up or down, depending on your mood for that day. If you’re having a no-makeup casual kind of day, then you’re going to want your outfit to reflect this. Whereas if you’re going all out with an 80’s ‘girl about town’ edge, make sure you have some shoulder pads that Grace Jones would be proud of. Confidence is the key to pulling off oversized pieces, but do be wary about your own height and shape to avoid looking swamped by certain styles.
If you’re at a loose end for how to wear your boyfriend blazer then here are some of Le Reve’s favorite celebs wearing this season’s most wanted jacket trend, along with some ideas for how you can make them your own…
Go Back to the 80’s
Without a doubt one of fashion’s most vocal eras for daring pieces, the 1980’s were all about blending style with music. Madonna, Grace Jones and David Bowie were regularly seen wearing over-the-top shoulder pads as an eye-popping addition to their stage outfits. We loved them for it then as well as now! It’s true that what goes and around comes around in terms of trends recycling and evolving – just take a look at how Lady Gaga rocks her white, sequinned boyfriend blazer with her platinum ‘do. If you’re a believer in bold is beautiful then why not channel that belief into a custom-made blazer like Gaga’s?
Street Style Rocks
Never a lady to shy away from the street style scene, Kate Moss shows us how you can look effortlessly chic wearing nothing but skinny jeans, a striped tank top and a loose-fitted black blazer. Notice how Kate chooses to sport muted tones of black, white and grey here as well? For a look that is understated yet still remains polished, take a leave out of this Supermodel’s style book.
Celebrate Spring with Details
Here are a handful of fashion-forward celebs who understand exactly how to utilize their look so they can be individual every time. Whether you prefer to keep your blazer buttoned or free-flowing, sleeves long or rolled, one of the reasons why we love the boyfriend jacket so much is for its versatile nature. Sometimes all you need is a silk or satin texture, a pop of color or an extra pocket to make all the difference to your finished look.
Accessorize to Your Heart’s Content
Introducing subtle accessories into your outfit will always grant you extra style points. See how British-born Model Selita Ebanks wraps a chocolate-brown belt around her waist to accentuate her petite frame. She has also added a matching brown cuff to modernize her outfit. It’s clear that the blazer is the centre piece here and this is down to Selita’s imaginative use of accessories. If you would like to recreate Selita’s look then you will need a belt to start you off. Try Le Reve’s Golden Full Metal Plate High Waisted Belt for a simple metallic accent.
So wherever you choose to wear your boyfriend blazer; whether it be to the office, for a shopping trip or for an evening of cocktails, follow our pointers and all eyes will be on you!