Menswear-inspired blazers are back in a big way, literally. With built-in tailored attitude, this latest crop is roomier and sharper, featuring defined shoulders (square or rounded) and an appealing hip-and butt-covering length. The strong silhouette is more assertive than "boyfriend dressing"—this woman doesn't need to borrow anyone's clothes.
HOW TO WEAR IT
This time around, forgo the cigarette pants. Balance proportions with slouchy trousers or a boxy midiskirt. Crafted from lighter wools and crêpes, this blazer is all about the drape; go for stream-lined pairings like a silk blouse, or for evenings, skip that layer and show some skin, per Hermès.
Runway photos: (left to right) Proenza Schouler, Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Reed KrakoffRead MoreLess