Oversize Blazers to Wear All Fall Long
The relaxed silhouette of an oversize blazer has a certain level of sophistication that's hard to compete with. This borrowed-from-the-boys style is all about the details, so look for a topper with a crisp lapels, too-cool cuffs, or shapely shoulders--most importantly, you want something very tailored.
How To Wear It:Forgo cigarette pants here. 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 (above, left center).
Reasons To Love It
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 crepes, 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 Hermes.
Runway photos: (left to right) Proenza Schouler, Hermes, Giorgio Armani, Reed Krakoff
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