Fashion How to Wear an Oversized Blazer Like a Celeb If you think blazers are just for business, think again. By Amber Rambharose Published on April 21, 2023 @ 01:19PM Pin Share Tweet Email In This Article View All In This Article As a Shorts Suit With a Patterned Maxi Dress With a Crochet Micro Top With Cut-Off Shorts With a Deconstructed Suit With a Bodysuit With Stirrup Leggings With Fringe Over Sweats With Statement Shorts With Slinky Separates Photo: Getty Images This spring has brought us a slew of oversized outerwear fashion moments, from oversized leather jackets to big-shouldered bombers and larger-than-life jean jackets. But as the weather warms up, the time has come to switch to lighter layers. Enter the oversized blazer, the perfect outerwear for spring and summer. Oversized blazers add an air of sophistication to even the tiniest of sundresses and crop tops, but they can also tone down a look that feels too formal for daywear. In other words, they pull all 'fits towards a happy, seasonally appropriate medium. While blazers that are fitted or cropped are edgier, the boxier oversized blazer is more laid-back. Plus, you don't have to splurge to get in on the trend. Since a bigger fit is the point, a trip to the menswear section of your local thrift store can have you rocking high-fashion oversized blazer outfits in no time. From casual to formal and every dress code in between, there are plenty of ways to work an oversized blazer into your spring wardrobe rotation, including the 11 looks below. As a Shorts Suit Getty Images Playing up cropped and oversized fits is always fun with businesswear, as illustrated by this look on Nikkita Chadha. The thigh-skimming shorts add lightness, while the oversized blazer keeps the vibe grounded.Shop Similar: Express Oversized Boyfriend Blazer, $110, and Express Stylist Super High Waisted Pleated Tailored Shorts, $41. With a Patterned Maxi Dress Getty Images Add some structure to your favorite flowing maxi dress by wearing it with an oversized blazer, like Quinta Brunson did here. To take this look to the next level, you can also experiment with texture to create even more constrast.Shop Similar: Maje Long Floral Dress With Cut-Outs, $495. With a Crochet Micro Top Getty Images You've heard us say it before, but we'll say it again: Crochet is blowing up right now. We love the look of a micro crop top, but also crave a bit of coverage, which is why we recommend pairing it with oversized blazer and matching shorts.Shop Similar: Casablanca Gradient Crochet Arch Knit Halter Top, $289 (Originally $385). Crochet Fashion Is Trending This Spring, and You Can Get the Look for Less Than $50 at Amazon With Satin Pants Getty Images Can't quite commit to a full set of satin pajamas? Dip your toe into these silky, loungewear waters by pairing a crisp top and satin wide-leg pants with an oversized blazer. For an extra pop, try satin pants in a shade of shimmering metallic.Shop Similar: ALTUZARRA Dale Metallic Satin Wide-Leg Pants, $1,295. With Cut-Off Shorts Getty Images If you want to get away with your fave worn-in cut-offs without anyone even realizing you're wearing jean shorts, toss on an oversized blazer. In under a minute, you’ll have instantly elevated even the most basic of summer outfits. Heck, you can even pair it with sneakers and a band tee without losing any fashion points. Shop Similar: Levi's 501 High Rise Women's Shorts in Wise Up Black, $70. With a Deconstructed Suit Getty Images Creating your own take on a deconstructed suit with an oversized blazer as the focal point is also a great way to go. You can pull in classic suiting staples like button-down shirts, shades of khaki and navy, while subverting other suit tropes by keeping the hemline short and accessories sheer.Shop Similar: SPANX The Best Button Down, $128, and Yummie Bria No Roll Short, $20, and HUE Sheer Knee-High Socks, $8.50. With a Bodysuit Oversized blazers can be boxy, which is actually a good thing when paired with a curve-hugging jumpsuit. The contrast between the two makes a major fashion statement.Shop Similar: Free People Marla Trouser Jumpsuit, $128. With Stirrup Leggings Getty Images Part of what makes an oversized blazer such a standout is the way its fit allows its lines to extend further than a regular blazer. Keep that lengthening effect going by adding a pair of heels and stirrup pants. Shop Similar: GOOD AMERICAN Shine Compression Stirrup Pants, $119. With Fringe We can't all be Katy Perry, but we can all wear an oversized blazer, suit pants, and a fringe dress in place of a top for some big Katy Perry energy. If you're into the vibe, but not convinced, you can skip the pants and rock just the blazer and fringe dress for a similar, but slightly toned-down look.Shop Similar: BEVZA Spikelet Fringe Maxi Dress, $890. Over Sweats Getty Images Give your favorite sweats a business casual — with a major emphasis on the casual — upgrade by adding an oversized blazer, statement sneakers, and a few pieces of simple gold jewelry like Shanina Sheik did here. Voilà, you've got a brunch outfit you don't need to take off your comfy pants for.Shop Similar: lululemon Scuba High-Rise Joggers, $118, and lululemon Align™ High-Neck Tank Top, $68. With Statement Shorts Getty Images A lightweight oversized blazer makes a perfect spring or summer pairing with vibrant statement shorts. If you've been uncertain on how to style brocade or bold printed shorts, look no further than a simple crop top and an oversized blazer in a breezy linen or cotton blend.Shop Similar: FARM Rio Layered Tapestry Shorts, $150. With Slinky Separates Getty Images An oversized blazer adds a menswear edge, not to mention a bit of coverage, to even the slinkiest outfit. Next time you're feelin' yourself, we recommend donning your most daring bra and mini skirt set, tossing on some sheer tights and an oversized blazer, and strutting your stuff with the same energy as Summer House's Paige DeSorbo.Shop Similar: Lucy In The Sky Melisa Mesh Two Piece Skirt Set in Black, $70.