Every closet needs good staple pieces! Staple pieces that will work hard for you. Staple pieces that you can dress up or dress down. One of those staple pieces is a blazer! Here are some oversize blazer outfit ideas that you can use as inspiration to get the most use out of your closet.
How to Choose the Right Blazer
Not all blazers are created equal! Depending on your lifestyle and budget, will depend on what type of blazer to invest in. If you have a 9-5 job, then a blazer is a must for dressing up your work outfits. Pop on a blazer with a pair of slacks or a pencil skirt and you have an instant chic and professional look. If you have a casual lifestyle, then a cotton blazer paired with jeans and a tee are a great way to feel put together.
There are 3 main types of blazers: fitted, boyfriend, and cropped. Fitted blazers are more feminine and chicer. Oversize blazers (boyfriend blazers) are oversized, casual, and a bit more masculine. Cropped blazers are sassy and help define the waist.
Blazers can be a bit of an investment. So, if you are on a budget, look for blazers at thrift stores (shop the men’s section!!), online consignment stores like Poshmark, or wait for them to go on sale off season. I scored an amazing black double-breasted blazer at an outlet store in Italy and it’s one of my very favorite pieces in my closet!
How to Style an Oversize Blazer
When styling an oversize blazer, it’s best to start with a good base. You want the blazer to do the talking. Think less is more. Simple is best. Here are some simple bases to add a blazer to:
Jeans & a plain tee- This can be any type of jeans (skinny jeans, mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, straight jeans, cropped jeans…) and any color tee. My personal fave is either mom jeans or skinny jeans with a white tee. If you want a casual look, wear sneakers. If you want a semi-casual look, wear cute flats. If you want a dressier look, pair it with heels.
Pencil skirt & graphic tee- Any color skirt and tee will do. If you want a casual look, wear sneakers. If you want a semi-casual look, wear cute flats. If you want a dressier look, pair it with heels.
Dress- Pop a blazer over any dress. If you want a casual look, wear sneakers. If you want a semi-casual look, wear cute flats. If you want a dressier look, pair it with heels.
Leggings & blouse- This is a comfy yet chic way to a blazer. Best if worn with heels.
Shoes are key! You can make any look casual, semi-casual, or dressy by changing just your shoes! There is power in good shoes!
Here are some great oversize blazer options. There is a mix of dressy and casual, but all are great versatile options that will help take your look up a notch!
And there you have it! Hopefully those oversize outfit ideas will give you some styling inspiration! A good blazer is a great wardrobe essential. Add one to your closet now!
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