As a fashion student I’m always scouring the runways for the latest trends, looking to spot them and emulate them or completely reject them (just because you added a platform to the Croc does not mean I’m into it now). This season I was especially intrigued by oversized silhouettes and exaggerated shoulders, so many runways were channeling the 80s.
Now, let’s clarify. I am a firm believer that the 80s should never (ever) return, but only as a style as a whole. Like most good trends, the oversized silhouettes and exaggerated shoulders seen on the runway this season are borrowing small aspects of the inspiration. So count me in for oversized minimalism (seen here at Celine) and sculptural silhouettes thanks to shoulderpads (wowowowow Thierry Mugler) as long as they’re borrowing. The moment we go full on acid wash jacket paired with stirrup pants and leg warmers, I’ll be the first one out.
I channeled the recent oversized silhouettes with one of my favorite blazers from Free People. This was a really good find a few years ago, especially because it goes with so much. So many Free People items these days are very difficult to style in more than just a few ways. I love this blazer because I can wear it with jeans, skirts, dresses, and even some tailored trousers for a whole suit look. Scroll for the whole look and some styling tips!
For this day of brunch and Montmartre wanderings, I chose some classic 501s and a silk camisole. I finished off the look with some Converse, my go to when I know there’s going to be a lot of walking for the day. In terms of styling your own blazer, there really are no rules. My biggest bit of advice would be to choose a classic cut and neutral color. This way, it’s basically impossible to make a bad pairing with other items in your closet.
How do you style a blazer? Do you prefer a classic cut or do you like to update them with the trends?
Blazer: Free People, similar here
Jeans: vintage Levi’s, find similar ones at Re/Done
Tank: vintage, similar here
Sneakers: Converse, here