The Big Blazer Club

When I think about oversized blazers I remember Annie Hall, Molly Ringwald and Madonna. This free-spirited, rebellious, power piece floated around from the late 1970’s to mid-80’s. The blazer, or suit jacket has always been the most literal borrow from menswear.

This photo in the Wang Gang post, on Tuesday, prompted my own hit of nostalgia–especially because it’s styled with leggings. Is there any more comfortable expression of business than this? This jacket also takes me to vintage and thrifting…and Molly Ringwald. The world was Pretty in Pink. And it was a time when ditching school to go shopping, got you all-day detention in, The Breakfast Club. As diverse as the characters are in this coming of age classic, so too are the options for the oversized blazer. Now is the time to try this trend–before it gets too cold. Winter coats won’t slide easily over this already substantial piece. As the temperatures begin to drop, a shawl or cape looks chic draped over this strong look.

Suiting is big this fall, particularly in an overall practice of volume. Big pants, with a big blazer looks cool, daring. And as we continue to see the trends going, it’s also about any and every pant working in the blazer structure. Want to look polished? Wear a pant that is more classically cut. Go a little shorter, with a bootie, and you wear a stylish nameplate. Go with low, hip-slung, trousers and be the badass boss.

Tibi Fall 2017 . Celine Fall 2017 .

Street Style Paris Fashion Week .

Topshop Fall 2017 .

There is an imaginative power that wasn’t there in the 80’s serious, power suits. The wink this time around is seen in color. Elegance in striped silk is a dandy. Plaid tunes into grunge, highlands, Savile Row.

Joseph Fall 2017 .

Zimmerman Fall 2017 .

Tibi Fall 2017 .

Right now style is all about being you, 2017. Fashion ideas from Annie Hall, or the 80’s on Pinterest, or Instagram give textbook reference. Work in ideas, and have the oversized blazer meet you, in your way. Not just a partner for pants, but skirts and jeans work with it too. Over a dress it’s a whole new day.

Victoria Beckham Fall 2018 .

Victoria Beckham Fall 2017 .

Loewe Fall 2017 .


Cover Image: 90’s Supermodel Stella Tennant at Paris Fashion Week .
Runway Photos: IMAXtree . Street Style Photos: Tyler Joe .




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