Spring Summer Fashion Formula #7: Boyfriend Blazer and a Floaty Dress

May 7th, 2009

Spring Summer Fashion Formula #7
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Mix masculine and feminine in a outfit that’s supremely sophisticated.  Simply pair a floaty, feminine dress with an oversized boyfriend blazer.  Here’s how to get the look:

1.  Start with a floaty, feminine dress.  We’re digging the drapey chiffon and the elbow-length sleeves (which camouflage heavy arms).
2.  Layer on a hip-length boyfriend blazer.  The tailored blazer contrasts against the floatiness of the chiffon dress.  Bonus style points if you push up the sleeves of the blazer.
3.  Accessorize with a pair of knee-length boots and a sophisticated-yet-roomy bag.  Finish off the outfit with a colorful scarf for a final visual punch.

How would you wear a boyfriend blazer and floaty dress?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits, Women

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sal  |  May 7th, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Hmm, I’d keep everything except the blazer. Boyfriend blazers look boxy and unflattering on my bod, so I’d swap it out for a cropped one.

  • 2. Susan  |  May 10th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    I like this ensemble but I noticed that the Luella blazer that’s used in a lot of the outfits on this site has been sold out for a long time–how about using a different one?

  • 3. Trisha  |  May 10th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Good observation, Susan. We’ve been purposely using the same core group of clothing items to show the variety of outfits you can create. Here’s the original post: http://www.omiru.com/index.php/2009/03/24/fashion-101-omirus-womenswear-spring-summer-capsule-wardrobe/.

    We’ll be using a fresh set of items for our next capsule wardrobe!

  • 4. Sarah  |  May 11th, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Who makes the brown bag in this post? I looked on the Polyvore set, but I don’t think it says, unless I’m missing it. Thank you.

  • 5. Trisha  |  May 11th, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Forever 21 makes the brown bag. However, I just checked, and it looks like it’s sold out.

    We featured it in a post a couple of weeks ago about great handbags under $50:
    http://www.omiru.com/index.php/2009/05/01/shopping-guide-5-chic-handbags-under-50/

    Guess these bags are going fast :(

  • 6. Sarah  |  May 11th, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Thank you for the reply about the bag. Just my luck that it would be sold out. Thanks anyway!

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