How to Wear an Oversized Blazer

June 11th, 2009

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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of of the oversized, man-tailored blazer.  The look is very sophisticated and worldly, with a European flair.  But how do you wear an oversized blazer?  Omiru shows you how to wear an oversized blazer without looking overpowered:

1.  Start with an oversized blazer that hits at hip-length.  We love the dramatic shawl collar on this dinner jacket.
2.  Layer a fitted blouse underneath the oversized blazer.  We chose a bright green ruffled blouse to pair with the white dinner jacket.  The bright color makes the white in the blazer pop (and vice versa), and the ruffles add a bit of visual drama, drawing attention up to your face.
3.  Slip on a fitted skirt under the oversized blazer to complete the big-over-small look.  The core of your outfit - the blouse and the skirt - should fit somewhat snugly in order to contrast with the oversized blazer. 
4.  Finish off the outfit with a tote bag and a pair of chic ankle boots.  We love how the brown accessories pair with the bright green and bright blue in the outfit.

BTW - this is a great outfit for work, especially if you work in a creative environment.

How would you wear an oversized blazer?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits, Women

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. GeorgieNYC  |  June 11th, 2009 at 7:17 am

    love that top. I have it in cream color. it really goes with everything from jeans to high waisted skirts.

  • 2. Sal  |  June 11th, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Sigh. I’m still unconvinced. I vastly prefer cropped, fitted blazers for my body type!

  • 3. Tellicherry  |  June 11th, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I wore so many oversized blazers in the late 80s/early 90s, I just don’t know that I can bring myself to do it again! And I agree with Sal - fitted jackets look much better on certain shapes, like petite and curvy.

  • 4. Allison  |  June 11th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    I’m with you two - I think the long blazer with no waist definition would make most people look really wide.

  • 5. Sydne @ ThinkThruFashion  |  June 13th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    When I wear an oversized blazer I keep it slim on bottom, with either skinny jeans, short dresses or shorts like I did here: http://www.thinkthrufashion.com/2009/06/ask-thinkthru-where-can-i-find-a-cute-nighttime-jacket-for-summer/

  • 6. paris  |  October 28th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    can ou wear an oversized blazer with a belt or will that look weird?

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