Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day but I largely just see it as just another Tuesday. Granted, that might be the single-girl in me. Though, to my own defense, I’ve never really cared for the day. I mean, I want flowers EVERYDAY, and not just this random day in February. Same goes for chocolate.
But the lack of a manfriend isn’t going to prevent me from borrowing from their closet. This especially goes for the boyfriend [cut] blazer. Now, this is hardly a new trend, but it’s one I love. I don’t love suits, but a good jacket can elevate any look. A boyfriend blazer is a great way to “corporate-up” but not feel too stuffy or constrained.
The key to the boyfriend blazer is not to look slouchy. Yes, the idea behind the trend is to be oversized – the cut won’t nip in at the waist as much, the button(s) will likely be placed lower, and the length should be a little longer (just past the hips). However, the shoulders should still fit, like any other item of clothing. I like a light shoulder pad, to give the jacket more structure and the oversized cut looks more intentional instead of ill-fitting.
This jacket has a great pattern/texture from the wool herringbone tweed fabric. It’s a great departure from the typical black jacket. Pairing it with skinny black pants and knee-high boots, help balance out the proportion of a looser-fit jacket. I love to dress up the lapels with a few pins or brooches, instead of going for a necklace. I’ll even share a little secret with you; if you don’t have the perfect pin just use some statement earrings, like I did here. I just poked the stud through the fabric and added the backing per usual. Shhhhh! 😉
And so not to be a total hater, I wore a little red/burgundy for Valentine’s day. 🙂