Bringing Back The Blazer

I've never experienced the vibrancy of the 1980's first-hand, but I'm pretty sure everyone regardless of generational separation can agree that it was a massive decade for film and music. Something far less agreed upon, though, is the fashion. For as long as I can remember, the decade has been associated with being garish--but is that really such a bad thing? I mean, everyone loves Gucci right now and Alessandro Michele never shies away from the more-is-more approach.

Fashion is not static, but it can be cyclical. The decade's influence can be seen both off and on the runways with designers like Tibi, VΓ©ronique Leroy, and Jacquemus embracing the styling, fabric choices, and wardrobe staples that defined the era. One such wardrobe staple spending time in the sartorial limelight is the oversized blazer. Shoulder pads are optional, but encouraged.

Taking it out of Heathers and into your own closet doesn't actually even require subduing any of the boxy silhouetted drama that makes it stand out from your everyday blazer. Instead, pair it with more fitted items to play with proportions and make the blazer the focal point of your outfit.

Isabel Marant Etoile / Green Linen Check Janey Blazer

Cedric Charlier / Checked Blazer

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