Oversized blazers are a big trend right now and I’m here for it! I’ve been a fan of blazers for years (I don’t think they every went out of style) and have MANY blazers in my closet. Now I’m just looking for a few styles that are more oversized instead of fitted. I actually didn’t have a black blazer in my closet so I picked up the popular The 80’s Oversized Black Blazer from Everlane to style.
Everlane’s The 80’s Blazer Size and Fit
Everlane’s The 80’s Blazer is a classic blazer with exaggerated shoulders and an oversized fit to give you that retro 80’s vibe. I held off ordering this blazer for awhile because I wasn’t sure that the exaggerated shoulders would work on my petite frame. But I finally decided to give it a chance after striking out on finding other black blazer options. I’m happy to say that even though the fit is oversized I think it still works!
You can definitely size down in this blazer if you want. I’m usually a size 4 and I was able to fit into the size 00. However, I decided that the sleeves were too short in the size 00 and it was a little tighter in the chest area than I wanted when I was wearing chunky sweaters. So I exchanged for a size 0 – which is what you see in these photos. (I actually ordered the size 2 as well and I think I like that fit the best. So I’m going to return the size 0 and stick with size 2). My advice would be to only size down one size if you don’t want a SUPER oversized fit. Mainly because you don’t want the arms to be too tight or too short. This blazer needs to have a really slouchy fit for it to work.
The 80’s Blazer is made from a Lyocell/Cotton blend so it’s got a nice drape to it. It’s a great blazer to wear in the spring or fall because it’s not going to be too heavy. However, I think the black color isn’t going to hold up as well in this material. I think it might end up fading a bit – especially in spots that get more wear, like the elbows. The material also wrinkles easily if you aren’t careful. A black wool blazer would definitely hold up better in my opinion but would also be a heavier option that’s best for cold weather.
How to Wear an Oversized Black Blazer
I decided to dress down my blazer a little bit with jeans and a sweatshirt. After I put this combo on I felt so good! I love it! It’s laid back but put together at the same time. I kinda feel like I’m channeling Princess Diana in this iconic look.
My sweatshirt is from Sézane and they have several sweatshirts that would work well for this look. I also think this hooded sweatshirt would work well too. My denim is the 90’s Cheeky Jean from Everlane – which is my favorite denim style. It has a vintage vibe that pairs well with the oversized blazer. And last but not least are these GORGEOUS ELBA Penny Loafers from Freda Salvador. I was missing a pair of black penny loafers and these fit the bill perfectly.
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