I saw this blazer in black at first, on the rack at H&M. This was during my trip to Amsterdam about a year ago to visit my lovely sister; Zee (hi, Zee). After trying on the black in a small size which was a loose fit on me, I was desperately trying to find it in extra small. And then my eyes caught this burnt orange piece in a medium. But it was a bummer because the orange one was even bigger than the black one I saw first. I asked the sales girl to help me find my size, but they were all out.
Nonetheless, I loved the design of the blazers enough that I overlooked the size issue. The blazers are unlined, making them light and super comfy. Living in a hot city like Abuja, I knew that they will be my new fav pieces, especially for work. And I was right. They are lightweight and breathable, and they fit the workplace ergonomics. Plus as you can see my outfit, I was very well aware that I could simply take this from work to fun, without trying too hard. As easily as pairing it up with my high waisted denim and my dancing shoes. #bam
THE CHALLENGE The trouble with this trend is that you can easily look sloppy or even too masculine (tomboy-ish). Even if that is not what you are exactly going for. If you like loose fitting styles and you want to add a boyfriend jacket to your outfit, stay woke! There are a few rules you should consider before diving into this trend. And no I don’t mean if you are a certain size “plus size” you can’t rock this look. Fashion is not exclusive to size. [/dahz_framework_column][dahz_framework_column width=”1/2″]
THE SOLUTION The general rule is to try to balance the look. Since a boyfriend jacket is loose-fitting, you must try to make the outfit as dainty as possible. Pair it with jeggings, a fitted top and a pair of stilettos. To be safe, a rule of thumb is just to have at least one form-fitting piece be it the top or bottom. Also, accessorise well to really accentuate your look, but stick to subtle accessories if you want to retain your jacket as the statement piece. Especially with a bright coloured one like mine, I tried to keep my accessories minimal.