Big blazer energy: Upgrade your daywear with this street style staple

Are you ready for big blazer energy? (Picture: Getty/

The oversized blazer is officially a trend.

Just look at off-duty models, Hayley Bieber, and all the fashion editors finally venturing out of the house.

On top of mini dresses, biker shorts, or cropped tees, there’s one outerwear option that reigns supreme: a big blazer.

While for many of us, a blazer brings back memories of school uniform, there’s no avoiding it any longer.

And with so many ways to style it, a great blazer is quickly becoming a style staple.

So, how do you wear a blazer in a way that doesn’t feel like a day in sixth form or your first ever job interview?

It’s easy, don’t panic.

Emilie Joseph wears a black boyfriend blazer

The key is fit – you want oversized, never fitted – and what you pair your blazer with (Picture: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

woman street style wearing black blazer with blue jeans

It’s all about being laidback and minimal effort (Picture: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

The fit, firstly, is key. This is not a fitted jacket, nipped in at the waist and finishing above the bum. The 2021 blazer is slightly longline, androgynous, and slightly big on the shoulders.

It should look like you’ve borrowed a guy’s blazer the morning after a big night and slung it over an outfit with minimal thought.

Next, is what you wear it over.

hayley bieber wearing a big blazer in new york

Hailey Bieber is a big fan of blazers – look to her for further inspo (Picture: Jackson Lee/GC Images)

The good news is you’ve got plenty of options.

For daytime, try it with a band tee and biker shorts for that celeb street style vibe. The goal is to mix a work-y blazer with pieces that don’t feel too office-ready: think sportswear, beaten up tees, cropped tops, torn-up jeans.

The same vibe goes for the evening, when your oversized blazer becomes the star of the show. Wear it on top of a teeny-tiny bodycon dresses (a 90s slip style works brilliantly), button it up, and finish the look with heels to make your legs look miles long.

street style: woman wearing beige blazer and shorts

Wear the workwear classic with decidedly non-work elements (Picture: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Street Style - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2021/2022

The piece works for partywear, too (Picture: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Carrole Sagba @linaose wears sunglasses, a gray oversized blazer jacket from Mugler, a black t-shirt from Calvin Klein, gray denim jeans from Levi's, on February 28, 2021 in Paris, France.

It instantly jazzes up a T-shirt and jeans (Picture: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

If you do want to smarten things up, the blazer functions as a great layering piece. Chuck it on over a grey rollneck jumper and black leather trousers.

In terms of colour, neutrals, black, and grey are a safe starting point, but feel free to go wild once your confidence levels are up: prints and candy-bright colours look pretty glorious, too.

So that’s how to wear your oversized blazer this season. But which one should you buy? We’ve got you covered…

Tailored blazer with shoulder pads

bershka tailored blazer

Those shoulder pads are important

Buy for £49.99 from Bershka

Loose-fitting blazer

zara blazer

A classic

Buy for £49.99 from Zara

Sage oversized blazer

oversized sage blazer

A hot-weather-ready piece

Buy for £39 from Simply Be

4th & Reckless oversized cord blazer in cream

cream blazer

Cream of the crop

Buy for £55 from ASOS

Double-breasted oversized blazer

zara oversized checked blazer

Check out

Buy it for £49.99 from Zara

Oversized jacket

h&m oversized black jacket

Also available in pink

Buy for £34.99 from H&M

Flowing buttoned blazer

bershka striped blazer

Bershka has this design in different colours

Buy for £29.99 from Bershka

Salute sisterhood blazer

salute sisterhood blazer

Check out the lining

Buy for £40 from Monki

Lyocell oversize blazer

brown lyocell blazer

Perfect styling, imo

Buy for £69.99 from Mango

Collusion Plus oversized dad blazer

collusion plus dad blazer

So easy to throw on

Buy for £40 from ASOS

Oversized lyocell jacket in light purple

light purple jacket

Another great full suit

Buy for £39.99 from H&M

Faux leather blazer

zara faux leather blazer

In case you’re ready for leather

Buy for £69.99 from Zara

Oversized blazer in beige

monki beige blazer

A looks-good-with-everything option

Buy for £60 from Monki

Oversize gingham blazer

zara pink gingham blazer

Super springy

Buy for £59.99 from Zara.

Butler and Webb pin striped jacket

butler and webb secondhand jacket

If this one’s gone by the time you read this, check out the men’s section of a charity shop for bargain blazers that are perfectly oversized

Buy for £14.99 from Oxfam

Straight blazer with pockets

blue blazer from zara

Wear as a suit then break into separates

Buy for £59.99 from Zara

Oversized dad blazer

oversized dad blazer

Made of recycled polyster

Buy for £89 from nu-in

Oversized twill blazer

oversized twill

Also available in brown, which might be more wearable

Buy for £150 from Arket

Unique21 PU oversized blazer

brown leather blazer

Layer on top of sportswear

Buy for £60 from ASOS

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