Contrary to popular belief, a blazer doesn’t have to be plain to be classic. Simply shrugging on an Isabel Marant Etoile blazer, which always has that boy-meets-girl, slightly oversized, Parisian cool girl aesthetic, makes everything from work dresses to jeans look effortlessly stylish. With a long cut and boxy shape, this universally flattering style will work as a coat with some clever layering, but thanks to sharp tailoring and that heritage check, it also does double-duty as a blazer.
The beauty of this coat’s design is that it’s elongated enough to wear with leather leggings, making it a perfect weekend staple. Sticking to an all-black palette underneath is an easy way to keep the look sharp with minimal effort. Finish with trainers, because comfort.
An oversized blazer is an obvious choice for the office. The trick here is to pair it with pieces that don’t compete with its corporate pedigree. Case in point: this insanely comfortable jumper dress, which is smart but still slouchy. Just add hoops and boots and you’re good to go.
For a smart daytime look, jeans and blazers are a classic combo we love. To take the styling up a notch, offset the masculine vibe with feminine separates, such as a white ruffled shirt and grey headband.
Don’t be fooled – this blazer is just as great after dark. In fact, the relaxed fit can work in your favour, playing down dressy separates that might otherwise seem over the top. When paired with a monochrome pleated skirt and cone-heeled boots, the overall look is perfectly on-point for evening.
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