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Turning Heads Linkup- Ways to Style an Oversized Blazer

 

Oversized blazers are a big trend right now in fashion. Are they for you? Have you considered one? Let me tellย  you some of the ways I am styling this piece and may style it in the future.

The Oversized Blazer- Ways to Wear

If you are interested in a very popular item this Fall/Winter, the oversized blazer may be one to add to your wardrobe. You may be worried that it will overwhelm you, but I can give you some styling tips that will help that from becoming an issue.

Oversized blazers are wonderful to layer thicker items with. Wear a basic turtleneck and layer with the blazer.

Vests are also quite popular, and you could style either a structured menswear vest with a button down or sweater underneath or wear a sweater vest for a contrast in texture.

Try something you may not think of. Wear an oversized blazer with a more fitted midi or maxi dress. I love mixing patterns, so try a floral with a equal scalled patterned blazer.

When choosing an oversize blazer, choose one that is a solid color or a small print, like the one I am wearing here from H&M. The smaller scale or solid will not overwhelm your frame like a large bolder print would.

Think of proportions, wear a more structured pant or trouser, faux leather leggings, or skinny jeans (yes, I still wear them!) with the larger blazer. A pencil skirt, which is a straight from the hips down would also work well.ย  For a more sporty or casual look, wear some fashionable sneakers.

My outfit began with this slightly oversized plaid brown blazer I bought recently at H&M. I always love the look of a double-breasted blazer as it hits longer on the hips and works well with leggings and skinny pants. I added this taupe turtleneck (basic) underneath that blended nicely with the browns and greys of the plaid print.

The slim pant in black creates a long leg line with the block black heel. Joseph Minkoff has such lovely designs and the cut outs at the back of the pant really caught my eye and added interest. A added a burgundy floral brooch as a more feminine touch!

Home for the Holidays

I’ve been in Pittsburgh, PA since the day before Thanksgiving. We drove the 8 hours and enjoyed seeing my family at my mom’s. The food was plentiful! I stayed at my mom’s house for another week, while my hubby helped at his parents in Philly. We went on the Pittsburgh incline, ( a tradition) ate at Bucca De Beppo and didn’t realize the portion size LOL, visited the downtown area and a local wintery which looked like a castle. I often post our escapades on Instagram Stories. So, follow me if you haven’t yet ๐Ÿ™‚ We drive home Dec 9th and then will be headed to Harleysville for Christmas. I need some dry needling- but it is worth it.

How would you style an oversized blazer? I would love to hear from you. Let me know in the comments.ย 

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Jess xx

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29 Comments
  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 16:28h, 14 December Reply

    It’s a good blazer Jess and will get plenty of wear . Well styled today. Jacqui x

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 09:58h, 09 December Reply

    Lovely classic blazer. It looks great with the slim leg pants – I love the cut out detail on the back of them. I have to be careful with oversized blazers because I’m quite broad, Sometimes I belt them for more structure. I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  • Maureen
    Posted at 22:22h, 08 December Reply

    What a sophisticated outfit Jess! Your oversized blazer is a beauty and so chic. Love the cut out detail on your pants as well. Sounds like you had a great time with your family visit. I hope your drive home tomorrow is easy and safe. I am sure you are ready to sleep in your own bed. Btw, thank you so much for the feature. I really do appreciate it and I am so grateful for it! I hope your week is going well so far and happy Wednesday.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 19:39h, 08 December Reply

    I love love love blazers, especially oversized ones. I don’t wear them as often as I used to since I work from home now, but they always just make everything else you’re wearing look so polished. Love this menswear-inspired style on you!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 11:34h, 08 December Reply

    Such a pretty and sophisticated outfit, Jess! Wonderful that you are having such a good time at your momโ€™s. I have been having myofascial release sessions for my fibromyalgia. It has proven to the the best thing for my condition. I canโ€™t believe itโ€™s never been recommended before.

    Michelle
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  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 08:59h, 08 December Reply

    I love this look on you, Jess! That blazer looks so cozy and warm. And how cute is the little cutout detail on the back of your pants! I hope that you had an amazing visit in Pittsburgh. Safe travels home tomorrow!

    Shelbee

  • Gail Hanlon
    Posted at 02:02h, 08 December Reply

    I didn’t use to wear oversized but I have an oversized lilac blazer now and styled it in an androgynous way with a shirt and tie and lilac brogues! Love how you have styled yours with the cute brooch and stylish bag.

  • Lovely
    Posted at 01:27h, 08 December Reply

    I love oversized styles, and these are cool tips to style a blazer. Your pants are lovely, the cut-out details are cute.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  • Amber
    Posted at 22:20h, 07 December Reply

    This blazer is a gorgeous piece, and certainly a wardrobe staple! I love how you styled it here.

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  • Neti*
    Posted at 21:49h, 07 December Reply

    Fantstic Lewk jess. And, those pants . . . .
    Happy December

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 20:25h, 07 December Reply

    Great tips, love the outfit, and those pants!! They are so darn cute, Jess! I have and wear a plaid boyfriend blazer and also have ones in black, white, and gold! I guess you could say I like them! So glad you are spending time with your families. Safe travels home.

    xx Darlene

  • Jodie
    Posted at 18:39h, 07 December Reply

    Oh, the back of the pants really make the outfit so sassy.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 12:40h, 07 December Reply

    I have a couple of fitted blazers, but I don’t have an oversized one yet. I have been seeing them more and more. I really love your idea of paring it with a fitted dress. This is such a lovely look and I really like the cut outs on the back side of your pants.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 12:24h, 07 December Reply

    So glad you have been having a great time with your mama!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:46h, 07 December Reply

    You know me Jess, I love blazers especially classic ones like this one. It’s super chic, oversized blazers especially DB ones are hard to pull off but you have done a great job of it. Your trip sound great!

  • The Grey Brunette
    Posted at 11:39h, 07 December Reply

    Oversized blazers aren’t something I wear because I always feel they don’t look quite right on me. But after seeing how fabulous you look in one, is making me changing my mind! I shall have to try them on again and see what I think.
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  • Sinziana
    Posted at 11:03h, 07 December Reply

    This is a very nice and classy blazer. And that broch is beautiful.

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 10:36h, 07 December Reply

    How cute are those pants with that surprise detailing in the back?!

    Alexandra
    OnRockwoodLane.com

  • Di
    Posted at 09:13h, 07 December Reply

    Thanks for sharing these great tips for styling an oversize blazer. Love yours worn with those cute cutout slim pants! Sounds like you are having a really fun holiday season-so glad you can travel and enjoy time with your family! Have a good week and thanks for the link up party!

  • Midlife and Beyond
    Posted at 08:53h, 07 December Reply

    I love an oversized blazer, and this one looks amazing on you. Great you are able to spend time with your family. Enjoy. xx

  • laurabambrick
    Posted at 08:05h, 07 December Reply

    I love the detail on those pants! This is the perfect outfit with an oversized blazer! Great idea to add a broach!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:27h, 07 December Reply

    It sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving trip! I love blazers and the oversized fit on this one! The cutout detail on those pants is so fun!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • ROBIN LAMONTE
    Posted at 07:11h, 07 December Reply

    I am so glad you went home to Pittsburgh for Thanksgiving! I love having my family with me during the holidays. it makes it so special!
    You look wonderful in your oversized blazer but I am too chesty to wear one!
    I purchased one last year and still haven’t worn it!

    Happy holidays!
    Robin

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:21h, 07 December Reply

    You wear everything so well Jess! I have a hard time with oversized blazers because my chest is large. Love the look on you for sure!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  • Mica - Away From Blue
    Posted at 05:54h, 07 December Reply

    that blazer is so good on you and I like the cut out detail on the black pants! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s good you are enjoying your trip!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well ๐Ÿ™‚

  • savvysouthernchic
    Posted at 05:53h, 07 December Reply

    Love the blazer and the detail on the back of the pants. Enjoy your time with family.

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 03:12h, 07 December Reply

    I love the over-sized look. I bought an over-sized blazer not long ago but it doesn’t suit my petite frame. It looks great on you though Jess because you are so tall with the longest legs! #envious xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:22h, 07 December Reply

    That’s a very good blazer. I don’t think I own a oversized one. Your family visit sounds great. That’s the best thing about this season right! I love it.

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:15h, 07 December Reply

    Sounds like a great trip to Pittsburgh! Love your blazer!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

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