Long cardigans have been in heavy rotation with my wardrobe for several months now. I wear them over springy dresses and tights, belted over cozy tees and jeans, or slung over my tank top and yoga pants after the gym. They're starting to look a little ragged and, truth be told, I'm tired of the look. For the rest of winter and well into spring, I'll be swapping out my cardis for a new wardrobe staple - the boyfriend blazer.
What makes a jacket more than just a regular blazer, but a boyfriend blazer? The overall fit is a little longer, looser, slouchier. The idea is to look like you've borrowed your BF's clothes. That's just a theory for many Bombshells, since a lot of us are with guys whose clothes we are not going to be borrowing anytime soon. But that doesn't mean we can't fake it!
I love the boyfriend blazer because it creates a cool, modern look without sacrificing the warmth and fit that cardigans are known for. In fact, thanks to buttons and strategic seaming often not found on a cardi, a boyfriend blazer can be even more flattering on a plus size woman.
To find the right fit, make sure a blazer hits the top of your thighs, can be cinched in at the waist with buttons (or a belt), and doesn't pull or gather across the shoulders or under your armpits. As for how to wear it, I say roll the sleeves up and pop it on over anything you'd normally top with a cardigan.
Lane Bryant's Sateen Boyfriend Jacket
Avenue's Cuffed Boyfriend Blazer
Gibson Knit Boyfriend Blazer
Photo credit: Lanebryant.com; Avenue.com; Nordstrom.com