14 Boyfriend Blazers for Living in a Perpetual Rom-Com
You don’t need to wait for a man to hand you the perfect boyfriend blazer. Ahead, find the best double-breasted fits and slouchy silhouettes for your own main character moment.
Reliable, comfortable, and suitable for any occasion (no we’re not talking about men), the boyfriend blazer has been a stylish option in Hollywood’s best—and worst—romantic comedies for decades. Its oversized nature, masculine silhouette, and versatility have made it somewhat of a sartorial safety blanket for Nicholas Sparks-penned worlds and every movie starring Julia Roberts or Katherine Heigl. The timeless appeal of the jacket lies in its symbolism of old school romance; it’s indicative of the emotional flurry that comes with a first date, where a candlelit dinner followed by a sidewalk stroll—and the subtle draping of a jacket on your shoulders—are the surefire signs of a date going well. However, times have changed. We’re living in an age where real life dating has become but a fond memory, much like our pre-mask existence. Therefore we must adapt our lifestyles accordingly—cue the boyfriend blazer.
With the right boyfriend blazer, the world is your oyster. You can hit the town, the grocery store, and everywhere in between while sporting a look that is casual but refined. For ultimate “mom, I am a rich man” energy, we recommend matching your black blazer with a pair of blue wash jeans and pointed-toe pumps. The laidback, relaxed fit of the jeans combined with the sleekness of the pumps and blazer creates an outfit that says elegance on the go. It’s a look that would most certainly be Cher-approved.
What Exactly Is a Boyfriend Blazer?
What makes a boyfriend blazer different from a normal women’s blazer? The answer lies in the silhouette. Whereas women’s blazers tend to be more streamlined, accentuating a woman’s bosom and hips, a man’s blazer is structured, starched, and often fitted with shoulder pads, think Richard Gere in Pretty Woman. Popularly made in wool, tweed, and linen, the boyfriend blazer has a casual appeal due to its longer hemlines and slouchy fit. It’s also incredibly versatile. Want a polished look but your classic leather jacket has seen the inside of too many bars? Then switch it up with an oversized ‘90s-inspired leather blazer. The leather finish means you aren’t straying away from your personal style but at the same time the blazer construction adds some polish to your wardrobe.
What’s more, unlike its denim jacket contemporaries, the boyfriend blazer isn’t bound to a singular season. An oversized fit can easily work through summer and winter, when paired with the right white tee and knitwear pieces. Just like that first-date feeling, it’s a garment that will never go out of style.
Below, we’ve pulled together the 14 best boyfriend blazers so your shoulders never have to feel cold again. From ‘80s renditions provided by The Attico to the tweed offerings of Saint Laurent, here you’ll find the perfect fit for every occasion.
Find Your Own Boyfriend Blazer
There is an old school elegance that comes with a Prince of Wales plaid blazer, and this Isabel Marant iteration perfectly embodies that. With its double-breasted design, you can take your everyday look to new levels; pair this blazer with a crisp white shirt for an outfit that will surely get the royal stamp of approval.
Leaving winter behind doesn’t mean you have to stop layering, and thanks to Jacquemus’ linen boyfriend blazer, layering has never been so easy. This blazer’s off-white color is evocative of sandy beaches in the south of France and acts as an easy slip-on over a printed maxi dress.
The ’90s are back, and what better way to embrace the era’s return than with a long-hemmed leather jacket. The shiny finish gives this a cool-girl effect and it’s easy to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe. Not to mention the fact it’s Rachel Green-approved.
Blazers don’t have to be boring and if we’re taking the boyfriend blazer trend as our own, why not liven up the look with a pop of color? The baby blue hue of this jacket combined with the jacquard design is an instant mood-booster for the spring season.
Give the boyfriend blazer an ultra-feminine touch with this satin Brandon Maxwell design. The garden green color gives an extra feeling of elegance to this opulent blazer and fits best on the woman who knows what she wants—and how to get it.
Sometimes you need a blazer that is suitable for everyday errands and this is it. With a relaxed, tailored fit, it’s ideal for the woman on the go. Plusthe brown leather fastenings lend a classic equestrian air to the outfit.
Totême’s black iteration takes the boyfriend blazer from fashion accompaniment to statement piece. The higher placement of the buttons makes it feel a bit more modest, while at the same time accentuates the décolletage. Can you think of anything more perfect for an evening event?
If you want a truly oversized fit, this is the boyfriend blazer for you. Made of silk, linen, and wool blend, this piece is the perfect anchor for more casual outfits. But it’s far from ordinary—the addition of contrasting olive and oat hues and pinched waist creates a more trend-forward, feminine look.
The ’80s are calling and you better answer. This blazer, with its bright green tone, is an ode to synth-pop nights making it the best way to signify your long-awaited return to the dance floor. We’ll see you out there.
Our best boyfriend blazer advice? Don’t shy away from the shoulder pads—embrace them. The harsh lines of shoulder pads create a more defined look up top, which in turn perpetuates the illusion of a more cinched waist for a super-flattering silhouette.
Make the boyfriend blazer your own with this contemporary interpretation. A product of the creative minds of Maison Margiela, this jacket is made of upcycled silk satin marked with vintage photographs. When you find yourself lost for words, rest assured that this blazer itself is a real conversation-starter.
Go back to boyfriend blazer basics with this tweed jacket design. The gold detailing and velvet collar are a call to classic style, which easily fits with your everyday wardrobe.
Looking to stand out from the crowd? The bright hues of this statement blazer are sure to set you apart from your most fashionable friends, but it’s not so out-there that it loses its casual, crowd-pleasing appeal.