The new way to wear blazers in 2020
Blazers have been around for ages and come in all shapes in sizes. We’ve seen everything from boxy, oversized silhouettes to sleek and pointy shoulder pads. So, you might be wondering what can possibly be new about blazers in 2020? Nothing, just everything about how we’re used to wearing them.
Blazers are probably the most versatile clothing items on the market. Trousers will be trousers and a dress will always stay a dress, but a blazer is so much more than just a blazer. It’s a layering piece, a jacket in cooler temperatures or a dress, if you wear an oversized style. Now, designers have reinvented this wardrobe staple once again. Labels such as, Fendi and Proenza Schouler, have styled the blazer as a top. It’s practical, cool and really easy to copy. So to anyone, who’s already got a blazer in their closet, you will want be seen wearing it this way soon - guaranteed. This is why it’s always worth investing in a blazer.
To master the trend, just tuck your blazer into your bottoms, whether it be a skirt or trousers. Thus it takes the role of a top and leaves its former role as a jacket. This may seem somewhat strange and controversial - and maybe even uncomfortable, but hear me out first. Before you start to question this trend and wonder how unflattering it is going to look, there is an element of styling that goes into to ensure that there aren’t any unnecessary pieces of fabric hanging out in odd places.
Good news, in principle - any blazer can be worn as a top. It is, however, easier to style a classic blazer rather than a bulky oversized one, as there is less fabric to tuck in, which leads me to my next point. It’s generally better to opt for a higher waisted pant or skirt. This forms a nicer silhouette and the blazer will stay in place better. But stay away from super tight pants or skirts, so that the lining of the blazer doesn’t show through. A paperbag waist or culotte would work really well. For a super chic look, try a robust midi-length leather skirt with a blazer - a mini skirt would look really cool too.
Why this is THE 2020 trend?
The concept of each designer was to incorporate versatile pieces that were used in new creative ways. Whether you call it minimalism or not, the idea stays the same; reusing fashion. Fashion should be a long-term investment, not just mass consume of pieces from large retailers that will only stay in your closet for a season. So the more versatile the clothing item is, the more creative you can get with it without getting bored.
Proenzer Schouler, as mentioned earlier, is a great example. They styled a 70s blazer with a pointy disco collar and wide white trousers. This stylish and confident look makes the blazer look more relaxed than the office item normally would. Once you’ve got your blazer though, it's really up to you, how to wear the versatile piece and make it your own. But it deserves to be reinvented.
Below are some blazers that will take this style trend to the top.