I filed this post under Fashion Flashback, because, well, for me, seeing this throwback silhouette again has given me a serious case of déjà vu. Big shouldered blazers, I’m afraid to say, were a staple in my wardrobe from the late 80s through at least half of the 90s. And boy, did I embrace the trend.
Check out that coral number I’m wearing above. Yikes, right?!
And that big hair!* Wow, that totally dates this look.
But, lose the big hair and instead go sleek and this new version of boxy, shoulder-heavy blazers looks fresh and modern…or am I just enjoying a bit of nostalgia? Maybe, but while I’m not interested in a do-over of super exaggerated shoulders I am absolutely a fan of some of the oversized silhouettes out there right now, sans shoulder pads, or at least sans enormous ones. The mega-shoulder-pad look a la Grace Jones (google her if you’re drawing a blank) won’t be making it into my closet this season but a longer, slightly oversized blazer just might.
If you weren’t around for the first iteration but like this trend I suggest you test drive it first by hitting up a vintage clothing shop, the attic in your mom’s house or even the Goodwill. If those options don’t excite you and you want something fresh and new look no further than the list below.
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*My hair is naturally curly, but thankfully I’ve discovered a flatiron :)
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