A blazer is one of the easiest ways to embrace the menswear look and is the perfect transition piece as we move into spring (eventually it will warm up, c’mon Mother Nature – this is Vancouver!). It’s effortlessly cool, extremely chic and oh-so-iconic – think Katharine Hepburn.
When selecting the perfect menswear-influenced blazer to add to your repertoire, it’s all about the cut. It needs to be semi-tailored (i.e. fitted in the shoulders), a little oversized, and should hit the top of the thigh as opposed to the top of the hip.
Pair with ripped jeans, black trousers, leather leggings, high-waisted shorts, mini skirts…ok so pretty much anything really.
Ponte Notch Collar Blazer
Feminine meets masculine in this elongated single-button blazer. Pair with tapered trousers, a high-necked blouse and pumps or go casual in dark denim and an oversized t-shirt.
Available at Le Chateau $139.95*
Stretch Linen Blazer
Upgrade your work look with this stylish stretch blazer. With it's menswear-inspired colour and fabric and elongated yet slightly fitted cut, this blazer screams tomboy chic.
Available at RW&CO. $149.90*
Feeling daring? Go sans shirt with this double-breasted oversized blazer. Pair with skinnies and lace-up oxfords for an effortlessly chic look.
Available at H&M $99*
Babaton Macauley Blazer
The subtle shawl collar, pushed-up cuffs and oversized draped cut make this blazer the perfect day-to-night piece. Pair with paper-bag waist trousers and a button-up shirt for work then, come 5:00 pm ditch the button-up and add a silk cami.
Available at Aritzia $195*
The ultimate tomboy chic piece. Give the boys a run for their money with this tuxedo-style blazer.
Available at H&M $49.99*
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.