This "Boring" Basic Is Officially One of the Most Popular Trends Around

The term "blazer" was coined in 1825, and back then was thought of as a more casual alternative to coats. Centuries later, the blazer is ever-evolving, serving as a symbol of empowerment for working women. Once seen only in office settings, blazers have become a versatile piece. Today, blazers have taken the fashion industry by storm, establishing their status as a wardrobe essential.

Styled with a classic white T-shirt and denim, or belted over a prairie dress, blazers add immediate polish to any look. This season, your basic blazer received an update. Flooding both the runways and the streets, oversize blazers are the hot ticket. From traditional tartan and fine leathers to cropped and elongated silhouettes, there are a myriad of oversize blazers to indulge in.

Ahead, discover the 25 we have our eye on this season.

Basic Neutrals

It's impossible to go wrong with a neutral blazer. In fact, my light beige blazer is easily the favorite in my wardrobe (yes, I play favorites). Layer a chunky knit under or pair with shorts—after all, a solid neutral is seasonless.

Big-Check Blazers

From Tibi to Victoria Beckham, oversize checks ruled the runway this season. Bored of your traditional tartan? Update your trusty blazer by opting for this enlarged check print. 

An oversize check on an oversize blazer? Genius. 

Cinch your waist with a belt to create volume in the oversize silhouette. 

The Three Button Blazer

This minor design detail elevates any ol' blazer. Plus, it's an oversize blazer, so there's plenty of room for buttons.

Proportions are everything in this look.

Sorry two-button blazers—the three-button number has won me over.

Better in Leather

Trousers, trenches, and now oversize blazers… It's true: Everything is better in leather; the fabric enhances any basic wardrobe piece. 

An investment piece that will last, well, forever.

A simple, sophisticated day-to-night piece.  

Crop It

Cropped and oversize is a thing. Style hack: Tuck the oversize, cropped blazer into your trousers for an updated suit look.

Keep It Classic

The OGs still exist. That's right: We're talking about the ones that literally never go out of style.

This one is just the right amount of oversized. 

At this price point, you really have no excuse. 

The Elongated Blazer

Celebrate the oversize silhouette and embrace the elongated blazer. 

This whole outfit is a vibe. 

In the Details

It's the little things, such as a tiny drape, a metal clasp, or an off-center button, that elevate designs and prove that blazers don't have to be boring.

Define your silhouette by wearing this blazer with the clip fastened.

Makes a statement but still can serve as a basic in your wardrobe. 

Next up, discover all the goodies hiding in Zara's new loungewear section

This post was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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