Sofia Richie Grainge Wore the '80s Jacket Trend That's About to Be Everywhere


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After our slightly '80s-inspired (and very loud luxury) cover spread starring none other than 2023's It girl Sofia Richie Grainge, I can't say I was surprised to find a slideshow featuring one of the era's biggest and most relevant-right-now trends pop up on her Instagram feed. That's not to say I wasn't happy to see it there, especially since I've been rallying behind the vintage outerwear's return to fame for quite some time now. If you haven't yet guessed, I'm referring to the tapered-in, gold-buttoned, big-shouldered blazers and jackets from the oft-slept-on decade in fashion that—thanks to brands like Saint Laurent, Alaïa, Schiaparelli, and more—are making a massive comeback for fall. 

Richie Grainge, in particular, chose a highlighter-yellow take on the style, with hers featuring a military-style collar and a long-line silhouette. Though the photos, which she captioned with just a lemon emoji, don't show her entire 'fit, she appears to be wearing black jeans and carrying a Hermès Swift Kelly bag, a style that's currently on sale for over $15,000 (casual). 

While styles similar to Richie Grainge's are all over the secondhand market—I have a habit of checking The RealReal for them every morning before I get up—brands like Zara, H&M, and more are, too, getting in on the '80s-blazer trend, making it both easy and affordable to mimic the newlywed's look. Scroll down to shop some of my personal favorites that are available RN.


(Image credit: @sofiarichiegrainge)

On Sofia Richie Grainge: Hermès Black Swift Kelly Cut ($15750)


(Image credit: @sofiarichiegrainge)

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.