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How To Wear A Boyfriend Jacket

Updated on May 2, 2017

The boyfriend jacket is popular and versatile.

Article By Sharon Stajda

Do you have a boyfriend jacket or two? Even if it's not literally a "boyfriend jacket" a guy like blazer is a must have for the trendy girl this spring. The boyfriend jacket is a bit slouchy, and a little longer than a classical blazer. Pair a boyfriend jacket with jeans and a T-shirt or a great mini skirt, it's a great comfortable casual look. However a trendy boyfriend jacket is very versatile, and can be worn in many different ways.

This manly little jacket has again this season build up steam. They totally manned up on the runways at fashion week. The boyfriend jackets that you will find on the racks at your favorite stores will vary. There will be lots to choose from, solids colors, stripes, and preppy plaids. Designed in many styles, single breasted, double breasted you name it. In regard to fabric, this season trendy boyfriend jackets are being made of anything from cotton, twills, to dupioni. silk. The fabric will somewhat dictate what the jacket should be worn with, but this rule is made to be broken by the most courageous fashionista.

The Designers And The Boyfriend Jacket

All the top designers like Diane Von Furstenberg, Ralph Lauren, Nina Ricci, and more seem to show at least one or two boyfriend jackets in their spring lines. Diane Von Furstenberg, a very classical designer, showed off oversized boyfriend jackets belted with skirts, as well a trousers. The look definitely projects strength, tailor made for women who are at the forefront of change. For so long now, fashion has been all about a very cutesy look. Now many designers are leaning in a new direction. With trends such as the boyfriend jacket which is on the masculine side, designers' are giving today's women's fashions that empower them to be perceived as someone to be reckoned with.

A Boyfriend can add an edge on an otherwise drab outfit.


So Versatile

The sporty boyfriend jackets are wonderful, carefree, and lightweight as well as casual. Seeming to comfortably fit in at the beach or worn at pool-side with shorts, and or with a t-shirt, and straight legged cropped pants for a day out with the girls. Another way to wear a boyfriend jacket is over a dress, for a cool night on the town. As you can see the boyfriend jacket is versatile, easily layered with many looks. I totally love this look - the boyfriend jackets can be sexy when worn over a short dress or mini, and a great way to 'toughen up' a girly looking outfit.

The Boyfriend Jacket After Five - Edgy and Fabulous

A boyfriend jacket in neutral color, layer over your strappy evening dress or printed sheath dress. Add a couple pieces of chunky jewelry, and a fabulous shoe.

Give An Outfit A Trendy Ethnic Twist - Add a boyfriend jacket.


Sophisticated and Classic

Sophisticated: A classic dark solid boyfriend jacket is a perfect paired with a classic crisp white button-up shirt or a simple t-shirt , on the bottom - jeans or pencil ankle length pants. Kick the outfit up with one of your favorite pairs of shoes, and an oversized brightly colored handbag.

The Ethnic Look Is On Trend

Ethnic: The ethnic look is huge this spring - add an ethic top or blouse under you're a solid boyfriend jacket, on the bottom a cute skinny jean or mini skirt, even a below the knee pencil skirt can make a great statement. A cute pair of gladiator sandals would really complement any of these looks. Have fun with the ethnic look this spring.

The Boyfriend For Business Simple Classic And Chic


Ahoy Mate!


Keep it Simple Classic And Chic

Chic : Wearing a boyfriend jacket over a tailored high waist trouser is a great sophisticated way to go. Just add to the equation a blouse of your choice. It can be tailored, frilly with ruffles or even a wonderful knit stripe. Use your imagination, add a pump or cut out bootie, and an oversized chain handle clutch.

Fun Loving - boyfriend jackets can be fun and funky. Add a print or plaid boyfriend jacket with cropped pants , a complimentary knit top or a frilly sleeveless blouse. Pick out a fun shoe and 'tote' handbag. You're good to go.

The Popular Nautical Trend

Nautical: Love the classical nautical look? A boyfriend jacket can add a bit of a twist to the classical nautical look. Add your solid boyfriend jacket over one of this season hottest striped knit tops, on the bottom - your choice, shorts, cropped pant or a flirty flare skirt, add a bright handbag and sandal or espadrille.

Just Curious ?

If you don't have a boyfriend jacket, do you think you will add one or two to your wardrobe?

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      Jeanography 5 years ago

      Love your lens and the versatility of this pieces, relaxed and chic - love it! And with boyfriend jeans being the look of the season why not add a jacket too!