Growing up a petite girl, I was told that I couldn't pull off oversized clothing. I was made to believe that boxy shirts, jackets, hoodies, and blazers will drown my frame. Now that I'm older, fashion rules are a thing of the past. I wear whatever I want. Probably one driving factor that would inspire me to try a different style or aesthetic would be when I see an interesting micro-trend on someone from Instagram.
Lately, I've been bookmarking almost all of Chelsea Valencia's outfits that feature oversized blazers! She knows the right pieces to balance the boxy silhouette of the blazer. Her looks are so effortlessly cool.
If you need ideas on how to style an oversized blazer, check out Chelsea's winning outfits here:
How To Style An Oversized Blazer, As Seen On Chelsea Valencia
1. Dark gray oversized blazer + black bodysuit + denim bermuda shorts + white shoulder bag + white sneakers
2. Navy blue oversized blazer + white tank top + high-waist baggy jeans + zebra-print baguette bag + black sneakers
3. Gray oversized blazer + white crop top + khaki pants + black and white furry bag
4. Black velvet oversized blazer + gray crop top + gray jogger pants + baguette bag + white sneakers
5. Gray oversized blazer + black crop top + high-waist denim shorts + zebra print baguette bag + white sneakers
6. Navy blue oversized blazer + slate green bralette + high-waist khaki pants + baguette bag + white high top sneakers
Special mention: Oversized button-down shirts!
When Chelsea isn't wearing oversized blazers, she substitutes it with a lightweight alternative, boxy button-down shirts. This style formula is perfect on hot, sunny days.
1. Oversized blue pinstripe button-down shirt + black bralette + high-waist gray trousers + leopard print bag + white sneakers
2. Pastel green oversized button-down shirt + cream-colored underwired bralette + high-waist wide-leg white jeans + white canvas bag + white trainers
3. Olive green oversized button-down shirt + black camisole + high-waist wide-leg denim pants + white canvas tote + stone blue chunky sandals
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