Spring Summer 23: The Boyfriend Trend
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Spring Summer 23: The Boyfriend Trend

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Summary: Piping hot fashion trends from Spring Summer 23 have been served right off the runway of Milanfashionweek and NewYorkfashionweek. Here’s a trend that was a favorite this season–boyfriend blazers and relaxed trousers.

Borrowing it from the Boys at SS23

With the pandemic behind us, comfort has become the forerunner of fashion for many. Post-pandemic, relaxed tailored looks are a much sought-after trend. With Fashion Week done and dusted, trends that made big this season are here! One style we couldn’t get enough of was the boyfriend blazer.

 Boyfriend blazers are structured on the shoulders but drape gently on the body without constriction, making them a favorite in casual chic dressing. They are designed to be loose or boxy, with a structured shoulder and flowy body. The trend is based on the more popular “borrowed-from-the-boys” style.

Loose and comfortable, boyfriend blazers paired with relaxed-fit trousers were clear winners among the top trends in the SS23trendforecast. #NewYorkfashionweek had several designers grabbing eyeballs with this trend. From Bloomingdales to Gorgio Armani to many high-street brands like Zara and H&M, all dabbled in their version of this quintessential classic in SS23.

While the likes of Giorgio Armani opted for more statement hues like black, plum-red, and off-white, Bloomingdales stuck to softer colors better suited for day wear and office wear.

Image: Courtesy TAGWALK SS23

Key players of fast fashion like Zara and H&M played with this style too. Their collections were all about boyfriend blazers in eclectic floral prints and vibrant colors paired with relaxed trousers.

Image: Courtesy TAGWALK SS23

Besides being a patent of the casual chic-meets-formal trend, boyfriend blazers can be styled to create a more authoritative look. Brands like Armani drew inspiration from women in power and the frontrunners of change. Designer Diane von Furstenberg showcased belted oversized blazers perfect for more formal soirees.

Image: Courtesy TAGWALK SS23

How the Blazer Can Make it Big

Image: Courtesy TAGWALK SS23
  • This is a trend that will stay for many seasons. You ask why?

The visual of this trend--it just beckons! The style is subtle yet bold and versatile. The happy hues make for a visual treat. That said, the style is big on comfort and makes a statement without trying too hard.

  • Will this look good on me? Of course, it will.

The blazers are known for their structured yet boxy look, which makes them an easy choice when combining glamor and comfort in clothing. It’s sure to add the hint of pizzazz your outfit needs.

  • The boyfriend trend lends to comfortable professional clothing, inspiring looks with oversized jackets and baggy pants.

With the boyfriend blazer, you can add oomph to the most casual of styles in a jiffy. Wearing a dress and want to jazz it up? Add a boxy boyfriend blazer. To take it a notch higher, add an oversized belt to the outfit. For a more put-together look, throw a boyfriend blazer over relaxed trousers. Pair them with sneakers for the perfect casual-meets-classy look. Or, you could add some glam with heels and an obi belt. Rolling up the sleeves can add character to the look.

Soft Comfortable Fabrics

For the perfect boyfriend blazer, the right fabric seals the deal. Ponte knit is a great option for a blazer with a relaxed informal look. Suedes and polynosics are preferred in formal blazers. Lofty checks and stripes can add attitude and character to the outfit.

Double-breasted and classic one-button cuts are the most popular detailing options for boyfriend blazers.

Image: Courtesy TAGWALK SS23

Post-pandemic, comfort clothing is a priority, even for fashionistas. That said, “baggy” need not mean “boring.” While “relaxed” is the over-arching POV, structure has been given new meaning through the boyfriend trend.

To sum up, fashion brands have taken note of the boyfriend trend. Rest assured, the baggy and comfortable style will soon make frequent appearances in the world of fashion. We could expect both classic and eclectic pairings with the boyfriend blazer, come summer.

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Key Takeaways:

·        With comfort becoming a priority in fashion, boxy boyfriend blazers were a hit at #SS23.

·        Brands showcased boyfriend blazers in eclectic prints as well as in dark shades suited for formal events.


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