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Tossing on a boyfriend blazer has become a chic way to add formality to any outfit. It's instant cool. But as the name suggests, it has a masculine vibe that can make it tricky to accessorize. It lends a sense of casual sophistication to everything from jeans to a pencil skirt, so keep that in mind as you attempt to jazz it up with your choice of coordinating baubles.
Doll up your look. The boyfriend blazer is a boxy, oversized jacket by nature, so if it is too overwhelming for your frame, try wrapping a belt around the blazer to cinch your waist. A long, colorful scarf could also work for defining your waist. A scarf around the neck is another way to feminize this look.
Determine Your Look Then Go All the Way
The accessories worn with a boyfriend blazer ultimately depend on the other garments worn and the look you wish to convey. If you tend to be very modest, studs or button earrings with a long, thin necklace are enough for a demure and classy look. Try this with a big-face masculine or male-inspired watch for contrast. On the flip side, if you're going to paint the town red, wear very dramatic earrings over a mini-dress with a plunging neckline, a bold bracelet and oversized clutch, to take your look over-the-top but still keep it chic.
Bring in Color
Because they are classics derived from our male counterparts, boyfriend blazers are usually in solid colors such as black, navy or white. Bring in bursts of color to the ensemble with your accessories. A bright, vintage clutch in a juicy color like magenta or sienna will add a dose of fun. Slouch up your sleeves to expose your wrists and stack brightly-hued bangle bracelets. Don't forget your shoes. A navy boyfriend blazer with a white tee and skinny jeans is taken to the next level with strappy platform sandals in an unexpected color.
Keep It Classic
The boyfriend blazer is as classic as it gets, so instead of making it more feminine, sexy or fun, keep it classic with accessories of subdued tones. Take a cue from stylist Aqueelah Johnson: Delicate, demure accessories are subtle, but they get across the message that you mean business. Tall black boots, a matching shoulder bag and diamond-studded earrings combined with your blazer and a pair of tailored pants look powerful together. To downplay the severity of the look, be sure to flash your most brilliant accessory of all -- a dazzling smile.