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It’s no secret at this point that I love an oversized blazer. It’s a look that’s always on my weekly rotation, and a look that I have come to rely on for a multitude of occasions. I really feel as though the whole ‘Nineties power babe’ look is having a moment right now. I keep seeing images of Kaia Gerber wearing outfits that mirror her Mums looks back in the Eighties/Nineties and I’m really into it (I say her Mum casually like it’s not Cindy Crawford). Girl crushing aside, I’m always excited for vintage revival, and I think it’s a fun way of appreciating and recycling fashion rather than casting it aside… 

Vintage trends are also a really fun way to figure out where your personal style sits too. Oversized pieces have definitely been a trend recently, but for me they are just pieces I’ve been wearing and loving for years. Similar to things like gingham or basket bags when summer comes around – vintage trends will always come around again, but it’s down to you which ones you hold onto… 

For me, the oversized blazer is a look to keep around forever. It’s not ‘borrowed for the boys’ kind of cool anymore either. I feel as though women are really reclaiming these oversized silhouettes like never before. The lines between masculine and feminine dressing are more blurred than ever, and it no longer feels like a bold statement to see a women in tailored suit and loafers to the office.

Wearing an oversized blazer has always just made me feel powerful and sexy in some kind of way. A different kind of sexy to a floaty gingham dress during the summer months. It’s a kind of liberating feeling – in the way that I’m not dressing to ‘flatter my figure or shape’ as women have been taught to do for decades. In fact, oversized dressing has nothing to do with my body at all. It’s about creating something visually that matches up with the way I want to present myself to the world – creating a look that’s bigger than my body, and bigger than I might feel mentally on that day. It’s armour and it’s power dressing without the constructs of gender or expectation…


Photographs taken by Catherine Booty 

Blazer & T-shirt – vintage, Trousers c/o – Sézane, Boots c/o – Anthropologie, Bag c/o – Vagabond

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3 Comments

  1. Sydney Russo says:

    I completely agree with all of this Alice! It is amazing how much the clothes we wear can influence the way we present ourselves to the world. My entire mood is often impacted by what I choose to put on in the morning. It is for this reason that I don’t believe fashion is superficial in the slightest – instead, it is a way of putting forth an image on a daily basis! I love that women can now choose from day to day what kind of image they want to project, wearing figure hugging dresses or oversized blazers and feeling confident and powerful no matter what. I LOVE this blazer, especially paired with the brown croc boots and handbag 🙂

    Sydney Russo | thesydneystories.com

    1. alicecatherine says:

      Totally agree with you. I hate that clothing/fashion gets such a bad rep for being vacuous and superficial – especially since they have been such an important part of society/roles/different movements for decades! There’s so much psychology surrounding the way we all dress too – like you say, it’s the image we chose to put out into the world and I find that so fascinating xx

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