Boxy blazers: The winter must-have celebs are wearing at Fashion Week

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It’s the first day of winter and all eyes are on outerwear at Afterpay’s Australian Fashion Week in Sydney.

As models, influencers and the rest of the well-heeled fashion set descend on Carriageworks for the runway shows, one clear favourite has emerged; the boxy blazer.

Yesterday, Aussie model Bambi Northwood-Blyth rocked an oversized $497 Anine Bing blazer, and Sylvia Jeffreys looked sharp in a $799 design by Rebecca Vallance, while Candice Warner, Montana Cox, Nikki Phillips and Tahnee Atkinson were also wearing the trend.

Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Montana Cox wearing boxy blazers
Models Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Montana Cox wearing boxy blazers at the Bondi Born runway show on Monday. Photo: Getty
Nikki Phillips and Candice Warner at Australian Fashion Week
(Left) Nikki Phillips and (Right) Candice Warner at Australian Fashion Week on Monday. Photo: Getty

Kate Waterhouse even doubled up her take on the trend, first stepping out in a boxy, pink suit dress by Rebecca Vallance, and then changing into a blue Scanlan Theodore blazer.

The trend was also popular among less well known names and made it onto the runway at the Bondi Born, Alice McCall and Rebecca Vallance shows.

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NET-A-PORTER's Senior Buyer, Libby Page, tells Yahoo Lifestyle it’s one of a few trends she expects to see take off in Australia this winter as it’s so versatile and easy to style.

“The boxy blazer (is) perfect styled with a hoody underneath and pastel hues help to keep it interesting,” she says, “Rosie Huntington Whitley has become synonymous for her mirror outfit pictures and her many ways of wearing the boxy blazer.”

Sylvia Jeffrys and Kate Waterhouse wearing boxy blazers at Fashion Week
(Left) Sylvia Jeffrys, and (centre and right) Kate Waterhouse wearing two takes on the boxy blazer at Fashion Week. Photo: Instagram/Katewaterhouse7
three women wearing blazers at fashion week
We love this $399 checked blazer by Aussie designer PASDUCHAS worn by influencer Amelia Singson. Photo: Instagram/ameliasingson

“Styling plays a key part in how our customer effortlessly transitions from working from home to the office,” she explains.

“Blazers from designers including Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta will continue to do extremely well, however we expect our customer to style them up and down with jeans or a casual pant, rather than in a coordinated suit.

“Many designers are conscious of this, and that is why nowadays jacket and trouser designs have more multi-functional details to allow the customer to wear separately. Designers are also reworking tailoring with different fabrications such as cashmere and jersey to create a more relaxed silhouette.

“Moving forward, we expect for this comfortability to continue and for AW21, we saw what we are dubbing as ‘the new blazer’ anything that isn’t traditional from long-line shapes, collarless details, belting or vintage inspired silhouettes.”

Shop the look

black Rebecca Vallance star blazer
This is the $799 Rebecca Vallance star blazer worn by Sylvia Jeffreys
nude, Anine Bing wool-blend blazer
This $563 nude, Anine Bing wool-blend blazer is very similar to the one worn by Bambi by the same designer
checked blazer
Australian designer PASDUCHAS has this $399 checked blazer
pink Alice McCall Magic Jacket
For an oversized look like Bambi and Kate Waterhouse, go for this $425 Alice McCall Magic Jacket
boxy cotton-corduroy blazer
Libby recommends this $1,385 Nili Lotan cotton-corduroy blazer
sage green Frankie Shop crepe blazer
Libby also loves this $390 sage green Frankie Shop crepe blazer
Isabel Marant Étoile wool-tweed blazer
Go boxy with this $1,045 Isabel Marant Étoile wool-tweed blazer

Trenches, Coatigans and shackets also on trend

Libby also expects other key shapes and silhouettes to take off, including, “the trench coat - which is perfect for light layering - the coatigan - which is a cardigan-coat hybrid that you can throw on over athleisure or knitwear - and lastly, the shacket - which often comes in light wool fabrics, this is a slightly thicker version of a shirt and channels comfort first; we love Isabel Marant Etoile’s versions of this.”

Bottega Veneta convertible bonded-cotton trench
Libby loves this Bottega Veneta convertible bonded-cotton trench which retails for $4,090
Toteme wool and cashmere-blend coatigan
This Toteme wool and cashmere-blend coatigan is gorgeous for $1,310.22
Isabel Marant Étoile checked wool-blend shacket
This $825 Isabel Marant Étoile checked wool-blend shacket is very on trend

For a more affordable take on the shacket trend, Kmart has a $35 teddy shacket that’s been doing the rounds on Instagram.

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