Since Friends has been back on Netflix, we’ve been binge-watching to an unhealthy extent. Although some of the storylines and jokes haven’t aged particularly well, the perfect 90s looks have. Oversized jackets, mom jeans and dungarees are in no short supply. But blazers are our real item of the moment. Here are some of our faves, whatever the bank balance sitch.
Candyfloss pink and double-breasted is the way to achieve peak 90s in the jacket depo. From River Island, this option won't break the bank. So if you decide in two months you hate the colour pink with a passion — no biggie. Pair with high-waisted mom jeans for maximum nostalgia.
Mango can always be relied on for a classic shape at a "cost-efficient" price. Their crop style jacket in cream with tortoiseshell buttons is chic and minimal and going to the top of our want list. We'd pair this with some faded denim again, because, well, we like blazers with jeans, okay?
Baukjen is a London-based brand whose founder was born and raised in Amsterdam. This Evelyn check blazer has a laid-back Dutch cool that is polished and modern. Stretch wool means it’s super comfy too. Perfect for the office, on top of a crisp white shirt and with some open back loafers.
For a more formal jacket, Reiss' Rodeo blazer is a tailored, statement piece. We always heartily encourage a match-matchy look, so opt for the wide-leg trousers in the same stripe for sartorial splendour. And if you're feeling really bold (and warm) there are matching shorts. But we'll probably pass on those.
Big Blow out Blazers
Tailored, yes. Padded shoulders, oui oui. Peak lapels, tick. The Vivaines blazer is checking (sorry) all the requirements on our blazer wishlist. Single-breasted means smart casj, so team with tailored trousers for work, or relax the look with well-worn jeans and a loose-fitting t-shirt underneath.
Certainly not for the wallflowers amongst us, this floral print in a wool and mohair blend is botanical and bold. Inspired by English garden motifs, the rose pattern is fresh and traditional and not for the faint-hearted. Embolden the outfit even more by belting it. Go on, we dare you.