Do you have a soft oversized blazer in your closet?

It’s not exactly a staple like the structured blazer or the basic trench coat, but I urge you to get one for your own good. A soft blazer is like a hybrid. It marries the shapeless quality of a kimono jacket with the details of a famous tailored topper — a blazer. I personally think it’s a great go-to piece for days when you want to add polish to a casual attire but don’t want to make a lot of effort to achieve it. Much like the kimono, it adds a dose of glam. But because it is, well, a blazer, you also get the sophisticated and elegant element.

Now if you’re wondering how on earth you’re going to rock a soft oversized blazer, here’s one idea courtesy of Scream Queens star, Lea Michele. The actress was spotted looking effortlessly chic in a soft oversized blazer while leaving a coffee shop in New York last week. The getup she used was nothing fancy, actually — just a pair of ripped blue boyfriend jeans and a white shirt — but the flowy topper really elevated her style. Also complementing the attire were on-point extras like a white tote (that matched her jacket), some cat-eye frames, and a pair of block-heeled lace-up sandals.


37E0A9CF00000578-3773644-image-m-9_1473028832727Lea Michele looks effortlessly chic as she leaves a coffee shop in Lower Manhattan, New York City, on September 2, 2016

See how easy it is to style the soft blazer? And see how easy it is to pull it off? You don’t have to be a stylist or a hard-core fashionista to look chic and fabulous in the piece. It’s all a matter of choosing the right items to go with. Obviously, accessories make a difference. In Lea’s case, the flirty lace-up sandals added just enough flair and pulled everything together.

Speaking of the sandals, Lea’s pair is by Aquazzura. The “Austin” feature suede uppers, 3.25-inch-tall block heels, and lace-up closures that you can tie around the ankles. They are available online, if interested. A pair will set you back $695.



504558042_3_ShoeBackQtrAquazzura Austin Lace-Up Sandals, $695

I couldn’t find any details Lea’s soft blazer, but if you wish to steal her style for much less, I suggest you grab the drapey jacket from EXPRESS and the ankle-tie sandals from Steve Madden below. Wear with ripped boyfriend jeans, a white shirt, and some statement eyewear. Now you’re all set!

Get the Look for Much Less!

72_209_2728_525-horzRecreate Lea’s getup with a soft Drape Front Twill Jacket from EXPRESS, $98

3624327-p-4xIvanka Trump Alexey Shopper, $150

3687626-1-4xLe Specs Kin Ink 1 Sunglasses, $69

3767427-p-4xSteve Madden Christey Sandals, $11

$ 695