If you’ve been on Instagram in the last couple weeks, you’ve likely noticed a recurring theme: blazers. Specifically, plaid blazers. Blazers aren’t ground-breaking when it comes to fall fashion, but this season, it’s all about the neutral plaid. Which I’m happy about because I’m definitely a fan of blazers in general, and I rarely wear anything not neutral. If you want to try this Fall 2017 trend, but aren’t sure how, consider these 3 things:


This look isn’t made to be cropped or fitted. Quite the opposite actually, with the focus being oversized. The vibe is honestly very much something a dad would have worn in the ’70s, but I’m into it. Tailor the arms to hit right at your wrists, skip the shoulder pads, and keep things unbuttoned for a casual approach.


Keep things neutral – tan, brown, cream or grey (grey seems to be my favourite). We’re not talking Christmas plaid here – everything should be muted.


To make this work while looking fashionable, what you pair it with is crucial. A mix of a blazer + cropped denim + ankle booties or mules is simple and on trend. Tuck a silk cami or t-shirt into high-waisted jeans to make the outfit feel current. Statement gold earrings or hoops look very chic too.

Thoughts on this Fall 2017 trend?



  1. 09.15.2017 / 2:17 pm

    I love this trend so much. Last year I bough a gorgeous navy wool boyfriend blazer because I was thinking it would be in style forever. I love the plaid boyfriend blazers too but the problem is all the ones I love are so expensive and I wonder if this is as timeless as other blazer options. Loving your look as always… Fabulous booties too!

    The other trend that I did cave on this fall is the chunky red knit! I never wear color. ever. But I was craving a red sweater so badly. What do you think about a chunky wool-cashmere red knit? For a neutral girl? LOL!

    XO, Gina

    • August Diaries
      09.17.2017 / 10:11 am

      I’m finding myself gravitating toward colours as well! Love a red knit for sure 🙂

      xx Jill

  2. Julie
    09.15.2017 / 2:54 pm

    Can you link the jacket you’re wearing? It’s fabulous!

  3. 09.16.2017 / 5:00 pm

    Hi Jill! Love this post and totally agree with the plaid blazer trend happening right now. I was also wondering what nail polish you are wearing? It looks like the perfect dark shade for Fall :).

    • August Diaries
      09.17.2017 / 9:56 am

      Thanks Christine! It’s CND Vinylux in Dark Dahlia. It’s my favourite 🙂

      xx Jill

  4. Trish
    09.18.2017 / 12:45 pm

    Can I ask where your bag is from??? Love it!

    • August Diaries
      09.19.2017 / 10:03 am

      Thanks! It’s JW Anderson – it’s linked in the sliding widget at the bottom 🙂

      xx Jill

    • August Diaries
      09.25.2017 / 9:49 am

      Thanks love!

      xx Jill

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