Balmain is one of those fashion houses that really emerged into the limelight a few years ago, much like Gucci. It was (and still is!) the brand that lots of celebrities, such as Jennifer Aniston, favor on the red carpet and who’s designs never ceases to amaze fashion fanatics. Olivier Rousteing is the mastermind behind bringing more and more awareness to the fashion brand.
Balmain is known for two things in particular – the Balmain blazer and Balmain dresses, which are usually mini dresses with long sleeves and lots of embroidery. The Balmain blazer is a celebrity favorite as it is very classic, minimal and muted in color. It’s made a distinct mark in the fashion industry with its figure flattering design and embellishments such as gold buttons. As we’ve seen the Balmain jacket among many, there we are also seeing some Balmain inspired jackets at a fraction of the price and great ones under $100.
Balmain Jacket Look Alike
This Express faux leather blazer in camel is one of my favorites and comes in black as well. The embellished buttons and and cut of the blazer is so similar to the real Balmain one! I styled it here with my favorite classic Agolde Jeans, Amanda Uprichard Top and a this Ulla Johnson boot. Add some simple jewelry such as these coin earrings.
Best Balmain Jacket Look Alikes
Blazers are definitely a staple in my closet, but I am very aware that the Balmain price point is out of my budget. When I found these on Shopbop, I was so excited to try.
The Lioness Blazer from Shopbop is the perfect Balmain look alike. It comes in 3 colors: Black, White, Navy. These are all double breasted blazers like the Balmain blazer and has the embellished gold buttons. The lapel is very similar as well. I wear a size s in this blazer!
It also comes in some great plaid options as well! And for $88 it’s the perfect staple for year round for work, casual friday or even a date night!
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The Express Blazer
Another one of my favorite Balmain blazer dupe is the blazer from Express. It’s a faux vegan leather version and typically runs 50% off making it under $100. The fit is impeccable and is buttery soft. It also comes in black and is a chic and elevated look for many versatile looks. You can style it over a knit dress or pair it with you blouse and skirt. Below I kept it classic with jeans and boots. I also love layering a wool coat of this as well for a monochromatic look. I also have the blazer in white.
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GO-TO BRANDS FOR BLAZERS
I love Veronica Beard blazers and own a couple, the fit is amazing and the quality is very high. What I love most about Veronica Beard blazers is that most of them have a feature in them where you can zip in and out these really cool interchangeable dickeys. The dickeys come in all colors and textures, I own the black leather dickey, the camo dickey, and the gray hooded dickey, these all make any of the Veronica Beard blazers look like an entirely different jacket! You can usually find them on sale on the Veronica Beard website, Nordstrom Rack,. I also love J Crew blazers, the price can’t be beat and the fit is always really good too. Mango also makes an incredible fitting & affordable blazer.
How to Wear Your Balmain Jacket Look Alike
There are numerous ways to style a blazer. I love wearing a blazer super casual on the weekends with a graphic tee, straight leg denim, and chic sneakers. To dinner with friends or a date night you can always pair a blazer with a lace cami, skinny jeans, and some sleek heels. For an even dressier look try pairing a blazer over a maxi dress or wear it a pencil skirt and blouse to the office. The possibilities are endless because the classic black blazer truly is one of the most versatile jackets ever made.
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