A Brief History of the Oversized Plaid Blazer That’s Everywhere Right Now

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It feels like everywhere we look these days, we spot the '80s-style plaid blazer. A scroll through street style or your Insta feed or a walk by a store window is sure to reveal some iteration of the retro revival. While it's unclear what exactly prompted the reemergence of the power blazer — current political climate? nostalgia? — the undeniable fact is this piece is fall's official wardrobe MVP. Take a stroll down memory lane and see why we have always loved the plaid blazer, and where to snag the 2017 version for yourself. (Photos via Edward Berthelot/Getty, Edward Berthelot/Getty, Christian Vierig/Getty)

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