Has anyone noticed, trends are increasingly beginning to originate on Instagram and make their way on to the runway after the fact?
Case in point: the cropped blazer — an outfit element that has been doing the rounds on the platform quicker than an emoji-touting spam bot. At this stage, I've already lost count at how many shrunken and slashed jackets I've 'double tapped' as of late — when lo and behold, the garment seemed to pop up on countless runways at New York Fashion Week.
It's certainly a sign of the times, and proves how much the platform has become an incubator for fashion moments.
The city's coolest designers — think Eckhaus Latta, Alejandra Alonso Rojas and Christopher John Rogers — all took their scissors to the omnipresent oversized, boxy blazers we've been seeing and declared that midriff-baring versions are in for the foreseeable future.
So, how to wear it? Perhaps with a nonchalant half-zip fleece underneath, paired with high-waist, slim-fit denim as proposed by Swedish influencer Matilda Jerf.
Or maybe go all out with a two-piece co-ord in pin stripe (which feels very current) or a solid block colour.
Maybe you could make like trend forecasting pro Tiffany Hsu and go for a flattering wrap-around style with tailored trousers.
Whatever your sartorial inclination, here are eight offerings to style to your heart's desire.
Cropped Blazer, €35 from NastyGal
Pinstripe Crop Blazer, €80 from Topshop
Linen Crop Suit Blazer, €55.30 from ASOS
Neon Pink Cropped Blazer, €35 from River Island
Crop Blazer, €69.99 from Mango
Cropped Gingham Blazer, €59.95 from Zara
Faux Leather Cropped Blazer, €49.95 from Zara
Cropped Double Breasted Blazer, €89 from & Other Stories
Featured image: Orseund Iris via Instagram
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