Whether it’s to jazz up a simple outfit – or add substance to an evening one once we start socialising again – a blazer means business, and can be paired with trousers or skirts, jumpers, blouses, even camisole tops.
Gingham adds an extra layer of fun to a blazer – and purple is one of the colours of the season, too. Coloured cord is also sought after, and Boden’s jacket in baby pink brings a slice of classic Americana to any outfit.
Opting for a leather blazer requires a bit of thought. Think about the trousers, shoes and top you’re going to pair it with. In terms of the blazer itself, go with a classic, base colour from which you can grow your outfit. Finally, if in doubt, black is always the answer.
Gingham, £40, onki.com
Combine this summer-style print with a polo neck for winter.
Pink cord, £100, boden.co.uk
Worn with a white shirt, colourful corduroy is anything but stuffy.
Black leather, £290, arket.com
An oversized style looks edgy with cropped trousers.
Burgundy silk by Dolce & Gabbana, £78 for 4 days’ rental from mywardrobe.com
Try styling silk with wide-leg trousers and a camisole top.
Silver, by Anouki, £25 for 4 days’ rental from rotaro.com
Pair a simple black dress with a statement-style print.
Peach linen, by Theory, from £49.86 from selfridgesrental.com
Perfect for daywear, yet casual enough for the evening.
Striped, by River Island, £15 from thrift.plus
Back to school is a strong look – wear over a preppy V-neck jumper.
Green silk, £38, allaboutaudrey.co.uk
Double-breasted works well over a slip dress.
Suede, £65, rokit.co.uk
Channel the 1970s and wear this over a jumpsuit.