I’ve spoken about my love for a great blazer in the past. I still stand by it’s versatility and longevity. If you invest one, I guarantee you’ll wear it non-stop as it’s the kind of piece that has the magical ability to transform any outfit and make it look instantly polished. It’s also the kind of thing you can have a bit of fun with. While I am all about a classic, sleek black blazer lately I’ve also been adopting a few more coloured options and relaxed silhouettes in my collection. From a slinky, red Michael Lo Sordo wrap blazer (below) to a pale blue double breasted Rebecca Vallance jacket (also below), I am loving experimenting with different colours and styles to update my wardrobe.
The key to a great statement blazer is choosing a standout feature. Whether it’s exaggerated sleeves, an interesting print or bold finishes, it’s job is to take centre stage so don’t be afraid to be adventurous. By pairing it with some simpler, streamlined pieces in your closet, you’ll be able to create a look that has wow factor without being too overpowering.
I tend to go for longline blazers as I find they work well with my shape and height. However it’s a good idea to try on a few different styles to see what works for you. You might find that a slightly cropped style works back well with your wardrobe or that one with dramatic flounces is more in keeping with your look. The key however is not to shy back from embracing striking features. This is about letting your outerwear take centre stage.
Shop my pick of statement blazers below.