A trusty blazer is the answer to nailing polished style this spring
The winning blazer-and-jeans combo
What would our wardrobes be without the perfect blazer? Trends may come and go, but you can always count on a timeless blazer to complete a spring outfit. If you’re wondering how to style a blazer, try throwing it on with a simple white T-shirt and your favourite pair of jeans. It’s a tried-and-true look for no brainer style: perfect for everything from work to the weekend. Our Autograph blazer is a smart wardrobe investment. Crafted from a wool and silk blend, it’s great value and hangs perfectly. Added stretch means you won’t feel uncomfortable. Finish with some sunnies – we’re eyeing up these cat-eye acetate sunglasses – and you’re all set for the new season.
The modern take on tailoring
If dresses aren’t your thing, try wearing a suit to spring weddings or parties. Go for a modern look by pairing this boucle tweed blazer with the matching shorts. This jacket is truly the best of both worlds: the double-breasted fit and statement buttons add a sharp finish to your look, but the light tone means it doesn’t feel too heavy for new season sunshine. We love contrasting the crisp tailoring with a classic white T-shirt, but you could also wear a delicate camisole under the blazer if the dress code is formal. Complete the look with strappy heels. Make your wardrobe work harder by mixing and matching the blazer and shorts for different occasions: the blazer looks great worn with denim and the shorts can be worn with white trainers for a dressed down spring outfit.
The pop of colour
We love neutrals, but something about spring has us itching to wear vibrant colours. A classic blazer doesn’t have to be black or navy – this joyful tangerine jacket will look great under blue skies. Wear with the matching shorts for an on-trend colour block look. If tangerine really isn’t your shade, we’ve got good news: it’s also available in bright pink. Alternatively, embrace some flower power in our satin look blazer, which is cut to a relaxed fit and emblazoned with lush botanicals. Keep your accessories simple and let a bright or patterned blazer be the star of the show.
The new way to wear shorts
It might seem like an unlikely match, but the sartorially daring are championing oversized blazers worn with cycling shorts. Our take on th e trend is to pair a blazer (size up for that cool and casual look) with a pair of long denim shorts and a white T-shirt. It’s a bold spring look to take you out of your comfort zone, using pieces you’ll wear time and time again. These denim bermuda shorts come in a flattering length and will see you through the summer months. Add this ruched-sleeve blazer over the top for a fresh take on smart casual dressing. Wear with trainers or our silver slingbacks heels.
Words: Emily Sutherland