Sleek and timeless, this luxury linen jacket from our Best of British range is brilliant for staying stylish in the heat this summer, says womenswear editor Charlene Barton
Mention the term boxy jacket and you might immediately think “unflattering”, but I beg to differ. You only need to look at Coco Chanel and Jackie O to see that it is in fact a sartorially perfect thing. Get it right and the look is timeless; the key is simply knowing how to balance the silhouette. Take this beautifully structured linen jacket from our Best of British range: it’s cut to sit just above the hip, which means you need to consider your bottom half carefully. Pair it with this season’s high-waisted culottes or a waist-cinching fit-and-flare skirt to avoid baring your midriff – you want the final effect to be polished and luxurious. Equally, you could wear it off-duty with boyfriend jeans, but opt for a lighter wash to keep the look fresh for summer.