Style by Claire Lopez

Trail Blazer


Last week’s focus was on the three different casual jackets you need for spring. This week I’m having a look at the smart equivalent and there can only be one contender: the blazer. It is perfect for this time of year and a versatile number – if you get it right – that you can wear to work, out in the evening or even with denim for during the day.

What you categorically do not want is the top half of a suit or something that even vaguely resembles that. You need a slick stand-alone piece.

Aleida Blazer £128 All Saints

This is one of my absolute favourites – it is relaxed enough to look perfect with jeans but will smarten up a tailored trouser no problem and it comes in three colours – black, pink and ecru. For spring it is nice to add in a lighter colour to lift your look.

Blazer with turn up Sleeves £59.99 Zara

If you don’t want to spend that much then Zara’s version is a good option for half the price. It also comes in white and aubergine.

Anita Blazer £75 Hush

This is another lovely light option for the spring which works as your daytime layer with denim or equally nice with skirts/dresses and tailoring alike.

Alondra Jacket £75 Hush

This is their black version.

Going Out Blazer £177 J Crew

If you are after something a bit sharper and more tailored looking then this is a great option. It definitely doesn’t look suit-y in the slightest and will create a lovely line with a nice bit of waist shaping. It comes in black, navy and a grey marl.

Lucia Blazer £65 Oasis

For a neat, fitted number in light colours, try this one from Oasis which comes in pale pink and cream.

Suit Blazer £49.99 Mango

Or try this one which comes in off white, pale blue and pink, a deeper pink and black.

And now if you’ve got the more classic bases covered, here’s something a bit more fashion-y for you:

Striped Structured Blazer £59.99 Mango

There is lots of linen around again this summer, so pair this super cool striped option with your jeans or trousers for a totally nonchalant look.

Linen Jacket £59.99 H&M

This is another lovely one for the summer.

 

Double Breasted Structured Blazer £79.99 Mango

Now this might be better suited to being worn as a jacket, given its double-breasted nature. But the rust colour is very on trend and will look great with black bottoms and denim.

Buttoned Blazer £79.99 Zara

The other option is to go bright and add some daring colour. There is a lot of red around and this one is a goodie. Go the whole hog and do the trouser suit thing if you dare…

Which one are you going to go for?

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