Photography I DANIEL Archer
styling I naomi barling
A perfectly-fitted blazer can be the cornerstone of many a great outfit. Whether you’re cinching it, Jacquemus style, or borrowing from the boys, a blazer is always a smart choice. This season, designers have offered twists on the classic, taking that 9-5 style into freshly elegant territory.
Tap into the type of self-assured style that only comes from a slouchier approach to tailoring. The essence of the slouchy suit is that its polished credentials are still there, just in a sassier way. Go for a boxy oversized blazer (and pant set), which offers the the perfect pairing for easy office attire.
Tailored pieces convey enough poise and power to make you feel like a woman of action. Keep cool in warm weather with cotton and linen-blend designs, and go for heavy wool and cashmere come winter, which you can double as a coat before the temperature drops.
Versatility is key when buying any sort of outerwear and how you choose to accessorise yours will inevitably totally transform the overall effect. This season, team your blazer with a second skin bold roll neck or sporty-look knitwear. On your feet, wear trainers or chunky worker boots to nail the off-duty uniform with a touch of elegance. For the evening, dress it up with kitten heels, a jazzy shirt and some relaxed-fit evening trousers. Alternatively, throw over a slip dress and knee-high boots for a seamless boardroom-to-night out transition. If you’re feeling experimental why not slip into some ‘haute hosiery’. Power dressing made easy – are you ready?
“I am currently obsessed with cinched waist numbers that I can pair with masculine pants, chunky heeled boots and I wear a silk shirt under, with the top two buttons undone. I have tailored my oversized shirts and some blazers so they keep their length, but fit my waist snuggly. It’s the perfect play on proportions and just the right amount of sexy.”
NAOMI BARLING, BURO. FASHION EDITOR
BURO. edit of the season’s top blazers investments.