Another wardrobe essential is a well-fitted blazer, whether single or double breasted, pin-striped or a solid colour. A blazer can be paired with trousers, skirts, dresses and jeans for a more casual look. The most important rule with a blazer is making sure you like it both, buttoned and unbuttoned and that it is not too big!
Collection of Colour
A classic is a black pin-stripe blazer such as this Warehouse blazer, great for power dressing! A nude blazer can look great for more casual as well as work looks. Nudes can be paired with all colours, grey/black/navy. However, if you like brighter colours, go for it such as the blue Hobbs blazer. Some nude inspiration are this Hobbs blazer and a similar Reiss blazer.
Play with Pockets
Check the pockets of any blazer before you purchase. My purple Ted Baker blazer shown has both real and fake pockets! Personally, I like to have some pockets as it is perfect for putting in an ID and some change. Clothes often have any pockets sewn shut, so be warned.
The lining of a blazer can vary in both material and pattern. If it is a bright colour, such as the grey Ted Baker blazer with a pop of pink, it is easy to roll the sleeves and transform an outfit. Although the lining material is important, make sure you won’t sweat too much in a sleeveless blouse and blazer. This lime Ted Baker blazer has a floral lining, excellent for spring. In contrast, this floral Hobbs blazer has a solid navy lining.