Rightfully considered a workwear classic, few pieces hold the transformative effect of the blazer. Once associated with male supremacy, education, and boyhood, recent years has seen the blazer invade working wardrobes and establish itself as an essential garment for the modern-day businesswoman. Gone are the days of unsightly oversized shoulder pads: The blazer is now considered the access point in to the world of tailoring and rightfully so; Nothing takes you from perfectly presentable to boardroom ready like the shape and style of this clean-cut workwear classic. With tweed relics of the huntsman jacket rife on the high-street and luxury brands venturing into different arms of tailoring to cater to a whole spectrum of personal tastes, the days where power pieces are reserved to the likes of killer heels (that kill the wearers feet) and an ‘It bag’ have moved on. Instead, a new dawn breaks of good posture, heightened confidence and the boost of motivation needed on a Monday; the fashion world’s alternative to a daily double-espresso.
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The Slick Suit
Shop the look: Perfect Tuxedo Jacket by Stefanie Renoma | Slim-Cut Tuxedo Trousers by Stefanie Renoma | Black Pearl Drop Earrings by ORA | Black Pearl Drop Pendant by ORA | Highgate Black Satin Heels by Lucy Choi
When the time comes to dress for success, the blazer as part of a suit delivers authority and professionalism with effortless expertise. Stefanie Renoma’s Black Satin Tuxedo Jacket makes a statement when paired up with its matching trousers, flattering any figure with the classical cut and sumptuous satin details. Compliment the dark palate and deviate from classical white pearls with Ora Pearl’s Black Pearl Earrings and Pearl Drop Pendant Necklace to add something a little extra to a traditional ensemble
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The Personality Piece
Shop the Look: Bond Blazer by VIKTORIA CHAN | Caneva Square Panel Trousers by Rose & Willard | Chloe Blouse by Majorelle London | Dune Cufflinks by Purple Luxe | Lumen Pearl Earrings by ORA | Whitehall Shoes by Lucy Choi
VIKTORIA CHAN’s Bond Blazer is a great staple to start with to build a sleek combination. Featuring large, elongated lapels and a chic, boxy shape, the blue-checked print is an elegant alternative to the classic black blazer, flattering as it is feminine. Wear it with a simple base such as Majorelle London’s Lilly Blouse or the darker hues of the Chloe Blouse to keep the focus on the jacket and finish with Rose & Willard’s Caneva Square Panel Trousers for a fresh contrast and comfortable cut, adding a dash of glamour to the day-time grind.
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Classic & Clean
Shop the look: Long Jacket by THISISNON | White Bow Shirt by MOS | Cashmere Jacket by EmmaJane Knight | Double Drop Pearl Earrings by ORA | Mona Lisa Cufflinks by Purple Luxe | Grey Python Envelop Clutch by ALLEGRA LONDON | Grey Python Card Holder by ALLEGRA LONDON
Classics are classic for a reason and minimalism is the perfect sidekick. THISISNON’s Plain Blazer is simplicity defined with its elongated shape and thick, sumptuous fabric, it can be worn with almost anything in a working wardrobe as a graphic outer shell as part of an easy-day ensemble. In contrast, the classic shape and sizeable lapels of EmmaJane Knight’s Cashmere Jacket pays homage to the original shape of this power piece. Opt for a blouse with stylish inserts such as MOS's White Bow Shirt and focus on the cuffs or collar to frame the beauty of the blazer.
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Desk to Dinner
Shop the look: The Victoria Jacket by Madderson London | The Genevieve Dress by Madderson London | Fenestra Quartz Ring by House of Demu | Moonstone Ring by House of Demu | Silver Fenestra Earrings by House of Demu | Dollarbird Dark Forest by Chillerton
Versatility is an integral part of any professional wardrobe and whilst not everyone approves of mixing business with pleasure, it’s a known fact that your wardrobe has to. Combining the personal with the professional boils down to the details and Madderson London’s Victoria Jacket is the perfect balance between classic femininity and office professionalism thanks to its chic, boxy shape. Paired with its twin piece, The Genevieve Dress, it’s a unbeatable combination that exudes the power needed for the office and the elegance required for dinner. For the extra boost of glamour to separate the two, House of Demu’s Fenestra Crystal Quartz ring or Moonstone ring adds an archaic edge to the classical combination.
Words by Emma Corr