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Eight unique blazers to wear when you’re bored of wearing black


By Ellen Bird
19th Oct 2018
Eight unique blazers to wear when you’re bored of wearing black

You probably already own a traditional black blazer. It’s a classic staple in almost every working woman’s fashion world. Personally, I find them classically boring. It’s very rare I’ll come across one I desperately need to buy, whether it’s from Zara or Givenchy – frankly, they do nothing for me. But lately, I’m seeing both high-fashion brands and high-street retailers incorporating unexpected palettes of refreshing blues, candy-floss pinks, floral embroidery, flamboyant colours, and velvet finishes. It’s becoming a down-right sassy style.

AW18 designers have revitalised the formal blazer and given it a contemporary refresh. Gucci gave us eccentric designs. Erdem showcased whimsical golden floral embroidery with sharp lapels and a peplum finishes, while Dior brought patchwork perfection with a masculine touch to the runway. With so many different shapes, loud colours and endless styling possibilities, it’s obvious that a traditional blazer can give you major fashion credibility; and has the ability to suit anyone. Give your blazers an updated, fashion-forward look by pairing yours with a ruffled-neck polo, stacked bracelets and chunky boots. Maybe even layer a cool cropped hoodie underneath for extra warmth. It’s a statement jacket for the flaunty and fabulous.

So ditch blazers coming in white, black or otherwise, and go for something with personality. Fashion is all about self-expression after all. From Mango, Zara and Bershka, check-out my edit on eight unique blazers that you can shop now!

Pierre blazer, €642.75 at rebeccavallance.com

Short houndstooth blazer, €59.95 at Zara

Micro corduroy structured blazer, €59.99 at mango.com

Riot girls blazer dress, €67 at ghospell.com

Blazer with side taping, €45.99 at Bershka

Tartan suit jacket, €52 at Topshop

Fauna embroidered blazer, €495 at Reiss

Valerie tapestry blazer, €233.16 at freepeople.com