A blazer is such a good go-to item. Wear it over a shirt at the office, a t-shirt at the weekends or even your favourite evening dress to channel a favourite look of Kate Moss.
It needs to be well-fitting, nicely tailored with good finish on the sleeves and lapels, and a colour that is practical. That's why we tend to go for darker colours when it comes to jackets as we want them to match everything we own. In the summer, it's nice to lighten it up with a pastel or this year's trend of white, but as we get a bit colder our friends black and navy will want to be worn.
But we can always drop in a few colours and prints for good measure.
The shape of the blazer has changed, and we can also include the cut out sleeve that Penneys and H&M opted for this year to add a bit of a trendy detail. This style works with a short sleeve underneath so that the sleeves can work their full potential. Then layer up lots of bangles and rings!
The long line jacket is always an Autumn Winter favourite, and the waistcoat version is a popular high street look. Try over a pair of wide leg trousers, or jeans to keep it casual. As the length tends to be below the knee, you need a heel to balance out your lower half.
Sticking with the grey theme for a second, the colour is a nice alternative to the classic black. Plus it's ok to mix up your textures too. The cotton based, almost tracksuit material style has been a great option for summer. And there are still plenty of these to be had on the shop floors like this one I found in the River Island sale for just €30. (It also comes in pink.)
And if the classic look is your thing, then watch out for some amazing navy styles as we approach September. Try wearing this jacket with another shade of blue; for example, a sky blue top or shirt will look rather classy under this one from H&M. I know, it's 9.99 over the budget, but nothing that will break the bank altogether.
Are you a blazer kind of gal? Or is there another jacket style that you can't live without?