Although most of us are accustomed to sporting the timeless boyfriend blazer for both work and play, jackets everywhere are receiving an upgrade for Spring 2018. For the season ahead, the blazer is back in full force, but the newest iterations of the trend are anything but plain. According to the runways, this wardrobe essential has returned with a variety of cropped cuts, unique textures and punchy colours. As you layer up in style, look no further than these catwalk approved takes on the classic piece.
At Brandon Maxwell, Barbie doll vibes were in, proving that the blazer can look just as chic for pleasure as it does for business. With its pastel pink colour and waist-cinching matching tie belt, this ladylike fitted blazer is a softer take on typical darker neutral shades of grey and black. We are liking the combination of skinny denim and bright red blouse, which allow the confectionery shade to stand out.
Tom Ford paired a short black tuxedo blazer with a form-fitting ruched black gown, for the ultimate in glamour. The power shoulders and sleek, satiny lapels bring a formal, evening feel to an otherwise simple blazer topper. If you are heading out for the night and hoping to cover up bare shoulders or a strapless neckline, try taking your inspiration from this look.
At Fendi, strategic side cut-outs helped to transform a teal crushed velvet blazer into a work of art. Meanwhile, a peplum bottom and contrasting black and white stripes on the sleeves completed the look. A black skirt with a cut-out motif on the hem brought a cool finish to the outfit, for a blazer look with definite sex appeal.
Photos: Vogue Runway