We all say silly things in meetings sometimes. The latest eyebrow-raising comment I made to team Who What Wear UK was to announce that I could write a story on a "capsule blazer wardrobe." Those three words caused quite the reaction, as it turns out it's not normal to own more than one or possibly two blazers.
However, I own more jackets than I do jeans or shirts, and I can safely say that blazers are what I use to add personality to my usual office or casual outfit. I even have my own blazer wardrobe. (And, no, that isn't a reflection of how many clothes I have—I have one wardrobe and a half wardrobe, rather than a palatial walk-in.)
If you've got past my "capsule blazer wardrobe" comment and want to know what I think that is, then you're in luck. After my co-workers had stopped laughing, our editorial director said, "Okay, okay—you can write it." Keep scrolling for the five blazer trends that I wear the most.
1. Checked Blazer
Checked blazers were arguably the key trending product last autumn, and they're still just as popular. There are no rules when it comes to the size of the grids or colours, so don't just stick to greys and navys. This jacket style always makes me feel like Princess Diana—especially when I wear it with white jeans.
An ivory or cream blazer elevates any outfit, and I have found them more practical than you might think. My ivory cord blazer is from River Island, and the texture makes it a little more interesting than a classic double-breasted jacket.
Linen has been a fabric that many avoid, as it can easily look crumpled, however, last summer it became one of the leading trends. A loose linen blazer in neutral tones looks amazing with light denim and summer dresses.