Listening to the interesting spring/summer 2018 trend report from Net-a-Porter's Lisa Aiken today, a few things really jumped out at me. One of the most poignant retail insights revolved around what the fashion director was actually wearing for her presentation: blazers. Her particular style came in plaid with a double lapel (courtesy of Alessandra Rich), but in general, blazers have been one of the e-com giant's biggest successes for the current season. Blazers—and particularly the many checked versions we've been celebrating over the past few months—have been selling like crazy, notching up over 6000 sales during autumn alone.
Between the amount of outfits we've seen on the streets of fashion week and beyond, the combinations we've shopped out here and our own personal excessive wish lists coming to life (oops), it's no great surprise that this smart wardrobe staple has been such a slam dunk.
Keep reading to see my favourite designer blazers you can shop now.
Wear this forever and ever. The end.
Vetements making us spend, spend, spend again.
A real head-turner.
The strong-shoulder trend is going into next year.
Your party choice awaits you.
Number one with celebrities right now.