We almost lost the plot this week: Just how long had we been waiting to wear our blazers? Ages. And we know you know it. This winter was brutal, and now summer finally feels like it has arrived, bringing its lighter layers and new outfit ideas with it.
Much like your trusty pair of jeans, blazers never go out of fashion. So where do you start when deciding how to wear yours? You could just go classic and pair a grey checked version with a white T-shirt, jeans and sandals. But then again, there are plenty of classic options around too. Not to mention that there are some fabulous bold-coloured jackets that give any outfit a boost of fun.
Then there's the big decision about whether you go for a double-breasted blazer or one that switches up the rules and has a waist-cinching belt. Maybe, though, you want to make a statement and match yours with a pair of trousers. To help navigate this sartorial minefield, we hunted down the best street style blazer looks that will prove just how varied this trend is. Although the allure of the classic trench will still draw us in, the blazer will always be king for making any outfit look sophisticated immediately. Go through our gallery for tips on how to wear your blazer and where to shop our favourite pieces.
Style Notes: Make an impact by pairing your blazer with a floral dress and bold accessories.
Style Notes: Longline blazers over maxi skirts always look sleek and put together. A black blazer over polka dots feels very 2018.
Style Notes: Tonal blazer looks are always chic. Try teaming yours with a pair of tailored shorts like Lucy Williams to keep things cool and summery.
Style Notes: For a twist on the traditional blazer, look for interesting details such as this Ellery jacket as seen on Lisa Aiken, retail fashion director at Net-a-Porter.
Style Notes: Have we told you how much we love velvet right now? This jacket on blogger Pernille Teisbaek has us hankering for even more of the stuff in our wardrobes.
Style Notes: Jazz up a black blazer with a white shirt and silky pyjama bottoms.
Style Notes: This chic outfit of a white blazer, black top, trousers and heels is perfectly complemented by the addition of a bold bag (like the Loewe Puzzle bag above). Add sandals when the sun is shining.
Style Notes: Pink is a serious contender for the best colour to be seen wearing in 2018. You can totally see why with outfits like this.
There's nothing corporate about this powder-pink blazer.
Love a check blazer? Gingham makes the look instantly summery.
ASOS has your pastel option.
This one's popular at the checkout.
The belt detail smartens up this lightweight linen option.
An instant mood-lifter.
This great investment is always a classic.
Wear this over skinny jeans and heeled sandals.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.