A staple in women’s wardrobes in the 1950s, the navy blazer has roared back as one of the most prized and versatile garments of Spring 2018.
Perhaps the blazer’s return is a subtle nod to powerful women and professional style. Conversely, it’s the perfect element for finishing a less-is-more casual wardrobe. For sure, it’s the ideal vehicle for designers who want to highlight “sailor blue,” a goes-with-everything trending colour that has overtaken black as the leading dark shade. And why not? True navy blue beautifully complements classic tan, white or soft grey, and provides a neutral foil for pastel and electric colours alike from pink and yellow to green and orange.
Whatever the inspiration, womenswear collections have responded full force with an impressive array of stunning deep-blue jackets, each with its own style flourish: a soft shawl collar, a peak lapel, a funky ribbed cuff or comfy cotton-stretch fabric—always with a flattering feminine fit and silhouette.
The blazer’s extreme versatility makes it almost impossible to fail in your pairings. Pop it over a dress for work, match it with a woven shirt and a pair of jeans, or add it to your dressy T-shirt and pull-on knit pants for the weekend.
Simplicity is the blazer’s strength. Don’t be surprised when it becomes the go-to jacket in your Spring wardrobe.