Product of the week: The structured blazer

What is it:

Blazers have always been an integral part of formal occasion wear and, more recently, of casual wardrobes. The blazer is worn in a classic way with matching suit trousers. In the autumn/winter season, the designers gave the blazer new dimensions: they use the silhouette to experiment with new shapes and refined details and breathe new life into the classic garment. This is mainly due to adjustable belts and oversized shoulders. This will create an hourglass figure.

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Why you should order it:

The blazer is a classic of formal office and occasion wear and will continue to be so season after season. Since it is worn all year round, it is ideal for appearing again and again in new collections. Bringing a much-needed update to style, the new versions of the blazer offer a fresh take on office attire for consumers looking to modernize their formal looks or upgrade their casual wardrobe. The structured blazer is a welcome change from the typical suit.

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where we saw him

The structured blazer was seen all over the fall/winter runways. Some labels presented the blazer in a classic style, while others spiced up the look with fresh details. Versace showed the blazer with rounded sleeves. At Dries van Noten, the blazer appeared in an oversized cut that reached just above the knees. Many other designers put the emphasis on the shoulders: notably Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood and Thom Browne featured dropped shoulders that gave new meaning to the term “power suits”.

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How to style it:

For everyday wear, the structured blazer pairs well with high-rise wide-leg jeans or loose-fitting trousers and a simple tee. For a comfortable look, the outfit can be combined with sneakers. With boots and some accessories, the look can be easily upgraded and used as evening wear. For a trendy and slightly more chic style, the blazer can be worn with a skirt or trousers of the same color. Pair with loafers and an oversized shirt to complement.

Image: Selected Femme

A fresh update to outerwear, the structured blazer has become a staple of everyday wardrobes. For the autumn/winter collection, the designers experimented with silhouettes and shapes, bringing a modern look to the catwalk that can also be found in high-end collections.

Image: United Color of Benetton

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