Blazin' squad: Why the blazer is set to be your wardrobe hero this summer
Whether it's for work or for play, every wardrobe should contain at least one good blazer - or four, in this instance. Meet your new summer staple...
Normally we think of checks as being winter's biggest trend, but this season, they're having their Spring/Summer debut. In lighter shades like baby blue at McQueen and pastel pink at Loewe, the checked blazer is back. The only rule? Choose one in a zingy, spring shade.
Seen everywhere from Gucci to Louis Vuitton, you can thank the Baroque movement for this season's most elaborate jackets. Seek out textured fabrics, silk tapestries and ornate detailing for a show-stopping coverup that does all the talking.
From last seasons's louche loungewear craze to SS18's more structured, elongating blazer, the longline jacket is here to stay... but this time, with a boxier, '90s twist. Think oversized boyfriend blazers but below the knee, covering all the right places. It's the slimline jacket of summer.
Yes, it's the power suit... but not as you know it. With a modern feminine update, even the girliest of girls can get on board. In sorbet shades from tender blues, dainty violets and pretty peaches, wear the pastel suit jacket and mix or match your trousers.