We talk about elevating our everyday wardrobes and nothing sums up that fashion mantra quite like the boyfriend blazer. Classic tailoring has come a long way since doing the rounds on the office 9-to-5. Now a go-to separate, chic (and slightly mannish) jackets have ditched any stuffy undertones becoming the ultimate cool timeless buy. Jeans, joggers, a matching trouser, bare legs, fierce boots, sporty hoodies, leather shorts, midi skirts and more, this nifty piece of tailoring has a superpower – it makes everything else we’re wearing look instantly ‘now’. The secret? Going a little bit oversized to bring it bang up-to-date. 


The piece that seamlessly pulls every outfit together, a simple neutral blazer in a relaxed cut will stand the test of time 

Blazers, we know. They’ve been a firm part of our collections for years. So, use our perfect-cut boyfriend styles as reliable seasonless fashion-fixers to strike that sweet spot between polished and relaxed. You can wear the same blazer for a meeting, over your gym kit, on the school run and styled as a vampy elevated evening piece too. Layer in high neck vests, tops and fine knitwear for warmth and then treat them as outerwear, replacing winter coats, when the mercury rises. 

Exaggerated shoulders and roomy double-breasted styles are a certified spring 23 move

This season we’ve got a line-up packed with unique styles and cuts, so there’s something to suit every taste. Grey, navy, pinstripes, checks, leather, military, single and double-breasted. Use yours to add polish to the prettiest floral dresses, love-worn sweatshirts and chino trousers. Play around with statement black sunglasses and a ring stack, slip a white tee or some shirting underneath and throw a minimal crossbody bag in for instant newness. 

With a Breton stripe underneath, this one solves any daily what to wear drama

Experiment with a corset or bra top peeping out and celebrate Yves Saint Laurent’s 1966 tux luxe ‘Le Smoking’ attitude with blouses under black blazers, louche wide-legs and a sleek bun. In the now, look no further than the Spring/Summer 2023 catwalk, where Valentino’s outsized fits, The Row’s schoolish finishes and Victoria Beckham’s sexed-up silhouettes curb all cravings for blazer styling inspiration. 

Go bigger if you want to wear it buttoned up for a directional finish, or leave it open over a slogan sweat

Belt them, button them up, unbutton them, push back their sleeves, let a statement contrast cuff peep out and when you think you’ve styled your trusty blazer just about every way imaginable - it’s time to pull out the big guns… The Shoulder Robe.