Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.
If I had to cull my wardrobe and keep just one jacket, without a doubt it would be my black
satin-collared blazer. Why? Because this is a piece that I can dress up or down and it always looks good. Whether you prefer yours on-trend and oversized, sleekly fitted or plushly velvet, meet a true wardrobe icon.
How to find the perfect multitasking blazer
Rework a classic
Lift black with a hit of stripe and bright accessories. A roomy version feels fresh and modern. Team with wider-leg trousers for easy chic.
Smarten up your downtime
Shop in the men’s department for a great finish and price. Celine’s timeless pairing: denim and a boyish style blazer. Add heels to lift the look for evening. Men’s blazer, £80, Marks and Spencer
Try the deluxe tux
Sumptuous velvet looks gorgeous with eveningwear. A velvet and satin blazer brings the final polish to cocktail blouses and jumpsuits.