YES YOU CAN: Find the perfect multitasking blazer

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

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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.

Blazer, £60, La RedouteTop, £175, Chinti and Parker

Bag, £175, Lulu Guinness

Ring, £60, Pandora

Trousers, £239, Sandro-paris

Sandals, £45, Office

Smarten up your downtime

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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

Blouse, £110, The White Company

Jeans, £285, E.L.V. Denim

Sandals, £79, Hotter

Bag, £59, Hush

Try the deluxe tux

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Sumptuous velvet looks gorgeous with eveningwear. A velvet and satin blazer brings the final polish to cocktail blouses and jumpsuits.

Blazer, £265, Reiss

Jumpsuit, £225, Reiss

Bag, £275, Strathberry

Necklace, £119, Sif Jakobs

Earrings, £109, Sif Jakobs

Sandals, £85, Dune London