Part Two: Translating SS15 Trends – The Single Breasted Blazer

Highlighting one of the hottest trends tipped for next season we take a look at the best practical investment piece for you to get your hands on now. Smart, transitional and understated; the single-breasted jacket is a conventional staple that can be worked into your wardrobe with ease. In this style guide, we show you a variety of ways to wear this piece with some cool street snaps along the way for inspiration. Single Breasted is the way to go…

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This is a piece that has come and gone over the years, but is never forgotten. It’s had a lot of fashion coverage earlier this year and next summer the single breasted jacket is staying to satisfy your style needs.

Making an enviable return for SS15, this signature piece possesses an unusual timeless edge that you just can’t put your finger on. The gentleman’s versatile jacket of choice can be easily dressed up or down depending on your mood or the occasion. With the addition of quirky accessories, accent coloured layers and prints; you can style up this conventional garment in a really modern way.

CONTEMPORARY COOL

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Coloured ties, bespoke shirts and cool sunnies make for a dapper don.  Don’t be afraid of mixing fabrics, colours and vintage fashion eras in your look. This will create a unique statement and make you stand out for the right reasons. Who said a jacket has to be boring?

CASUAL FRIDAY

With most favouring retro trainers and comfortable chinos; pair a formal jacket with relaxed layers for a ‘dressed down Friday’ at work.

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FULL SUIT

Why not keep things simple by opting for a single-breasted jacket suit in a timeless shade such as navy. No matter what the occasion, you’ll stand out for the right reasons. Give off a contemporary edge with modern leather accessories mixed in with your look.

GARMENTS TO WEAR…

GREY KINDA DAY:

This shade will compliment bright and contrasting hues. Add a touch of white with a scarf of tee to keep things fresh looking.

boiled wool blazerscometa suiting jackets

asos select blazersoxford ted baker

BLUES

Mismatch a light coloured jacket with dark trousers and a patterned scarf to add some edge.

ink tra trousersjeff bank blazers

overcheck silk jacketspique skinny fit

STATEMENT STAPLES

Bold and neutrals will enhance tired pieces in your wardrobe. Look for modern shapes and finer fabrics for the perfect everyday summer essential.

oliver bampton blazersdeconstructed jackets

parachute blazerssticks printed blazers

ONE LAST THING…

Take a new approach to wearing a jacket by experimenting with colour and accessories. Always go with your gut instinct – if it doesn’t feel great on, chances are it won’t be the right style for you. With so many options out there, you’re bound to find something that will satisfy your style needs.