How to Wear a Summer Blazer

Make your blazer work overtime this summer with these helpful suggestions


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High and Low: Nothing like denim to balance out looking too formal. A double-breasted blazer with a denim miniskirt is an easy way to play with versatile separates. Camilla & Marc blazer $870. Juliette Hogan shirt $179. Workshop skirt $229. Pictures / Guy Coombes

Artistic License: Get creative with the paintbrushes and customise a blazer and suit... or try this set from young label Backwater Clothing. Backwater Clothing blazer, $299, and pants $229. Liam T-shirt $89.

Sorbet Delight: A pastel blazer teamed with summer linen, a dainty floral print and crisp white is the perfect way to look positively fresh. Topshop blazer $155. Workshop shirt $298. Glassons jeans $60. Miss Crabb belt $180.

Garden Estate: Enjoy formal outdoor functions - race day or a garden wedding - in an all-white ensemble and hit of colour. Twenty-seven Names blazer $430. Camilla & Marc skirt, $600, and shirt $440. Barkers x Liberty pocket square $20.

Short Stories: Team a tidy blazer with a pair of double-pleated shorts and some sandals. It’s a polished way to stay cool as the temperature climbs. Armani Collezioni blazer, $1297, from Smith & Caughey’s. Wynn Hamlyn shorts $265. Deadly Ponies scarf $230.

Evening Standard: Be so Frenchy, so chic in a lace camisole under power pinstripes and a classic grey blazer. Zambesi blazer $1260. H&M camisole, $50, and pants $80.

New Wave: Channel artist Jean Michel Basquiat in the 80s with a pair of outré pants and a broad shouldered double-breasted power blazer. H&M blazer $99. Kenzo x H&M jumper $80. Backwater Clothing pants $229.

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