5 ways to update your blazer this winter

Stylish revamps for this wardrobe staple...
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Blazers have long been a mainstay of sophisticated style, seamlessly blending professionalism with contemporary fashion.

This season, blazers are more versatile than ever, offering endless possibilities for both casual and formal looks.

Keep it classic

Julianne Moore looks effortlessly stylish in this timeless attire (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Want a standout blazer ensemble? Then eye-catching gold buttons and a structured fit are instantly elevating regardless of how casual the look.

So whether you’re stepping out in your favourite jeans, or opting for a sharp trouser pairing, a bit of detailing creates an instantly polished finish.

Style secret: Add a pair of sleek winter boots or detailed loafers, then top of with a contrasting bag option such as Julianne’s colourful carry-all, to give off an effortlessly elegant vibe with a fun and modern twist.

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Double Breasted Blazer $79.99 from H&M

Check it out

Offering a lesson in layering textures, Kate Hudson steps out in NYC (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

The check blazer transcends seasons and has versatile appeal because you can choose between a conservative print or more outlandish options.

It’s also an opportunity to lean into colour if that’s your preference, so play around with shades to suit your style and personality.

Style secret: To avoid checks looking too conservative or dated, choose modern blazer cuts such as an over-sized, boxy shape. When it comes to layering, take advantage of the textured nature of the print to integrate a variety of fabrics.

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Harlowe Check Blazer $159.99 from Forcast

Keep it colourful

Debra Messing looks playful in pink (Photo by: Cindy Ord/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

In a breakaway from conservative suiting, colour has made an in incredible impact in this otherwise corporate-dressing arena over the past few seasons.

And given it’s popularity across a range of age groups, coupled with it’s ability to flatter a variety of body shapes, coloured suiting is a trend that we see continuing into the foreseeable future.

Style secret: Confidence is key when it comes to pulling off this top-to-toe combination, so start by choosing a shade that suits and flatters. From there, play around with monochromatic pairings, such as a black evening top for after five dressing, or a crisp white shirt or t-shirt to dress things down by day. If you’re one to really embrace colour, then inject a contrasting shade to create a bold colour-blocking effect.

And remember, the obvious advantage of a two-piece combination is the ability to create a variety of wardrobe options. So break up the two pieces and mix and match with your best basics to instantly update your style.

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Ruched Sleeve Blazer $109 from Marks & Spencer

Success in a dress

Eva Longora is stunning in a blazer dress (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

What’s not to love about this hybrid fashion piece – it combines the tailored elegance of a classic blazer with the chic allure of a dress.

And while Eva opts for the celebrity shock value of exceptionally short, there are plenty of styles on the market that offer a little more coverage.

Style secret: Look for soft-tailored styles that are a bit more fluid, so you get the structured jacket effect with the softness of a dress or skirt. Belted styles, or swapping out ties for a leather waist belt, offer additional detailing that help nip in waistlines and create shape. Layer over turtlenecks and tights and wear with knee length boots to take the look well into the winter months.

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Wrap Blazer Dress $79.99 from H&M

Boucle blazers

Blazers are a style go-to for Catherine, Princess of Wales (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

The beauty of this sophisticated style is it’s designed for a tailored silhouette with it’s round neck and buttoned-up slim fit.

The skirt pairing worn by the Catherine, Princess of Wales adds to the feminine appeal of this blazer fit.

Style secret: For a chic, yet casual alternative to this jacket and skirt combo, inject your favourite pair of skinny jeans or trousers and this season’s must-have ballet pumps. Wide-legged trousers and sky-high stilettos also transforms this fit for after five.

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Single-Breasted Round Neck Women Jacket $169 from Goelia

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