Once upon a time, the blazer was the epitome of a menswear inspired look but now, more so than ever, it’s earned itself a spot as a capsule wardrobe mainstay. This season, we take inspiration from some of the most influential women on fashion's landscape; Jess Ann Kirby, Megan Ellaby and Rosie Fortescue, and look at how best to wear one particularly statement style in a way that works whatever the occasion. Introducing the off-duty take on the Miller.
We take inspiration from the style set about how best to wear the double-breasted blazer off duty
As the lines traditionally associated with both work and weekend wardrobes grow increasingly blurred, the blazer’s versatility, too, starts to span yet more diary entries and events. No longer just for days in the city, it’s now arguably more relevant when styled off duty than it is for the office. This season’s pops of colour bring a welcome peppiness to typically structured silhouettes and secure their seasonal relevance. Blue is a great way to play with colour without straying too far from the classics. A shade or two lighter than the most traditional of all suiting colours; navy, the Miller complements similar tones as its darker iteration and can, in some instances, offer a direct replacement.
Blue and white is one of summer’s freshest colour combinations, be it imagined in a nautical striped pattern or combined in block colour separates, and this double-breasted style offers a contemporary take on the look with its contrasting white buttons.
A T-shirt + tailoring = the ultimate power pairing so with this in mind, make a crisp white cotton or linen iteration your go-to under the Miller. If you’re keen to try something of a contemporary look, then statement trousers appear all the more approachable when pared back to this easy combination.
Alternatively, the Miller makes enough of a statement to elevate even the most understated of separates. Jeans take on an aesthetic that’s anything but ordinary and adopt the season’s 18-hour attitude when worn with this cropped, double-breasted design. Take your cue from the likes of Jess Ann Kirby, Rosie Fortescue and Megan Ellaby and make this easy-to-wear combination your go-to for an 18-hour look that works between seasons.