This season is all about the statement jacket, according to Balmain, Karl Lagerfeld, Dior and of course Chanel. Whether with angular, structured shoulders as at Christophe Decarnin’s autumn/winter 2009/2010 and spring/summer 2010 collections for Balmain or delicate frayed, classic tweed offerings a la Chanel don’t let the cold weather make you forgo the sweet, chic jacket for a hefty coat. In fact, it’s best to layer up, a slinky blazer jacket can easily fit under a warm woolen coat and better still looks sharper and edgier over a little black dress than a cardi would do.
Paul Smith’s blazer has a boyfriend-shape, which means it’s cut slightly looser for a modern effect. The longer length is super flattering, especially worn over skinny trousers. The luxe black velvet also makes it impeccably on-trend for this season, whilst remaining a classic piece that will work with most items in your wardrobe. The skinny lapel and two button single-breasted cut give this jacket that rock edge that Paul Smith is rightly known for. All together now, “she wore black velvet…”
Shown above: Velvet boyfriend blazer £319 Paul Smith