woman in black blazer and gold necklace

 What is it:

Autumn is back to school and back to work. So it’s not surprising that our item-of-the-week is the double-breasted jacket. It’s timeless for menswear, fashion-forward for womenswear, and fun for kids. There are many options for colours, cuts, and fabrics so you can find one that suits your style. It was originally used in traditional tailoring. However, you can now easily dress it up or down with endless modern variations. Although it is a statement piece that can be worn all year, the structured and laid-back look makes it a great choice for autumn.

woman in black blazer and gold necklace

It’s why you’ll love it:

No matter what style or accessories you use, the double-breasted jacket has many benefits. It’s an easy way to look polished and put together. It can be cut in a simple or more structured silhouette. This adds elegance to any outfit. The double-breasted Blazer is the best choice for workwear. It can be worn with a warm coat or layered over a lace cami in warmer climates. There are many neutral colors that can withstand the test of time, and will last for years. NU-UI’s black version proves this.

We’ve seen it everywhere:

The double-breasted Blazer is a classic of fashion, and has been featured in both the Resort and Summer/Summer 2022 collections. Balenciaga has a more proportional version with checked shoulders and an oversize pink style with black trims at AMI Paris. Casablanca’s scalloped lapels caught our attention. They add a touch of softness and romance to the otherwise sharp tailoring. Balmain offered a black leather version with buttons in gold, while Gabriela Hearst chose a bright orange, nipped in one. Fendi on the other hand celebrated timeless tailoring by creating a navy double-breasted jacket with black trims at the lapels. This creates a subtle, but well-polished, contrast.

How to style it:

For September, a neutral beige version such as NA-KD’s would be ideal. It has a light colour that isn’t too wintery but still draws attention. This will complement a crisp white shirt, and it will go well with both blue jeans and leather leggings. Marciano Guess’s cropped denim one is a little more daring. It has gold buttons and a deep, indigo color that will seamlessly blend into your winter wardrobe. To make it stand out, pair it with a black outfit or the matching trousers. Madewell is the perfect choice for autumn. Its tonal-brown-checked pattern and classic cut make it an ideal choice for back-to school style. Scotch & Soda’s children’s cotton-corduroy double-breasted jacket is back in soft pink. It’s timeless and modern.