The double-breasted blazer is the item of the week.

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What it is is as follows:

After all, September means back to school – as well as back to work – so it should come as no surprise that our item of the week is an autumn wardrobe essential: the double-breasted jacket. Everything from classic menswear styles to fashion-forward womenswear and fun childrenswear is a go-have item for the next season. It is available in a variety of colors, cuts, and materials, so there is something to suit every taste. Originally a component of traditional tailoring, it is now available in a plethora of contemporary versions that may be worn up or down with ease. However, despite the fact that it has grown into a year-round statement, its structured and pared-back design is particularly appropriate for fall days and provides a refined layer for chilly mornings.

What it is and why you’ll want it:

Double-breasted blazers are quite versatile and offer several advantages, regardless of the design or accessories you pick. For starters, it’s a quick and easy way to appear well-coordinated and professional. If you choose an unstructured profile or a more sculptural silhouette, it will give poise to any ensemble and will serve as a fantastic alternative to put over any layer, whether it’s a light sweater, classic button-down, or casual tee, for example. Double-breasted blazers are an excellent choice for working since they are versatile enough to be worn in both colder climates with a comfortable coat and in warmer climates with a lace camisole underneath. Many designs are available in neutral colors that will not only stand the test of time but will also endure much longer than one season – NU-black UI’s variant is a testament to this.

The double-breasted blazer is the item of the week.
The double-breasted blazer is the item of the week.

We’ve seen it in the following places:

The double-breasted jacket, which has been a perennial favorite of the fashion industry, has been seen in abundance in the Resort and Spring/Summer 2022 designs – for both men and women – this season. We’ve seen large pink styles with black accents at AMI Paris, and Balenciaga took the concept even farther with a checked version that was accentuated by exaggerated shoulders. The scalloped lapels on the suits at Casablanca drew our attention because they added a touch of softness and romance to the severe structure of the tailoring. Balmain presented a black leather version with gold buttons in keeping with its distinctive design, while Gabriela Hearst opted for a bright orange version with a nipped-in waist. Fendi, on the other hand, embraced classic tailoring with a navy double-breasted jacket with black trimmings on the lapels, which created a subtle but oh-so-polished contrast in the collection.

How to dress it up:

A neutral beige version, like the one from NA-KD, is great for September since it has a light color that doesn’t seem too wintery while yet catching the eye. It will look great with a pristine white shirt and will look equally as beautiful with blue jeans or leather leggings as it will with black. A little more adventurous, Marciano Guess’ cropped denim jacket features gold buttons and a rich indigo shade that can easily mix in with your winter ensemble. Make it stand out by pairing it with a total-black ensemble or by wearing it with matching trousers. For those in need of an authentically autumnal option, Madewell is the store to visit. This shirt, with its tonal-brown checkered pattern and classic shape, epitomizes back-to-school elegance. Pair it with tan suede boots and a light crew neck to complete the look. At long last, the Scotch & Soda children’s version of the cotton-corduroy double-breasted jacket is brought back in a delicate light pink that is both classic and contemporary.