How to style classic jackets to create versatile outfits.

How to style classic jackets to create versatile outfits.
How to style classic jackets to create versatile outfits.

How to style classic jackets to create versatile outfits. As I edited my wardrobe in readiness for our imminent house move I noticed one thing. I never seem to want to get rid of my classic jackets. Both jackets and coats are items that I invest in. I choose well-cut jackets in good quality fabrics that will last. Classic tailoring never goes out of style. All the jackets featured above have been with me for many years. I style them in different ways in order to create versatile outfits.

A classic jacket can be worn all year round:

As you can see from the images above some of the jackets have been styled with white trousers and others with sweaters and scarves. The oldest jacket is the bright pink one. I bought it from Joseph about fifteen years ago. The grey check one (bottom left) is part of a trouser suit that I have teamed with a feminine pleated skirt.

I have even styled my black jacket (top right) with a quilted sleeveless waistcoat in winter here.

Two of the jackets are from MeandEm. They use very good fabrics and the cut is excellent. A bit pricey but you can always try their sale.

Above are a few ideas of how to accessorize a classic blazer

Details of above:

White jersey shirt with lace inset Boden || Pink Blazer Boden || Navy blazer Boden || Broderie trim jersey shirt Boden || Teal crossbody bag by Kin at JL&P || Navy trousers by Hobbs MarksandSpencer || Dark grey leather crossbody bag Whistles at JL&P || Teal cashmere scarf Nordstrom || White sneakers Eco soft 7 The Walking Company (USA) || Slip-on sneakers Elin The Walking Company (US) || Pink & cream cashmere/wool scarf Nordstrom.

How to style classic jackets to create versatile outfits:


  1. Pru
    12th February 2022 / 15:50

    The Joseph magenta jacket is amazing! I also like the double breasted grey that you are wearing open.
    What collection is that please?

    • 12th February 2022 / 16:47

      The blazer was originally from &otherstories. They do a good range that you can check out here

  2. margieusa
    12th February 2022 / 16:00

    I have some expensive blazers but the shoulders are larger with the pads. I guess I have to find a tailor to cut them down for me; otherwise, I would wear them. You are lucky your blazers don’t have those shoulder pads!

  3. 12th February 2022 / 16:40

    I did have some blazer from the 90s with shoulder pads and when they were removed I had to have the shoulders cut down. It was worth it I continued wearing them for a long time afterwards

  4. rpatev
    12th February 2022 / 17:15

    I particularly like the grey jacket/vest with the metallic skirt. You look great in it!

  5. Debbie Garrod
    13th February 2022 / 07:25

    I love all your looks shown here, Josephine and that magenta jacket is stunning. My problem is that living in Manchester (often cold and usually damp / raining) a tailored jacket isn’t often a practical option. I am so fed up with wearing my sensible Joules parka! It seems it’s hardly been off my back for the last two years and I yearn to feel smart and well turned out again!

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