Timeless classic: Why the blazer never goes out of fashion and which models will be trendy in 2024

The blazer has its origins (probably) in late 19th century British boating and cricket culture.

Timeless classic: Why the blazer never goes out of fashion and which models will be trendy in 2024

The blazer has its origins (probably) in late 19th century British boating and cricket culture. The garment was made of black or navy blue lightweight flannel. The original was a double-breasted jacket that reached the thighs and was adorned with brass buttons on the sleeves. The word timeless best describes the blazer because even though it comes from another millennium, it is still an important part of a modern wardrobe today. The textile has long been worn not only as a suit jacket, but also as a casual item in everyday life. The double-breasted jacket will still be available in 2024, but there will also be other variations, such as the oversized version or the one-button blazer. It can make a statement or discreetly round off a look. This classic belongs in every wardrobe and is the ideal basic for a capsule wardrobe. What else is blazer trending this year? There are bright candy colors at the front.

Natural tones are calm and can be combined with almost anything. If you don't have a blazer in your wardrobe yet, ones in the color spectrum of white, beige and brown are ideal for a first basic. Especially in spring, blazers in natural shades look fresh and light and match the first gentle rays of sunshine.

Two trends come together here. Oversize fashion and last year's Pantone color "Very Peri" (Pantone 17-3938). It is a shade of purple that you can combine in many ways. Oversize means the blazer can be large and extend over the hips or shoulders. This makes the look casual and comfortable.

Tweed is a fabric of textiles named after the Scottish word "tweel" (German: binding). The fabric was originally intended to provide protection from the elements in the harsh climate of the British Isles. During the landed gentry's leisure activities such as hunting, horse riding and fishing, tweed was ideal. Traditionally, tweed is used as a material for checkered patterns and kilts. Tweed is also used as a fabric for costumes, coats, jackets and hats. Same for blazers. Style tweed blazers with delicate fabrics, as the material can appear heavy and can be balanced with a skilful mix of materials.

Bright pink – this is what the blazers can look like in 2023. So-called candy colors provide a lot of color in the wardrobe. The blazer trend is suitable for confident and advanced fashion fans. The pink blazer is sure to attract attention. The rest of the outfit should be even more reserved. When it comes to cut, the following applies: the pink blazer can be looser and a little more wide-cut. This gives the color space to work.

Is something missing? No, that's exactly how it should be. Cropped blazers are a shorter version of the classic. Despite using less fabric, they are no less trendy. The shortened look looks bolder and modern. This blazer trend can be ideally combined with high-waist looks. For example, high-waist skirts or trousers.

There are different stories about the origin of the blazer. One speculates whether the model for the popular blazer was the bright sports jackets of the rowing team at St John's College in Cambridge in the 1820s. Another dates back to 1837. At that time, the captain and crew greeted Britain's Queen Victoria in navy blue, double-breasted jackets with elegant brass buttons from the Royal Navy. Alternatively, the country club jackets of the 1870s could be the beginning of the modern blazer. As unclear as the origin may be, one thing is certain: the blazer has moved with the times and will be available in 2024 with new cuts and colors.

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What: Vogue

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