Shane Watson: Be bold in a blazer of colour this summer

You probably don’t need reminding of this, but a lot has changed in the past year, including the way we feel about fashion.

We still want to look right up to the minute, but now we want to move our wardrobes on with clever tweaks (what the beauty industry coyly calls tweakments) rather than a seasonal facelift.

Wardrobe tweakments are what it’s all about in 2021 — our favourite clothes subtly adapted to give them new life and fresh possibilities — and top of the list is the coloured blazer.

We know all about blazers. We’ve been wearing them for a couple of years now, winter and summer, and we’ve rarely got so much value per wear out of anything. They smarten up jeans just like that, and make romantic dresses look ready for work rather than tea in an English garden.

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