THE wardrobe staple for 2017

Pale pink blazer with jeans
Pale pink blazer with jeans

For me, THE wardrobe staple for 2017 is a pastel pink, white or cream blazer.  It's always handy to have a few jackets in your wardrobe to help pull your outfits together. In fact, pulling on a jacket makes the outfit so if you have the mindset that you only need one jacket, maybe you're missing a trick! Here are three good reasons why a light blazer is so handy and well worth buying to keep your wardrobe up-to-date.

Outfit 1:

This item looks superb worn with ripped jeans and lace up heels with a camisole underneath for evening. The outfit above is more daytime appropriate with flats and a simple grey tee. I would maybe edge it up by wearing a thick statement necklace with this look.

Blazer for an event
Blazer for an event
Outfit 2:

Wear over any event dress, for Wimbledon, the races or whatever summer event you are going to. The soft colour is far more feminine than traditional black or navy blazers and looks less like you are going into the office. That said...

Pastel white blazer
Pastel white blazer
white blazer work look
white blazer work look
Outfit 3:

A pastel pink, white or cream blazer will update your work wardrobe giving you a more feminine but stylish look for the office. You will stand out as a rose in a sea of dreary corporate/business colours!

maxmara pink blazer
maxmara pink blazer
AG denim Sloan jean
AG denim Sloan jean

AG denim Sloan jeans from My Theresa - there's currently a waiting list for these but Topshop does similar

Claudie Pierlot camisole
Claudie Pierlot camisole
White Maje jacket
White Maje jacket

Maje white blazer from Selfridges - currently in the sale! Was £280, now £140

Black Aquazurra heels
Black Aquazurra heels

Black suede 'sexy thing' Aquazurra heels at Selfridges

Lisa Gillbe is a personal shopper and image consultant based in London