Sharp-shouldered blazers work around the clock
Whatever the season, a great jacket has an enduring appeal. Single or double-breasted, a sharply tailored jacket offers a tidy, stylish solution for formal occasions or a failsafe uniform for the office. This spring designers and retailers are thinking more about the power of a wider shoulder but tidily tailoring it so it skims the torso, teaming easily with a mid-length skirt or a pair of jeans. There’s the obvious notion of power-dressing, an idea that resonates with both sexes. Self-representation requires plenty of consideration and the power of strong clothes, rigorously tailored, offers a short-cut to getting your message across to everyone, loud and clear. Dan Ahwa
Alessandra Rich spring 2019. Lebek blazer, $ 359, from Smith & Caughey’s.
Mildred Pierce (1945).
Maggie Marilyn coat $ 1360.
Anine Bing blazer, $ 589, from Fabric.