Let Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Inspire You To Buy A Beige Blazer This Summer

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s bathroom mirror selfies have become Insta-famous recently.

The model has taken to posting her outfits of the week on Instagram in what is now a signature pose: leaning nonchalantly against a pristine marble wall in her LA home. While obviously showcasing an impressive designer wardrobe, Rosie is also making a case for the importance of hard-working staples (because even A-list models outfit repeat).

One piece in particular keeps popping up: a beige blazer by Korean brand Low Classic that makes it into nearly every line-up. Just yesterday, she styled it with a knitted black dress and a leather Bottega Venetta Pouch clutch tucked under one arm.

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Rewind to 16 July and she’s styled the double-breasted jacket with all-white; back in May, it appeared three times in one post and then again the month before.

Rosie’s wardrobe is a pared-back mix of neutral separates, floor-pooling wide-leg trousers, Jacquemus shirting, ‘90s square-toe mules and a healthy dose of #oldCeline, but it’s that beige blazer that’s proving to be her most reliable piece. She’s worn it with everything from cycling shorts and leggings, to black jeans and body con dresses.

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While a black blazer will always remain a wardrobe staple, beige iterations (basically anything neutral) are soft enough to serve every and any kind of look. You can throw one over a floral midi dress, team it with as T-shirt and slip skirt, try A-line midis, jeans, tailored trousers – the list goes on. It’s trans-seasonal too: come September, you can layer up with turtleneck tops and lightweight cashmere knits. 

The cut is key to its versatility, though. There’s an ’80s undercurrent running through tailoring right now, so oversized fits, boxy shapes, big shoulders and longer lengths are the order of the day.

The Frankie Shop

(From left to right): Xenia faux-leather tapered pants (S$225.13); Linda belted lady blazer dress (S$379); Yoyo asymmetric pleated Tercel and cashmere-blend wrap skirt (S$297.24); Linda belted brushed-twill jumpsuit (S$332.41)

The Frankie Shop has nailed this distinctive silhouette that’s part relaxed borrowed-from-the-boys, part power woman. The Parisian brand – known for its neutral colour palette, generously pleated pants and utilitarian boiler suits – recently expanded from its tiny, insider-only known shop and now Net-a-porter can barely keep its collection in stock.

The beige blazer is The Frankie Shop’s bread and butter; this season there’s one in slubby linen, one with soft shawl lapels, a structured wool version and a suit complete with matching Bermuda shorts that shoppers can’t get enough of.

While womenswear tailoring was once deemed too stiff and restrictive for today’s casual climate, The Frankie Shop is proving that naturally uncoiffed hair and low-key makeup looks can tone down just about anything. In fact, it’s the secret to nailing those tricky smart/casual dress codes.

Just take it from Hailey Bieber, who took the trouser suit from corporate to urban cool by teaming it with trainers and a graphic sweatshirt.

Emily Ratajkowski, on the other hand, put a flirtatious twist on oversized tailoring – proving that a nipped-in waist can make anything look more feminine. The model underpinned her blazer with a pair of cycling shorts and finished the look with ‘90s-inspired accessories.

Last year, Victoria Beckham showed us that beige is the perfect companion to paintbox brights – everything from fuchsia to neon green look softer offset with a neutral, rather than black. If you find her look too much, try spotlighting a colourful bag instead.

The good news is, this hero piece is just as easy to find as it is to wear. From Max Mara to Topshop, we’ve rounded up our favourite beige blazers right here:

(From left to right): Arjé Rey linen-blend twill blazer (S$1425); Edward Crutchley Single-breasted wool blazer (S$827); Top Shop Sand Single Breasted Blazer (S$115.57); The Row Ciel wool-blend crepe blazer (S$3,508.50)
(From left to right): Max Mara Rosina single-breasted camel wool and silk-blend jacket (S$1,840); Top Shop Single breasted jacket with linen (S$125.69); Joseph Lorenzo Wool-blend blazer (S$846.19); Nili Lotan Diana wool-blend blazer (S$1,262.73)

This article first appeared on ELLE UK.