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The humble waistcoat is enjoying a resurgence this season – and it’s easy to see why. Like all great wardrobe icons, it has versatility at its core and can take you from easy, off-duty elegance to statement evening look with just a few easy styling switches. For us, it’s the perfect summer-in-the-city addition to our wardrobes.

Top Tips

For summer, it can be worn with nothing underneath or layered over a simple tee if you want more coverage.

Take it to the office. While it works well as an off-duty item, the waistcoat is a great way to switch up your workwear during the warmer months.

Choose lighter fabrics, such as linen and hopsack, to stay cool throughout the season.

Top Tips

Keep it simple. A waistcoat may seem like a tricky item to wear, but consider it a replacement for a tank top or T-shirt – there’s no need to overthink it.

Wearing one as part of an oversized three-piece suit is impactful and stylish, and a great alternative for occasion dressing this summer.

Let it take you from day to evening with a few tiny tweaks – just add midi heels and statement jewellery.