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From buttoned-up celebrations to laid-back sunset boat rides, this spring version of your classic navy blazer will cover all the bases. By Aricia Symes-Elmer // photographs by Glenn Scott


Occasion Appropriate From country club luncheons to casual spring weddings, this lightweight linen blazer provides simple sophistication for the shift to warmer weather without causing overheating. Color is everywhere this season, and this gingham shirt paired with a patterned tie in the same tones keeps the look clean but interesting. rob unmoor navy linen blazer, $598, giblees. j. mclaughlin hunter green gingham shirt, $145, j. mclaughlin. villa bolgheri silk tie, $125, shaban’s. lejon tulliani leather belt, $85, shaban’s. tommy bahama “curtis” khaki, $98, i&g tailoring and designs. cole haan tan penny loafers, $159, hyman’s pennyworth’s.

Night on the Town Lighten up your look for a night out on the town. Stay away from shirts that evoke the office, and pick a bright color and interesting sheen. Keep it untucked and pair with a slim uncinched tie for extra swagger. Washed-out denim lightens the look for spring and keeps it looking cool. Frame a graphic T or printed shirt with your blazer for a cool, classy, and flexible approach. stone rose grenadine textured shirt, $139.96, giblees. dibi slim tie, $45, giblees. tommy bahama salt water-washed denim, $118, i&g tailoring and designs. josef seibel black lace-up, $149, hyman’s pennyworth’s.

Weekend Warrior Add a punch of color to your casual vibe with tinted denim, which is back in style this spring. Make it work by keeping the rest simple; a linen shirt and navy blazer fit the bill. Pair with summer boots, canvas sneakers, or leather sandals, and skip the socks. (Or, pick up a pair of low-cut loafer socks that give you the look, but still provide comfort.) mavi seafoam denim, $98, giblees. j. mclaughlin washed linen shirt, $145, j. mclaughlin. j. mclaughlin woven canvas belt, $75, j. mclaughlin. barcelona derby ankle boot, $185, j.l. coombs. peter grimm fedora, $55, giblees.