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    Words: Natalie Rigg.

    Photographs: Markn

    This power piece can be daunting: The Edit’s KIM HERSOV shows you how to wear it with style and confidence

    In arresting hues, exotic leathers and razor-sharp cuts, spring welcomes a new closet heroine: the statement jacket. From square-shouldered blazers at Roland Mouret and Roberto Cavalli, to belted, utility cover-ups at Belstaff, and sleeveless overcoats at Lanvin and Proenza Schouler, there’s a style to suit everyone and every occasion this season. “I see the strong jacket as an investment. It will work with everything you already own, so you can really maximize its potential,” says Kim Hersov. “It’s simply a case of softening with the correct separates – think slouchy pants, easy T-shirts and silk blouses for day. After dark, luxe pencil skirts teamed with heels are a modern yet glamorous approach.”

    Office chic

    Inspired by the ’80s, this bold-shouldered Roland Mouret jacket makes an on-trend alternative to a classic blazer. Soften the angular lines with feminine tailoring.

    style remix

    block party

    Go for high-contrast color-blocking with a yellow and white geometric clutch.

    the right cut

    Contrast the strict silhouette of the jacket with billowing wide-leg pants and a matching

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