Welcome to the dog days of summer: A time when summer fashion can feel like an endless stream of silky slip dresses, denim cut-offs, and strappy sandals. If you're feeling a bit uninspired, don't worry — you're not alone. It looks like Kendall Jenner and her recent blazer and brogues ensemble are leading the charge in the slow sartorial transition from summer to fall. The supermodel proved just how seamless it can be to work cold-weather pieces into your warm-weather wardrobe — and the look is super easy to emulate on your own.
After being photographed at the Wimbledon final this past weekend, the eldest Jenner sister was spotted at a dinner celebrating Love Magazine in London on July 15. She attended alongside everyone from man-about-town Derek Blasberg to up-and-coming model (and girlfriend to Brooklyn Beckham), Hana Cross. For the event, Jenner donned a dark gray longline belted blazer designed by Prada — sans undershirt — with a pair of black Bermuda-style shorts for the occasion. She accessorized her outfit with black studded derby shoes, also by the Italian brand. A bronzed and highlighted beauty look and glossy, wavy hair rounded out the entire ensemble.
Belted blazers have been summer's unexpected go-to jacket this season. From lighter pastel shades to even tweed versions, the topper has definitely proven its versatility. It's also no secret that short suits have been everywhere, and Jenner's pick is the perfect example of how to wear the piece seamlessly into August and September as the weather slowly but surely changes and cools down.
Luckily, all of your favorite labels have so many options to choose from right now. Reformation offers more relaxed versions, while brands like And Other Stories have fitted options complete with shoulder pads and larger lapels. When shopping for one right now, look for alternatives in neutral colors like black, gray, white, and navy. Not only will they look perfect with light-wash denim now, but they'll be super easy to alternate into your wardrobe later.
The blazer wasn't the only classic piece in her outfit, though. Her menswear-inspired brogues have been a longtime closet classic thanks to their clunky yet polished appearance. Plus, a sturdy pair of shoes can be super durable come the colder months, and can often be interchangable with your winter boots thanks to their thick, rubber soles.
Jenner's shoes are more statement making thanks to their massive studs, but brands like Dr. Martens make more simplistic pairs that have been around for decades. Stella McCartney has also become known in recent seasons for her selection of options with platforms that are adorned with everything from metallic stars to contrasting stripes.
With so many options to choose from, you have no reason not to start shopping. Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the best blazers and brogues that you can pick up right now to get you ready for fall.