My jacket picks for ‘Swinter’
The Great British Weather
You could say its much like the Great British Bake off with some of the unexpected disasters and triumphs it is producing at the minute. They’re calling it ‘swinter’ because it can’t make its bloody mind up!
Although it’s probably fair to say that the British summer is slowly fading away from us. So I think we can all start preparing to batten down the hatches on our summer clothes (unless of course you are jetting off somehwere with a tropical climate – in which case congratulations you lucky things) for the rest of us we can begin to shop for autumn/ winter. Yay, I guess.
I have chosen 5 jackets (and styled them, bonus) all of which you can wear in the mythical time that is ‘British summer’ or drizzly, cold autumn/ winter.
Style 1: Denim Jacket (Topshop – £39)
Don’t be afraid to ‘double denim’ it up. Just be careful how you do it, choose slightly different shades of denim and wear them with basic layers. Like the white crop top and shoes, just adding a splash of colour with the neck-scarf or head-scarf.
Ribbed Crop Top (River Island – £7)
Cross Front Brogue (Matalan – £15)
Polka Dot Neck Scarf (Ralph Lauren – £33)
Skinny High Ankle Jeans (H&M – £20)
Outfit total: £114
Style 2: Suede Jacket (Mango – £160)
Okay so maybe this jacket is quite expensive, but it’s great! If it is too out of your budget then there are similar ones from Missguided that are around £40 (follow the link to find it). This look has gone straight back to the 70’s with suede, tassels, wild print and pretty sandals.
Leather Sandals (H&M – £40)
Print Mini Skirt (River Island – £30)
Gold Metallic Vest (Reiss – £50)
Outfit total: £280
Style 3: Mac Coat (Miss Selfridge – £65)
They also have a very similar jacket that is sleeveless. You can find it here.
A mac is an essential piece of clothing to have in your wardrobe. You can keep warm in winter by building up layers underneath or have it as a lightweight jacket when its warmer. The tie around the middle gives great definition to your waist. For me a long coat like this i’d prefer to style with boots so it doesn’t make me look my short 5ft 5″.
Ripped Hayden Jeans (Topshop – £42)
Turtleneck stripe crop top (Motel – £22)
Brown Ankle Boots (H&M – £25)
Suede Leather Belt (Next – £12)
Outfit Total: £166
Style 4: Gilet (Tesco – £25)
I think this Gilet looks at least twice what it costs, which is never a bad thing for us shoppers. I’ve gone for a festival chic styling with this jacket. But it would also look great over almost anything, and it provides that extra bit of warmth without covering all of your outfit up.
Suede Slouchy Bag (River Island – £55)
Cold Shoulder Print Tunic (River Island – £24)
Lace Up Peep Toe Ankle Boots (ASOS – £45)
Outfit Total: £149
Style 5: Leather Jacket (River Island – £85)
I have 3 leather jackets because I wear them constantly, I love them with just about anything. They can add an edge to any outfit whether it’s a girly dress or a basic jeans and tee day or a night out.
I don’t really see the need to buy real leather if there is an alternative, and nowadays the ‘leather look’ jackets look good enough to be leather. This jacket is a pretty big statement in itself with the fur lining and so I styled it with a simple monochrome outfit, except for one hell of a bright accessory.
Vogue Split Side T-Shirt (New Look – £10)
Leather and Suede Fringed Duffle (River Island – £65)
Adidas Originals Los Angeles Trainers (Urban Outfitters – £65)
Black Disco Leggings (New Look – £18)
Outfit Total: £243
Hopefully the weather will stay beautiful for us for a bit longer, but you can never be too prepared.
Feel free to comment with any jackets you’ve got your eye on our have recently bought
Just remember “Winter is coming”