Spring trench coats

Trench coats seem to have grown in size this season. The trend for Spring is for oversized and longer. The look is more casual. Less rigid and severe.

As I have mentioned before when I am in France I love reading the french magazines. One of my favourites is Femme Majuscule. They have an excellent section on La Mode. In a recent addition they featured trench coats but not as we know them (see above). Loose and casual was the way to go. I have always loved trench coats and can still remember a wonderful grey version I had for many years. It finally wore out. I do find on us older women they can sometimes look “too classic” and a bit “buttoned up.” For this reason I have not owned one for a few years now.

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Spring parkas a la parisiennes

Since my visit to Paris last December I have been looking for a parka A la parisienne street style. I have finally found one that works well for me. It is grey, a better colour for me than khaki. The parka I am wearing is by JDWilliams (US & UK). It comes in sizes 10 to 32 uk and 6 to 28 US. It is lightly padded so warm enough worn over a thick sweater now or later with a simple tee. The hood is detachable.

The cream sweater I am wearing is by Winserlondon last season. Similar wool cashmere roll neck at House of Fraser (reduced from £69 to £39) Classic black trousers by Winserlondon

Fabulous photo by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram. Yes it is my car. Getting old now but still going well. Like me!

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Pointy toe flat shoes for Spring

I am so glad that pointy toe flat shoes are back in fashion for Spring. My feet never looked very good in the round toe bally flats that have been so popular for the last few seasons. The reason for this is at 5’7″ and size 37 feet round toed shoes just look silly. They shorten my feet and can give the impression that I am about to topple over. Not a good look.

ABOVE; Collection of flats from Nordstrom. From top left Vivien snakeskin flat // Pastel pointy toe flat // Spot bow pointy toe // Laser cut loafer.

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