Practical Parkas

Practical parkas

I bought this green parka last year from J.Crew. Unfortunately, they do not seem to be offering a similar style this season. See how I wore it last year. I found a good selection of parkas at both Nordstrom and John Lewis. I am wearing several layers as it was a sunny but chilly early morning near Richmond Park.

The navy boiled wool sleeveless jacket that you can just see under my parka is by Hopefashion. How I styled it last year. My grey roll neck is from Uniqlo (Uk). My new over the knee boots are from MarksandSpencer (US link)  I will be discussing them at greater length later.

Practical parkas

My red hat is a few years old from Whistles. Similar at Etsy

Green parka

Practical Parkas

My chunky red necklace is from Jaeger a few years ago. Similar at Etsy

Marks & Spencer long boots

A detail shot of my new MarksandSpencer (US link) over the knee boots. I have not worn over the knee boots for many years. Two reasons. The first I thought that I was “too old” and that they were a style more suited to the young. Secondly, I have small feet and wide calves. Never an easy combination when you are buying knee boots. Then I thought I should practice what I preach and be bolder. A friend alerted me to the ones above so I thought I would try them. I was agreeably surprised. They are comfortable, fit well which is a miracle for me.

Then I thought I should practice what I preach and be bolder. A friend alerted me to the ones above so I thought I would try them. I was agreeably surprised. They are comfortable and fit well, which is a miracle for me.

All photos by Laura Hines. She has perfectly captured the mood of the autumn colours. Follow her on Instagram.

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6 Comments

  1. Wendy in York
    2nd October 2017 / 11:41 am

    Thanks for being practical . My lifestyle is more parka than posh frock & it’s nice to see a selection . A make I like is Aigle & they are properly waterproof too . French I think ?

    • 3rd October 2017 / 3:25 pm

      Hi Wendy
      Thank you for letting me know about Aigle. I had a look and they are very nice.

  2. janeswitchenko
    2nd October 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Love this entire look! I, too, would have thought that over-the-knee boots would be too young a look–but they are not! With dark slacks/leggings, the look is very becoming, and suitable for any age. Thanks for your blog. I always enjoy it!

    • 3rd October 2017 / 3:27 pm

      Hi Jane
      Thank you for the compliment. I too was surprised that I liked the long boots. That is why I say it is always worth trying something. You never know. Glad you like the blog.

  3. Shirley Davey
    3rd October 2017 / 1:44 am

    Great looking outfit, you will stay nice and warm on cold or nippy mornings.

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