You can’t beat a classic jacket and jeans especially at this time of year. Ideally, you should be able to wear a jacket on its own in Spring, however that is wishful thinking this April as it continues to be cold. Most days I am still wearing my jackets underneath a light raincoat.
I can’t believe that I have owned this jacket by Armani Collezioni since the early noughties. Definitely a shop your wardrobe item. It comes out of storage every Autumn and does not go back till early Summer. You can see how I wore it in March 2016.
It nearly went into the donate pile this year as I was determined to cull my wardrobe back to the essentials.
To give my jacket an update and a new lease of life I have teamed it with my wide leg jeans. I think that it looks more modern than wearing it with a pair of classic trousers. When the weather gets warmer I will swap my navy sweater for a white tee.
You will want to opt for a style which nips in at the waist for the most flattering effect. If waisted shapes do not suit your figure you could play around with some of the new looser fits or boyfriend styles.
My wide leg jeans are by MeandEm. If you are petite this style of jean may not work for you. MeandEm has a variety of other styles and their jeans are very good quality. If you like the straighter leg style I can highly recommend my Levis.
Selection of classic jackets:
PS. Thank you all so much for your enthusiasm and support for our new scarf shop venture. We sold out of many of the styles very quickly. The leopard print scarves were the most popular. Apologies if you missed out the first time we have now restocked and are offering three new colours in the leopards plus 100% cashmere scarf/shawls in bright Spring colours and some new colours added to the wool scarf/shawls.