I think we are all getting a bit bored with our winter clothes, I know I am. Yet it is still cold here in London and Spring has definitely not sprung yet. One of the most useful items in my wardrobe is my tried and tested parka. Mine is at least three years old from J.Crew. See how I styled it in 2017. J.Crew currently offer a very similar style to this one which they are calling a rain jacket. The new version comes in some lovely bright colours if you feel like adding some bright tones to take you into Spring.
I have chosen a very casual look for a stroll along the banks of the river Thames near Hampton Court Palace. My side stripe trousers are a couple of years old from MeandEm. If you are after the athletic wear look, in my opinion, MeandEm has the best selection of sports lux side stripe trousers.
Anatomy of the outfit:
Kharki parka J.Crew (also available at JohnLewis&partners) / Blue crew neck sweater JohnLewis&partners / Scarf St. Tropez market. Cream Heattech polo Uniqlo / Navy/white stripe trousers MeandEm / Blue cashmere gloves JohnLewis&partners / Addidas Stan
To complete the sporty look I have added my tried and trusted Adidas Stan Smiths Possibly not the best choice for a walk on muddy grass, however a quick wipe down with a damp cloth when I got home and they were as good as new.
Just peeking out is my favourite hanky hen style sweater from Woolovers. This season available in soft mint, bubblegum pink and pale pink.
I know I keep talking about layers, however I really think it is the way to go as we slowly transition into a new season. You never know from one day to the next what temperature you are going to get.
All photographs taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram