ractical Summer jackets
My pink jacket has probably been my most worn item in my wardrobe this Spring and Summer. It is lightweight and practical. During May and June the weather in the UK was decidedly chilly yet I was bored with my darker coloured jackets. So I bought this lightweight wool blazer ( reduced from £150 to £90 but only small size left) from Arket. However, they still have a good selection of both neutral and coloured blazers.
I like Arket as a brand. It is Swedish in origin and I find that their tailoring is well cut and they use good fabrics.
I also like their concept of long-lasting design. They source durable and sustainable materials plus they offer a recycling scheme which you can read about here.
Above I have teamed my pink blazer with a pair of Hopefashionuk
ractical summer jackets
Classic summer jackets
Scarf from a selection at Chicatanyage scarf shop.
A different look with a pair of slim black trousers (many years old) and my favourite metallic ankle boots.
Above is how I styled my jacket when we met up with Susan of Unefemme and her husband for Sunday lunch in Shoreditch. Pink and blue tassel scarf Chicatanyage scarf shop. If any of the scarves you like are sold out I may be able to re-order email me at
I have always loved pink jackets you can see last years version here. It is from Joseph and many years old.
All photographs taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram
For my American readers:
If you are organised and good at forward planning you might like to take advantage of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale which starts today for cardholders. If you are not a cardholder you will need to apply here.
My advice for perusing any sale is to stick to the classics. They are good opportunities to replace your basics. Check out their catalogue for ideas. I am now off to replace some of my worn