One of the most useful jackets I have in my wardrobe.

Useful jackets to have in your wardrobe

One of the most useful jackets I have in my wardrobe is my green parka. I originally bought it about four years ago from J.Crew. It is the jacket that I reach for as I go out the door to do small errands or some local shopping. Mine is unlined so I can wear it both summer and winter. When it gets really cold I wear a padded gilet underneath.

I have done some research and put together a selection of useful jackets. Styles that I feel would be a good addition to your wardrobe, that is if you did not already own a similar one or might need to replace an old one.

Details of above:-

Beige polo neck sweater Hush at JL&P | Yellow quilted jacket J.Crew US|Two tone wool scarf Chicatanyage shop |Stripe tote bag Boden |Earrings Toolally at JL&P |Brown suede ankle boots Everlane |Tan joggers JL&P.

Green parka, joggers, sweater and boots.

Details of above:-

Blue polo neck sweater Everlane |Green parka Hush |Blue/green print scarf Chicatanyage shop |Black leather bum bag Hush at JL&P |Blue earrings JL&P |Black ankle boots Everlane |joggers with stripes Hush at JL&P

Useful jackets to have in your wardrobe

My green parka shown here with a pair of long black boots in 2017 at Ham Common. Photograph by Laury Hines

Green Parka jacket and track pants

Worn with a pair of navy stripe joggers and white sneakers at Hampton Court Palace last year. Photograph by Laury Hines.

Useful jackets to have in your wardrobe

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6 Comments

  1. Liz
    26th October 2020 / 15:05

    Thanks for including warm palette as well as cool colours in your selections !

  2. 26th October 2020 / 20:04

    Thank you for your great blog. I’m in Sydney but still need a jacket and love the Uniqlo quilted jackets and coats, good value too .

  3. Katrinka
    27th October 2020 / 12:12

    I love the color combination of scarf and hat you’ve put together with the green parka. It adds a spark that I’d not have thought of doing. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Sara
    28th October 2020 / 09:59

    Loved the J Crew yellow coat. Tried to buy it, but was informed that, if I wanted to return it, the postage costs would be £35!! Yes, I double checked. How did/do you buy yours, Josephine? We do not have any JCrew stockists nearby, so it has to be online. I cannot risk an internet order with that cost as a possibility. Great shame as it looked nigh on perfect to be my go-to coat for now. I was so delighted to see it as all other puffer styles have a distinct Michelin-man look…… See today’s Guardian for more on that (G2)
    Can quite see why your JCrew has been so useful

    • 28th October 2020 / 12:09

      Hello Sara

      I agree with you that is a ridiculous price for a return. J.Crew used to have a concession store in John Lewis but I have just checked and it is not there any more. I bought mine in the J.Crew store in Sloane Square about three years ago. On further research, I have read that they have now closed all their UK stores. I use some US brands as I have about 50% USA readers although I am using less than I used to as I know that duty and shipping are getting very costly and taking a long time.

      I have also read that J.Crew is having financial difficulties due to the current situation. You could try Lands End, they sometimes have similar items at lower prices. https://www.landsend.co.uk/Search?q=womens+quilted+jackets&simplesearch=#scroll=1669

      Barbour https://rstyle.me/+Yus9X87phn3VBcVmJenO4g at John Lewis also have some good jackets but they are a bit more expensive.

      Hope this is useful

      best wishes

      Josephine

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