Spring is finally on its way…… and, what a long Winter this seems to have been. I heard a great saying, the other day, “March roars in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”. This is the perfect idiom, because it was “bucketing down” with snow, last week! Now, at last, we are experiencing milder, Spring weather, which is making me feel more optimistic about getting the garden furniture out.
With warmer weather comes the opportunity to swop over to lighter attire. We can then ditch items which cause us to overheat – this can, of course, happen, naturally, as it does quite often! But, menopause aside, if we are lucky enough to experience some warmer rays of sunshine, we will be able to pack away the opaque tights, heavy winter coats and thick woollen jumpers – turning, instead, to more breathable materials, such as wafty cottons, linens and lightweight jackets! Hooray….. and I won’t be sorry to say “goodbye” to my beanie hat flat hair, which I have had for the last three or four months.
In today’s post, I thought I would show you what I have been wearing over the past few weeks, striking that happy balance of keeping the chill out and keeping me snug.
My first piece of outerwear is my “oh so versatile” trench/mac. A few of my favourite wardrobe staples get worn, all year round, especially “core” pieces such as the trench. I picked up this up well over five years ago, in a Zara sale.
I can’t even remember how much I paid for it. It’s a little on the roomy side – think it’s a “Large”. It’s perfect to wear with jumpers, underneath, in the winter months and then to pop over a floaty midi dress in Spring/Summer. I love to pull the belt in tight to give me that cinched in look.
I do not have a defined waist, as such, so this gives that illusion. I am forever finding new ways to wear it – making it such a great purchase. There are some great trenches on the High Street at the moment, which I think are great value and will stand the test of time, like this one
The other two items of outerwear I am sharing with you are my Chanel inspired boucle jackets (one long, one short). This is a fashion trend created by Coco Chanel, back in the 1950’s. It was initially inspired by menswear tailoring – with its edgy, boxy fit and logo buttons, it remains a firm favourite with all generations, to this day.
This season, I have noticed an array of various versions of this style on the high street. As you can see, it is a truly versatile piece that works with a multitude of outfits. The longer red jacket was bought around six weeks ago in the Zara sale. I managed to get it for £29.99 (reduced from £119.00).
Like most people, I’ve limited my shopping over the last few years, only making room for items worthy of space in my limited storage.
They have to be purchased for the long-term, and this jacket – even though I didn’t pay a lot for it – is one of those “special” purchases.
Both of these jackets are lightweight and the style makes them the perfect investment item for Spring. And, its classic, timeless silhouette means it will never go out of style and can be worn, season after season.
The blue boucle jacket was purchased from Topshop, long ago. It has beautiful splashes of colour running through the thread (pinks, yellows and green), which stand out against the vibrant blue colour. I was so attracted to the scalloped edge of this jacket, making it unique. The days of nostalgia come flooding back when I look at this jacket. This is from the era when we could wander into the store and have a good old browse – oh, how I miss that. I haven’t been to London for a good while but, when on a visit, I would always pop into their flagship shop at the top of Oxford Street. It will be sad to see it all closed up now.
I hope you have enjoyed my post and I have given you some style inspiration for the “slightly” warmer weather, which may arrive soon (fingers crossed). Have you started to think about what you will be wearing and are you tempted by any new styles available? Let us know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you.
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