Perfect for Spring Breton Tops, Blazers, and Denim

As we tentatively tiptoe out of lockdown and out of the door, I’m looking at what to wear, right now. I’m changing my habits, slightly, and finding my fashion feet again.  Our ever-changeable weather means there is still a need for warm layers. It’s certainly not the time to go without a coat or something warm to throw on.

In today’s post, I will show you what I have been wearing to beat the chill. Everything I’ve featured is fail-safe options, which will be perfect for Spring. They are from my wardrobe plus a few new additions, to spice things up. These are items that are comfortable and stylish, for anyone’s closet. They enable me to get ready without having to think about it. They are my staples, and whenever I wear them, they make me feel good.  Hopefully, they will inspire you if you are looking for some ideas.

The coatigan, blazer and shirt in today’s post are from “Mint Velvet” (they are old favourites), a brand you can always rely on for superb quality. The jeans are from “& Other Stories” and “Warehouse”. The Breton top is from “Boden”. It’s “preloved”. I managed to buy it on Depop for £12.00.  The bag is by Michael Korrs – it’s over ten years old.

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It’s perfect weather to bring out the blazer. This is a piece of clothing that is so versatile. It’s transeasonal and able to work with several styles – never failing to be on-trend. I love the blend of timeless style and functionality a blazer brings. The blazer can add structure to a pair of casual jeans or a touch of glamour when it’s added to a statement dress. This MV double-breasted jacket is a quality cloth. It was a great investment piece (bought a few years ago) that will last a long time.


I talked briefly about this Camel Split Seam Coat, last year.  Click here to see how I styled it. Back then, I had been lusting after it for a good while but didn’t want to pay £199.00. So, I waited, and it was eventually reduced to £79.00 in July of last year. I was quick to take advantage of the offer.

Since then, I have worn it a lot. With it not being lined and the wool being as light as a feather, I have found it to be a very versatile item to wear in the cooler summer months as well as winter.


Where jeans are concerned, I tend to go for an item that is right for me and authentic to my style, which for everyone is a personal thing. There are so many different styles on offer this season. It is a case of trial and error. A favourite style of mine is the high waist, straight leg jean. A few years ago, I bought a pair from “ Warehouse”. I wore them until they fell to bits – click here to see them on previous posts. I was determined to replace them. Then, I noticed a similar pair in the sale (“Warehouse”, again). So, I bought both the light and mid-wash. They are the most comfortable jeans and I’m thrilled I only paid £15.00 each for them.

My flared jeans which I bought recently are from “& Other Stories”.   At first, I had noticed them on some very stylish ladies on Instagram. But I was originally inspired by Jenna Coleman in the TV series, “The Serpent”. I loved the seventies retro style of clothes she wore throughout this series. I’m wearing them here with my “Mint Velvet” military shirt and coat. You can also see them on my last post –  click here to have a look.

My “& Other Stories” flares are currently £65.00. But, I managed to get a reduction of £12.00 taking the price to £52.00 (see the link below).

Thank you for your time and I hope you have enjoyed reading this post!

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Please leave a message in the comments if you have any questions.

Take care.

Alison xx


    • Can’t go wrong with Breton stripes, I find them so flattering and summery. Apparently, we have warmer
      weather coming at the weekend in the UK. I do hope so, as it’s been so cold. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  1. These are all timeless pieces! Those jeans fit you so well and are really flattering! You got them for such a steal!

    • I searched for quite a while to find the straight leg jeans – pure luck, that they
      were in the sale. Have a good weekend.x

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    I love the flared jeans. And the long cardigan. I’m enjoying blazer weather too. Barely got to wear them last year. Have a lovely weekend xx

    • I picked a few items up last year too, then like you I didn’t get a
      chance to wear them, hopefully, our steps out of lockdown will continue, back
      to normality – or as near to it as we can. xx

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    I will forever love stripes! Those are both such great looks – I really love your neutral coat too!

    Life is a Shoe

  4. Love the double-breasted jacket. I have one in denim and will take it out of the closet to update the look.

    • Thank you, Barbara. Such a versatile piece perfect for this time of year. xx

  5. Lovely classic pieces. A Breton top, jeans and a blazer is the perfect spring outfit. Waiting for the coat to go on sale was a wise move, it’s gorgeous! Thanks for linking up

    Emma xxx

    • Yes, I was lucky to swoop in at the right time – I love a discount or bargain.

    • Thank you so much. This coat was such a great buy – hope you’re having a lovely weekend.xx

  6. I love how easy outfit creation becomes with a few classic staples! Those jeans are so fun. I recently got a similar pair and they are really comfortable and quickly became favorites. Also, you have inspired me to get out some of my Breton stripes. I have gone through phases with them and most are packed away somewhere. But it is such a fun, classic spring and summer style! Thanks for linking with me, my friend.


    • You are so welcome Michele. Pleased you found this post helpful. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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