J has an outerwear obsession, and with good reason! Find out just why a good jacket can make or break an outfit.
As ever with English Spring time, this weather is just point blank mental. One moment it is glorious sunshine and you are genuinely considering if it is too early for flip-flops ,the next; there is a hail storm hammering at your windows!
This obviously causes a lot of issues when getting dressed in the morning. Luckily I have developed a new obsession with coats and jackets meaning that although I might have cobbled an outfit together that is part sarong-clad-beach-babe part knitwear-enthusiast-mountaineer, my outerwear is sorted!
Parka + Scarf: Burberry
After many trials and errors trying to find a parka I was happy with, I stumbled across this beauty at the last sample sale. It has a removable quilted lining and is actually waterproof so is my saviour when the sky looks like Armageddon in the morning.
Jacket: Loppis, Sweden // Tube dress: Topshop
My last venture to Sweden, the land of the second hand shop, gave me a leather jacket. Ever since watching Grease I've wanted a leather jacket. Being a Summer (skin-tone), I needed to be careful with the colour but this worn brown is perfect. And when I wear it on a sunny day with skinny jeans and my ankle boots I feel exactly like an Avenger.
A wardrobe classic; the blazer, and a fairly tricky item as there's no doubt that a blazer either makes you look like you are going to school or that you are in fact a grown-up. Coming to terms that I am actually now 28 and accepting that being a grown-up isn't actually that bad, I invested in this blazer. It's wide shoulders and tailored waist work brilliantly to create that slim silhouette which I team with a loose fitting dress and some killer heels. On those days where I am feeling a bit intimidated by grown-up life, this outfit is my 'power' saviour.