Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Big Cover Up

Right, I know we are still (supposedly) in the middle of summer, but the thing is, the high street is on the turn... Spring/Summer 11 is slowly but surely evolving into Autumn/Winter 11 and its looking mighty fine! Every time I shop (which is every few days on average hahaha), I notice more and more cooler weather items emerging, which has got me thinking about layers, coats and jackets!! In my opinion, a girl needs a good range of jackets and coats in her wardrobe (particularly in a cool and rainy country like the UK!) Each year we get a whole host of new styles and designs, however, there are particular styles that are always in style and remain classic, season in, season out. Below is my classic selection, eternally stylish and wearable season on season:

1) The classic leather bomber, ASOS £120. Best in black, cropped on the waist, zipped front and made of soft, supple leather. This jacket has been given an update with the shearling collar (removable - more the better)

2) Classic beige trench coat, Burberry at net-a-porter.com £650. Ever since Audrey Hepburn wore the classic Burberry trench in Breakfast at Tiffany's, this item has remained effortlessly stylish and eternally chic. Of course, there are some beautiful trench coats on the high street, Topshop and Zara always have a good selection. I do not yet own a Burberry trench but aspire to one day - a very good friend of mine managed to get the classic double breasted beige trench at Bicester outlet in Oxford for around £400!

3) Classic Blazer, ASOS £55. A good fit is essential, classic colours are most versatile (think blakck, navy blue, dark grey and beige). Roll up sleeves are cute and can make your look a litle more casual. Blazers are perfect for chucking over dresses as the weather cools down a bit, but look equally as good with jeans and wedges.

4) Faux Fur coat ASOS £70. Another true style classic, these days its all about the faux fur and with so many realistic faux fur coats on the high street, there is little need to go down the real route. Anything goes with fur coats, cut below the waist or hitting the knee, a fitted style is essential, and belted in at the waist always adds a touch of glamour and femininity.

5) Casual day to day/festival style jacket, ASOS £60. A good casual jacket is always a clever buy, and so easily chucked on with jeans and flats. I really like the below jacket, the quilting and colour is old school and a tad geeky, but I love it : )

So there you have it glamorous girls, a selection of truly classic and versatile coats and jackets. All new season but so classic that they will be just as relevant and stylish years down the line. I will feature my own gorgeous Zara leather jacket, River Island Blazer and Armani exchange winter coat (a bit of a splurge last winter but so warm!) in a future post xoxo


  1. I totally agree with you, I already feel like it's all about fall fashion. These are all great pics, especially the leather jacket. It's so classic and I really like how you can remove the shearing if you want to. Nice post!


  2. Amazing post, you've summed up outerwear perfectly! I'm a jacket/coat/blazer addict and my wardrobe is bursting with all three pieces, but I can't help it! That's the only thing I look forward to in winter - getting a new cover-up :)

  3. Thanks Dale and Vanessa you are so sweet xx The leather jacket is gorgeous, I already have a perfect black leather jacket but am thinking about investing in a dark brown for this winter... hehe I too look forward to a new coat in winter... new boots too!! xx

  4. lovely post :) inspiring! I love the coat jacket!


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  6. I wish it was colder outside so I can wear all those pretty layers ! Wich reminds me, I definitely need a trench coat !

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  7. Love your selections, especially the 2nd one!

  8. great picks! i love the last one.

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  9. great picks especially the trench coat, i love them i'm hoping to get one this winter! i've got the leather jacket in the first picture i love how easy it is to wear it goes with everything :) x

  10. great blog, love all of the jackets, because they are all really different. Great for next season. nice post dear, and great blog. WE LIKE

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  11. Thank you for all your comments xx Trench coats are great, they really smarten an outfit up and look amazingly effective with skinny jeans and simple flats xx


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