Now, I cannot deny my winter jacket collection is VAST.
I am British after all. I wore some form of a jacket in dear old Blighty, most days of my adult life – I may just as well confess right here and now, it’s a hard habit to break.
When I describe the perfect outfit for my classic style personality, it would ALWAYS include a jacket.
The one outfit that never dates and can take you almost anywhere. Add a striped tee, or a classic button-down. Accessorise with your favourite scarf, handbag and sunnies – pure P E R F E C T I O N on every level.
So as soon as the weather turns a few degrees cooler, I make a bee-line for my jacket wardrobe.
Yes, I have many choices.
Probably far too many – but let’s hope Jonny is not reading this! 😉
Green Collarless Colour Block Trim Jacket* $37.39 SheIn (Note: the sizing is extremely small. I’m wearing L)| Yassou Keyhole Top in Cream* $69.50 (on sale) Bohemian Traders (Tip: size down, I’m wearing M and could easily have worn S) | Drop Crotch Pant in Khaki $129.00 Bohemian Traders (wearing S) | Necklace: Uberkate Extra Small Circle* $99.00 | Sunnies: Kitty Brown Quay Sunglasses* $55 She Street
Winter 2016 is all about the bomber.
Would I be able to resist?
No way Jóse.
It’s also a second time around effort for me too (yes, I’m that old 😉 ) it’s a style I embraced in the early nineties, so I’m delighted to add it back into my 2016 jacket arsenal.
Within 1.5 milliseconds I was committed to the cause and on the lookout for the perfect bomber.
The main question is whether I would splurge the cash or seek out a bargain?
If it’s not a classic style, or leather/suede, dip your toe in gently.
Test out the goods. See if the style works for you and you shape, before you invest heavily in a trend that might not be around for long.
Every glossy mag has the hottest off-duty model showcasing the stylish bomber.
So if you’re up for the challenge, now seems like the right time to embrace the bomber jacket.
Khaki seems to be the colour of choice at the moment – although I do also have a black and a multicoloured one (see the slideshow below).
How to wear:
- Lose fitting tee, jeans or drop crotch with ankle boots – for a casual cool touch.
- Over a plain LBD with opaques for a sophisticated evening vibe.
- Half-tuck striped tee, boyfriend jeans and sneakers, plus a fab scarf for the days when only off-duty comfort will do.
- Lightweight and not too padded/quilted will work better for curvy girls.
- Wear over longer tops to emphasise waist definition.
I have always been a lover of white – especially in winter.
And because I’m not good at following fashion rules, I believe it can be worn easily throughout the whole year.
Monochrome is classic, crisp and will live forever, so breakout your favourite summer white jacket and make it winter friendly with a bit of imagination.
White Boyfriend Ponte Sleeved Blazer* $27.95 (Note: Sizing is small, I’m wearing the L) | Tee: Ruby and Lilli (sold out online) | Ava Black Rip Jeans $79.00 Frankie and Co | Boots: Beat Slingback Boots $179.00 (on sale reduced from $349) Mimco
How to Wear:
- Winter white with jet-black is sublime. Rough the black up with your favourite denim or wear a classic black wide-leg pant.
- Dark Denim plus a white jacket finished off with a hit of tan.
- Add a patterned scarf or throw for extra snugglyness on a chilly day.
- Mix up your footwear, swap ankle boots for a sneaker.
Most figures benefit from a large hit of waist definition.
Choosing a jacket that is fitted or shorter as the back (waistline) gives the illusion of a waist.
The first jacket on the slideshow is a true winner both on the classic and style stakes – its also a
For extra confidence wear your jackets over a longer shirt, blouse or tee, half-tuck works a treat too. This way you get all the benefits, but still have coverage below the waist, over the butt and top of thighs.
Here is a just a few ideas from my jacket robe…I may be off to pick up a new black leather today 😉
How’s your jacket collection looking? Have you embraced the bomber? Is winter white your thing?
Items marked with * have been gifted to me in accordance with my disclosure policy.