The Spring Jacket Edit
I don’t want to sound like your grandma but I’m starting to see signs of Daffodils in our local park and its bringing me all the Spring joy.
I love living in England, I’m such a seasons fan. I love summer, the long drawn out days, the sandy babies, throwing on the same sandals every morning but by September I’m always so excited to wear socks again and get out my snug winter coats and scarves and embrace all the layers.
Basically I love when a new season starts and then I’m SO over it a few months later. And right now I’m so excited for Spring. I’m bored of wearing the same big parka on repeat and dressing purely for ultimate warmth. As someone thats prone to heat rash (nice) and gets a bit aggy when I’m too hot I think Spring could well be my favourite season. All the flowers blooming and the first signs of golden evenings after what can sometimes feel like a never ending winter. Or at least January. January was legit never ending.
I love Spring fashion as well, I think Summer and Winter can be too extreme, needing to dress purely to cope with the temperatures. But Spring you can enjoy your midi skirts without having to don black tights, you can add a jacket to an outfit if you want to but you don’t have to dress based purely on practical necessity.
And so, on that note, I thought I’d share with you my staple Spring jackets. They’re all pieces that I’ve had for at least one Spring already and I find when I rotate between them they cover all eventualities, preventing any mid season panic purchases.
First up, the trusty leather jacket. I’ve been through too many to admit faux leather jackets and they never wear well. I hate when they stretch and sag around the elbows, andI find over time the material ends up thinning and ripping. A couple of years ago I fawned over this blush Whistles leather jacket for a good few months and then jumped at the chance when it was in a mid season sale.
I’ve never found the perfect leather jacket (until now 🙌🏼) I’ve always felt a bit too bikery in a black one. Being tall I already feel very big and bulky and so adding to that a black jacket with pockets and buckles and whatnot I felt the look was always too harsh.
I like wearing leather jackets to weddings, I think they perfectly pair with and dress down a smart outfit to get the right day-to-evening look. But again, I felt like black leather jackets were always a bit too extreme.
Then this blush pink beauty entered my life and all my problems were solved. It’s as soft as Nova’s bottom, the perfect shade (not too pink but not too beige), it fits well and I love that I know I’ll now never need to buy another leather jacket agin. Thank bloody goodness.
Next up, the trench. A classic wardrobe staple and actually perfect for all the seasons. Paired with a thick-as-can-be jumper for the winter or a bright and breezy top for Spring/Summer. This option makes me feel like I could work in an office. And seeing as I’ve never had an office job I love pretending that I’ve got somewhere important to be.
I think I’m going to end up describing all these jackets as the perfect throw-on-and-go piece. Maybe because that’s one of the main things I look for in a new item. I have to be comfy and feel like myself and it has to be practical otherwise I never end up wearing it.
And the perfect, light weight trench does just that. Light, easy to wear and can be dressed up or down.
Next up is a little Khaki number. This is the lightest of all the options, definitely more suited to the Summer end of Spring. But its such a great throw-on-with-everything item (see I did it again). As someone who’s wardrobe is almost entirely black and grey I like adding a little bit of colour to my accessories. A green jacket, silver trainers, that’s about as far as I push the boat out.
I like that its cropped so it works well with high waisted jeans, which is what I spend the vast majority of my life in. Also because it’s got a shirt-y feel you can button it up and wear it as its own look rather than just an additional layer.
This jacket tends to be my alternative to a denim jacket. I’ve got a denim jacket with a fleece collar that I bought years ago in Mango but its quite a blue-y denim and I don’t love it. Also, with jeans being my main bottoms of choice, I often feel a bit too denimy with a denim jacket as well. This khaki number on the other hand is just what the doctor ordered. If the doctor was Gok Wan and my illness was the fear of looking good naked.
And there you have it, my few staples. Below you’ll find links to it all. Some bits are sold out so I’ve scoured the shops to find the best alternatives that I can.
Big love x