Hello all of my faithful blog followers (and welcome to anyone who has clicked on my scribblemash link for the first time), my apologies for making you wait this long, my well-intentioned head has been firmly out of the game.
Since my current calling has put a few months between me and my last blog post (I will admit to some idleness on my part), I reckon it’s only appropriate to make this revival a fashion-oriented comeback. So, without further ado…
London Fashion Week is well underway, and with spring weather still loitering around the corner, now is the perfect time to open up your laptop, launch a fresh tab on your browser and select this season’s outerwear essential from the comfort of your couch.
After the dull winter months it can be a relief to inject some colour back into your outfits, so sit back and feast your eyes on some bright and beautiful high street pieces you could be donning in the coming weeks.
& Other Stories – Mulberry Silk Jacket
A softer version of the utility look, this emerald green jacket from & Other Stories is made from pure mulberry silk. A great choice for for taller frames, its loose structure cinches to the back for a more graceful fall. Pretty elegant, right? And you may be able to browse instore sometime soon, which is great news from where I’m blogging.
This is Welcome at UO – The Duvet Days Denim Coat
If you’re looking to up your game on last winter’s ubiquitous down jacket, This is Welcome’s denim coat could be your most stylish bet. More unique than the padded outerwear you’ve seen (and slightly less voluptuous than other duvet coats) it works the denim trend of the moment into a fresh aesthetic.
Zara – Side Gathered Leather Jacket
A wardrobe staple over the past seasons, the leather biker jacket is making a mini resurgence on the high street this spring. This bold red model from Zara is a great choice for edgy day-to-night style. Its flattering crop means it works just as well with mom jeans as a little black dress.
The White Pepper – Long Line Blazer with Bean Embroidery
No wardrobe should be without its tailored pieces, and if they happen to be covered in embroidered beans, all the better! From quirky London label The White Pepper, this navy blazer works a long silhouette that’s great for any torso. A superb choice for introducing a fun dynamic in your look, it gives the phrase ‘cool beans’ a whole new meaning.
Topshop – Lightweight Duffle Coat
Traditionally a winter coat, Topshop’s designers have done a vernal update on the time-honoured duffle style. This edition is made in cobalt blue with contrasting grey trims and cute extended patch pockets. Pared-back and simple, they’ve replaced the classic wooden toggle with concealed buttoning and exchanged weather-ready wool for lightweight jersey.
H&M – Padded Bomber Jacket
Behold! A sports-luxe jacket with a fetching feminine twist. Perfectly on-trend, it’s as if Acne’s pricy Fuel Shine Jacket and Stine Goya’s even pricier Kate Jacket have had a badget-friendly baby. This glossy favourite is guaranteed head-turner that will instantly up the style stakes. Unfortunately, it is no longer available on the Irish H&M site, but it may still be in a store near you.
This is Welcome at UO – Cooperative A-Line Fishing Jacket
A delightful update on the classic yellow rain coat, this retro-inspired look is a realistic choice for springtime showers. In a slightly darker yellow that will wear well in autumn too, it features big patch pockets and concealed buttoning for a contemporary finish.
The White Pepper – Oversized Pink Wool Coat
Last but not least from my best in show is this dreamy pastel pink coat from The White Pepper. Oversized yet cute, masculinely tailored but with feminine appeal, this paradoxical coat creates a girlie look that doesn’t take it too far. Team it with slim separates for a favourable finish.