I’m hot. And not in a good way. But then we’ve all been hot these past few weeks. And on that point, yes, it’s been lovely to feel the sun on my skin, but I’ve also been bothered by why we’re all stripping off in February. News that it was the hottest February ever recorded just brought on another hot flush.
While I try various medical routes to control my ‘hotness’ I’ve come to the realisation that light layers are the way forward. I sadly put my winter woollies away a week or two ago. What’s not to love about the utter pleasure of looking cute in a huge cowl neck while hiding the rather large Sunday roast that’s just been consumed in the soft folds of merino wool below, aye?
So this week’s fashion find is the spring shacket. Not light enough to be a jacket, but heavier than a shirt, this little beauty is a godsend. Wear thin layers underneath and if gets chilly pop another lighter coat over the top. It offers an opportunity to play with fabric, colour and texture, so there’s no end of cute outfits you can create, again and again.
I’ve gone jungle deep with a camo number from New look. I love camo. I have a pair of camo jeans that I bought in Zara years ago, which I wear all the time. They’re a go-to piece in my wardrobe and I knew as soon as I spotted this shacket it would quickly become a key piece in my wardrobe.
Worn here dressed casually for the weekend, I love that you can add a T.shirt and jean, pick out some eye-catching accessories and go.
I also think, this shacket will look great with a long black pleated skirt that I have, worn with ankle boots or pumps and easily made classy with a black polo neck. I’ve added yellow because it was just a quick outfit that I needed to bolt of the door, but red would look nice or perhaps some of the neon colours, such as pink, would make for a really stand out appearance.
Utility is a key trend for spring 2019, so the shacket fits very nicely within it as it commonly has pockets. You’ll find quite a lot of denim and neutral shades in stores. Below I’ve picked out my faves from New Look, Top Shop and Very. See what you think?
- leather/pleather or coated skinny jeans – to upgrade your daytime look
- bright pleated skirts and a snazzy pair of trainers – great for the school run, a casual day in the office, or meeting mates for a coffee
- leather midi skirt, heels and a bright clutch – if you’re heading out for early evening drinks
- a boiler suit in cream or khaki with a bright red cross body bag – ticking all of this season’s boxes
- a breton top – stripes go really well underneath a shacket, even if you’ve chosen a camo pattern
There’s actually lots of ways. Keep watching my Instagram page because I’m going to be trying out a few of these ideas myself this spring.
Have a great weekend.