With all this SS12 talk, it is hard to remember that we are fast approaching autumn and winter. I was invited to a Bonfire Party today - my god we're 6 weeks away from Guy Fawkes Night, and I guess our American friends are only 9 weeks off Thanksgiving! One trend we picked up on for AW11 at the fashion weeks in February were the boxed tweed jackets. As expected, Chanel (above) led the way - and the high street have quickly followed...
These jackets are great for this time of year, as they are warm but not too hot and also fairly capsule-like - they never really go out of trend. Team them with a shift dress for during the week, or with jeans and a tee at weekends. One mistake I was taught not to make, was to buy one that you couldn't close - even if it was minus buttons or any form of fastener... If it doesn't look like it closes, it doesn't look like it fits. This trend did begin to show in phase 2 of SS11 so you can pick up some great pieces in the sales as above like this Whistles' jacket for £87.50, the piece on the right from Jaegar Boutique for £115 and finally a piece by See by Chloe for a bargain at £112.
We picked out our favourite 3 by 2 excellent British high street names; Hobbs/NW3 and Aubin and Wills (Jack Wills' big sister). Above is the Buckleberry Jacket from Aubin and Wills - a beautifully tailored piece we spotted in Selfridges at the weekend. Below, are two 'heritage pieces' from Hobbs. Hobbs are great and capsule pieces like these - they are an Aquascutum for the middle classes. If you're going to invest, you might as well do it in a neutral colour you can wear to work - hence us sticking to greys and blacks.
With one of these pieces, you'll look every inch the polished British button. The Middletons thrive on them, they are perfect for winter weddings and Sunday services. Also, work quite well for trips to the pub and generally getting around in Autumn. Get one, you'll be wearing it forever.