It's been a while since I've done a "trend" post as I've been a bit uninspired by stuff in stores recently. I've been trying to get better at summer dressing in general. I'm most definitely a winter person even though I love the sunshine and all things that go with this time of year. The Great British Weather is a real pain, trying to work out whether you need a jumper or a jacket… I digress. One thing I've realised is a must have for the (so called) warmer months is a denim jacket.
I had one when I was about 14 and I've been trying to get Mum to dig it out of the attic (in truth I'm more after my sister's one because I always preferred it, and since she is out in the middle of Africa right now I'm guessing I could get away with it). I've been storing up inspiration on my Pinterest boards which I always do when I'm trying to justify a purchase - and have decided it's time to invest.
image via Pinterest (Damsel in Dior)
I really like that denim jackets go with everything. You can wear them with t shirts and shorts at weekends, or your shirt and trousers straight from the office. I pretty much love them and now I've set my sights on one I find it really weird that its taken me this long to twig that it's such an obvious gap in my wardrobe. I've been trying to sort myself out with leather jackets (too hot) and scarves (too cold) for weeks, idiot.
Trying to find a style that suits me is pretty difficult. My waist is my smallest part and so boxy jackets aren't the best shape for me as my shape gets a bit lost… I'd been preying on this Madewell jacket (J Crew's little boho sister) piece for a while and so now it's on sale at Net A Porter I've been double checking availability every day. It's loose on the arms (tick) and the pockets on the waist mean it will draw you in at the waist. Thoughts? For £80 its pretty good, no? Other options are this oversize ASOS number, this Topshop one, and (new brand for me, and I love everything they do) this Bethnals' style. I haven't clicked "purchase" yet so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know!?