I know what you're thinking... What am I thinking writing about jackets on one of the sunniest week-ends of the last few months. Of course I know most of you are basking in the sunshine in your sleeveless blouses and dresses (and, if you're a true Brit, your bikinis, right there on the park!), but hear me out: soon enough September will be upon us with its breezes and altogether chillier days, and it's always good to have a transitional jacket to drape on one's shoulders, right?
I have always loved military shaped jackets, but until this year I never really saw the appeal of camouflage print jackets. Well things have changed! I think they are all the rage!
I like the versatility of the print... You can wear it with a variety of colours and even, should you feel a bit adventurous, try mixing with other prints (proceed with caution here... start small)! I personally prefer the shorter versions, which hit just at the hip, and usually prefer when they have a drawstring to pull the waist in should I want to, but I can see how taller fashionistas would like the longer parka shapes. I am currently looking for little pins to embellish mine... in the meanwhile, here are my top five in the shops as I write.
From top left, clockwise:
- Vintage wash distressed shacket, Topshop
- Eyelet detail jacket with concealed buttons, River Island
- Hooded parka, Valentino
- Hooded festival jacket, boohoo.com
- Sleeveless gilet, New Look