Layering is a good option and I find that a lightweight jacket like this longline jacquard open jacket, which can be layered over dresses, or jeans and tops with either long or short sleeves, is an invaluable transitional piece. It can be worn quite casually with boyfriend jeans and pumps as I'm doing here, or in a smarter way, perhaps over a shift dress with a pair of slingbacks. It's heavy enough to add warmth but neat enough not to add bulk and the colours leave me in no doubt that it is a spring-summer piece.
I love the design details; the edge to edge shape, the three-quarter length sleeves and the patch pockets.
The colour combination of blues and pinkish-reds is surprisingly versatile too; it whispers rather than shouts about making a statement, meaning that not everything else needs to be kept plain. I like that even when juxtaposed with the lace cuffs and neckline on my blouse, it doesn't look overly fussy.
It's beautifully made and doesn't crease, (which makes it a practical choice for travelling in), and is machine washable. It's the little things which in combination make this a rather perfect transitional piece.
I don't think the wind ever stops here in North Yorkshire though in any season, and maintaining a smooth, neat hairstyle when taking photographs outside has proved to be nigh on impossible... but at least there's now a little sunlight on my windswept hair.
*Longline jacquard open jacket, £45, Kaleidoscope
*Rose quartz faceted drop earrings, £35 Pia
*Faceted rose quartz ring, £35, Pia
*Rose quartz faceted pendant, £39, Pia
*Superga 2750 Cotmetu pump, silver, £55, Aspire Style. There is still time to get 10% off everything at Aspire Style with the code OVER40
Boyfriend jeans, Next, past season.
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