I was thrilled to have my first article published in the October edition of Aspire Magazine. It is a local publication delivered to 27,000 addresses in the Skipton area.
The article, titled “Wrap up Warm” is about coats and jackets for the tricky transition from late summer to early autumn and on to winter.
This is an abridged version, in which I’m looking at outerwear for the transition into Autumn. I’ll look at outerwear for Winter proper in a month or so.
Transitional Coats and Jackets
The Equinox has passed and October sees shorter days, cooler temperatures and the first
Autumn frosts. For many, putting the
clocks back signifies the start of the new season.
Mornings and evenings can feel chilly, but the weak harvest
sunshine often has a gentle warmth which
makes it difficult to decide what to wear.
There are a lot of options for trans-seasonal days which work
equally well as Winter turns to Spring.
A coatigan, defined as a
long cardigan, made of thick yarn, designed to be worn as a coat, is perfect
for dry Autumnal days. The can be thrown over jeans and ballerina pumps for the
school run or worn belted over slim trousers and heels for work.
|Coatigen, from a selection at Boden.|
|Extra Long Cardigan, Hush Homewear £130|
style has been seen again and again on the catwalks for several seasons now. A tweed, corduroy or washed
velvet blazer has both longevity and
style. Two of my favourite brands Joules and Boden have a good selection with quirky
additions such as mismatched buttons and printed linings. Channel equestrian
chic by wearing over a shirt and tucking skinny jeans into knee boots.
|Texas Riding Blazer, Fever London £89.99|
|Parade Tweed Jacket, other colours available Joules £199|
|Annabel Velvet Blazer, other colours available, Boden £99|
Biker jackets come in so many
more fabrics than just black leather. They have enjoyed increased popularity
since designer du Jour Isabel Marant’s most sought after red leather version a
few years ago. They add edge to florals and smarten up a pair of battered
|Bright Blue Leather Biker Jacket, Ted Baker £399|
|Moss Green Suede Biker Jacket, Laura Ashley £225|
|Coco Biker, Hobbs £149|
|Route 66 Biker, Great Plains £95|
wetter days, a classic trench (as
presented every season by Burberry), a rain mac or a
lightweight quilted jacket (ditto Barbour) are good options for both work and play.
|Rainy Day Mac, other colours and patterns available, Boden £119|
|Midhurst Mac,other colours available Fat Face
|Harrogate Hooded Mac, other colours available, Fat Face
|Saskia Trench, Hobbs £189|
|Leather Trim Trench Coat, other colours available Laura Ashley £95|
|Barbour Morris Utility Quilt Jacket, selection of colours Country Attire £129.95,|
|Barbour Chelsea Quilt Jacket, Country Attire £119.95|
|City Padded Jacket, selection of colours, £89 Boden,|
|Marcotte Coat in burgundy or navy £99.95 Joules|
|Newfairhurst Full Length Quilted Coat, Joules £119|
Love Liz x