I was wandering the shops at my local shopping centre yesterday morning (under the guise of buying stationery for work … not because I was avoiding doing said work. No, siree … I wouldn’t do that on a Monday after the school run ).
Anyhoo, as I was walking to reach my Scandinavian stationery destination, I couldn’t help but smile at what I was seeing in the shop windows.
The stores gave a glimmer of hope that winter is almost behind us. And that a bright, colourful fun spring is just around the corner.
Now for me, that’s very true. In two weeks I’ll be packing to fly into summer … to a very hot New York. I’ve started talking to my legs and warning them that they are about to get one rude awakening from their jeans and leggings hibernation. I can tell by their determined scaliness that they’re not impressed.
And when I get back from the US, typically Queensland will be done and dusted with winter.
So, my fashiony mind is very much in the future. Which is why the shops probably excite me a bit more than they do you at the moment.
I’ve talked before that it’s during these “shoulder” fashion seasons that you need to take advantage of looking for what I call, “wardrobe friends”. By friends, I mean the kind of garments that are trans-seasonal and serve you for most of the year.
My go-to, trans-seasonal, can-always-count-on-it wardrobe friend?
I’ve talked before about the power of the jacket or blazer as part of your fashion wardrobe.
How to wear a coloured jacket
In a nutshell, a jacket can take a casual jeans or frock outfit and lift it into the next stratosphere, style wise. For someone like me who lives and works in a pretty casual-dressing part of the world, this is particularly advantageous when I have to smarten up for a visit to the city.
Hence why I now own about six blazers …
What I’m particularly loving about this season’s jacket or blazer? The colour and the prints and patterns available. I can be wearing something quite neutral and pop on a coloured or patterned jacket and suddenly I have an outfit that’s ready to pop.
What to wear with your jacket outfit?
I’ll still consider a summer-weight scarf but my necklace collection very much comes into play with a spring jacket. Especially if I’m looking to dress things up even more.
Oh, and I always roll the sleeves up for spring. Just a tip. It also creates a more flattering sleeve length.
1. sass & bide jacket $390 | 2. Seed jersey blazer $129.95 | 3. Sussan polka dot print blazer $119.95 | 4. Bardot neon nights blazer $99.95 | 5. Virtu Joella jacket $109.95 | 6. Country Road minimal jacket $299 | 7. Wish Pedro jacket $149.95
Do you like jackets and blazers as much as I do? Are you ready for a little colour injection in your jacket wardrobe?
P.S. If you’d like more jacket styling information, head on over to my Jackets Pinterest board. I’ll be pinning more as the season gets underway so make sure you follow along.