Right now it is all about the jacket – blazers, cropped spencers and Chanel style shapes. The springtime shift is to a lightweight jacket; in fine wool, jersey and cotton. Wear these now and as the weather gets warmer. Thinking ahead, aren’t they perfect for autumn too? Hard to choose between these new Winser London softly tailored jackets.
If you go to the office everyday, buy them all and as that cheeky Chef says “job done”! Why, you might ask, are we so desperate to get our hands on a new jacket? Well, as we know fashion is a carousel. The last years have been fully focussed on the dress and ‘no jacket required’ was the constant fashion advice. It is not that women’s wear is going through a masculine phase but that the office look has become a bit slack and we feel like smartening up. This simple garment offers a kind of sartorial lingua franca that is internationally recognised. So, to look just dandy, have a click on the Winser London new jackets. I am a huge fan of knits and these jackets come from the same family of knits and jersey all endowed with softness but with deft cut and detailing in the form of buttons, pockets and trim and a quality of yarn that holds its shape.
The jackets’ resurgence will inspire a whole new generation of women to invest in one. For those of us for whom the jacket has been the linchpin of our wardrobes and may own many, each imperceptibly but crucially different, these new jackets will have a modernising effect on our whole wardrobes to wear over dresses, with skirts, pants and jeans.
So lets de-scruff and grow up.
Style Agenda by Vanessa de Lisle - www.thefashioncupboard.com