My new Spring mac

11 Apr

Bored of wearing your dark, winter coats? Me too! In spite of cool temperatures, the daffodils are out and the days are getting longer which means that Spring is on its way. So, it’s time to think about getting out of your Winter coat and putting on a fresh, spring one (even if you do have to layer up a bit underneath!).

I have been on the hunt for a lightweight mac in a bright colour for ages and finally found THE ONE online this week! It is from French company La Redoute and is an absolute bargain at just £23.20. I just love the mustardy yellow of this trench and it is sure to put a spring in my step! It has a straight, slightly flared cut with a round neckline. Details have been added in the form of tabs on shoulders and cuffs – the sleeves are slightly too long so I may have to have it altered. It is made from a beautiful woven stretch fabric.  It is quite short in length so perfect for my petite frame. It comes with a detachable belt in a dark brown colour that I might change. It has press-stud fastening under placket which gives the mac a “clean” look.

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By coincidence, I picked up the scarf from TK Maxx in Liverpool about a week ago and it teams perfectly with the mac, adding a fun element.

A belted trench never really goes out of fashion, it just gets a bit of an update each year. It is a great investment, if it suits you, but you need to think about the fabric and cut. A classic trench uses a more constructed, stiffer fabric which suits straight or small hourglass body shapes but won’t suit curvier shapes. Fuller figures should choose a trench in a softer fabric. 

You might prefer going for a shorter length but make sure it doesn’t “chop you up” and that it works with your figure and your wardrobe. Most of the macs I’ve seen have been traditional beiges and taupes but there are  some great colours and patterns around if you look for them. To be really on trend, choose one with some ruffle detail – this will take you effortlessly from day to night. If you like to make a style statement, why not go for a shiny fabric?

Choosing the right cut, fabric and colour, or pattern will ensure that you look good wherever you are. Naturally, I would recommend getting a coat in a flattering colour. Whatever your preference, you want something that is versatile and that will see you right through to Autumn, covering all British weather variables along the way.

Do you need some help updating your Spring wardrobe? Contact me at Susan Styles You.

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