Never more than before do I love this time of year and my obsession with all things autumnal and wintery knows no bounds… endless exciting and shiny and new things all calling for my attention.
Which way does a girl turn?
Left, right, left, right it would appear. A fail safe military inspired jacket.
These are not the kind of more casual khaki/military jackets looked at a while ago; these are all together much smarter options – that work as well during the day as the evening; without getting too Adam Ant Prince Charming-esque… unless that is your preferred option.
Starting with probably the quietest Military jacket I found from Next £58, in navy.
Staying cropped and navy, this time with gold braiding, Boden was £190, now £114.00. This will last forever.
Embroidered detailing, Red Herring at Debenhams, £55.00
With embroidered motifs/brooches and velvet cuffs at Mango £69.99
Love this fluted back detail.
Monsoon, £79.00 – the black black of this braiding and velvet combo is just gorgeous.
Zara, £69.99, I love this whole look (its even made me consider bootleg trousers again.)
A slightly softer take Nine by Savannah Miller at Debenhams, £55.00.
M&S, black with red piping, £65.00
A longer length coat version Mango, £99.99
& Other Stories, Captain Coat, £159
Navy jacket with sumptuous black velvet (I think) & button lapel detailing, Asos, £45.00. I love the black and navy combination, opens up even more outfit possibilities.
Full on frogging detail from M&S, £59.00…
A coat now in Khaki with frogging from Zara in a roomier fit, £89.99
I couldn’t help but sneak this blouse in from Monsoon £49.00… beautiful. (Alas the trousers shown below are now nowhere to be seen on the website.)
And in navy…
Back to coats, this one could very easily have my name on it Asos £70.00
Or more subtle detailing with just a touch at the epaulettes in this wool blend coat from Reserved, £49.99
And then finishing with this stunner from Coast £99.00 – which is actually black.
And breathe. Sigh. Your money or your life – huh!?!