Truth is, I have no idea what these thin (mainly) cotton jackets should be called but ASOS calls them bed jackets and I like it (and love the jackets). If only I got to stay in bed long enough to need a jacket.
Yesterday was warm and sunny but I had one of those out all day days which started with me needing to be reasonably covered up and ended with several hours in the sun in a park. What to wear?
After many increasingly frantic outfit changes, I wore my navy H&M thin not cotton jacket (black version here and in photo below) over a grey ASOS Forever tee with ripped jeans and black Figs and it was just right. Sorry no photo of it, I’m a bit rusty at this blogging malarkey.
Today I am wearing my white thin cotton jacket from Zara last year, with old Zara jeans, another ASOS Forever tshirt and black Topshop Figs. I’m really pleased they are doing them again this year, they’re the comfiest sandals I own (in every colour!) The jacket is probably my most complimented item of clothing ever, four women stopped me on the school run to ask where it’s from! Size wise they’re a smallish fit, I have a medium and could’ve done with a large.
These jackets are brilliant for holidays, not only for covering up in the evening but for day trips to churches and the like too. I used mine almost every day in Dubai, they fold up small, don’t show creases and are light enough to be comfortable even when it’s really hot.
Mine are both sold out/old season but these are some of my current favourites. I did try to steer away from the more substantial padded jackets in lots of stores but had to add a few at the end.
I am siting on my hands to not click “buy” on this beautiful jacket from Zara. Denim shorts, plain tee, perfect. One of my school run friends that I see every day has beaten me to the Zara pompom sandals I wanted so I’ll wear my pompoms on my jacket instead.
I really like the colours on this from Zara, I’m not entirely convinced by the sleeves but it’s one to investigate.
This black and white version from Glamorous via ASOS is the one described as a bed jacket. This is the kind of jacket I like, the colours make it very easy to wear over black, white, grey, khaki even and the sleeves look sensible.
This is from ASOS too, from a brand I’ve never tried called Kiss the Sky. Lovely colours and decent sleeves again, just enough coverage.
This Zara offering is perhaps my least favourite in terms of colour, I’m really drawn to bright coloured embroidery at the moment, but it looks very versatile, like my white one from last year which I have had a huge amount of wear from.
Now I haven’t seen this in real life and it looks a little thin in one of the on line photos but I’ve found my jacket in this colour surprisingly wearable.
If I worked, this would be on my jacket list. So chic over black capris and a shirt, and a good price too.
I’m off to spend another few hours in the playground. The joys (?) of sunshine!