Buying outerwear is a big purchase and one that most of us don’t get to do every year. So it’s worth ensuring you get as much mileage out of your new coat as possible. If you’ve got your eye on a jacket or coat and look for the value in it, think of all the ways you could style it for different occassions- envision it with bling, sneakers or denim and the events you will be attending.
The jacket we’ve chosen to style on Vivienne is the ‘Martha’ jacket from Black Pepper. The aspects that made this particular jacket so versatile were:
- The collar. A mandarin collar like this can make your coat instantly dressier. Picture it with a traditional full-size folded collar, it wouldn’t be as chic or appropriate for a special night out.
- The fabric. 25% wool not only makes it cosy it makes it suitable for casual days or dressy nights. A fur would be too fancy and if it were a fleece it would rarely suit an evening event.
- The pattern. The tartan is a nice point of difference but the wash or finish is a little distressed, resulting in a more subdued and wearable coat that isn’t too “look at me” that you will quickly tire of.
To demonstrate further why we picked this style, we’ve styled Vivienne wearing the ‘Martha’ coat for a special night out, a celebratory lunch with friends or watching the grandkids sport. We think it can go anywhere you do!
Pssst… we’ve credited the full prices below in case there are any changes however most of these Black Pepper is currently on sale. Prepared for a price surprise! In a good way 😉
AFTER 5 – Add black, bling and look for rich textures like this velvet top to dress up any outfit for a winter wonderful look.
LADIES WHO LUNCH – White is always welcome for day wear! And given that Australian winters can have sunny winters, think about layering a vest as you may want to remove the jacket but a tee is too chilly.
CHIC CHEER GIRL – support the grandkids soccer, netball or whatever they’re choice of activity in practicality and style. White trainers are perfect for so many outfits and we like the way it draws out the white in the jacket here.