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Spring Blazers to update your look


Well, Spring maybe in full swing and Summer is not far off, but it's still bloomin" freezing and unpredictable, so it always pays to be prepared.

Whilst the sun has greeted us on several occasions already this season, it still isn’t quite warm enough to venture out without a coat (or an umbrella for that matter!) There are several chic outerwear options to consider to keep you warm and stylish whilst we wait, and hope, for the temperatures to really heat up…​

Classic Blazer

I love a blazer and I always think it is a great way to dress up a pair of jeans. Change your trainers for a pair of heels and throw on a blazer and your good to go! Perfect to create shape and show off a slim waist (opt for a style with darting so it pulls in around your middle). Neutral colours like Stone, Taupe, Pewter and Charcoal are all versatile, or to make a bit of a statement choose something in more of a statement shade from your dominant colour palette. Greens, blues and reds will all give a fresh, Spring feel to your outfit.

I like this stripy blazer from M&S, £39.50

Or this linen blazer from J Crew, which is available in 7 colours, £185

Denim Jacket

If you like to wear dresses, but feel too smart then pop on your denim jacket for a more dressed down look. Perfect for those of you with Natural style personality; a simple denim jacket will give a casual look the perfect finishing touch. Remember to opt for a denim that suits your skin tone; Deeps should go for a dark navy shade, whereas Lights will look better in something more washed-out.

This classic style jacket is from Uniqlo, £29.90

Or from Gap, £54.95

Trench Coat

Definitely a must for the good old British summer! Classic and stylish, a trench coat is a staple that every woman can utilise as part of her Spring wardrobe and is a great choice as smarter outerwear for work. If you have a curvy body shape (for example Hourglass or Triangle), choose a belted style to show off your waist. Straighter body shapes (Lean Column or Rectangle) should choose one with a little shaping but no belt around the middle to keep your look simple and uncluttered.

Why stick to the traditional beige trench coat, especially if it is not your best colour?

Lands End have this Women's Harbour Trench Coat available in 5 different colours (black, pink, blue, green and khaki), £80 Also available in petite.

Or for something more traditional, this is from Jack Wills, £149

Finally, remember to accessorise! Lightweight scarves in a colour (or combination of colours) from your palette, will add a little extra warmth on chillier days as well as a pop of colour to pull together your whole look.

So, lots of different looks for different outfits. Which will you choose? But lets hope that we won't be needing our coats for too long, and that soon we will be in sundresses, and sunglasses.

As always, I am here to help if you need me!

Have a fabulous weekend whatever you are doing.

Jo

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