Wednesday, 15 January 2014

WhatLauraWore: New Winter Coat

During the colder months, a winter coat is an essential item in most wardrobes but I often get far too hot wearing a big thick winter coat.  This year I've opted for a lightweight Hooded Parker Jacket from AX Paris.
Available in khaki and black, this coat is so easy to wear and looks great with so many casual outfits.  I've loved pairing it with jeans or leggings and t shirts or jumpers.  It has a hood with toggles so you can keep your hair dry in the rain and a drop back shape with pockets at the front.
Gold hard wear looks great against the khaki material and it is SO lightweight making it a great layering piece.
Size wise, I think AXP have got it spot on.  If you're wanting to wear a couple of layers underneath then I'd size up like I did but otherwise just stick with your usual size.  It has super long toggles to pull in the coat at the waist, if you so wish.  At first I thought the toggles were far too long but they help to create a great shape and they look cute tied up and shortened.
I've paired it with a fairly long black tshirt that has silver sparkles on it- you can see it much better in this post- and my denim look leggings.  These are a much better fit than jeans if you're shaped like I am, big tum, little bum, as they really mould to your shape and don't look as baggy around your bottom and legs.
Jewellery wise, I popped on this silver ear cuff with my princess cut studs which match the shape of my engagement ring perfectly.  The watch I'm wearing is the one from my Birthday post and the gorgeous scarf I have on is from Psyche.  Super soft with a gorgeous bird print, I haven't had this off so far this year!
My necklace is the Bee Happy silver plated necklace by a brand called Olia.  If you're a fan of The Londoner blog written by Rosie, I think you'll agree that this is similar to the bee necklace that she wears but at a fraction of the price.
Tan and khaki compliment each other brilliantly which gave me the perfect opportunity to pop on my tan ankle boots and hook my Mulberry into the crook of my arm.
Hooded Parker Jacket in khaki from AX Paris*
Black and silver Embellished Dip Back Top from the Scarlett and Jo Collection at Evans
Knitted Denim Effect Leggings from New Look
Mulberry Bayswater Bag in soft croc effect leather, biscuit colour
Wear Two Ways Boots in Tan from Fashion World
Bird Scarf from Psyche*
Spike Ear Cuff from Pysche*
Stud Earrings from Goldsmiths
Ring from Pandora
Kenneth Cole Ladies Skeleton Ceramic Automatic Watch from The Watch Shop

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