With all of the rushing around that I’ve been doing this autumn, pulling on my Converse All Stars has been an easy choice for casual days; they’re an iconic design, mega comfortable and in a gorgeous burgundy shade that pairs so well with a huge majority of my wardrobe this season.
I’ve been working year round favourites like black and cream with seasonal faves, navy and khaki, and the burgundy colour of these trainers fits right in. I find these colours particularly easy for the vast majority of people to weak. Really, its all about getting the right hue and making sure that the style and fit of the garment is what you feel most confident in. As a plus size girl who has been on a body confidence journey over the years, I really am a firm believer in wearing what makes you feel happy, confident and like the best version of YOU and for YOU!
Sometimes though, a style comes along that completely surprises us and that’s exactly what happened when I discovered the Khaki Camo Longline Jacket With Pockets and Rhinestone Embellishment in Yours Clothing.
I’d been eyeing it up for AGES, as you do, and I was really attracted to the khaki colour first of all. Its a shade that I’m wearing more and more with each autumn that passes and I’m finding that regardless of how tanned or pale I am and no matter how dark or light blonde I have my hair, it always suits me and looks flattering against my skin tone and hair colouring. However I wasn’t so sure if the shape of the jacket or the camouflage design would suit me.
Trying it on in the changing rooms proved to me that I’m right when I say, if in doubt, try it on! I loved it from the moment that I put it on. The heavy cotton mix material (feels a bit like canvas) is a great material for autumn as it has a weight to it for warmth but it isn’t thick so its easy to layer pieces underneath depending on the weather outside. I bought my usual size as its an accurate fit and find that I can easily layer a thermal vest, long sleeved top and even a jumper underneath without it feeling uncomfortable.
The shape of the jacket is really relaxed, almost like a boyfriend style which adds to the casual vibe and the 4 pockets come in handy for keeping my hands warm and holding the multitude of loose change and receipts I seem to acquire when only nipping to the shops. The funnel style neck is one that instantly drew me in too as it feels so cool, calm and collected to have a collar sitting up right!
Undoubtedly though, my favourite thing about this jacket is the combination of the gorgeous khaki shades within the army camouflage design and that gorgeous jewelled embellishment on the pocket. The jewels may not be to everyones taste but they can be easily taken off without damaging the jacket; I know this as one of my friends did that but I personally love it. I’m all about adding a little feminine sparkle to an otherwise grungy, masculine or casual look.
True to form, I’ve paired the jacket and converse with a couple of staple pieces from my wardrobe that I really think everyone needs; a long sleeved T and some black jeggings.
The Yours Clothing basics range is fantastic; whether you’re looking for vest tops, camis or t shirts, they have something for everyone and they’re ridiculously affordable, many with buy two offers on. As well as those, their plain long sleeved tops can’t be overlooked either. I’ve had the Ivory Long Sleeved V-Neck Basic T-Shirt since September and I’ve got so much wear out of it, especially on the days where the milder weather still wants to give us a wave.
It sits so well underneath jumpers for added warmth and looks great alone or layered underneath this jacket. I always tend to prefer v neck shapes on me; they’re much more flattering than a round neck on me.
Another staple has to be the Black Pull On Stretch Jeggings. These are one of my all time favourite styles from Yours Clothing and I have them in quite a few of their different colours. If you’re looking for jeggings that are uber comfortable then these are a must try!
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When I’m wearing an outfit that I feel comfortable in, I instantly feel more confident and able to tackle the day head on.
Speaking of which… must dash as I’m taking over the Yours Clothing Facebook today for Black Friday where you can grab this jacket for a whopping 50% off!
*Photographs by India Jackson