A Stylist's Guide to Transitional Jackets
Although the days still feel dark and the nights extra cold, the evenings are (very) slowly getting later and the rise in temperature is just about insight. This can only mean that the worst of the winter days are somewhat behind us.
The only problem with uncertain weather is an uncertain wardrobe. When it's warmer but windy, what do you wear? When it's breezy and pouring with rain, what's the best outerwear option?
Our resident stylist, Alex, has put together some looks highlighting our selection of traditional jackets and what to wear them with. This should keep you covered whatever the unpredictable weather may throw at you.
MENS LOOK 1
"For the first look, I’ve worked around the Abbe Jacket from Moncler. The thick, nylon outer shell provides water resistance and the fact that it’s bright orange will ensure you stand out during the day as well as in the evening thanks to the reflective pull tabs. I’ve pieced together the Alexander McQueen Inkblot T-shirt and the Gucci Ultrapace Sneaker as the splash of colours from both work perfectly together. With the jacket being a little more lightweight, especially for the tail end of the winter, I’ve layered the Neil Barrett Thunderbolt Print Hoodie under the jacket. Moving onto the legwear, I’ve chosen the Heron Preston jeans with an orange graphic patch, complimenting the jacket. Lastly, I’ve added the Aar Ballistic Bag from côte&ciel to complete the look."
MENS LOOK 2
"The jacket for the second look is the Burberry Gabardine Field Jacket. I’ve chosen this jacket for its heavyweight military-esc fabrication. It’s definitely something that you’d want to wear on a dryer day. To winterise the outfit a little bit more, I’ve layered a piece of knitwear from Stone Island Shadow Project and underneath the I’ve included the Burberry Logo T-shirt. As we move into spring, you could always subtract the knitwear to show of the print from the t-shirt. Moving onto the lower half of the look, I’ve paired the Tartan Check Trousers from Dolce&Gabbana, with the Combat Derby Boots from Givenchy. To complete the look I’ve added the Burberry Logo Check Briefcase."
WOMENS LOOK 1
"Starting off the women’s looks with the new season Moutarde Parka from Moncler. The long-line silhouette is perfect for layering which is crucial at this time of year when the weather is unpredictable. Underneath the neutral beige jacket, I’ve added a pop of colour with the MSGM Tie-Dye Relaxed Knit as a bit of a contrast; just because it’s dark and gloomy outside, it doesn’t mean all of your wardrobe has to be! For the bottom half of the look, I chose the Kenzo Pleated Trousers that I’ve combined with the Balenciaga Double Square B Booties as they sit perfectly on top. With it still being cold at the moment, I’ve included a reversible Burberry scarf and as always, I couldn’t miss a bag and my choice is the alexanderwang Rocco Small Tote."
WOMENS LOOK 2
"For the second look I’ve chosen the Oversized Coat from Balenciaga which is of wool construction and is a perfect transitional jacket. With the silhouette of the jacket being oversized, it leaves plenty of space for layers and creating interesting looks. I’ve layered the Balenciaga Oversized Checked Shirt underneath the jacket; the double Balenciaga is always perfect match. I’ve added the alexanderwang.t Vintage Jersey T-Shirt to go underneath the shirt just as a layering piece but also could be worn instead of the shirt depending on the weather. I’ve also included the alexanderwang denim and Golden Goose sneaker for a more casual look. Finally, I’ve added a BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE Lucent Tote bag which to complete the muted tones aesthetic."