My favourite thing about fashion has always been that we have the ability to experiment with our style. Every human has different tastes, likes and dislikes and senses of styles. I’m so grateful that we’re not a bunch of robots roaming the earth in a grey jumpsuit and black pumps. Life would be so dull. For me, I have to push myself to experiment with my style, because I’m so used to being in the comfort zone. But these pushes are baby steps, never anything drastic – I’m not that impulsive. Puffer jackets are one of those trends that I see in stores and online, I love on other people, but never think I could wear myself. Sometimes you just don’t see yourself in a certain type of clothing. But this time, I figured: “why not take a chance?”
The jacket I’m wearing in today’s look is from Next (currently half price) and the first thing I was drawn to was the colour. Blue is and always has been one of my favourite colours to wear, so the moment I saw this perfect shade, I was sold. Carly Rowena owns the same jacket in red and it looks just as amazing. My favourite factor is definitely the quality of the jacket. I’ve tried on a couple before, and although they were as soft as a duvet, they were nowhere near as cosy. This jacket has the perfect balance of style and comfort, and my goodness is it warm! It’s definitely the type of coat you can wear over a thin tee and still feel very toasty.
Puffer or duvet jackets are my favourite spring buy for quite a few reasons, but the reason that tops the list is that they’re so easy to style. I like items of clothing that are easy to put on and easy to grab, but also make me look put together and like I actually put effort into my outfit. I like to call it lazy dressing. Ironing is easily one of the most boring tasks in the world, and I have loads of clothing that I adore but it has to be carefully steamed before I can wear it and sometimes I just can’t be bothered. This jacket is a definitely a grab and go item, perfect for everyday fashion.
Duvet coats are also practical and great value for money. Spring is a turbulent month when it comes to the weather, and this jacket has so far stood strong in all weather conditions. It’s warm, lightweight and so cosy! There’s nothing more annoying than paying a large amount for an item of clothing and it’s useless once you actually wear it or it completely disintegrates in water. Such a waste of cash!
When I bought this jacket, I really only thought it would go with jeans and a top, maybe some leggings. In fact, it pairs well with just about everything I own (hence why blue is an awesome colour), even some of my dresses. Because it’s a coat you can just throw on, it looks stylish over everything in my wardrobe – always a bonus.
When spring rolls around, I don’t tend to invest in much because I’m pretty much wearing the pastel or floral version of everything I wore in the winter. However, I really think this jacket is the perfect addition to any seasonal wardrobe. So far, I’ve received a compliment every time I’ve worn the coat, and I’d be lying if I said I hated it.
I don’t think a look like this will ever date. Puffer jackets have been around for a long time, and like crop tops and denim jackets, they’ll go in and out of style for eternity. They’re a favourite spring buy of mine because it feels like an investment that’s worth it. It’s not a statement piece that I can only wear once a year, or once in a lifetime. I’ll probably wear it until it falls apart!
I’ve spotted a couple of velvet duvet jackets on the high street and they’ve already caught my eye, it looks like I’ll be building up a collection larger than my stash of florals!