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A Top Trend For AW16 + WIWT

Morning ladies so today I thought it was time we had a look at one of the key trends for Autumn & something I find very hard to resist.  Yup you've guessed it, I'm talking jackets & for today's purposes military jackets/coats.  Something that I seem to be getting quite a collection of :-0

As you know I love a jacket (or two) especially a classic blazer but in my opinion a military styled jacket or coat is fast becoming a classic wardrobe 'must have'.  I blame the button detailing - who can resist a shining row of brass buttons?!  I know I certainly can't & as someone that generally doesn't wear a lot of patterns or bright colours that extra bit of detailing you find on a military jacket is just perfect for adding some interest & individuality to the simplest of looks.

Pair with a simple tee, loose fit jeans & trainers for everyday or dress up with wax effect trousers & a high necked ruffle blouse & heels for evening.  You can even throw a cropped military jacket over a maxi dress or how about with another of this season's 'must haves' a pleated midi skirt.  Like I say a definite 'must have'.

Likewise come winter a military coat will stand you in good stead & be perfect for throwing over most things.  

Of course we all know if you see a coat you like, even if it's not remotely coat wearing weather you should grab it, so I've also included a few beauties in today's temptations, one of which I've already secured & is waiting patiently to wear.  I will of course feature coats in more details over the coming weeks but the one's above are just to gorgeous not to share with you now.  Just click on any of the above images for further details.

Now before I share with you what I'm wearing today, I had a lot of love for the blouse I was wearing last night.  So for anyone who was wanting details or didn't see the picture over on Instagram here it is.

My Midlife Fashion, somerset by alice temperley animal print top

Blouse - John Lewis
Belt - The White Company, similar here
Jeans - Zara, similar here
Shoes - Zara, similar here

Back to today & I'm breaking out my knitted Zara dress I picked up whilst on holiday.

My Midlife Fashion, Leather biker Jacket, Zara short shimmer dress, chloe susannah studded boots

Dress - Zara
Biker Jacket - Zara
Boots - Chloe

All Black, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Zara short shimmer knitted dress, office lucky charm studded boots, marks and spencer faux leather biker jacket

Dress - Zara £29.99
Biker Jacket - Marks & Spencer £55
Boots - Office £82.00

So ladies what are your thoughts on the military trend is it a yay or nay from you?  Will you be standing to attention this season or are you quick marching away from all things military as fast as you can?!  

As always I'd love to hear your thoughts & comments.

Have a lovely day & I'll see you in the morning.
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  1. Love the military trend.....and you are rocking that fabulous dress from Zara, its gorgeous, I have just bought some wedge trainers from Ash with buckles on, needed something abit more casual from my winter boots, and so love your 'bet' blouse .....I shall have to check out John Lewis , always a sucker for leopard print ....xx

    1. You can't beat leopard print or the military trend at the moment can you Donna. I'm tryign to resist all the gorgeousness I keep spotting :-0
      Jane xx

  2. Hi Jane. I've been following your website for a while and think it's great. I really like one of the jackets above but cannot find it through the link. It's the one with the buttons all the way up, sleeve detailing and the model is blond and wearing a black ruffle shirt with blue jeans. When I click on the picture, it takes me to the homepage of El Corte Ingles and I can't find it in the jackets or coats sections. Any chance you can post another link?
    Many thanks

    1. Hi Rach I think it might have sold out as I've just looked online & can't seem to find it. The jacket was part of Ralph Lauren's Denim & Supply range, which currently has 20% off so you might find something similar here http://rstyle.me/n/bz54zhs73e
      Sorry I haven't been able to find it for you - ASOS also sold it but that's now sold out too :-(
      Jane xx


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