The Aviator


I’ve said this before many times, but I am TOTALLY Autumnal.  I love wrapping up with a good book, blanket and burning a vanilla candle, with the rain beating down against the window. I love putting the heating on, I love painting my nails burgundy, and I LOVE the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte. Basic? Of course! But, do you know  what I also love? Buying a new winter coat.

This season, the aviator jacket is king. Think of pilots, rocking their outwear with a hint of sheepskin. So retro! There are numerous aviators on the market right now. They are in all shades of the rainbow. Very have done a fabulous pink one, and River Island are steaming through with a fabulous muted yellow. But I found this classic offering from Boohoo at ASOS, and I’m obsessed.

I normally get a 12, but I brought it in a 14 as I think it’s always a good idea to go the next size up in coats, purely so they can sit on top of jumpers easily, without feeling like you’re strapped in.

Even though its faux suede (or suedette if you want to be fancy) it certainly looks like the real deal. I heart the buckle detail around the cuffs and neckline, and the shearling is SO SOFT. Its ridiculously warm and perfect for the forthcoming cold snap. It actually comes with a belt at the hem, but I did remove it, as I found it rather constricting, and didn’t feel it was needed.

It’s one of those items that can be styled so many different ways- over a tea dress for that relaxed, Kate Moss vibe, or do like I have, and layer up with a jumper and jeans. Regardless of its fashion credentials, it’s so WARM! I know I sound like a nan but it gets ridiculously cold when the clocks go back, and one needs to be (stylishly) prepared!

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