Phase Eight contacted me last week to set a challenge. They’ve asked bloggers to style their favourite winter coat. I decided to go for a bit of glamour – who says we can’t wear their gorgeous faux fur jacket during the day as well as the evening? This season many designers showed decadent fur for day wear, what could be more cosy? And this little number comes without the guilt factor of real fur.
I’ve styled the Fern jacket for day, a smart casual evening out and full on red carpet style. One coat worn multiple ways that’s what I call great fashion maths!
For the day I’ve teamed it with the Adelaide check skirt which picks up on the Heritage trend and is a great price for a lined skirt that will do work and casual. A classic simple roll neck with a statement tribal necklace and black riding boots complete the outfit.
For the second look I’ve taken a pair of Lexi cords in one of the seasonal trend colours, bordeaux and mixed up the textures with a lace top. The perfect outfit for a casual evening out finished with a pair of black ankle boots.
Finally if you have an event coming up which requires full on red carpet glamour the Collection 8 dresses are the solution. I’ve chosen the Paloma full length dress in Phase Eight’s signature tapework. What I love about these dresses is that they have a jersey lining so they are incredibly comfortable to wear. And if your figure is less than perfect the detailing detracts from any flaws. I’ve added a very simple necklace as the dress is so detailed and shoes and bag in black satin trimmed with blue jewels to match the blue of the dress – making one of my favourite colour combinations this season of blue and black, incredibly chic!
Are you persuaded to try a fur jacket for day as well as evening wear?