Tuesday, 8 April 2014

How to style the Next bomber jacket

Yesterday we (that's myself and 5 other gorgeous 40+ fashion bloggers) bought you 1 jacket in two colours and styled in 6 different ways on 6 women.

Today I have styled the Next bomber jacket in a few different ways. I have to say I could probably add another 15 looks but time is short today as I have my children and 2 others to watch and they're screaming at me to go to the park.

Which is your favourite? I'm finding it hard to call because I think it actually goes with EVERYTHING!

First up, stealing the layering look that Frances used for our styling shoot - LOVE LOVE LOVE IT even if I do say so myself!

This was so easy to put together and wear and I cannot wait to wear this combo for real.
Necklace - Avenue 57
Skirt - Avenue 57 (last year)
Shoes - Converse



Close up of the layers


This worked better than I thought it was going to - the dress (AX Paris) is very easy to wear and with trainers and the jacket it makes it nice and casual

Necklace - Matalan (last year)
Dress - Ax Paris
Shoes - Converse

One of my default comfy looks, sloppy jeans, stripy tshirt and trainers
Tshirt - Gap (years ago)
Jeans - Zara (at least 10 years ago)!
Shoes - Converse


This is a bit FULL ON but I really like it! I am 'in your face' red and confident here (well confident in the confines of my bedroom)! Not sure I have real confidence to wear this out. The dress is short, the legs are white and the heels are high!

Dress - Dorothy Perkins
Shoes - Nine West


I forgot just how much I loved this Me+Em dress (they have it in black for this year). I was inspired by Michelle to wear the bomber jacket with a maxi dress.

Dress - Me+Em
Necklace - Avenue 57 (on Facebook)
Shoes - Kurt Geiger via TK Maxx


The necklace works really well, I was surprised as I don't usually do long chain necklaces like this. You can buy from here - £12


This is my least favourite. I love the dress (again Me+Em) but I don't like it with the trainers. If I wasn't so lazy I might have grabbed some other heels but it was the last change of the morning and I had 4 children screaming 'when is it lunch time'?


Love the turquoise necklace, again it's an Avenue 57 special and it's really versatile - I love it! You can buy from here for £15.


Totally not me on the hanger but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. A jumpsuit from my shop, a necklace from the shop and the jacket from Next. It felt like I had my pj's on and I kind of liked it!


So do you believe me when I say this really is one of the most versatile jackets you would ever own! I didn't even start with the normal jeans, coloured jeans, patterned jeans ... I need a lie down.

Which is your favourite look?

Fiona
xoxo








24 comments :

  1. Hi Fiona, I'm rather liking the jumpsuit combo, also love the idea of denim jacket and next jacket. It certainly is a very versatile jacket.
    Sue x

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    1. I'm not so keen on the trainers with it and would have put flip flops if I could find them! I think they're in the loft waiting to come out!!

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  2. The jumpsuit combo by a country mile. Looks absolutely fab on you. What a great ad for your shop!! x

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    1. I need to change my shoes though - I don't like it with the trainers when I look back

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  3. Love it teamed with your jumpsuit Fiona.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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  4. I can copy you Fiona as I have a v.similar jumpsuit.....this would make the perfect traveling outfit for when I go on my hols! Thank you for the fab inspiration!! xx

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    1. I want a black jumpsuit and better shoes - not convinced by the trainers

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  5. I agree, it's way too hard to choose, it really does go with everything, ok the red outfit and the flared jeans xx

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    1. Thank you Sharon - I had a lot of fun. I wish the red dress were a few inches longer

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  6. Love love love it with the jumpsuit. What a great outfit x

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  7. Its a very versatile item, isn't it !
    I prefer the Ax dress look best: I like the mix of light, bright colours, and I think the jacket and sneakers are a perfect foil for the dress.
    :0)

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    1. The dress is too dressy without the trainers, so I'll wear this combo again!

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  8. I love the colour of it? For me, it definitely works best dressed down. Actually looks great on you with the jumpsuit and the breton top. And I LOVE the dress with the trainers, really really do (I'm not going to lie - I could leave the jacket off that outfit...) But I think the other two look amazing together!

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    1. You can say you don't like it :-)
      The colour is good/gorgeous

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  9. Jumpsuit all the way - love love love...with some flat sandals...or dare I say it, skater shoes??! *runs away* xx

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    1. I will NEVER own a pair - EVER. Along with jelly shoes and bum bags!

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  10. Love it with the maxi Fiona and I think it also works fab with the jumpsuit! I might actually try one with mine now for a casual style!
    ~Anne

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  11. Totally love it with the jumpsuit too! It looks amazing on you! xx

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  12. Love it with the AX, black and red dresses the best! What a versatile piece. I wouldn't wear the grey, but maybe would wear it in cream? Hmm... Oh, and the jumpsuit looks great on you too! P x

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  13. It's such a useful jacket! my faves are with the jumpsuit - really unique look and love with the trainers - and also with the breton - such a classic combo.
    Abbi x

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  14. Love love it with the jumpsuit...you look amazing in it!! It would look fab with denim jacket underneath jumpsuit and nude heels, you look amazeballs in these outfits! Xx

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  15. I've just discovered your blog & absolutely love it, very inspirational! I love the jumpsuit & the black maxi combo but I'm DEFINITELY ordering the jacket!

    Sarah | Fortytherapy.blogspot.co.uk

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