My transitional coat : The Aviator
I am a bit late to the party here, Aviators were a key coat last winter and they’re not going anywhere this autumn. I absolutely love the Acne one thats been around for a while but I’m not going to get a £2k jacket signed off in my house! For me Zara lead the way in translating catwalk to high street so I was waiting for them to launch theirs.
A couple of weeks ago I walked into my local store and and POW! there it was. I was with my husband and he commented that I have enough coats. He’s right I have loads of coats, formal styles from the likes of Reiss and M&S that I lived in when I was working. Last year I got a parka with a hood from Zara (hood now integral on rainy days when pushing the buggy!). Several blazers and coatigans BUT I am lacking a true smart / casual number. Last year I invested in a Topshop denim jacket with a shearling lining to fill this void BUT the one negative is that I can’t wear it with jeans….unless I want to look like I’m in a b*witched tribute band (double denim).
For me this aviator is the perfect answer, I’ll be wearing it casually all winter with jeans and boots but can throw it on with more dressy outfits if I am going out in the evening - WINNER! It's pretty snuggly and warm too.
See below some other options I have found online, all of them are under £100 accept the Acne style which is over £2000. Interesting to see them all lined up below as it's hard to spot the designer one!
I am definitely a summer girl from a weather perspective but when autumn comes around I love the new season and winter style generally. Here's so snuggly winter days in my new aviator.