For years I have wanted a fur gilet. Every year when Autumn has rolled around I have lusted after one in the shops but always chickened out of actually buying one. I’m not even sure why, just a feeling that it wasn’t quite me. Maybe a bit too showy, a bit too “look at me”. Stupid right?
Last week I popped into Next and they had the most beautiful one at the front of the shop and on a bit of an impulse I picked it up to try it on. I’d originally gone in to get a pair of jeans to throw on for the school run in the morning but seeing as I was heading to the changing rooms anyway, I thought I’d give it a go.
As soon as I tried it on it was a must-have. It is so soft and so cosy I just couldn’t bring myself to put it back, and I was already planning what I would wear it with. After playing around with it, and trying on half my wardrobe, I think the fur (fake, obvs) works really well to glamour up a smart to casual outfit.
I’ve teamed the gilet up with a pair of Next skinny jeans, a plain cream blouse also from Next, a New Look necklace (an absolute bargain in the sales) and a pair of black ankle boots. For too long I steered clear of ankle boots and opted for knee highs but after buying a great pair from Marks and Spencers last year I have re-discovered my love for them.
Layering is perfect for Autumn and I love this look. I had always worried that a fur gilet would be something that would sit in my wardrobe unworn but I feet really comfortable in this, and definitely not frumpy!
I’m actually surprised with how many things this does go with that I already own. It looks really lovely with my denim pinafore dress and also with a few skirts that I have so I’ll definitely be getting my moneys worth from it this year.
Sometimes being a mum of two little boys meaning having to choose practicality over fashion but this is something that I can throw on easily to add a bit of glamour to any outfit. And we all need a bit of that in our lives don’t we?
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