Snazzy spring coats and the place to seek out them — That’s Not My Age

Photograph: Neil Mackenzie Mathews


Spring in London reveals each sort of dresser: The Optimist already carrying a shiny solar costume and Birkenstocks within the native pub backyard (till the solar goes down), The Pessimist sticking steadfastly to a black puffer coat and chunky boots and sweltering on the Tube, and The Inbetweener, layering up whereas revealing naked ankles and an unbuttoned cardigan. You get the image. Dressing for the ever-so-slightly hotter month of April takes some adjustment. I haven’t packed the cashmere sweaters away simply but, so I should be an Inbetweener (hopefully with higher dance moves). It’s a savvy dresser certainly who will get trans-seasonal dressing excellent.



Except for Blossom Watch and maintaining a tally of the solitary, pregnant goose in our native park; shrugging off an enormous overcoat and pulling out lighter, brighter items is what I get pleasure from most about this time of yr. Admittedly, this classic leopard, jacquard coat isn’t overly heat however the cocoon form makes it good for layering. Having a light-weight, snazzy coat is a sartorial trump-card all through these in-between seasons. Search for a method with a little bit of oomph, whether or not that’s a stunning smattering of leopard spots or a brighter shade, to perk up on a regular basis neutrals.

What’s wanted is a snazzy coat that works for each formal and informal events, and feels the fitting facet of good. Operating round city, I really feel snug and assured in these nutty brown shades (sshh…don’t inform Judy Rumbold), they lend a softness to transitional ensembles however it’s the standout coat that basically makes this outfit sing.

Spring is a wonderful alternative to assessment and refine your wardrobe and rediscover forgotten favourites. Are you an optimist, a pessimist or an Inbetweener?


Listed below are some extra snazzy spring coats:




My leopard print coat is a classic By Malene Birger (purchased at a resale store a number of years in the past). The cashmere sweater is from my earlier Uniqlo collaboration. Second-hand wire trousers from a neighborhood charity store. The suede trainers have been a present from Grenson ( a few seasons in the past). And my leather-based tote is a really previous Ally Capellino (strive Everlane, Madewell and Mimi Berry for related). Wood hoop earrings from Branch Jewellery.