Spring/Summer may not be in the air, but it’s definitely in the shops – in fact, I can’t tell you how many “Summer Collection on sale now” updates from retailers I have received over the last few days, while snowflakes have been literally falling outside!
On a little “research the shops session” for a client this week, I was delighted to discover a lovely checked heavy linen coat in a gorgeous “chick-feather yellow” (I’ll never get the job of concocting paint names!), not too “lemony”, not too “custardy” – just pleasant. A perfect tunic length, with flattering bracelet-revealing sleeve length too.
Embracing this season’s graphic trend and providing a far more unusual and flattering alternative to the hard-to-wear monochrome black & white check (that only suits the ‘Deep’ colouring or very blonde hair) – I thought this was a steal at £69.99 from Zara for those with ‘Light’ colouring (i.e. lower contrast between hair, eye and skin colour). Dress it down over a plain white tee and skinny jeans with boots (for now!) or with kitten heel pumps (as it warms up….). It can take being dressed up, even for a wedding, with a little white or yellow shift dress underneath and some heels…so versatile!
What’s more it’s a complete bargain version of the classy Louis Vuitton Spring collection seen below…The Zara coat version still looks classy. In a kind of vintage…retro kind of way. So, take a trip to Zara, before these sell out! I’ll be persuading my client tomorrow to buy one for her outfit for a forthcoming wedding. I’ll race you……After all, we need a touch of sunny yellow to cheer us up as we all freeze our socks off!