Posts tagged rain mac
RETURN OF THE MAC

I think it would be too bold a statement to declare that Spring is here BUT I do know that it is coming (based on the fact that it always does). Anyway it means finally we can begin considering wearing clothes that aren't winter ones - and that is something to look forward to.

One of the first things that I put away at the end of the winter are my coats and I look to invest in a lighter weight version, and this year it will be a Trench.  A mac / trench is the perfect transition coat - it can be layered, worn with a scarf, over a dress/ jeans, dressed up, dressed down... etc. Plus trenches have a sophisticated coolness to them that I love.

There are some great modern versions of the classics around at the moment. I love this beige one with puffy sleeves. I don't usually wear beige but I love the simplicity of the mac with the contrasting statement sleeves.

I'm wearing it with a perfect transitional shirt dress and some pink and rose gold trainers.

Cotton Rich Puff Sleeve Trench Coat £89 / Floral Print Long Sleeve Shift Midi Dress £59 / Lace-up Trainers £35 / 

I am currently 5 months pregnant so although this comes with certain clothes restrictions it does not (for me) come with any compromises. There are so many non-maternity pieces that will accommodate a pregnant belly and that you can then wear post baby that I have not had to deviate from my usual style at all.

There are also convenient fashion trends that can be embraced - like slip on shoes! No bending around a belly to put on and off or for the need to ask someone to tie up your shoe laces - slip them off and off you go/waddle.

I love this modern take on on the classic Inspector Gadget style mac - green and purple gingham. It is long and oversized (and fits big - i'm wearing an 8) but it is so cool!

This striped bib shirt is also cool - it would look great with a chunky knit cardigan over the top or tucked into some blue jeans.

Gingham Trench Coat £89 / Pure Cotton Striped Long Sleeve Shirt £35 / Leather Block Heel Mule Shoes £45 / Garden Brooches £15

This post was kindly sponsored by Marks & Spencers and is part of my ongoing partnership with them. All thoughts, outfit choices and ideas are my own (obviously). 

THE RAIN MAC

Its raining, its not hot, it not cold but its wet - the coat you need is a rain mac.

I love my yellow one its been so useful - its really comfortable (soft lining), got massive pockets (full of old oat cakes), a hood and its really waterproof!  Its perfect for pushing the buggy in the rain - which is the season we are coming in to.

I've spotted a few others that would also make going out in the rain a bit more fun and a bit less wet.

Lazy Oaf £135 / Burton Snowboards £80 / Michael Michael Kors £234 (was £585) / Parka London £145 / BDG £20 (was £79) Iris & Ink £195 /  £875 (was £1750) / Stella McCartney £664 (was £1664)