Cover Up: Return Of The Mac

Macs are definitely the perfect go to coat during this awkward weather period. I find myself alternating between wearing an oversized boyfriend coat with boots one day and a jacket the next. Really Spring, where are you?!

But I’ve realised that when you just don’t know what unpredictability the weather has in store, you should just opt for a mac. They really are the classiest trans-seasonal cover up, as they can give you that effortless chilled look or make you feel like a parisian diva owning the city, even if it’s not Burberry. * sighs* ‘One day I shall own a Burberry mac.’

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I bought this checked mac a couple of years ago from Topshop and instantly really liked it, but I  didn’t wear it until about a year and a half later. At the time I felt it was a really hard look to pull off  and annoying to constantly iron. However, as time has gone on, I find myself leaning to it when I need a black and white ensamble or simple outfit to pop. Or even to make me look slimmer and give me that mature image. At first I thought I was too short for this whole mac style but when I’ve worn this mac with heeled boots or pictured here with classic black courts, I actually think it can make me appear taller and classier. Checked styles are always coming back in fashion and its a pattern I love, but this jacket is a different take on checks and could be the subtleness that many people seek to find with checked clothing as it’s grey and white with strokes of black.

I had been after a stone coloured mac just in time for March, and managed to secure this one back in January. A stone or tan mac is now a firm essential to see me through spring and into summer, because it can be mixed with a variety of patterns such as animal, boucle or suede and it won’t look cheap and if it works with different patterns then its a modern trend of the mac. This is the perfect cover up when popping out for a couple of drinks as the style is classy, on trend and can be easily mistaken as a key part of your outfit as it brings your waist in, yet has a V cut shape to elongate your neck.

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Macs can be mixed with skirts and jeans and although I used to be a firm believer that they should only be worn with heels, I do believe there is something quite cool and quirky about wearing it with trainers or flats. Macs also suit different variations of bags and hats without making you look like Inspector Gadget.

I’ll be wearing my macs come Autumn 2016 as its just the right amount of cover up a girl needs and lets face it, it is the coat that keeps on giving!

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