Forget Camel, grey and pinstripe, nothing makes you feel as pulled together as a classic, black crombie coat.
Despite being such a staple, it’s weirdly the one kind of coat my wardrobe’s been lacking for a few years. So when Armani Exchange invited me to be an ambassador for its #NewJacket campaign, I tore myself away from the camel coats and biker jackets (I think I just about have enough of those for now) and pumped for this tailored, longline coat instead. And it’s quickly proving itself as one of those pieces that makes you wonder what you did before it…
I’m one of those people that likes to focus one one or two key items and strip everything else back to a serious nondescript level. This is especially true when it comes to wearing the most statement-y footwear currently lining my hallway. Thigh-high boots from Russell & Bromley and Stella’s patent, rubber, flatforms can feel quite ‘LOOK AT ME’ if they’re not pared down with a whole lot of black and neutrals. And now its getting a little too chilly for a biker jacket, this new black coat is filling that ‘goes with everything’ hole.
Armani Exchange are inviting others to get involved with the campaign. When you buy a new coat or jacket this season, post a picture on instagram with the hashtags #NewJacket #ArmaniExchangeUK (it doesn’t need to be an Armani Exchange coat) and A|X will be selecting ten winners who’ll receive a jacket of their choice from A|X’s new season collection. Time to find that perfect selfie mirror….
Thigh highs I can get in board with….
Coat | Armani Exchange
Skirt | Brydie Mack for The Collaborator
Jumper | Zara
Boots | Stuart Weitzman via Russell & Bromley
Bag | Rag & Bone via Vestiaire Collective
Rose gold earrings | Asos
Shark tooth stud | Lumo
Sunglasses | Rayban
Home office attire made instantly ready for meetings with a crombie coat thrown over the top…
All black made better with the help of a Pepto Bismol wall…
Coat | Armani Exchange
Shirt | Boyfriends (similar here)
Jeans | MiH
Shoes | Stella McCartney
Clutch bag | Baukjen
Jumper | Wool & the Gang
Earrings | Asos & Lumo
Watch | Larsson & Jennings
Gold Bar Necklace | Akalis at I Love Designer
Ph. by Frances Davison
Thanks to Armani Exchange for working with me on this. Styling, words and creative direction my own.