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3 ways to wear
The padded jacket

The Nineties classic is back on the style radar. This practical piece has been given a slick update, so now you can wear it everywhere

 

1. Layer up for the weekend

When there’s a chill in the air, the key to effortless dressing is layers. And with its removable faux-fur hood (which it’s seen in these images without), this padded jacket is the ultimate layering piece. Paired with a cashmere hoodie, it becomes a cosy coat-knit hybrid that will work well over double denim or activewear. Printed trainers complete the laid-back look.

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2. A lunch-date look

Think outside the box: the padded jacket is no longer confined to casualwear. With the right styling, it can be quickly spruced up. In fact, you’ll be surprised how good a padded jacket looks with crisp tailoring and slimline knits. Over smart separates, add a skinny belt and, just like that, relaxed becomes refined.

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“Balance a VOLUMINOUS padded jacket with neat tailoring”

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3. Beat the chill for drinks

On colder evenings, the padded jacket comes into its own. When the mercury falls, pull it on over a knit and glamorous pleated skirt – it strikes the right balance of low-key and pulled-together. For failsafe style, wear unzipped, push up the sleeves and pull out knitted cuffs. Flats with a twist (like these satin straps) are a smart finish.

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“A STATEMENT clutch will add an elegant edge for evening”

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Photographer: Jonty Davies / Stylist: Louise Carmel Hall / Hair stylist: Tony Collins
Make-up artist: Karina Constantine / Model: Marlijn at NEXT

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