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
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.
“Add a bold RED bag to give edge to an understated 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.
“Balance a VOLUMINOUS padded jacket with neat tailoring”
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.
“A STATEMENT clutch will add an elegant edge for evening”
Photographer: Jonty Davies / Stylist: Louise Carmel Hall / Hair stylist: Tony Collins
Make-up artist: Karina Constantine / Model: Marlijn at NEXT