One of my absolutely must have trends and wardrobe staples that I feel every guy and girl should own this autumn/winter is definitely the Parka Jacket. It is not often that I feature a trend that is both suitable for men and women but today’s trend is just that. The versatility of the parka jacket is so up my alley and I will show you just how versatile this jacket is. Every year come autumn and winter season, the parka jacket always makes it appearance – just more trendier than the year before.
I love how the parka can take you from autumn to winter and be appropriate for both seasons. In autumn you can wear your parka as is with a t-shirt underneath and in winter you can absolutely start layering up with a sweater, jersey or poloneck. Every year I always promise myself that I am going to buy myself a parka and then I contemplate whether I should or not and when I do decide to purchase it then all the good ones are sold out in store and online. A few weeks back I popped into Jet and saw that they had the last one in my size and the length that I want and I took it as a sign that I should buy it. I got a few comments asking about my parka that I wore in my staycation post two weeks back so I decided… why not do a fashion friday post on it and also show you darlings all the different styles that you can get in this trendy yet timeless garment. This is definitely not a outfit of the day post, it’s just a closer look at my jacket. 😀So I decided that I wanted a longer length parka that would cover my behind in those instances when I come from the gym and just throw on a jacket. I love taking my jackets one or two sizes bigger so that I can wear clothes underneath it in winter. Enough about my parka!… Today I selected a few of my favourite parkas on the net to share them here on the blog. I have to admit – I am kinda
absolutely obsessed with the denim parka from Woolworths. It’s different and looks super snuggly which is something that I love in a jacket when purchasing it for the cold winter days in the Cape. As you can tell, this trend is not badly priced if you have a budget that you have to stick to. You can definitely find one to suit your pocket and it will last you for more seasons to come.I am so tempted to do a DIY with my parka where I purchase iron on appliques and embroidered patches which is all so trendy right now but I am holding off on doing that as I want my jacket to be timeless and not trendy. I will probably revisit my options when I feel my jacket needs a facelift. I will probably go for a look like the patch on Katie and Kate’s arm. For my celebrity style inspiration, I went with three looks in three different seasons to show you just easy it is to pull this trend off. And that is it for today’s post! Yay or Nay for the parka trend? Will you be rocking this trend this autumn/winter?!