Black Hooded Drawstring Cropped Puffer Jacket From Femme Luxe
It is almost the end of February, and Spring is definitely in the air. This means that we can think about ditching the heavy coats, the scarves and the woolly hats, and giving our wardrobes a Spring update, But the coming of Spring doesn’t mean ditching the coats altogether, just opting for something a little thinner, or a little shorter, but definitely something waterproof.
Femme Luxe, famous for it’s women’s loungewear, and those slinky black dresses, has started to add to its Spring collections, with one of the key pieces being what might just be the perfect cropped anorak. The Stacey black hooded drawstring cropped puffa jacket comes in a range of sizes from XS to XL (which is around a size UK 16), and also comes in a beige colourway. This is a perfect everyday coat that still offers a level of warmth for those chilly Spring days, as well as being waterproof which makes it great for those March winds/April showers. The hood gives it a cosy look, and is not too tight to make this uncomfortable, whilst the collar looks great worn stood up, and the pockets are both useful for holding your phone or a key, and also practical for those of us who love anything with pockets.
This is a really stylish, hero piece, the sort of jacket that is practical for everyday wear, is comfortable to wear, and will get lots of wear during the changeable Spring season. The fact that it is black means it will go with just about any colour you choose to wear, and that it is a design that won’t really show dirt or stains that easily – great if you are surrounded by young children. This is the perfect design to throw on when you are doing the food shop, or taking the kids to the park, or just walking your dog – it will keep you warm and dry. It is also a great throw on over gym wear if you are heading for a workout, particularly if you are just running to the gym from the car park. (See how Femme Luxe have styled this above.)
So how else could you style this?
The simplest way to style this jacket/anorak is with skinny jeans of any colour. I chose black, as black skinnies are my personal favourite, and they obviously match well with the black of the anorak. I also added a cotton long sleeved top that you can just see peeping out of the bottom of the jacket due to the cropped length (I think a long skinny ribbed jumper would also look good peering from below the jacket.) For this look, as it has a more Springlike feel, I added a pair of M&S ballerina flats, but this would also work well with trainers, or boots for cooler days.
In terms of sizing, this is a comfy fit. I wear a size 16 in coats and tops and find the XL to be a good fit for size 16, I can easily do up the zip and get my hands in my pockets in this size. The black matte fabric gives this a more stylish feel than the shiny nylon these jackets often come in, and I like the little style details like the drawstring neckline with metal detailing. This is machine washable, making it another practical buy.
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I love seeing the Spring flowers appear, first the snowdrops, then the crocus, folowed by daffodils and tulips.
the lighter mornings for sure
Seeing the catkins on the trees and the first daffodils also the lighter nights
being an ardent gardener its the gardens coming alive with buds peeping through the soil and birds nesting
I love all the colours starting to come back and flowers like daffodils.
Love this jacket perfect size too!
My birthday which is the first day of spring ♥️
The longer lighter evenings, and the warmer weather!
I love spring because the bulbs all start popping through and the birds sing in the lighter mornings to wake me up.
Nicer weather and lighter nights!
The lighter nights, the spring weather and daffodils… i am obsessed!
Ooh those lighter evenings and feeling more awake and energised. I definitely feel so much more motivated !
The warmer weather.
My favourite thing about spring is the days getting longer.
KNOWING SUMMER IS ON ITS WAY
Seeing the birs come back.
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Spring flowers and lighter evenings.
Snowdrops – I love them. They pop up from the cold ground to say, ‘warm weather is on its way’.
The tree in my back garden starting to bloom and the return of the birds to it
All things wildlife and the emergence of spring flowers
I love seeing all the flowers blooming.
I love the longer days and watching the grey street and town be coloured in different colours
Seeing All The Lovely Flowers Pop Our
I love seeing nature back into life 🙂
Warmer lighter evening and seeing flowers bloom
i like the warmer weather
Lighter nights and warmer weather.
Spring for me means warmer days, lighter mornings and a chance to get back into outdoor exercises.. and get to grips with the garden that needs to be brought back to life.
Love the warmer weather – the flowers and blossom on the trees
I love the seeing the beautiful spring flowers!
The beautiful daffs and tulips
The longer days, the daffodils, snowdrops and crocuses that awaken with the promise of summer just around the corner.
I love the smell of a freshly mown lawn in early spring
Brighter mornings, lighter evenings and hopefully a little less cold!
It’s nearly Summer, days getting longer and warmer (hopefully!!)
I love to see the colours as plants and trees start to blossom again x
I love that my spring wardrobe comes out, more dresses and boots combo!
My favourite thing about spring is walking through our local park on a sunny morning when the spring bulbs are blooming and the trees are just starting to blossom.
The lighter evening’s, slightly warmer weather (not too hot), and all the daffodils.
the lighter evenings
The weather getting warmer
I like the fact that the days are getting longer and a little warmer.
I love seeing the daffodils and crocuses
My favourite thing about Spring is seeing nature starting up and all the flowers appearing.
has to be the longer days
I don’t like the cold and dark days of Winter, so Spring is always welcome!