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Jeans, Jackets and Trainers

To counteract the more ‘business’ nature of last week’s post, I thought this week we’d get right back into my comfort zone with a wealth of jeans, jackets and trainers. Three items that I have a massive weakness for. I’ve been pretty good recently and really culled my jeans collection. They were wrenched from the safety of their rather full home (folded in a drawer; life and space is too short for hanging jeans in a wardrobe), then I tried them ALL on. Anything that didn’t fit properly or wasn’t a style I like anymore went straight on to Vinted*.  Obviously I still have too many, and if I’m really honest, I actually used the money made from selling old jeans to buy new jeans. BUT I sold 12 pairs and I bought two, so we’re still heading in the right direction.

I love a good pair of designer jeans (Rag & Bone, Paige and Agolde are my current top three), but the high street also does some great denim. You don’t have to spend loads. I would advocate buying your jeans on a resale site if it’s a style you know, and you know how they will fit you. But if you’re trying something new, it’s probably better to buy from a retailer online or in store so you can return them for free if they don’t fit perfectly.

I can’t really pinpoint why I love a good jacket so much. Maybe it’s because they finish off an outfit perfectly. This time of year is the best for jackets: it’s cool enough to wear them over a T‑shirt but not so cold as you need to bulk up with a big jumper. My love of trainers is long and deep and needs no explanation. They are cool, comfortable and you can walk in them all day long: what’s not to like?


The oversized leather bomber is definitely one to think about this autumn. Works perfectly with baggy jeans and trainers. Lots of brands are calling their looser jeans ‘a 90s fit’ these days. Maybe we should have held on to more of our clothes from the 90s. It’s all coming back round again, and yes of course you can wear things again even if you wore them first time around. Unless it’s a low-rise boot cut with a visible thong, in which case I’ll go ahead and say please don’t do that. These Abercrombie baggy jeans are true to size and come in five different lengths, so hopefully something to suit everyone.

  1. Alex Eagle Sporting Club logo organic t shirt 
  2. M&S leather bomber jacket 
  3. Hush two-tone curb chain bracelet 
  4. Abercrombie high rise 90s jeans
  5. ALĒO black woven leather Laluna bag 
  6. Gola Elan suede trainers 


Black top, leopard jacket and a great pair of lightly flared jeans. Maybe not a classic combination but one that really works for an edgier, casual look. This leopard Ganni jacket is from The Outnet, which is also a great place to look for discounted designer denim. And I make no apologies about the continued inclusion of Adidas Sambas on this blog. They are definitely here to stay for the forseeable. Happy to say that & Other Stories have brought back these jeans that I bought last year. They are very flattering and true to size.

  1. Abbot Lynne curb chain necklace 
  2. M&S rib crew neck fitted long sleeve top 
  3. M&S faux leather cross body bag
  4. & Other Stories front pocket flared jeans 
  5. Ganni leopard print hemp and cotton blend crop jacket 
  6. Adidas Samba black leather trainers 


For anyone still clinging on to their skinny jeans, I hate to break it to you but they are persona non grata again this year. If you’re just looking for one classic pair of jeans though, ones that go with pretty much everything, then a straight-leg style is probably your best bet. I like these looser-fit ones from Albaray. Use code KATEH20 for 20% off until 20th Sept.

  1. Sporty & Rich green embroidered fleece top 
  2. Mango soft oversized bomber jacket 
  3. Uniqlo round corduroy bag 
  4. Uniqlo x Roger Federer peace T shirt 
  5. Albaray dark wash relaxed jeans 
  6. New Balance 574 green suede trainers 


I always have a personal favourite look on the blog each week and today it’s this one. I love a neutral, but I also love a little pop of colour. These Mango crop jeans have a raw hem, so if you need to chop a bit more off the bottom you won’t ruin the look of them.

  1. COS cropped twill jacket 
  2. Moosono chunky gold earrings
  3. Uniqlo U white cotton t shirt 
  4. Mango cropped wide leg jeans 
  5. Gucci logo printed leather trim bag 
  6. Boden knitted cardigan tank top 
  7. Grenson Sneaker 51 trainers 


Mango are definitely reeling me in with their jacket selection this season. Along with this check tweed number, I am also loving this neat little leather jacket and this wool bomber jacket. All look so much more expensive than they are.

  1. Mango checked tweed jacket 
  2. Martha Clavo mini gold plated rope twist earrings 
  3. Sandro Milo leather bag 
  4. Boden classic leather belt 
  5. H&M wide leg high waist jeans 
  6. ME + EM scallop pleat detail blouse 
  7. Novesta Star Master canvas trainers 


I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last; they are my weakness as we’ve already established. I didn’t really have any intention of getting a new one so early in the season, but as me and my favourite shopping partner (hello Arlene) stumbled into Arket this week, this jacket shouted to the pair of us ‘STOP! Try me on, you will love me’. And it was right, we both made a purchase. That’s yet another item we will need to pre-arrange not to wear at the same time. Size DOWN though; it comes up big. I got an 8 and I’m usually a 10/12.

  1. Boden fluffy henley pointelle jumper 
  2. Astrid & Miyu large gold hoop earrings 
  3. Lemaire grained leather shoulder bag 
  4. Isabel Marant Zadd tan leather belt 
  5. Hush pleat front washed black jeans 
  6. Arket canvas zip jacket 
  7. Adidas Gazelle bold trainers 

*my Vinted page is here. There isn’t much up right now but I’m due for another cull once I do the summer/winter switch over.

K x

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