Sooo, originally this post was meant to be about Mom jeans dyed in funky out there colours. However, due to a technical fault (aka the jeans were too small to fit around my winter bulking thighs), we reverted to the safer and altogether warmer plan B- The Aztec Jacket.
This will also explain the slightly manic look I have on my face, as I had just spent half an hour trying to squeeze into 10 different pairs of illfitting jeans – not the best way to spend a Thursday evening I can assure you. The only thing getting me through was the promise of a beer and burger at The Three Wise Monkeys after we’d finished.
I like to think of the Aztec jacket as the younger, leftfield cousin to the Cowboy leather Jacket. Certainly, geographically these two have a lot in common, but the Aztec currently has the fashion edge. With the geometric prints contrasting with suede fabrics and oversized button details, the Aztec jacket is a cosy way of staying with the Pyjama as outerwear trend that is still set to be massive SS15.
That said, it takes a certain sort of person to pull one off, especially as many of the ones I tried were so stiff I moved like a robot. Ladies will need to remember to pair the large oversized jacket with a figure hugging silhouette underneath.
Aztec Jackets are so warm you won’t need many more layers, so they make the perfect going out coat. Slip it on over your LBD and you’re good to go from busstop to pub to club and beyond. Plus the pockets double as gloves for your freezing hands. Yay!