I don't always get excited about designer/high street collaborations, and I was really surprised to find myself lusting after this jacket from Isabel Marant's collection for H&M. I'm not what you'd call a 'Marant girl' - I have never owned a pair of wedge sneakers, I don't go in for a lot of denim and most items of clothing with any kind of cowboy/Navajo influence scare me a little bit.
The reversible bomber, however, is none of those things, but is
a lot of things that I love: metallic jacquard, snake print silk and a real statement piece. I wanted it even more when it got Leandra's seal of approval
and when I finally placed my order (after two hours of constantly hitting refresh on three devices simultaneously), I couldn't wait for it to arrive, thinking it would be the perfect throw-on-and-go addition to basic ensembles.
Trouble was, when it got here (a week later .... A WEEK) it proved trickier to style than I had anticipated. Even with H&M's notoriously mean sizing this was pretty oversized, which is not a look I'd normally go for. Being a top-heavy girl, I was concerned that it made me look like a big silver Michelin man. That was until I tried it over a little skirt and realised how skinny it made my legs look: winning.
I'm obviously going to have to find other ways to wear it to justify spending £90 on an H&M jacket (cos that's what it is, people, let's not kid ourselves here). But the fact that it is reversible means that it is effectively TWO jackets. So, you know, double winning.
What would you wear this jacket with?