Wardrobe Essential - A Navy Jacket

Happy Easter!
Today's ensemble is all about the navy. So much easier to wear than black, a navy casual jacket will work hard in your wardrobe and this Next jersey one has featured many times on here since I got it last year. This is an outfit from last week (still catching up!) and I wore it to meet up with the lovely Samara from Tinylife - Northern Ireland's premature baby charity. Samara and I have a fabulous event in the early planning stages. All I can say is that if you're local, pencil the 23rd September into your diary. I will tell you more when it's all confirmed!

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I wore my navy jacket with a favourite top I got last year in the Fenn Wright Manson sale. It's a mix of blush and navy with tiny yellow flecks in it.


I also wore my Replay distressed denim...though you can see how I chickened out of really distressing them too much. BUT but's early days! There are actually quite a few distressed patches along the front of the legs and these are starting to become more obvious now they've been washed a couple of times. Ok - so you were expecting rips and tears I know...but I bet if you were faced with a gorgeous pair of Replay denim, you'd hesitate a little with your sanding drill too!
Finishing off with my Johnnie B glitter pumps and the Dune navy handbag I showed you on this post.

Jacket - ℅ Next (SS13)
Jeans - ℅ Replay
Top - Fenn Wright Manson (AW12)
Handbag - Dune @ TK Maxx (similar)
Glitter Pumps - Johnnie B @ Boden
A21 Pendant - details on this post

As my Next jacket is past season, I've done a bit of an edit of some current navy jackets that I'm liking the look of...
Navy Jacket Collage

 Whistles  Boden Oasis Warehouse
Warehouse (total bargain - limited stock!), Linea@House of Fraser, M&S, Hobbs

Any favourites there? Or have you found a gorgeous one anywhere else? Do let me know in the comments. Hope you're having a great Easter weekend,



  1. Hi Avril!! Fabulous outfit, you are right, navy is so chic and versatile and I live your new Replay jeans and bag! Have a lovely Easter! xx

  2. Hi Avril!! Fabulous outfit, you are right, navy is so chic and versatile and I love your new Replay jeans and bag! Have a lovely Easter! xx

  3. Love your navy blazer teamed with your gold flats Avril, just lovely. I must admit to having a bit of a weakness for a stunning navy jacket or two!!!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

  4. You navy blazer is such a style staple Avril! Love it with the darker rinse jeans and the glittery pumps!! Gorgeous! So envious of that fabulous Dune bag! Have a great Easter xx

  5. I too bought a navy jacket in Next last year - more of a blazer style though. But I've worn it to death - such a handy item to have in the wardrobe. Loving the top as well by the way. Have a lovely Easter x

  6. ClaireH19:15

    Sooooo tempting! I love the Hobbs one, of course it's the most expensive! Bother! I saw the bag in my local TK Maxx, very lovely but I was strong!

  7. NET-A-DRESSER20:06

    I love a navy jacket/blazer......It's something that when I look a bit of a scruff in my jeans, I can pop on and 'Hey Presto' I look a bit more presentable! xx

  8. Hannah21:08

    Love the navy! Could you help me? I have a royal blue maxi jersey skirt that I love, but I struggle to know what to wear with it. I have worn white, and a red and white striped Joules top, but I am worried about looking too 'Rule Britannia'! Any suggestions for how best to wear this bold colour? Yellow does me no favours!

  9. I love those pumps Avril! I have a really old navy New Look blazer, I think it must be 8+ years now! It has dry cleaned so well but I do kind of forget I have it as it's an oldie, so thank you for the reminder! x

  10. That has reminded me that I have a similar navy waffle jacket, from Next, that I must fish out. It is a useful little jacket as it is mid way between a jacket and a cardigan. That bag looks great, fab purchase. H xx

  11. I need a navy jacket! Yours looks perfect. I love the top too and the shoes .. well they are amazing

  12. Just clicked on the link to the Johnny B shoes & discovered to my joy the more adult sizes are in the sale! Pair ordered on my smartphone immediately! Thanks and you look fabulous as ever. X

  13. Abbi23:26

    Such a classic, I love this outfit and love how you have made it different with the glittery pumps!
    Abbi x

  14. Cous Cous and Cork Wedges13:42

    Lovely outfit & your new handbag is just lush! xx


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