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Craving & Saving

Lusting after something that you simply cannot afford right now? Here is the high street alternative…

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Craving: Orlebar Brown Jeremy Reversible Jacket – £260

Contrary to the September heatwave that we had this time last year, it is about time we thought about investing in a statement jacket for the winter months ahead. Warm up your wardrobe with shades of orange and this jacket by Orlebar Brown offers just that. The ‘Jeremy’ jacket is completely reversible; the photo exhibits the belize orange block colour on the outside and the inside is a bold chevron print by David Hicks (featured in last week’s issue). The timeless design means you can also wear it in the warmer months. What I love most about this jacket are the visible trimmings of the chevron print that you can see when wearing the solid orange. Blend with monochrome colours, especially hues of navy or grey so that your ensemble is not too overbearing.

 

Saving: H&M Orange Overcoat – £79.99

More formality, less money. Photo: www.hm.com/gb

Whilst this H&M alternative appears more formal, it still prevails in offering the much-needed splash of colour that we are looking for. The collar has a black underlining to correspond with the black buttons on the front that become concealed when the jacket is worn closed. What we love most about this jacket is that it has the potential to be worn in both formal and casual ensembles. Team this with dark-wash denim and a cream coloured chunky knit jumper and you are ready to go. We would love to see this coat around campus rather than the assumed Barbour jacket with rolled up jeans outfit.