Layering up for winter with Lasula

When I got back from Budapest last week, I couldn’t quite believe how cold it was in the UK. I’d actually over-packed for my trip with tons of chunky jumpers and when I landed back home in Manchester, I was shocked at how fast the temperature had plummeted.

Layering up for me is never an issue though! I much prefer winter fashion to summer, don’t you? Cosy knitwear, bobble hats and the perfect excuse to crack out my collection of turtlenecks (psh, as if I need an excuse).

Now I don’t know about you but I’m a bigger fan of layering up, rather than relying on one big chunky coat. It just makes more sense to throw on a jacket with a jumper and underlay, rather than cracking out the Patagonia and getting all sweaty on the walk to work. Excuse the TMI, but you know exactly what I’m going on about!

Close up detail of Lasula aviator. Sliver coloured buckled detailing on the cuff.

This year I’m loving aviator style jackets in particular. They’ve had a total revival in recent years, taking over what was once parka territory for ‘top winter jacket’. Remember when everyone walked around in the same khaki parka with fawn faux fur? Maybe I’m just showing my age…Β 

When compared to parkas, aviators are much less bulky for gals on the go and don’t come with a hood, giving us the perfect excuse to wear one of those cute bobble hats with coloured pom-poms (which looking back, this outfit is definitely missing).

Lasula kindly sent me this jacket to style just before my getaway and I’ve hardly taken it off since I got back. It’s a lot lighter than some of the classic aviators I’ve tried, which I love because I think heavy, padded faux jackets tend to smell after they’ve been in the rain a few times. Of course, that’s a daily risk you take when you live in Manchester! Not to mention, when you try winter laying with a padded jacket you end up looking a little like the Michelin man.

As mentioned, I tend to go for jackets & coats that allow me to layer up underneath. Mainly because it’s frowned upon to wear your jacket in the office, so I always need to wear jumpers for work.

Jes Wilby wearing Lasula for

In this outfit I paired the jacket with a beige turtleneck. I love it, but it makes me look like I have killer neck rolls. Did you have to double take? I accented the metal buckle detailing with a couple of dainty rings that I picked up from Primark. There’s a bit of a faux-pas with this because the rings are gold and the jacket detailing is silver, but the rings are starting to fade (typical Primark) so I think I can get away with it. I also chose to wear my embroidered boots to break up the all black ensemble with a bit of colour.

My only problem now is that I’ve found a style I love and I want a few different colour versions to mix things up. I find it so hard to say no to winter jackets and seem to amass way too many every year (whilst donation my old ones of course). If you’re a fan of this style, Lasula have a few different colour options that are worth checking out. In fact there’s a cropped tan version that I’ve got my eye on.

Have you found your perfect winter style yet? I’m still working on mine, but at least I’ve got my outerwear sorted!

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  1. Rosie
    November 16, 2017 / 11:15 am

    JESS! I love this jacket it reminds me of that post you wrote about emos because of the buckels.
    Remember when everything we wore had unnecessary buckels all over it?
    This makes it stylish obviously though!

  2. November 16, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    i love your jacket – it looks both stylish AND cosy! Hmm, I might have to look for a new jacket! And I really like your shoes as well, the flower details make them pop.

  3. November 16, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Love them boots and I do love layering and being wrapped up this time of year.

  4. November 16, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    It’s freezing isn’t it? You look great, I’m all about layering up but then I”m cold pretty much all year round!

  5. November 16, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    I love aviator jackets right now too! I just bought a new one last week from ASOS. I still need to get to grips with the rest of my ensemble though, especially as I’m starting to find my leggings very chilly. I’m definitely feeling the winter with these temperature drops.

  6. November 16, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    I LOVE winter clothes much more than summer clothes, layering up is much more my thing than bare legs and arms, especially with English Summers! Hope you liked Budapest, it’s a beautiful city! πŸ™‚

    • Jess - Actual Philocalist
      November 17, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      Yes, Emma! Glad to find another winter fashion fan.
      I rarely wear things that show my arms and shoulders, cause it makes me a bit uncomfortable.
      Loved Budapest, can’t wait to get back there again.

  7. November 16, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    Such a brilliant outfit, I really like the boots! They are super stylish

  8. Hannah
    November 16, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    I love your jacket, looks great. Really suits you too

  9. November 17, 2017 / 12:28 am

    Wow, I love packets and the one you layered up with is just awesome for anyone to grab this winters. Pairing with those boots added more style to the look!

  10. November 17, 2017 / 1:19 am

    It is getting cold and this jacket looks perfect for winters. And your boots are fabulous- really stylish!

  11. November 17, 2017 / 3:15 am

    I love layers and the jacket looks great on you. Im also eying up those boots x

  12. November 17, 2017 / 8:09 am

    Lovely jacket and lovely details on the shoes as well. You wear them well.

  13. November 17, 2017 / 8:55 am

    oh wow love the look of that coat its definitely something i would wear myself

  14. November 17, 2017 / 10:12 am

    I love your embroidery boots, I definitely need to grab a pair similar to this but it’s so hard to find some without heels. Love the coat, and I am totally with you about layering up x

    • Jess - Actual Philocalist
      November 17, 2017 / 2:00 pm

      Oooo Rhian, Primark & Newlook both have some mega embroided flat Chelsea boots at the moment!

  15. November 17, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I just came back from the Caribbean a few days ago and oh my goodness it’s absolutely freezing here in the UK! I need some of these gorgeous layers!

  16. November 17, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    That jacket looks really cozy and I am in love with your boots! The floral detailing is just makes it pop…also love that the heel isn’t so high so it must be super comfortable!

  17. November 17, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    Love the jacket! I need to get better at layering up as I really feel the cold.

  18. November 17, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    The jacket does look very beautiful. I will have to look into them for my daughter for Christmas. She could use a new jacket.

  19. November 17, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I love your coat. It looks so snuggly and warm. I’m definitely a layering person too – although I still tend to reach for the huge overcoat as I’m forever cold!
    C x

  20. November 17, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    I’m with you on liking colder weather clothes over this for summer. There’s nothing like putting on my husband’s flannel shirt or the hand-knit scarf and mittens from my grandma. I layer too, especially now that I’m over 40, it seems like I’m hot and cold more often, so it’s nice to be able to take off or put on a sweater if I need to. x

  21. Joanna
    November 18, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I just came back from Italy and I had the same feeling: wow, the temperatures did drop a lot! I like the coat you’ve chosen, the aviator style suits you very well.

  22. November 18, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    I’ve never heard of an aviator jacket before and actually really love the style! I always layer up as I hate big thick coats. Oh and those boots are amazing!

  23. November 18, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    I love layering as well. A black coat is a must-have to put on top. This one looks lovely with the boots πŸ™‚

  24. Dannii
    November 18, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I just love that jacket. I am all about the layering, but I really need to go shopping.

  25. November 18, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I love those boots and how you styled it with the rest of your outfit, you look lovely! x

  26. November 18, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    I love the rich black of the boots and jacket, they look fabulous together πŸ™‚

  27. Sarah Ann
    November 18, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    I love layering up this time of year too! Huge blanket scarf are my favourite accessory.

    • Jess - Actual Philocalist
      November 19, 2017 / 2:07 pm

      Yesss! That’s what I’m missing. I have so many scarves but I want one of those huge Lenny Kravitz-esque ones. I keep going to buy ones I like but when I picked them up off the shelf they have the most awful texture.

      Mountain View

  28. November 19, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Your jacket is lovely. I need to get myself a new one this winter.

  29. November 19, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    I used to be such an anti coat person but in the last two years I found a new love for them and I got a royal blue one from Debenhams this year. I’m the same when I find something I love, I want it in all the colour options

    • Jess - Actual Philocalist
      November 20, 2017 / 11:56 am

      Tanya yes! I’m glad you get it.
      I’m such a sucker for finding a style I like and then finding every different colour variation. Aviators have such a classic look too so they literally can be any colour.

  30. November 20, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    This look is great and I am loving those boots too! You look beautiful dear! You’re warm and stylish all at the same time!

  31. November 21, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Haha I think I’m the total opposite to you – I much prefer to be in summer clothes than winter clothes. EVen now, I’m sat at work with a sleeveless top on, cos I just get so hot and stuffy! But I do love the looks you’ve pulled together here, especially those gorgeous boots x

  32. November 23, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    This jacket is absolutely gorgeous. I don’t really need a new one, but I might have to treat myself to it anyway!!

    Louise x