To be perfectly honest I really didn't expect to be having outerwear dilemma's in May, especially after the recent hot spell which of course, utterly spoilt us. So it was off to the hairdressers in my trusty Gap mac purchased last spring and then it hit me that along with my Camilla jacket from Monsoon and a black blazer, I really am lacking in the lightweight, spring and summer outerwear department since I sold loads of coats and jackets on ebay last year.
I had the same dilemma with footwear, I so wanted to wear my skater shoes and as the rain was pretty light and intermittent (drizzle really) I decided to take my chances. The biggest problem was navigating our unmade road with it's potholes and puddles without getting a mark on the soles! Umbrella is in my bag, you can always guarantee it will rain when I am off to the hairdressers, it is one day every six weeks where I don't need to watch a weather forecast because I already know!
Conclusion: As much as a trench coat is a true classic, for someone like me who hates umbrella's (especially at the first sign of a light breeze) a spring coat with a hood would be just dandy. After all I don't want to spoil my near perfect hair do I?
I love this satin option from the Wallis W Collection and currently reduced from £75 to £37 it's a purse friendly option when you still have other summer pieces to purchase!
Also comes in Stone for £36.
This shorter version from Whistles is perfect if you prefer a more casual look. £100 at John Lewis.
This Asos Parka has a detachable lining so perfect for all seasons and is currently on sale for just £40.50 and made of shower proof cotton - perfect for our great British summer showers!
Are you happy with a mac and umbrella or prefer a lightweight hooded jacket?
Off to Canterbury again later to pick up the Wedding Dress! Lets hope it's not raining!