Each Spring I pull out my mac, the perfect transitional coat for in between seasons. The weather is too warm for a heavy winter coat, but there is still a chill in the air that requires something more substantial than a cardigan or light jacket.
Whenever I wear my mac I instantly feel pulled-together, smart and really rather conservative, and this feeling takes me to the days when Jackie O supported her husband as a publicly adored First Lady. Jackie O is definitely in my top ten “most stylish women”. She wore clothes so well, mixing preppy and conservative with flirty and feminine. She dared to be different, having the White House remodelled as a family home, inviting non-politicians to the White House, and of course, creating her signature look with oversize, black sunglasses.
Whenever I wear my mac, I feel an insane amount of pressure to wear large dark sunglasses as worn by the Sixties style icon, and although I am nowhere near as glamorous, it’s a look that anyone can wear because it’s timeless. Sarah Jessica Parker did it as Carrie Bradshaw for the hit TV show, Sex and the City (ep. Politically Erect) in 1998 when she wore the Halston suede dress coat with Liz Claiborne square sunglasses, and Victoria Beckham is never without her oversize black sunglasses, which last year she teamed with a Burberry trench.
So if you’re having a I-have-nothing-to-wear day, just think: mac + sunglasses = undeniably stylish.
Mac by Primark, sunglasses by O by Oscar de la Renta, ballet pumps by Office.