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THE GROWN UP EDIT - Patent Coat

As my waistline continues to expand I'm looking for more ways to express my personal style without caving in to maternity wear which seems to instantly transform me in to a pregnant Charlotte from Sex And The City. Cute and feminine but not very me. One trend this spring that I'm loving is the patent vinyl jacket. The fashion world went crazy for the Alexa Chung @ M&S offering last year and this is one trend that's hanging around. 

THE GROWN UP EDIT - Vinyl Jacket
THE GROWN UP EDIT - Vinyl Jacket
THE GROWN UP EDIT - Patent Trench

It's such a great way to transform the most simple of outfits in to more of a statement and I am relying more and more on jackets that do this. It can seem a little matrix at first but if you keep the colours neutral then it's great way for us introverts to feel a little more extrovert. There are so many great options available on the high street which is perfect if you're worried that this might be a need it now trend. Scroll down to see some more inspo on how to wear the trend and a round up of my faves available now. 

ASOS patent coat sold out similar here

LA REDOUTE cashmere roll neck £89

TOPSHOP maternity straight jeans  £40

& OTHER STORIES backless loafers sold out similar here

A.P.C @ MATCHES bag £345

 All images from  PINTEREST

All images from PINTEREST