27 August 2010

What We're Wearing: Aviator Jackets!

The Grazia office is divided sharply in two today - between the smug speedy shoppers who have already bought their aviators jackets, and those who haven't. Today's chilly foggy autumnal weather is EXactly the reason why the classic flying jacket is set to be THE investment purchase of A/W'10. But which one to buy? Decisions, decisions.. Grazia staffers have talked of little else for the past fortnight - here's our round-up from those Grazia staffers who have already chosen theirs... grrr....

Grazia Feature Editor Laura Atkinson's House of Holland aviator (£800)
"I wanted this jacket the minute I saw it on the catwalk at the House of Holland show. This was slightly different to all the others I'd seen. It's literally the warmest thing in the world ever - like putting on a massive blanket. There was a House of Holland flying jacket in pink too, but I decided to go with the black. I've just had my hair cut in a bob and I love how it works with the collar. It's going to be my favourite piece of clothing this season."

Grazia Daily Editor Angela Buttolph's Topshop aviator (£325)
"I was walking home two weeks ago and saw a girl on Oxford Street pulling this jacket out of a large Topshop bag to show her boyfriend and I practically started running to the store to get mine. I like this design because the collar is so great - you can wear it unzipped and spread out flat across the shoulders (v catwalky), or funnel-collar-style zipped right up to your cheekbones - cosy! I also love the charcoal-coloured sheepskin - that natural off-white shade of sheepskin is really unflattering on me. Basically I'm going to be living in this until Spring."

Grazia's Editor at Large Melanie Rickey Acne aviator (£1,080)
"I decided I'd already got enough biker jackets - so I really wanted a bit of a different look, which lead me to Acne's cream one. It looks enormous but it's really fitted at the shoulders and at the cuffs so there's a high quality air to it. The pale colour also works over the summer. I think this shade is more flattering on my skin than the darker colours. I also like that this style is a bit longer so it'll keep my butt warm. I'll be wearing this with Helmut Lang leggings in leather and jersey, a Helmut Lang photo-print T-shirt, and Givenchy ankle boot wedges."

Grazia's Editor Jane Bruton's Burberry aviator (£1895)
"Burberry's aviator is THE iconic piece for A/W'10. There were endless variations on the style in the Burberry catwalk show but this mossy green colour is so beautiful and works with all the camel and neutral shades in my wardrobe. It's as warm as it looks and it weighs a TON!"


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