Transition Wear: The Faux Leather Jacket

Transition Wear: The Faux Leather Jacket

Orihuela, Spain

Dressing for the transition

Transition wear has been the order of the day since Christmas. That’s partly because it’s finally Spring and also we were lucky enough to spend 10 lovely days in Orihuela in Spain where my parents live over Christmas. It was B’s first holiday and my first time travelling solo with a toddler! After waiting for 6 months for his passport, I finally ticked that one off that first year as a mum bucket list (slightly overdue).

As a seasoned traveller and someone who has travelled a lot solo, this was a whole new experience. But, despite a few mid air protestations from B to being shackled when the belt light was on. And, even more vocal,  my pre-flight objections to being on Ryanair (who I vowed never to travel with again years ago),  my greatest fears were pleasantly not realised. Phew!

Shoes: Boden, Jumpsuit: La Redoute,  Necklace: New Look, Jacket: Marks & Spencer

One of the main challenges was packing. I’d had my packing down to a tee – be it a short haul city break or a beach holiday. OK, when I say “to a tee”, I mean leaving it fairly last minute, but having things organised so I could throw together whatever I needed quickly. But, still sweating ever so slightly when it got to weighing my luggage!

Packing for a holiday with a toddler, where the weather was looking decidedly changeable, was a whole new challenge!  In the end, B was fully stocked for every eventuality and that left me with minimal space to fit my stuff in. So, a really modest capsule wardrobe was what I packed.

What I Packed

You know I live in jumpsuits, so it’s probably no surprise that I packed 3 jumpsuits, that I could wear day or night. We weren’t planning on clubbing, But I wanted something that I could wear day to night. We ate out almost every night and when you’re chasing around a toddler, they are perfect.

So, I had 3 jumpsuits you’ve seen on this blog. Two black and one floral. The culotte jumpsuit is one you’ve seen already.

The black jumpsuit in the photos (thanks Mum!) is one that I got from the La Redoute sale* for £8.70. £8.70! I wore it several times, including the flight home and it was the best. Lightweight, but 3 quarter sleeves and a flattering cut and length for me – even at 5’2″.5.

* They’re doing 40% off everything at the moment, just click and use: BIG40,  and you can pick it up for £12.18!

I took 3 pairs of shoes – 2 of which were leopard print – natch! But, my Boden Florence flats are my faves and I always get so many compliments on them. They’re comfortable, yet stylish and the design really gives a plain outfit a pop. Plus, again, they are perfect transition wear, that I can wear day or night. If you want to see more on them, they’re on our YouTube channel and on the post about statement flats.

I took one necklace which is another fave from New Look and finally my favourite jacket from 2016 – my M&S kids faux leather biker jacket with rose gold detail. You might be bored of it by now, but I am not. One of my best purchases of the year.

It’s perfect for transition weather. And I love how it goes with everything. That’s why I thought it would be perfect for our 1 year giveaway. Now, I missed that one as we were just moving. So, why not do it now and brighten up April a bit!

Capsule Transition Wear Wardrobe Checklist:

Statement Flats

Faux Leather Jacket

Jumpsuits

Statement necklace

A line Dress

Maxi Dress

Long sleeve top

Shirt Dress

Skinny jeans, jeggings or Capri pants

About the jacket

The jacket in this giveaway is faux leather, with rose gold hardware. It fits a size 8-10 according to the people I’ve tested it with. But, it’s actually a kids’ jacket aged 13-14! You’ll know I love raiding the kids’ section from the pinafore jumpsuit I found in the sale. If you want to enter to win the same faux leather jacket, which fits a size 6-8, the size I’m wearing in these photos  – then head over here. ;o)

This giveaway and post is not sponsored or run by anyone but Kitty & B. It’s open worldwide, but just remember, you may have to pay customs duty. The giveaway is being run impartially using Rafflecopter and eligible entries will go into the pot and will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter. We’ll announce the winner within 72 hours of the giveaway ending.

So, tell us what your most essential transition wear item is?

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  • 2 years ago
    perfect timing, I've lived in my leather jacket and been wondering when it's time to hang it up for the summer
  • Matt Brasier
    2 years ago
    A pair of bootcut jeans, t-shirt and of course a biker jacket!
  • sharon martin
    2 years ago
    i'd have to say my black jacket and jeans
  • Alison G Ellis
    2 years ago
    This jacket is such a classic and looks gorgeous on you x
  • Hayley Todd
    2 years ago
    There is nothing better for a transition wardrobe than a really good pair of skinny jeans, a blazer or fab biker jacket (the one you reviewed is amazing!) and a pair of Converse - perfect!
  • Amanda Brett
    2 years ago
    My Skinny jeans and my longline black vest-definitely my go to outfit,this jacket is stunning,thanks for the chance,please count me in? x
  • Sarah Ann
    2 years ago
    My favourite transition piece is a plaid shirt - I have way too many but they're perfect from season to season!
    • 2 years ago
      Good call! They never go out of style, do they? x
  • elaine stokes
    2 years ago
    jeans in black and dark blue, tshirts long sleeved , thin jumpers
    • 2 years ago
      Dark blue denim looks great all year round!
  • Chrissy Bond
    2 years ago
    The jacket looks a great shape, most of the jackets I have tried on are just very boxy! if you know what I mean!
  • Beccy Rowley
    2 years ago
    Skinny jeans.
  • karen watt
    2 years ago
    My jeans and converse
  • claire little
    2 years ago
    my black jeans
  • Lin martin
    2 years ago
    A good blazer and a jump suit and jeans dressed up or down my transition pieces. Never travel without a blazer!
  • natalee gosiewski
    2 years ago
    my blazer
  • sandy Ralph
    2 years ago
    i have a cardigan in white that seems to go with any outfit i have so its always handy to throw in the car no matter what i wear
  • Jacqueline Roberts
    2 years ago
    I have a safe blazer that sees me through goes with everything
  • Danielle Magee
    2 years ago
    I love my skinny jeans...can dress them up or down.
  • carol boffey
    2 years ago
    id wear to the pub
  • Sarah Parker
    2 years ago
    I'd wear with jeans to the pub :)
  • ellie spider
    2 years ago
    I have some really nice tommy hilfiger shirts which are a lightweight cotton with sleeves that can be rolled up for warmer weather or left rolled down to the wrist for cooler
  • Deborah Bird
    2 years ago
    Some nice flat ballet shoes!
  • 2 years ago
    Skinny jeans and a rain coat lol. Lovely prize! Ellen Stafford recently posted...My Online Dating ExperienceMy Profile
  • jenette ogborn
    2 years ago
    I would mix it with a nice vest top and my skinny jeans with my desert boots !
  • Diana
    2 years ago
    My black blazer!
  • Karen R
    2 years ago
    I seem to have an endless supply of cardigans :)
  • Sheri Darby
    2 years ago
    A raincoat and umbrella
  • Veronica Lopez-Smith
    2 years ago
    Skinny jeans and my bomber half leather,half quilted fabric jacket. But I have always wanted a good leather jacket!
  • Andrew Hindley
    2 years ago
    Jeans and T-shirt
  • Maria Jane Knight
    2 years ago
    a striped blouse and chelsea ankle boots.
    • 2 years ago
      You can't go wrong with stripes and ankle boots! x
  • Mary H
    2 years ago
    I love this classic style. My Spring essential is a bright printed fabric scarf to liven things up (and provide warmth when the Sun goes down)
    • 2 years ago
      Such a simple way to mix things up! Love scarves! x
  • Michelle Carlin
    2 years ago
    Leggings and tunic tops with / without a jacket and sandals/boots
  • 2 years ago
    Oh yay! I have been needing to get a new leather jacket for ages so this would be perfect for me! I entered the giveaway x
    • 2 years ago
      Oh, fab! I love this jacket. It's one of my absolute faves! xx
  • Kelly Hanson
    2 years ago
    I've got a lush cardigan that I wear in place of a coat in spring. Love the jacket though, would much rather wear that.
  • Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    2 years ago
    Looks great. Dark denim jeans and white shirt.
  • Michaela Jennings
    2 years ago
    Black skinny jeans
  • Danielle Pooley
    2 years ago
    Ripped jeans & a shirt!
  • Sue Wickins
    2 years ago
    A great pair of skinny jeans and a plain white jumper
  • sarah fielding
    2 years ago
    A checkered shirt with some black boots!
    • 2 years ago
      Great combo! Never goes out of style, but gingham is so on trend right now! x
  • Clare Davies
    2 years ago
    pretty tea dress and a biker jacket i normally wear with tights and if you get really hot you can take off the tights (if ive shaved my legs that is!) x
    • 2 years ago
      Love that look! Tea dresses suit everyone and you can dress them up and down. Fab. With you on the legs, too! 😂x
  • Laura Corrall
    2 years ago
    Pretty ankle boots - I hate being caught out if it rains and getting soggy feet if I'm wearing pumps, or shoes. So I opt for boots, so if it rains or is chilly I'm sorted, but then they aren't to thick and fluffy if it's a sunny day.
    • 2 years ago
      Great thinking. Yes, you can wear a nice pair of ankle boots all year round. Loads of great styles around at the moment! x
  • 2 years ago
    A nice chunky cardigan and skinny jeans :)
  • Jules Eley
    2 years ago
    I always choose my faithful jeggings with a thin jumper and ballet pumps
  • Hayley Mulgrove
    2 years ago
    A light but warm Jacket, Skinny jeans and flat shoes
  • Hannah Wright
    2 years ago
    thermal leggings and a wrap dress x
  • Gemma Cook
    2 years ago
    Skinny jeans, floaty top and flat pumps are my go to outfit for days when the weather is predictable.
  • Amanda R
    2 years ago
    Beautiful jacket! Would look great with a pair of distressed jeans.
  • lynn neal
    2 years ago
    jeans with several thin tops and a jacket!
  • mel
    2 years ago
    class jacket <3
  • Ingrid Seager
    2 years ago
    Some nice platform heels. x
  • Frances H
    2 years ago
    If it's not quite flip-flop weather, then my go-to footwear are a comfy pair of espadrilles.
  • Sarah Swainsbury
    2 years ago
    Can't beat a nice pair of pink/white trousers. Ideal for hot and cooler weather
  • Honey Mercer
    2 years ago
    Mini skirts with platform boots or bootcut jeans with platforms. I'm all about that 70's look! x
  • Lula Mercer
    2 years ago
    Some stylish skinny black jeans with rips in the knees. x
  • Umme Kulsoom
    2 years ago
    Jeans and Trousers.
  • Jemma Dwyer
    2 years ago
    Dr. Martens boots :D
  • Jayne Townson
    2 years ago
    Mine is my boots and a nice thick cardigan. Thanks for the giveaway, that jacket is lovely.
  • ADEINNE TONNER
    2 years ago
    For me it has to be a personally it has to be a nice pair of black trousers
  • Margaret Weir
    2 years ago
    My favourite hoodie
  • Hollie Phillips
    2 years ago
    Definitely skinny black jeans with boots!
  • Clare Hubbard
    2 years ago
    Skinny jeans, can either be worn with a jumper or light top.
  • Jen
    2 years ago
    I love a pair of leather boots, waterproof, stylish and warm!
  • Rich Tyler
    2 years ago
    Wifey says cardigan! lovely jacket!
  • YVONNE SHARPE
    2 years ago
    one of those three quarter cardigans open i have quite a few xx great for when sunny you can hang over your bag or over your shoulders when its chillyxxx love your biker jacket xx
  • susan hoggett
    2 years ago
    I like a trench coat because they keep you warm without being too thick and heavy if the sun gets out!
  • Sammy Fairman
    2 years ago
    I have a great woollen cardigan that goes brilliantly with most things and also a denim jacket that works too.
  • Victoria Thurgood
    2 years ago
    skinny jeans and checked shirt
  • Alexandra oliver
    2 years ago
    would look ace with some dungarees!
    • 2 years ago
      Good call! Although, I have yet to find some dungarees that suit me! 😩x
  • Bridget Rayner
    2 years ago
    Skinny jeans and a hoodie
  • 2 years ago
    Black shoes, oxford type i thing they go with almost anything, black or dark blue trousers, an uni top, almost any colour , that fits well, not to tight, not to wide and a jacket, hopefully leather, this will be an easy yet simple oufit that does not go out of fashion. Love the jacket that you showed us, i'm planning to buy one that fits my curvy/puffy shape.
    • 2 years ago
      Great suggestions, Carmen! Curves are great and it's good to see such a variety of body shapes catered for these days, I'm looking for my perfect jeans, I'm sure they're out there! 😘
  • tamalyn roberts
    2 years ago
    i have some jeans that roll up for hot weather and roll back down for cooler weather,
    • 2 years ago
      I love that look. Rolled up jeans look great for the warmer months! x
  • Alica
    2 years ago
    I have a great little blazer, its a flexible piece of clothing that can easily be teamed with a summer dress or even a smart office suit :)
    • 2 years ago
      The perfect blazer makes such a difference, doesn't it! So versatile and always stylish! 😉x
  • Alina
    2 years ago
    I love a sleeveless cardigan for the transition weeks, expecially as you can change the amount of layers so easily. I had a biker jacket many year's ago that I adored, I've never found one I loved as much within my price range.
    • 2 years ago
      Yes! So many great styles of sleeveless cardigans and jackets at the moment, too! x
  • Mark Bradbury
    2 years ago
    A pair of bootcut jeans, t-shirt and of course a biker jacket
  • Rebecca Nisbet
    2 years ago
    my shoulderless gypsy tops
  • Jordan Jarmain
    2 years ago
    I have a grey and blue maxi dress that goes well with boots and a leather jacket when it's cool and a little wool gilet and espadrilles when it's warm. Been a spring and autumn staple for the past 4-5 years as it's loosefitting so saw me through my pregnancy as well x
  • 2 years ago
    I love a leather jacket. It goes with so much and so easy to wear Lyndsey O'Halloran recently posted...Weird and wonderful ways to tackle hair lossMy Profile
  • 2 years ago
    jeans with a white top
  • jennifer bolognesi
    2 years ago
    My military green parka can still get away with the slight chill in the air in the morning and squashy enough to fit in my bag
  • rebecca smith
    2 years ago
    a pair of skinny jeans
  • Jo Carroll
    2 years ago
    I have a very light cotton pullover that is thin enough to roll up and carry in my bag when the chilly wind picks up but is not too heavy to wear or carry...so that's my essential. x
  • Stephanie M
    2 years ago
    I love booties or a nice leather jacket as a transition piece
  • 2 years ago
    what a great jacket! I have a favourite cardigan that goes with me everywhere - it can be dressed up or dressed down and layered up for warmth or not depending on the weather.
  • sb
    2 years ago
    the jacket is lovely as with all weather,i layer
  • £8.70!! What a bargain. I love Boden shoes and they are always so comfortable. I think my jumpsuit days are over!! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
  • Janice
    2 years ago
    I would like a jacket similar to the one in the competition
  • Mainy
    2 years ago
    Mine would have to be a knitted black vest top. Mainy
  • Solange
    2 years ago
    A lightweight but cosy long cardigan that would look great around the house or out and about.
  • Harriet
    2 years ago
    A light raincoat
  • Lisa butterworth
    2 years ago
    Cowboy boots over skinny jeans
  • Sofie
    2 years ago
    A grey cashmere poncho, warm and light at the same time
  • Kay Broomfield
    2 years ago
    My trusty skinny jeans which would look great with that jacket!
  • Lorna Ledger
    2 years ago
    A cotton waterfall cardigan, nude coloured, I love it!
  • You look awesome! I'm loving the jacket, something I would definitely wear :) x
  • Joanne Gibbons
    2 years ago
    I've got a thin black jacket, handed down to me by my sister in law. It's got several rips in it now and has seen better days, but it's great for that transistional time of year.
  • Maeve
    2 years ago
    a good scarf! Light weight like linen or cotton blend. I like brighter colors bc it seems more "spring" but something still transitional.
  • Evelyn Johnston
    2 years ago
    I have a great pair of trousers black fake leather on one side and canvas on the other looks fab dressed up or casual.
  • Sheena Batey
    2 years ago
    A long cardigan is just enough to keep out the Spring chill.
  • stephen holman
    2 years ago
    a good cotton sweater keeps me warm but not sweltering if the weather changes!
  • ElizM
    2 years ago
    long sleeved rugby shirt and denim jeans - I can hide a light sleeveless vest-style top or cami underneath the shirt for extra warmth if needed
  • Micheala
    2 years ago
    Mine is definitely a go to leather jacket. Love this giveaway. :)
  • 2 years ago
    Mine would have to be a long sleeved blouse. Fab giveaway x
  • Jay
    2 years ago
    I've a suit jacket which works perfectly casual (especially with sleeves rolled-up) perfect for transition
  • leanne weir
    2 years ago
    I love my pair of bootcut jeans
  • 2 years ago
    The jacket looks awesome, I think it's a great piece to add to your wardrobe and for trips. Sounds like you have the packing thing sewn up too Zena's Suitcase recently posted...#Win! It’s Time For A £75 Cash #Giveaway! #Competition #RTMy Profile
  • I can see myself wearing a black jumpsuit similar to yours this season. So simple and chic.
  • laura stewart
    2 years ago
    will go well with jeans x
  • Joanne Darneill
    2 years ago
    roll up jeans white t shirt
  • 2 years ago
    This looks really stylish. I love the shoes on you too! JanetT recently posted...Driving Routes to France from the UK – Your OptionsMy Profile
  • Tania Atfield
    2 years ago
    I've got a great blazer for transition weather and I love this jacket.
  • Lauren Lee-Bowers
    2 years ago
    Normally by partners hoodie!
  • purpleshoes
    2 years ago
    long sleeve tops that I can put thermals under or a body warmer over
  • One of my transition essentials is a cargo vest -- it helps provide warmth but can look winter-y or spring-y with a different outfit :)
  • T. Brailey
    2 years ago
    A pair of jeans and white t-shirt along with a jacket. I love the jacket as it can go with so many things.
  • Susan Smith
    2 years ago
    My boot-cut jeans and a polo shirt, always wanted a leather jacket, but made do wearing my Denim Jacket
  • maureen findley
    2 years ago
    a leather jacket is so versatile you can dress it up or down and is perfect for summer evenings when it goes cool
  • amy bondoc
    2 years ago
    i have a long cardi thats not too think not too thin, its grey with little black flowers on it i love it!
  • Sam R
    2 years ago
    Love this! for me its a nice cardigan, very versatile x
  • Rachel Craig
    2 years ago
    Link took me to webpage which stated looks like this page is missing. For me transition clothes need to be practical, so I tend to be prepared for rain, though not with a thick heavy jacket. As weather may be becoming milder which means less layering may be necessary. Weather can be unpredictable, so that needs to be borne in mind when forward planning.ra
  • Harline parkin
    2 years ago
    My light blue denim jacket
  • Michaela Smith
    2 years ago
    The faux leather jacket and beige jeans :)
  • Annabel Greaves
    2 years ago
    I love to wear an on-trend bomber with a lining for those cooler days x
  • Fiona K
    2 years ago
    My beige jeans - great for Spring, Summer and Autumn
  • Elizabeth Hinds
    2 years ago
    So beautiful! I have a white mac which has proven to be pretty useful recently - not too thick and not too thin!
  • Pamela Gossage
    2 years ago
    It is a black blazer style leather jacket that I bought 30 years ago. Still looks great and can be dressed classy or dressed casual.
  • Kammie
    2 years ago
    Good hosiery is a must! It's warm enough to go out in skirts & shorts, but if that wind picks up you might regret it. The hose keeps the wind from biting, without making you too warm. Win/win
  • Lauren H
    2 years ago
    I love a good blazer for transition weather. You can dress them up or down and they can look both casual and classy! A blazer is my fave item of clothing for this time of year!
  • Lorraine Tinsley
    2 years ago
    I always take jeggings to dress up and down, I always pack them with flats and heels to glam up for the evenings. I love the jackets and I'm definitely going to look for some flats
  • Meg Gaskell
    2 years ago
    A chunky trendy cardigan. Great competition thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize.
  • kim jackson
    2 years ago
    biker jacket , jeggings and a dress with boots
  • Tracy Hanley
    2 years ago
    crop jeans and t-shirt
  • 2 years ago
    I love your jacket although sadly it's a size too small for me. I love boot cut jeans, a t-shirt and black biker leather jacket I hot years ago in Oasis. Teamed with an type of shoe.
  • yvonne
    2 years ago
    I love your jacket! It looks fab. I couldnt live without my leather jacket, it is one of my favourites. I wish I could wear jumpsuits, they always look so odd on me and so fabulous on everyone else ! #sharingthebloglove
  • 2 years ago
    Love the jacket. It looks great on you. My boy always has a better amount of clothes, more practical clothes, than me too.
  • Isabel O
    2 years ago
    I love the jacket! Rose gold has never got old for me. :) Around this time of year I like to have a long but light scarf with me in my bag- it keeps you a bit warmer if the wind picks up, but is light enough to use as a belt instead if it gets hot.
  • I've managed to get some great finds by shopping in the children's section - I have the most amazing ankle boots from Boden that were meant to be in the girls section but thankfully came in my size - yellow with a bit of glitter! I love a leather jacket too, it's such a wardrobe staple! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
  • Natalie Crossan
    2 years ago
    A great pair of skinny jeans and a plain white t with a lush leather jacket :D xxx
  • Stephanie Coals
    2 years ago
    A pair of bootcut jeans, t-shirt and of course a biker jacket
  • I sometimes get away with skirts as the weather warms up but like to keep my arms covered so a light jacket is essential! #ablogginggoodtime
  • RebeccaC
    2 years ago
    I have a just-above-the-knee length red mac that I wear during the transition weeks. But a faux leather biker jacket would look way cooler! ;)
    • 2 years ago
      Ooh, I love the sound of the that. A great splash of colour! x
  • Kristie Metcalfe
    2 years ago
    A great pair of ripped jeans and a classic leather jacket, I opt for either black or grey.
    • 2 years ago
      I need to find a good pair of ripped jeans. Haven't found my holy grail pair, yet! x
  • 2 years ago
    Fab blog post on the biker jacket Kat! I love mine too Sunita Harley recently posted...Let’s talk about flex – Mother Pukka’s #flexappeal campaign for more flexible workingMy Profile
    • 2 years ago
      Aww, thanks, Subita. One of my best recent purchases. Obsessed! 😂x
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