I am at a point in my life where I know what I like, especially when it comes to clothes. I know where I like to shop, how much I am willing to spend, and above all I know I like a certain quality. When you love minimal dressing, the quality can make a huge difference. A simple piece, in order to look amazing, has to hang right off the body, move well when you walk... just generally be anything but boring despite it's simplicity. And I have found another brand that delivers on that... John Lewis. I have long been a fan of John Lewis, they are well known for providing quality products and ample amounts of choice, and the same applies for their clothing line.
John Lewis' Modern Simplicity Edit is a collection that does the work for you. You could pick any three items and they would work well together. And that is definitely my kind of collection! The items themselves are amazing quality - I mean just look at this trench coat! It was heavy enough to have a really androgynous structure, but still had movement when I walked.
I teamed my Oversized Soft Trench Coat with a Roll Neck Jersey Top. I can't recommend tops like this enough for this time of year, they're perfect transitional pieces - still keeping with my beloved turtleneck style but nodding to warmer months by ditching the knitwear! Finally, I added the Sophia Leather Acrossbody bag, which is one of those bags that fits so much more in than you would imagine. I loved how wearing it across the body makes the collar of the trench sort of stand up a little bit, I feel like it sort of emphasises the layers and detailing at the top of the coat. I had teamed this look with heels but because I am a big wuss I did have some flats in my deceptively large bag, and the outfit looked just as good - and that is definitely my kind of outfit! Anyways, I have picked out some other items from John Lewis THE EDIT Modern Simplicity collection which are all linked below too.
I AM WEARING:
Kin by John Lewis Oversized Soft Trench Coat, John Lewis Roll Neck Jersey Top and Sophia Leather Acrossbody Bag (also available in neutral) all from THE EDIT by John Lewis. I have also been eyeing up their Genevieve Leather Backpack, and their Viola Longline Duster Coat that would be perfect for Spring!
Post created in collaboration with ShopStyle Collective and John Lewis