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It may have started off as an unseasonably warm October, but this week the temperatures have taken a dip and the colder months are well and truly upon us. As such, it’s definitely time for some cosy knits and snuggly shackets to make their way out of the wardrobe and the Jackie Tartan Fleece from Joanie Clothing is nothing if not the epitome of an autumn essential.
After showcasing how versatile the FatFace Adele dress was in our first ever edition of Mum vs Millennial, followed by our love of leopard print with Needs No Label, now, I – aged 25 and a size 10 – and my 51-year-old mum, Tracy, have both styled the Joanie jacket in two different colours to prove it’s a hardworking winter warmer you’ll reach for time and time again.
The Joanie Jackie Shacket is not just a gorgeous wardrobe addition for the ‘ber’ months, but a sustainable one too, made from 100 per cent recycled plastic waste, including plastic bottles, saving them from going to landfill. As such the 50s-inspired trucker jacket not only keeps you warm but also helps the environment.
The unlined lumberjill jacket comes in green and orange colourways, and caught our attention with its retro collar, functional front pockets, and fabulous all-over lumberjack print offering a fun and retro feel. It comes in sizes small to XL, which fit between sizes 8-22. I opted for a medium while mum went for the large to achieve a more deliberate oversized look and account for layering with thicker knits, however, you could easily wear your regular size and it would be equally as chic.
A dream in green and cream, the earthy sage and olive tones of this shacket tick all of the boxes for me. Extremely soft and snuggly, I styled the jacket in a monochrome look comprising various shades of green, throwing it over my khaki jumper dress from New Look and adding my personalised olive Uniqlo crossbody and green Dr Martens. I love that the gold embroidery on the bag ties in nicely with my usual gold jewellery, and how the strap tucks neatly under the collar of the jacket.
Meanwhile, mum Tracy’s version of the jacket is giving all of the pumpkin spice vibes in beautiful rust shades that are oh-so of-the-season. Embracing the jacket’s vibrancy, she paired it with sleek leather-look leggings, a vintage-style Bowie tee and black chelsea boots. The juxtaposition of rugged and punky elements against the softness of the jacket creates a look that’s effortlessly cool, proving the Joanie jacket can integrate into a more mature wardrobe while maintaining a youthful edge as a transeasonal layering piece you won’t want to take off.
The Jackie fleece was originally priced at £79, but has been reduced to £47.40 in the sale ahead of Black Friday, making it a total steal. Its timeless design, cosy feel, and eco-friendly credentials make it a must-have for the winter, having been made in a factory ‘audited to globally recognised standards for health and safety, labour standards and workers rights’, as well as being transported by sea to emit fewer emissions, with the recycled polyester using less water and energy than virgin polyester, too.
Whether you lean towards leather trousers and band tees or prefer jumper dresses and Dr. Martens, the Jackie Shacket will no doubt be a mainstay in our transitional wardrobes – and we may even do some swapping to mix up our looks, too.