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25/10/2016

Hybrid - A Jacket That Can Be Worn Two Different Ways


What about if you can style a jacket two way's ? .....


I have long been a fan of the Hybrid brand. Have you heard of it? Famous for their beautiful dress designs, they are often seen on the ladies that greet us in the mornings when we switch our TV's on to watch the news on GMB
I often try and guess which brands the news presenters are wearing or the weather girls for that matter.





I was lucky enough to choose an item or two for a review.
 I chose this Jacket and a gorgeous dress which hasn't arrived yet. It's not a problem, this jacket could be worn with so many things that come to mind. So you might get to see this jacket twice, but next time with a dress.


I have chosen to pair the jacket today with my wide-legged cream trousers, a plain long sleeved black T-shirt (I have plain long-sleeved T-shirts in an abundance of colours. Easy to pair with anything) And of course high heels. Black court shoes here which I treated myself to last week.



I really like the colourways in the jacket, they give a forgiving softness to the black which would otherwise have not suited me at all.


It's quite a loose fitting jacket, quite boxy and easy to wear. I'm thinking about dressing it down with maybe a pink turtle neck jumper and my comfy black jeans


But what's really special about this jacket is that you can undo that zip all the way round and transform it into a little Bolero. Nifty huh!


So here you can see how the jacket looks Bolero style. I don't think it matches well with the trousers, but with a dress this will go perfectly .


A jacket at waist length will give the illusion of longer legs and a more nipped in waistline too. The clutch bag was a bargain find at TK Maxx. I've had this bag a few years now, and have used it so much. If I can't find the right colour to match an outfit, this Bronze colour clutch always manages to make it work .



Hybrid also has boleros in a plain fabric here Perfect to go with party dresses over Christmas. Excuse the rear view here, but I'm just showing you the shape of the jacket!


Do take a look at the Hybrid site. There is a fab sale on at the moment with some great bargain dresses.
Xo Laurie

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  1. wow such a great idea!! Beautiful fabric #DreamTeam

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  2. Nice! I love how you can change the look of the jacket! A smart idea to make it more versatile. I think that it will be great as a bolero with a wide and long skirt ...

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    1. Thank you Dan. I totally agree about a wide skirt x

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  3. Perfect - looking gorgeous and what a super jacket I love it. Great colour combo! I'd forgotten how good wide leg trousers look! Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  4. What a fun jacket! I love it worn both ways! You can't beat versatile and stylish pieces like that!

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  5. So awesome! Love this versatile piece.

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  6. What a great design! Fabulous idea, and so versatile. Beautiful print also.

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  7. Such a beautiful jacket! And I love that it is two jackets in one!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  8. This is such a beautiful floral jacket and the design is super cool and versatile that you can wear it long or short!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

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    1. Thank you ! Thank you for stopping by x

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  10. Oh my gosh! This is the coolest jacket ever! What a perfect jacket for versatility. I'm in love!

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie. Thank you for stopping by x

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  12. really cool idea and look! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I've not heard of this brand before Laurie, beautiful jacket :)

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    1. You must take a look Claire. Beautiful items on sale at the mo x

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  14. Wow, love the print and soft colors on tis jacket Laurie. My sis in law bought a similar all cream jacket that zipped all the way across to create 2 looks, I think it looks great!
    Thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  15. Very nifty!! And that print is truly quite decadent. I can so see you wearing it with some denim or leather too :) xoxo

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    1. The leathers will for sure be worn with this jacket Sheela x

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  16. That really is quite a great feature. There have been many a times that I need a jacket or caridgan for my dress, but they are too long! Of course I have some shorter ones in my closet, but think of how great this would be for traveling?
    It's absolutely gorgeous with the white trousers!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie. It's a good idea isn't it? I think I will get a lot of wear out of the jacket x

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  17. Love how you can wear that jacket in a whole different way!

    www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie. Clever idea Huh? Thanks for stopping by x

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  18. This jacket is fantastic!! What a great idea. Love this whole look, polished and so chic!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Elise. Thank you for stopping for a read x

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  19. So it's 2-in-1 jacket, how clever! And it looks good, definitely :)!

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  20. What a chic and polished look, you look amazing!
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" link up
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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  21. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. the zipper detail is genius! I can't make up my mind whether I like the look better with the blazer or cropped jacket. Both looks are great!

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    1. Thank you Nicole. I think I like it longer length best x

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  22. Never heard of it Laurie. So thanks for the review. The choice of black with flowers works really well for the festive spirit. I can see that. And the flowers compliment your impeccably coiffed hair <3 Well done. And wishing you a lovely weekend from Frankfurt. Sabina

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    1. Thank you Sabina. I don't know about perfectly coiffed though! I always think my hair looks a mess! xx

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  23. The wide legged pants suit you!

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    1. Thank you Tamar . Thank you for stopping by x

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  24. I love clothing that can be worn multiple ways. Makes your clothing budget stretch farther!

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    1. exactly Cathy. More looks is a good thing. it's handy that you can switch it different ways. Thank you for stopping by xx

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  25. I have seen these type of jackets before. This one looks very bold and stylish. It suits you well. I love the idea of being able to convert it according to what you are wearing or as the mood takes you. Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam

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  26. The dark floral print is gorgeous! Love the zipper detail and that it's convertible!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  27. This is such a cool jacket and I love how the bottom comes off, really unique! I bet they'd look amazing with jeans as well, love those white pants you are wearing too!

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    1. Thank you so much Katrin. I will be wearing with black jeans and maybe even a pair of pinkish skinnies when the weather lightens up. Thank you for popping over x

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  28. What a clever design! I've not come across this brand before Laurie, nor this nifty trick to transform from one length to the other. I like both, and can see the value in getting two for one here. The pattern is good as you say to keep you away from a totally black tone which can be quite draining on our skin tone. Lovely post x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Anna. They have amazing dresses too. take a look x

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  29. I haven't heard of this brand so will check it out. You manage to make everything look so stylish! #PoCoLo

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    1. Please do Jo. They have some amazing dresses for the party season coming up x

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  30. Fabulous jacket! It looks great worn both ways. I have a Zara jacket that can be unzipped like that but it's already so short it wouldn't look right if I did remove the bottom - it would only just cover my boobs!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  31. Looks great on you.
    Colour really suits you. I'd be worried if I unzipped it all that I'd not be able to get it back together again , or lose the bottom bit !
    Tracey xx

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  32. Such a gorgeous jacket, it makes the entire look so edgy.

    ❤️️ Sammy | Bargainbaglady.com XX

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  33. I am all about a two for and this jacket is the best kind. Love how you styled it with crisp white pants.
    xx | A

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  34. Laurie, I love, love that jacket. The colors are gorgeous and so soft. I especially love that you can wear it two ways. For a short girl like me this jacket would be perfect! xo

    Carla aka Mrs R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

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  35. Wow, what an awesome style idea for a jacket. Your pairing of it with the cream troussers is brilliant. Thank you for sharing and posting with my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  36. Looking great Laurie! That's really quite good isn't it? I didn't even know that kind of thing existed. Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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  37. What a cool brand, Laurie! This jacket you're wearing is so lovely in those gorgeous colors. I think of autumn when I look at how you've styled it here, but I can see how you might even pair the jacket up with other colors for spring and summer as well! I look forward to seeing the dress and this jacket paired up together!

    Hugs,
    - Sherry
    www.petiteover40.com

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  38. This jacket is AMAZING! I want it & I want to wear it both ways. Looks great on you

    http://michellespaige.com

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