What to Wear on Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot.

It’s that time of year when we’re preparing for Bonfire Night and those great British traditions; spectacular firework displays, Guy Fawkes effigies on top of roaring fires, gorgeous food from hearty stews and comforting baked potatoes finished off with toffee apples and cinder toffee.

But enough about food (well apart from Parkin, I forgot to mention the syrupy cake that is Parkin), we’re more concerned about what to wear. It has to be cosy, has to be functional but of course it has to be fashion. As Katy Perry aptly put it in her trailblazing song last year, ‘Baby you’re a firework’, it’s important to make sure your Bonfire look stands out from the crowd.

We asked our Donna Ida Assistant Buyer Natasha Cobham for her edit of what to wear this fifth of November and how to style the best bonfire looks.


For a fabulous fireworks display, Natasha says: 'I love these J Brand Skinny Jeans, they look cool worn with ankle boots for day, but they will look even better with a pair of high pointed courts for evening. I live in my cosy Pyrus Gilet worn over a chic black Equipment jumper.'

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J Brand 801 Skinny in Coated Adra Red, Equipment Sloane Crew knit in Flower Intarsia and Pyrus Gilet in Grey

 Sky Rocket

For Bonfire Night, Natasha picks a look to keep her warm; 'I am obsessed with Duvetica, and last year I wore an amazing pink coat from their AW12 collection on fifth of November. This year it's all about the new colours, my favourite is the Duvetica Adhara Coat in Pepita. I teamed it with cashmere from 360 Sweater and finished off with a ruby coloured fur trimmed beanie from IDA.

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If you're planning on attending an event this Bonfire Night then Natasha recommends adding a decadent fur to finish off your outfit. 'Try a vibrant coat like this Hockley fur which has beautiful shades of blue mixed with smokey greys and a luxe foil base to wear over sophisticated black jeans and a polo neck. A chunky necklace will finish off this statement look'

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For more ideas on what to wear on Bonfire Night click here.

To see Donna Ida girls Bonfire Night looks click here.

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