Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Autumn Winter Trends 2013 | The Checked Coat (& How I Styled Mine)

Checked coat, black boots & red jeans
Every so often a trend comes along that I embrace wholeheartedly, and this winter I think it's the turn of the checked coat. I already owned at least a couple of them (maybe three), but couldn't resist this black and white checked coat from Marks & Spencer which I wore for the first time on the blog in this outfit I wore to a business meeting. So from very smart in that post to quite smart here - this coat really is a fabulous statement, and of course it being black and white means I can pair it with just about any other colours.

Mind you, that normally doesn't stop me wearing all colours together as many of you know... ;)

There's one other trend this season that I'll be embracing on the blog this weekend - what current trend are you lusting after at the moment? Let me know!

Checked coat, black boots & red jeans
Checked coat, spotty scarf
Coat: Marks & Spencer | Scarf: Asos | Jeans: Asos | Boots: Debenhams | Bag: Debenhams (old) | Watch: Asos

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  1. Love the outfit and love the coat - I really like little touches on garments that make them different from the rest - like the zip on the sleeve of the coat - How cool!

  2. Great coat, and ooh, that bag -- yummy! xox

  3. Love the coat and the trend (a personal favourite too) and mostly I love the way you styled it: not an average black and white, and that bag is something special...

  4. I loved the whole of this outfit, but sadly don't think the coat would suit me. I bought a turquoise checked blouse in the summer that seems to wear me, rather than the other way round!

    I embraced the peplum trend belatedly in October, when I bought a navy peplum jumper in the Hobbs sale. I didn't spot it was a peplum until I had taken it off the rack however on impulse I decided to try it on and, much to my surprise, rather liked it on me!

  5. I love this coat, Catherine! I am fond of your windowpane checks. They are classic and very chic. My statement coat purchase this year was a soft pink car coat that I am very excited to feature soon. It was a step outside my comfort zone - pink isn't a color I wear often - but seeing pink coats styled so stunningly convinced me. :)

  6. Totally love your choice of coat. I think you mix and matched it so well especially adding on a scarf =)

  7. That fur bag is divine. I love all the layers and textures.

  8. I adore this coat and scarf. Nearly bought a similar coat, but it had no collar (the newest fashion thing) and that looks horrible on me. Besides, it was wool and itched at my neck.


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