Monday, 17 October 2016

How to Style a Camel Blazer For Autumn/Fall + the #iwillwearwhatilike Link Up

How to style a longline camel blazer for autumn/fall: Cropped flared jeans, suede ankle boots, vintage baker boy hat and neck scarf | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

Here I am yet again, wheeling out the longline camel blazer for autumn. I make no apologies as this is my go-to outerwear piece for this time of year...!

After having featured a pink coatigan last week, I've realised that this style of lightweight coat/blazer/coatigan is probably one of the most versatile for cooler weather. It's almost like a perfect cover up to make old jeans look smarter, and too-smart trousers less stuffy.

If you've followed the blog for a while you'll have notice that I've worn this coat so many different ways (with culottes and snakeskin boots, with mixed florals, with preppy style Breton stripes), and I can't see myself getting tired of it anytime soon. The colour and cut are just, well - perfect.

THIS WEEK I DECIDED TO BREAK OUT THE SECOND FELT HAT OF THE SEASON: THE VINTAGE 60S BAKER BOY HAT I GOT FROM EBAY.

This week I decided to break out the second felt hat of the season: The vintage 60s baker boy hat I got from eBay last year.

How to style a longline camel blazer for autumn/fall: Cropped flared jeans, suede ankle boots, vintage baker boy hat and neck scarf | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
SHOP THE LOOK:



All the colours of this outfit scream autumn, which is no bad thing when you've finally succumbed to the fact that summer is well and truly over (though I wish it wasn't!) - the Elvis & Kresse firehose bag and red bandana add the colour that I always so desperately need.

It won't be long before gloves are needed. There's only so much resistance to the cold mornings and evenings my poor hands and fingers can take...!

As always add your outfits to this week's link up and if you've added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!

WHAT'S YOUR GO-TO OUTERWEAR PIECE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!

How to style a longline camel blazer for autumn/fall: Cropped flared jeans, suede ankle boots, vintage baker boy hat and neck scarf | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
How to style a longline camel blazer for autumn/fall: Cropped flared jeans, suede ankle boots, vintage baker boy hat and neck scarf | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
How to style a longline camel blazer for autumn/fall: Cropped flared jeans, suede ankle boots, vintage baker boy hat and neck scarf | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
How to style a longline camel blazer for autumn/fall: Cropped flared jeans, suede ankle boots, vintage baker boy hat and neck scarf | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
How to style a longline camel blazer for autumn/fall: Cropped flared jeans, suede ankle boots, vintage baker boy hat and neck scarf | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
How to style a longline camel blazer for autumn/fall: Cropped flared jeans, suede ankle boots, vintage baker boy hat and neck scarf | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
ASOS blazer (this M&S coat is similar) | La Redoute sweater (similar black cashmere sweater) | ASOS bandana (similar) | Levi's jeans - DIY cropped (similar raw hem flared jeans) | La Redoute boots c/o (these are similar) | Vintage hat (LOVE this vintage-style baker boy hat, you could always add a vintage brooch) | Elvis & Kresse firehose bag c/o

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#iwillwearwhatilike | Not Dressed As Lamb
Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist's list of "inappropriate" items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!

The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you're wearing whatever you damn well like!




Linking up etiquette...

CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button). Basically it's just good manners to link back to here - to leave a comment is even nicer!


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Catherine

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33 comments

  1. I do love a camel coat, but I tend to be drawn to the more crazy & print ones when I'm shopping. Sometimes I need to remember that basics can be fun too!!
    The hat definitely makes me smile!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I have to admit I'm usually drawn to the crazy prints too, Jodie! ;) thank you sweetie x

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  2. I LOVE your bandana! I may have to add that to my scarf collection.
    Thank you so much for including my blue outfit to your Featured Favorites! Made my Monday.
    XO, A

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  3. I just bought a charcoal wool kimono jacket (to my knee, with a belt) and 3/4 sleeves which I use a lot these days. No photos yet. That cap suits you.
    Greetje

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  4. LOVE this cool vibe, Catherine! The hat and bag give it such a mod 60's look. Stunning!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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  5. I love your hat! The gold detail really stands out - is it part of the hat or did you add it on yourself? The flashes of red are so vibrant. I really need to get a camel coat - there are so many basics I still need to invest in but I keep getting distracted by bright and sparkly things!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thanks Emma - yes the hat had the brooch thingy on it already stitched on...!! And I know what you mean about getting distracted by sparkly things, hehe ;)

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  6. A camel coat is just classic although I have been leaning towards grey coats the past few years. I should maybe consider a camel one for my next purchase.

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  7. Yes, I am wearing palazzo jeans for once in my life, lol.
    We have coats and jackets in the house that haven´t been used for three years now. Not cold enough.
    Looking fantastic as always, dear Catherine
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    1. Wow - you in jeans, Sacramento?!! I must come and check that out!!!!! Thank you sweetie x

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  8. As I write this, I am bemoaning the fact that our airconditioners are still blasting on, the fans are on high, and I'm walking around in bare-toed slippers, Catherine. Sigh. Houston never EVER gets the memo when it comes to cooler temperatures.

    I'm so much in love with your baker boy cap and that bag, I can't even begin to express it. The colours are delicious.

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  9. Yes, I've busted out my leather gloves already. And I'm in the layers phase but soon must make the leap straight to winter coats - feeling warm is a must. This is a fantastic coat for all the reasons you stated. I have a similar piece in grey and I didn't realize how versatile it could be.

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    1. I've just bought the same style in grey, Melanie!! Great minds ;))

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  10. My go-to coat at this time of year is also a camel long blazer, very very similar style to yours but from Uniqlo last year. It has been a revelation to me, an instant confidence boost each time I wear it and looks a treat with almost everything, especially a dash of leopard! My favourite item in my wardrobe by a mile. Love your look, a real mood-lifter!

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  11. Love, love, LOVE this, dearest Catherine - from your adorable hat all the way down to those cropped flares and booties!! I don't have a camel coat in my own closet lineup (weird, right, for someone who adores neutrals like I do?!) but I could see myself styling it in a very similar way...right down to the awesomeness that is an Elvis & Kresse firehose bag!! ;D

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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  12. Haven't got a camel coat, but may have to invest because yours looks so good. Fabulous photos - I've got photo-envy!! Great to join the link up party, thanks for hosting. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Aww thanks Jacqui - I'll tell the photographer A.K.A. the husband...! x

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  13. I adore camel coats. Love your hat too Catherine! You look so good in hats. Thank you for hosting.

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com
    STYLE NUDGE

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  14. This is perfect camel coat. You look great. I love how you style it.

    Anna xoxo
    www.glamadventure.com

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  15. You've made this classic your own here Catherine. It's such a cool look with the baker boy cap and I love this colourful handbag too. Thanks for the party again this week.
    Anna x
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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  16. I love that it's called a coatigan. I have never heard that phrase before. I love the mixing in of royal red and that bag!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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    1. I think coatigan is a perfect word, Nina!! hehe thank you x

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  17. You're looking lovely! I just bought myself a very similar coat but haven't worn it out yet. Feel inspired now. Love your hat too! I've not seen your linky before but I love the idea, I will wear what I like. Now, that is me! I've been a bit slow on the blogging front of late but getting back into it. My blog looks so unprofessional these days. Love how yours is looking!

    Thank you for hosting! X

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    1. Thank you Alexandra - yes it's been going for over a year now and has been rather well received I'm so pleased to say, the #iwillwearwhatilike mantra has touched a nerve, which is a good thing :))
      Thanks for the kind comments, too! It's easy (and cheap) to get a brand new blog design from www.pipdig.co like myself and so many others have done...!

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  18. The pops of color made this outfit look so fun!!!

    Don’t forget to check out this exciting outfit for the last installment of my collaboration with fashion forward brand STAYING SUMMER this week at the blog!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  19. Awesome look! Love that camel coat and those booties!

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  20. You look amazing. Love the blazer and your hat. Very cute. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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  21. I don't have a camel coat or blazer, but it's been on my "list" forever. Your blazer looks fabulous, and I can see that you can wear it so many different ways. Great boots, too!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  22. For the longest time, I was under the impression that I couldn't wear camel because it was so close to my olive skin tone. It has only been in the last few years that I realized my mistake, and I feel like I'm making up for lost time on the tone. LOVE a classic camel jacket!

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    1. It's weird that I love a neutral so much, Kristin, but camel really is a delicious colour I think!! It's like the best that brown can be ;))

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  23. I love a camel coat, and the hat is simply delicious! thanks for linking, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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