Thursday, 8 December 2016

A Warm-But-Super-Smart Outfit of Pinstripe Coat and Stylish Accessories

Smart cold weather layered outfit \ navy pinstripe wool coat \ moss green wool scarf \ bobble hat \ white backpack and Adidas Stan Smiths \ deep hem straight leg jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

This last week may have been our coldest so far this year, so I really, really needed to up the stakes where warm clothes and layering were concerned. 

Continuing our weekend with friends where we had a Christmas gathering/party on the Saturday, we spent Sunday taking a long walk down by the Thames at Richmond in the brilliant sunshine.

But oh BOY was it cold... I'm talking just about as cold as it ever gets in the UK (with the exception of a few freakish "10 below" instances that I can only remember about two or three times in my life, ever). However the sun shone, we worked up an appetite on our way to the pub for an amaaaazing roast dinner and we stopped to take a few outfit photos on the way.

WHOEVER SAID THAT YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE MORE THAN THREE COLOURS IN AN OUTFIT OBVIOUSLY NEVER HAD FUN WITH COLOUR. TO BE HONEST I DON'T SEE THIS AS A PARTICULARLY "COLOURFUL" OUTFIT - IT'S QUITE MUTED AND GROWN UP.

It may not look like it would be, but the Jaeger pinstripe coat (I think because it's wool and so very long) is actually very warm when worn with lots of thin layers. Although it was a comfy but pretty nondescript outfit of grey sweatshirt (woo-hoo! so exciting!), white trainers and jeans underneath for the walk, the gorgeous moss green scarf and bobble hat did all the work of keeping me warm alongside the coat and added a bit of pizazz.

In other words, stylish accessories FTW.

Smart cold weather layered outfit \ navy pinstripe wool coat \ moss green wool scarf \ bobble hat \ white backpack and Adidas Stan Smiths \ deep hem straight leg jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
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Now I look at the outfit in these pictures, I can see what's actually a gorgeous colour combination for winter - navy, moss green, light grey, burgundy and the colour that I think was vital to making it brighter and lighter: White.

Whoever said that you shouldn't have more than three colours in an outfit obviously never had fun with colour. To be honest I don't see this as a particularly "colourful" outfit - it's quite muted and grown up - but the Stan Smiths and pom pom-topped bobble hat take away from the seriousness of the navy pinstripes.

As you can see I picked out a nice place to live in that first photo - a "nice little pad" (as my mum always says) in Twickenham. I'll keep it in mind for when I go viral and won't get out of bed for less than £100k for a single Instagram post 😏

WHAT ARE YOUR TIPS FOR LOOKING SMART BUT KEEPING WARM IN THE WINTER? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!

Smart cold weather layered outfit \ navy pinstripe wool coat \ moss green wool scarf \ bobble hat \ white backpack and Adidas Stan Smiths \ deep hem straight leg jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Smart cold weather layered outfit \ navy pinstripe wool coat \ moss green wool scarf \ bobble hat \ white backpack and Adidas Stan Smiths \ deep hem straight leg jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Smart cold weather layered outfit \ navy pinstripe wool coat \ moss green wool scarf \ bobble hat \ white backpack and Adidas Stan Smiths \ deep hem straight leg jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Smart cold weather layered outfit \ navy pinstripe wool coat \ moss green wool scarf \ bobble hat \ white backpack and Adidas Stan Smiths \ deep hem straight leg jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Jaeger coat c/o (reduced!) | ASOS scarf (similar if out of stock) | ASOS bobble hat (similar) | Vero Moda jeans via ASOS | Adidas Stan Smiths | ASOS backpack (similar) | ASOS sunglasses (similar) | Marks & Spencer gloves (these gloves are pretty much the same and come in 14 colours) | Daniel Wellington watch c/o


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10 comments

  1. Wow I love this winter outfit. If it is cold I Iike layering.

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  2. I LOVE the colour of that scarf! Gorgeous outfit. Jane x

    http://arthursmum.com

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  3. I love this cozy menswear inspired look Catherine! Totally my uniform lately.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  4. Casual, stylish perfection! I love this look Catherine, the green scarf is gorgeous and I love the other subtle hint of colour with the gloves. :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  5. Love this color or green and navy combination. That coat is amazing.

    March and May

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  6. I love the coat! I would love it if you could join my Fancy Friday linkup today!

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  7. These glasses again! Oh how I love them, in fact I adore this entire outfit. But tell me Lady how the heck do you keep those trainers white? Mx

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  8. These glasses again! Oh how I love them, in fact I adore this entire outfit. But tell me Lady how the heck do you keep those trainers white? Mx

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  9. Love this look, Catherine! That green scarf is so pretty and such a needed reminder when the winter gets long that spring will come again. Love the pops of white and your hat is adorable. Great textures and lines in this outfit. How do I keep warm, and still look good? It's always about layers! Thanks for sharing. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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  10. Like Michelle, I too am wondering how on earth you keep those trainers to pristine?! I need to know the secret, I am an absolute muck magnet.
    I love how you manage to make the simplest of items look so darn good with you clever styling. You have a serious knack woman, a serious knack!
    Michelle xxx
    http://www.thebarefacedchic.co.uk

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