Monday, 12 December 2016

How to Make an Outfit Look Expensive With a Cheap Accessory #iwillwearwhatilike

Autumnal casual outfit of faux fur collar \ red tartan jacket \ denim flares \ snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

This week I've come to realise that a faux fur collar is an absolute life saver when it comes to saving a bland outfit. 

I saw this beautiful green faux fur collar online and added it to my basket while I was doing some Christmas shopping. I have one already in a warm browny-beige colour but I'd forgotten just how fabulous they make a winter outfit look (see this outfit from last year as another example).

In other words, if your outfit needs tszujing up then try a fur collar - it's an inexpensive way of making your outfit look much more expensive!

IF YOUR OUTFIT NEEDS TSZUJING UP THEN TRY A FUR COLLAR - IT'S AN INEXPENSIVE WAY OF MAKING YOUR OUTFIT LOOK MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE.

I wore mine over a jacket I rediscovered when getting my winter wardrobe out - the red plaid jacket from a couple of winters ago (this one is almost identical). I don't think I actually wore it once last year as I didn't go out that much due to my leg injury, so I wore very few of my winter coats.

Autumnal casual outfit of faux fur collar \ red tartan jacket \ denim flares \ snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
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I'm also rocking my flared jeans (the skinnies still haven't made an appearance in over a year, and I don't think they're coming back anytime soon)! Other than that it was a straightforward outfit for Christmas shopping of new cross body bag and funky plain-lens aviators, which aren't prescription - they're just for fun. #IWillWearWhatILike, yadda yadda, you know the drill...!

And of course do 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!

ARE YOU A LOVER OF FAUX FUR AS WELL? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!

Autumnal casual outfit of faux fur collar \ red tartan jacket \ denim flares \ snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Autumnal casual outfit of faux fur collar \ red tartan jacket \ denim flares \ snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Autumnal casual outfit of faux fur collar \ red tartan jacket \ denim flares \ snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Autumnal casual outfit of faux fur collar \ red tartan jacket \ denim flares \ snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Autumnal casual outfit of faux fur collar \ red tartan jacket \ denim flares \ snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Autumnal casual outfit of faux fur collar \ red tartan jacket \ denim flares \ snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Autumnal casual outfit of faux fur collar \ red tartan jacket \ denim flares \ snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
New Look faux fur collar (also available in grey and black) | ASOS jacket (similar) | Marks & Spencer jeans (similar) | Therapy at House of Fraser bag (also available in black)| Mango boots (similar) | ASOS aviators (similar)

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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!




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28 comments

  1. Man...that's a great deal on that fur collar!!
    Thanks for featuring my mom (and her fur collar)---great minds think alike, as they say!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  2. I do love a bit of faux fur and that green looks wonderful next to your hair!

    Gail
    www.isthismutton.com

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  3. I love the faux fur collar...great price too! I was going through a bag of scarves and gloves the other day and found three that I bought in the January sale last winter and have never worn. Time to get some use out of them I think, especially as one is leopard print :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  4. I want to see more of those boots!😍😍

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  5. I am loving that collar, coat and boots! I don't which one I want the most. Great outfit and you look great in it! Peace! Cheryl Tucker

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  6. A faux fur collar is a great accessory! I can really take an outfit from ordinary to special. I love your green one! Makes me think that I may need to add some colored faux fur...

    Thanks for the link up & have a good week!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  7. OOOooh, I LOVE that collar. It would have been great with my coat today - my outfit tuned out more "black" than I wished. But I also love the idea of mixing pieces of different prices to create a look. Happy holidays! : ) Ana

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  8. Adding a collar is such a great idea! And it looks so cosy as well!

    Marta - www.aroundcolours.blogspot.com

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  9. A faux fur collar brightens anything. You really nailed it. I have been seeing these collars everywhere, including some incredibly colourful ones made of feathers. DREAMY. I like to wrap mine around my head too to make a puffy hat/turban. Talk about warm!

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  10. This is hands-down my favorite outfit of yours ever Catherine! There is absolutely nothing bland about this at all although the fur collar definitely takes it to a whole new level of fabulousness!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  11. Impressive jacket and collar, woooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    Much love
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  12. This fur stole is divine Catherine! The colour is so incredibly rich & lush. I know what you mean about them elevating an outfit I use my browny being Zara one the same way. I've actually been looking out for one in a light blue since last Winter! Your aviators Rock btw πŸ˜‰
    Mx

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  13. This fur stole is divine Catherine! The colour is so incredibly rich & lush. I know what you mean about them elevating an outfit I use my browny being Zara one the same way. I've actually been looking out for one in a light blue since last Winter! Your aviators Rock btw πŸ˜‰
    Mx

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  14. When the fur is good it can transform an outfit as you say. I have seen some good fur and hideous items out there. It's the quality that makes the difference. Like this one that your wearing looks top notch. I am loving your wardrobe of glasses too Catherine. I might have to treat myself to som of those beauties xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  15. Another great eclectic look. Your hair is looking very strawberry blond lately. Lovely.

    bisous
    suzanne

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  16. Your fur stole looks great with your coat! I love your tszujing! lol

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  17. I voted times 4! I used each email!! Shhh, don't tell. :D

    Love, Annie from Kremb de la Kremb

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  18. Ok, love this look! I totally agree that faux fur is a must for the winter/holiday months! Your's is fabulous, love the color! Thank you for the feature, it's such an honor to be featured here on your site with these fabulous ladies. Ok, I'm off to vote!
    XX
    Suzanne
    www.AskSuzanneBell.com

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  19. A good fur collar adds so much to any Winter outfit, the colour of this one is great and will be such a winner.Thankyou for including me in your featured favourite looks, I am deeply honoured.
    Good luck for the blog awards, I have voted earlier.

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  20. Love the tartan and animal print combination Catherine. Thanks for hosting. xo Sabina

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  21. What a simple idea! I love it! I also love how 1970's your outfit is here!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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  22. What an awesome style idea!!!

    I am back to blogging after a very restful hibernation – hope you could check out what I’ve come up with at the blog!

    Happy Holidays!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  23. You look amazing in this outfit! I love that plaid jacket, the fur, and that cute purse!

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  24. The boots!! The plaid!! The flares!! The (faux) fur!! I adore it ALL, dearest Catherine...and your glossy new little cross-body bag is super-scrumptious, too!! The colour thing is still a work-in-progress when it comes to my own wardrobe...but texture - like your cozy furry collar! - has been an outfit mainstay for me for ages!! In fact, with all the snow we've had in Vancouver lately, I think it's high time that I break out my various faux-fur coats for the season!! ;D

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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  25. Love this whole look with the mix of pattern and textures, Catherine. The faux fur is fab in green! I do this often with tweed blazers or like last week my karina dress to add a luxurious look . Great look!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  26. You've stumbled on to my secret weapon for winter glamour ;)
    I have fur collars in pink, brown, and black, and I put them on all kinds of jackets, coats, jumpers and cardigans. They just add a bit of intrigue!
    You look so fab in yours, really suits you x

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