So apart from the dark wash of my jeans I have three colours going on here: Taupe, lilac and winter white.Jeans are, of course, the ultimate go-to at any time of year - it's just easy to slip into a rut of always wearing them the same way by throwing on the same jacket and the same shoes each time.
I always like to wear as many of my coats as possible, so having worn my black tailored coat, my bright orange animal print coat and one of my plaid coats this winter so far, I thought it was time I wore the soft winter white coat I have and love.
White coats (if you can avoid spillages) are one of the nicest to wear in winter because they will always look bright without being garish - and on a bitterly cold, windy day like the one we had this weekend some lightness was only too welcome. In fact you can't really tell just how cold it was from these photos - but I can promise you it was freezing...!
I wore this outfit to pop into town to do a little shopping, a little SS17 window shopping and to go to a dentist appointment. Although not planned, white seemed appropriate for the dentist(!) - the rest of the outfit needed a bit of lift, so this is where the soft, pretty colours came in.
SHOP THE LOOK:
I'd already decided I wanted to wear my new Finery snakeskin lace ups (I'm crazy about the pinky/purple colour) - they are stupidly comfortable so perfect for shopping. I'm also wearing tights under my seam-piped jeans for warmth (they're baggy enough to not be restricting) and went for grey just because... No reason, just because I didn't want to go for black. The lilac scarf tied in with the shoes beautifully - one trusty camel fedora and one nude leather hobo bag (both old favourites) and the look was complete.
It must have been a very "me" outfit as when I went to the station to catch the bus, my niece was also there waiting for her bus home from work - apparently I was easy to spot straight away in my hat and the white.
Does this mean my style choices are getting predictable? Might have to do something about that...! 😜
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Coat: ASOS AW15 (similar) | Scarf: ASOS (I like this one) | Shoes: Finery London c/o | Jeans: ASOS | Bag: Karen Millen (similar) | Hat: La Redoute (similar) | Gloves: Old, unknown (similar) | Earrings: Debenhams (similar)
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