Winter Layers With A Pop Of Turquoise

Blue snood & flower pin
This is a very typical everyday winter look for me: warm, neutral layers, spiced up with a bright shot of colour (turquoise in this case)! I love the contrast of the bright blue against the red of my hair, and a flower brooch keeps the knit up to my neck (I can’t bear gaps around my neck in the cold). In fact this cold weather look is made up of so many old pieces: my ancient Topshop wedge boots, the two-sizes-too-big cardigan, a grey marl t-shirt and my 70s style ombre sunnies… comfy, toasty and lived-in – what more could you want from a winter’s day outfit?!

What favourite pieces do you get out year after year that are ready to fall apart? Do let me know!

Winter casual layers with tan boots

Blue snood & flower pin
Winter casual layers with tan boots
Winter casual layers

If you haven’t yet, please vote for my Aspire Style blogger challenge look – you’ll be entered into a £50 goodybag prize draw if you simply click through and “Like” my outfit on Facebook (I’m slightly trailing in the votes so pleeeeeease vote for me! If I get the most votes I can host a £250 Aspire Style giveaway):

Christmas Party outfit: little green dress

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Catherine x

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Shop my look!

Snood: Asos, Cardigan: Marks & Spencer, T-shirt: Asos, Flower brooch: Gift, Jeans: Zalando, Boots: Topshop (old), Sunglasses: House of Fraser, Ring: New Look (set of 4)

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  1. 17 December 2013 / 10:34 am

    What a lovely scarf and the brooch makes it perfect! You look adorable.

  2. 15 December 2013 / 8:54 pm

    Liked you. (As I like you and the outfit, so I am not lieying either. I think this brooch is fabulous. Such an eye catcher.
    My suede black riding boots are the ones I cannot throw away.

    • 10 December 2013 / 10:00 pm

      Sarah thank you..! Such a lovely compliment 🙂

  3. 8 December 2013 / 5:52 pm

    Thats such a beautiful shade of blue! Love the little flower pin! Very pretty..and I have a cardigan that is similarly two sizes too big, but the most adorable and comfy one, and I do not think i will give up on it till it completely falls apart.. 🙂 Stopping by from the fab friday link up

    • 10 December 2013 / 9:59 pm

      Hurrah for too-big cardigans!! Thanks sweetie x

  4. 8 December 2013 / 8:47 am

    We have snow and I need to keep warm and a cosy cardigan is a must these days.
    Your hair looks great with your highlights!

    … just encouraged friends to check out your Aspire Style contest 🙂

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • 10 December 2013 / 9:55 pm

      Thank you for all your support, Annette! It's greatly appreciated…! x

  5. 7 December 2013 / 8:58 am

    Gorgeous, love the blue touch xx

  6. 7 December 2013 / 12:22 am

    Lovely look, Catherine. I drag out my old lace-up walking boots every winter and keep wearing them to bits. xox

  7. 6 December 2013 / 10:49 pm

    The blue snood and flower pin really bring the outfit to life – Love the cardigan too

  8. 6 December 2013 / 10:09 pm

    Such a fantastic idea to attach the brooch to the scarf.
    I will definitely have to try it out!
    The color blue looks stunning with your hair!

    Thanks for sharing the idea;)

    Have an amazing weekend

    xoxo Tamara Chloé

  9. 6 December 2013 / 7:53 pm

    Your flower brooch is adorable!! I have a turquoise flower choker that I love wearing because it has such a great boho vibe…flowers brighten up any look!! And I would love to help you with your Aspire Style challenge, but alas…I am not on FaceBook yet!! I can only send you my best wishes for good luck, Catherine!!

  10. 6 December 2013 / 5:00 pm

    That is a beautiful brooch, looks great with the scarf! I liked your photo on Facebook, good luck in the comp!

    Corinne x

  11. 6 December 2013 / 4:31 pm

    Stunning look! I love the blu sweater, and your hair, what a gorgeous color! I have a pair of woolen leggins (which I'm wearing right now in fact) that are so worn out and old but I prefer them to a new pair that I just bought.

    • 10 December 2013 / 9:20 pm

      Thanks Francesca, my hairdresser will be pleased…! And oh I love the sound of woollen leggings 😉

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