Multi-Coloured Belted Wrap & Flared Jeans #iwillwearwhatilike

Multi-coloured belted wrap, flared jeans
“Bold pattern” has to be one of my favourite #iwillwearwhatilike themes so far!

The theme is, as always, optional but I’d especially love to see what bright, bold patterns you’ve got to show off this week. Scroll down to see all details about the link up!

This (incredibly bright) wrap is by Tommy Hilfiger and I got it for a steal at TK Maxx years ago (last seen here). I’ve seen the belted wrap look a lot on Pinterest lately, and I’ve been wanting to try it myself for ages. My wrap is very large and rectangular, but belting would work with any poncho-style wrap or oversized scarf. With temperatures in the UK dropping to below zero over the weekend I needed the layers – and yes, I’ve succumbed to tights under jeans for the first time this season.

I’m nice and toasty and I’m not complaining!

I think the dark denim flares were the perfect style jean to wear with this wrap – they’re a good neutral contrast to the brightness of the pattern. I’m also fully aware of the Clint Eastwood/Man with No Name vibes I’m giving off with the combination of fedora and ‘poncho’. The husband kept humming the tune to “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” at me and I still have it stuck in my head…!

Talking of flares: Reaching for them much more often than skinnies now. All those platform boots I bought a few years ago are now my friend.

Let me know what your favourite bold patterns are! Plus do you think skinnies have [almost] had their day? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @notlamb!

Multi-coloured wrap, navy fedora

Multi-coloured belted wrap, flared jeans
Multi-coloured belted wrap, flared jeans
Multi-coloured wrap, navy fedora
Wrap: Tommy Hilfiger via TK Maxx  | Sweater: Zara | Jeans: ASOS | Boots: Zalando | Hat: Forever 21 | Neck scarf: ASOS | Belt: Unknown | Nails: Barry M ‘Peach Melba’

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#iwillwearwhatilike link up | 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!

So link up all your fabulous outfits (or shoes, accessories, make-up, etc.) every Monday at 3pm UK time – it’ll 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!

#iwillwearwhatilike - Bloggers in leather and suede

My favourite LEATHER/SUEDE outfits from last week’s link up…

(L-R) Lady of Style | No Fear of Fashion | Jodie’s Touch of Style | Retro Chic Mama | Two Take on Style

All I ask of you linking up is that you:

1. Please follow your host Not Dressed As Lamb (via Bloglovin or Instagram)
2. Link up your outfits (blog or Instagram posts) that show how you choose to wear what you like – as many as you like!
3. Include a link back to this post if you’re linking from a blog post, or add my button (below)
4. Post your outfit on Instagram (if you use it) with the hashtag #iwillwearwhatilike – Monday’s the day to join in the IG fun
5. Visit some of the other links and share the love!

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Do share the love and visit as many links as you can (you never know what other lovely like-minded ladies you might meet) – the original Instagram campaign forged some wonderful new relationships so don’t miss out!


  1. 29 November 2015 / 3:59 pm

    Oh gosh I was in your favourite leather selection. What fun. Thanks. Colourful patterns.. hmmm ai should have a few but not many. Missed this iwearwhatilike. Too busy at the office and a RSI shoulder/arm means less blogging. Bummer.

  2. 26 November 2015 / 10:20 am

    That particular blue is amazing against your skin & new hair colour Catherine!
    Thanks so much for including me in your favourites of last week, it's such a buzz xxx

    • 26 November 2015 / 8:18 pm

      My pleasure, Michelle – and thank you!!

  3. 25 November 2015 / 3:34 pm

    I'm definitely more of a "neutrals" girl, dearest Catherine…but adding some bright, bold pattern to my look via a scarf like this fringy Tommy Hilfiger beauty?! That's something I think I need to try for myself!! I have, however, been a fan of flares for a while, too…I'm actually featuring them in my own look today!! P.S. You've got my vote for "Best Fashion Blogger" in the bag!! XOXO

    • 25 November 2015 / 5:39 pm

      Aww Monika THANK YOU for voting for me!! But I knew I'd be able to count on you :))

      You're a bit of a flares expert – you look awesome in yours so that's a great compliment coming from you!! xx

  4. 24 November 2015 / 8:37 pm

    What a fun poncho! Looks great with flares! Love the hat & the shoes, too!

    • 25 November 2015 / 5:37 pm

      There goes another vote for the purple boots…!! So glad I kept them after thinking about getting rid of them! Thank you Andrea x

  5. 24 November 2015 / 4:23 pm

    Such a super cute outfit, Catherine! I do love that blue hat on you! And you look so snug. Gorgeous πŸ™‚
    Suzy x

    • 25 November 2015 / 5:36 pm

      It's always nice to break out the brights in the cold weather, isn't it Victoria?! Thank you hun! x

  6. 24 November 2015 / 2:59 pm

    Beautiful and colorful poncho πŸ™‚

    • 25 November 2015 / 5:35 pm

      Aww Patti that's so nice of you to say – thank you!!

  7. 24 November 2015 / 9:44 am

    So you know Norbyah right? Well, she and some other very fashionable peeps in Hong Kong hosted a swap the other day, and I picked up a couple of Norbyah's cardigans. I'm not sure how I will style them, but this belted look, I've gotta try it. Sensational.

    And honey, BLUE is your color!! So pretty on you.

    As always, thank you for the sensational link up (that I look forward to all week long;).

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

    • 25 November 2015 / 5:35 pm

      Oooh fancy going through Norbyah's wardrobe… Jealous!! And thank you Ann my sweet, you're so lovely xo

    • 25 November 2015 / 5:34 pm

      You're right, it IS a bit boho chic, Irene! Thank you x

  8. 24 November 2015 / 3:27 am

    Love the Clint Eastwood look! Not sure how he would have looked in flared jeans though?! I am such a jean fan that I love all styles, especially flares, but I love skinnys too. My mood determines what jeans style I wear so I never get rid of any. Your flares are so great and the boots are perfect. Thank you for hosting.


    • 25 November 2015 / 5:34 pm

      Hmm I think the straight leg look worked better for him, Cherie!! Thank you my lovely x

    • 25 November 2015 / 5:31 pm

      Wow everyone's really loving the boots, Alice – good job I didn't get rid of them like I thought about doing…! Thanks sweetie x

    • 25 November 2015 / 4:09 pm

      He might have looked a bit odd in the pink, Jacqueline…!! But thank you, you're a sweetheart as always x

  9. 23 November 2015 / 10:02 pm

    I love this wrap and the way you belted it is perfect. The colours you've combined also look rather amazing, I especially love the colours of your shoes. The way they pop against the denim is stunning. πŸ™‚

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

    • 25 November 2015 / 4:08 pm

      Daniella thank you! You're the layering master so I bow to your great knowledge, hehe xx

  10. 23 November 2015 / 7:23 pm

    Catherine, first of all thank you for another opportunity to make new friends through your link up party. Next, well I really don't know where to start with this fantastic mix today. I love the hat, and the boots and most of all the multi coloured wrap! Even the flared jeans are the right choice to pull this look off. Yes, a bit Clint Eastwood, but hey in such a good way and how sexy is he? You look fab as ever.
    Anna x
    Anna's Island Style

    • 25 November 2015 / 12:12 am

      How sexy, Anna? Pretty bloody sexy, if you ask me!! (My mum's favourite!) Thank you – so glad you're enjoying the link up :))

  11. 23 November 2015 / 7:16 pm

    I love that look! I would really like to try a belted wrap one of these days! πŸ™‚

    • 25 November 2015 / 12:11 am

      Do it, Laurie! It was one of those "ooh this looks gooooood" moments when I did it πŸ˜‰ And thank you x

    • 25 November 2015 / 12:11 am

      Thanks Chelsea – it's probably one of the brightest things I own!

  12. 23 November 2015 / 6:56 pm

    Bold prints are a perfect theme as it shouts "look at me." I put my mom's picture (Charlotte—the 70's age group model from my blog) for the link because it's one of my favorite dresses of hers!! And can I tell you how much I love the color of your boots!!! jodie
    ps…thanks for featuring me as one of your faves in the leather/suede category!!

    • 25 November 2015 / 12:10 am

      It seems the purple boots are getting some serious love, Jodie!! Thanks sweetie – it was pleasure to feature you and that lovely vintage skirt :))

  13. 23 November 2015 / 6:46 pm

    Loving the gorgeous colors in your look today, Catherine! So vibrant and happy! I especially love how you've styled your wrap with the belt. What a great idea! I must try that. As always, head to toe fabulousness! xox-M

    • 25 November 2015 / 12:09 am

      Been meaning to try it for ages as I mentioned, Mary – I really love the look! Thanks hun x

  14. 23 November 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Tights under jeans ….welcome to my world!
    I love being cosy and I do not restrict layering to my top half…tights, jeans, wooly socks…all happily layered up. It feels good.
    I laughed out loud at your Clint Eastwood comment.
    I too had that vibe when I wore a tartan cape over a denim gilet, a few weeks ago now, one of my bosses asked me if I was off to a fancy dress party as Mr Eastwood. I have to admit that I did give off that vibe….especially with my cropped hair (maybe I needed to sort out my moustache?? Hahaha)
    Cheeky man!
    At least you have your long hair and a pink pop to steer you away from " The Good, the Bad and The Ugly" territory….:oP
    The theme of this week's link up is perfect for me!
    I had plenty of bold and bright things to choose from, great for this time of year.
    Dark mornings need brightened up!
    Thank you for hosting.
    Fake Fabulous

    • 25 November 2015 / 12:05 am

      So funny that you had the same 'Clint' comments, Samantha…!! And thank you sweetie for your (as always) lovely comment! x

  15. 23 November 2015 / 6:40 pm

    I love your wrap and I think you look a whole lot better than Clint!!!


    • 24 November 2015 / 11:48 pm

      aww Janise thank you, though I don't know if that's possible…!! ;))

  16. 23 November 2015 / 5:51 pm

    Darn! I was hoping for a close-up of the boots. They look amazing.

    I had a very similar look on my blog about 3 weeks ago and referenced Clint Eastwood as well.


    • 24 November 2015 / 12:06 am

      Amazing, isn't it Suzanne how just a poncho and hat makes people go: Clint!!!! And hopefully you've got my tweet of the boots from another shoot now… I thought about a close up but it would have meant hoiking up my jeans and I couldn't think of a "natural" way to do it! Thank you sweetie x

  17. 23 November 2015 / 5:49 pm

    I really love the colours in this look, one of my favourites! I habe bold oriental print PJs on my blog this week, couldn't be more appropriate for this link up! X

    • 24 November 2015 / 12:04 am

      Ooh you might be the only oriental print on the link up, Porcelina…! And thank you xo

  18. Adrienne Shubin
    23 November 2015 / 4:23 pm

    Hi Catherine – looking so chic in this outfit! Love the cobalt blue hat. Gorgeous!
    xo, Adrienne

    • 24 November 2015 / 12:03 am

      Adrienne that's so sweet of you – thank you!

  19. 23 November 2015 / 3:37 pm

    Hi Cathereine!
    I love everything about this, all of the color especially the purple boots and blue hat. I have been obsessing over boots lately. hard to find ones with a small heel. The scarf looks wonderful styled this way and the fringe fun and trendy! Love it with the flared jeans. I hope to do a week of jean looks, inspiring my friend!
    jess xx

    • 24 November 2015 / 12:02 am

      Funnily enough I've been eyeing up loads of flat boots over at Asos, Jess – have you tried there…? And thank you my lovely, always great to see you here! x

  20. 23 November 2015 / 3:34 pm

    I know nothing about jeans, but you look fantastic. Clint eat your hear out, lol.
    Trust me to be in white and grey today, hahahhaha
    Thank you so much, dear Catherine.

    • 24 November 2015 / 12:01 am

      Haha – for once I am more colourful than you, Sacramento! You're still as stylish as ever, though πŸ™‚

      Thank you my lovely x

  21. 23 November 2015 / 3:13 pm

    I love everything about this outfit, it is perfect ( and i sure hope skinnies aren't done because I am not done with them)

    • 24 November 2015 / 12:01 am

      Aw thanks Linda! I have a feeling skinnies will still be around for a while too πŸ™‚

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