Most of you may know that my answer to the question of whether you can mix a pinstripe blazer with check trousers is, unsurprisingly,
Of course you can. And you can throw in a polka dot shirt if you like. And maybe a striped shoe (not that I’ve ever seen many striped shoes, but you get my drift).
In other words, if you’re feeling it, then wear it. It’s what my whole blog philosophy is based on. No one has the right to tell you what to wear*, and no one should feel it’s the right thing to do when an opinion hasn’t been asked for. So in other words, if I wake up feeling that a pinstripe coat should be worn with a pair of plaid pants then I’m darn well going to wear them together.
*I’m talking in most situations, not when you’re wise to adhere to dress code regulations of course…
SHOP THE LOOK:
The plaid trousers are an old favourite – I’ve worn them to death over the last few winters and will continue to do so for quite a while I think. And the observant among you may see that yes, I’m wearing gloves but not socks… This is my special power, keeping my feet warm outside in the cold! I wear three pairs of socks indoors but outside I’m okay.
However my hands will never forgive me and refuse to work if the gloves don’t make an appearance at this time of year.
In last week’s post I mentioned that the pinstripe coat will look great with black: I may have to be eased gently into wearing a lot of black, but I took some baby steps with the skinny scarf, gloves and shoes. The combination of black with navy pinstripes is really quite delicious: I’m patting myself on the back right now…!
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!
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Jaeger pinstripe coat c/o (currently reduced!) | ASOS trousers (love these) | ASOS sweatshirt (similar) | ASOS skinny scarf | ASOS shoes (similar) | Brenda Mcleod bag c/o (similar) | ASOS sunglasses (similar)
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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!
Linking up etiquette…
CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button). Basically it’s just good manners to link back to here – to leave a comment is even nicer!
My favourite outfits from last week’s link up:
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