Styling Up Dark Jeans in Winter With Soft, Pretty Colours #iwillwearwhatilike

Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat  oversized lilac scarf  camel fedora  dark wash boyfriend jeans  pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

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.

Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat  oversized lilac scarf  camel fedora  dark wash boyfriend jeans  pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

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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Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat  oversized lilac scarf  camel fedora  dark wash boyfriend jeans  pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat  oversized lilac scarf  camel fedora  dark wash boyfriend jeans  pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat  oversized lilac scarf  camel fedora  dark wash boyfriend jeans  pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat  oversized lilac scarf  camel fedora  dark wash boyfriend jeans  pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat  oversized lilac scarf  camel fedora  dark wash boyfriend jeans  pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat  oversized lilac scarf  camel fedora  dark wash boyfriend jeans  pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
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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Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat  oversized lilac scarf  camel fedora  dark wash boyfriend jeans  pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

45 Comments

  1. February 13, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    I wouldn't say predictable, Catherine!! I just think you always like to have fun with your clothing–and that's such a great thing!!
    Those shoes are OMG fabulous!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  2. February 13, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    I think that is such a stunning color! I have a cardigan in that color thatlooks awfull min my face! Such a shame!

    • February 16, 2017 / 2:21 pm

      Oh shame, Nancy – lilac is such a pretty colour…! Maybe try shoes or something on your bottom half?

  3. February 13, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Those shoes are fabulous!!

  4. February 13, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Love the coat. And the hat just flatters both the coat and the wearer.
    As to personal style: I probably didn't have it til over 40 (or maybe even over 50!) but do have it now. Even my university students – the women anyway – have commented.

    • February 18, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      Lindigo that's wonderful to hear about you getting compliments… you must be making quite an impression!! and thank you x

  5. February 13, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Thanks for the link up party again this week. I love your girl about town outfit, especially with the addition of those shoes – they're such a stylish twist. I wish I could wear winter white, but I'm way too messy to keep it smart.
    As for personal style, well mine seems to change from day to day. I just love changing things up for a different look.
    Have a fab week x
    Anna
    http://www.annasislandstyle.com

    • February 18, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      I honestly don't know how I keep mine clean, Anna – though at least when I eat I've taken the coat off (otherwise it wouldn't be safe)!!!! thanks hon x

  6. February 13, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    LOVE that purple scarf! So pretty!
    Thanks for hosting!

  7. February 13, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    I've been wanting to get a white coat for a while and actually saw one I loved in a charity shop over the weekend, but I'm not sure I could keep it clean for even 5 minutes… The scarf is very pretty with the coat, and your shoes are fabulous!

    Thanks for the link up & have a great week!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  8. February 13, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    I'm going to wear my white coat today too – it's a real pick-me-up. I love how all your pinks play together in this outfit, but especially the shoes!! And the camel is a great soft accent. Thanks for the linkup.

  9. February 13, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    Those shoes are so snazzy!! They must make you smile everytime you look down at your feet. I hope the dentist wasn't too painful! xx

    • February 18, 2017 / 1:03 pm

      Thanks Porcelina – the dentist was fine, just a hygiene appointment! 😉

  10. February 13, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    You are stunning in your white coat! Thank you so much for the linkup and for the "featured favorite."

  11. February 13, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    That is a stunning look! Your scarf and shoes are great statement pieces that look with your coat.

  12. February 13, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Loving the purple scarf and those purple shoes. Great look. xx

  13. February 14, 2017 / 6:14 am

    Great…now you've got me jonesing for a white coat for winter, dearest Catherine!! And this when I thought I couldn't be any more ready to let the season go!! Not that white doesn't also work for spring, of course…but this look is just so expected and fresh at this time of year. Love, love, LOVE the purple plaid scarf, too!! XOXO

    http://www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

    • February 18, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      aww thank you M… and good use of the word "jonesing" (we don't hear that very often)!! xx

  14. February 14, 2017 / 10:21 am

    love youe edgy and so stylish looks! so pretty! thank you so much for the feature it's always a pleasure to be part of the link up
    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  15. February 14, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    Wow I am totally in love with that outfit: hat, scarf, colors and all. Your make-up looks amazing Catherine. I soooo want it now :))) Thanks for hosting. xo Sabina

    • February 18, 2017 / 1:05 pm

      Oh wow bless you Sabina – thank you!! I really should do more makeup tutorial posts…

  16. February 14, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    Looking very stylish in your white coat , with the fabulous hat and shoes. Thank you for hosting.

  17. February 15, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Catherine, this outfit looks so warmilicious! Yes, I just made that up. That white coat is a beauty and the scarf is perfect. I love purple by the way, so yes to the scarf and the shoes. Your nude, camel accessories compliment the whole outfit by adding more of a neutral color and additional texture. Great look. I don't think you are getting predictable, I think it's just family…they always know who we are. Ha, ha. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • February 18, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      Warmilicious = GOOD word!! Good point about family knowing us, Amy – and thank you! x

  18. February 15, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Wow, love those shoes Catherine! And I think lavender is one of your best colors – beautiful on you. So sorry was off the link up circuit for a while, but back on now! Make sure to come on over and link up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge – those shoes belong!!! Thank you for hosting.

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com
    STYLE NUDGE

  19. February 17, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    Adore this look and those shoes are stunning x

  20. February 20, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    I love this look! My post today was about softer colors. Most of the time I am a bolder colored girl but every now and then I like the quietness of soft colors. Color is so connected to my brain, it effects me a lot. It can stress me, make me happy, relax me, etc. Oh well I got carried away! Great post! Cheryl Tucker at Northwest Mountain Living.

  21. March 1, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    The only thing that is predictable about you, is that you stand out in a crowd because of your uniqueness and style. Nothing needs to be changed here.
    Greetje

    • March 1, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      oh and lovely coat. Like you I found out that a big scarf is so much nicer than a smaller one. Richer. That colour is much better than the black and white one I have (so boring).

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