Is there a happier combination than pink and orange? I guess I’d only need to add yellow to the mix to make this outfit even brighter.
Regular readers may recognise the jumpsuit I’ve worn a few times on the blog, once being with my fave windowpane check jacket and another time when I wore it to the blogger meet I hosted, as mentioned in my top 10 blogging career highlights post last Friday.
In fact I loved this jumpsuit so much I bought it in burgundy as well and wore it on Christmas Day… to say I’m getting obsessed with jumpsuits is a bit of an understatement. They are just so easy to throw on and accessorize with pair of statement shoes and a necklace or some other jewellery. For me it’s worth the inevitable bathroom issues, though I know many find wearing any sort of all-in-one an inconvenience.
This time the jumpsuit (it’s short-sleeved) just wasn’t warm enough by itself, so instead of wearing something underneath I decided to wear my Winser pink coatigan (similar) over the top instead.
The thing I like about a jumpsuit under a longline coat or cardigan is the “column” that it creates underneath – a coatigan is perfect for that… it elongates the body. Wearing separates in one colour underneath has the same effect, it’s a good trick to remember if you want to create a little body or leg lengthening.
What I really love about this outfit though (aside from the rich colours!) are the accessories.
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I’ve had my eye on a pair of metallic block heel loafers for a while now, and these gold Gucci-style heels were sent to me by JD Williams after I spotted them (or should I say “pounced” on them) at the video shoot I did with the brand the other month.
(By the way have you seen JD Williams’s fabulous new TV advert? It’s all part of their rebranding, and I’m a member of their new Colour Council which I’ll be talking about more on the blog soon – meanwhile you can see me in the intro video for it here 😊.)
Actually the accessories are more than a little 1970s if you think about it – as well as the block heels the long skinny scarf (similar) is very 70s too. I have a few of these scarves and I really should wear them more often – they have the ability to give almost any outfit that touch of cool.
So there you have it for this week’s #iwillwearwhatilike outfit post: I’ll wear clashing brights with gold shoes and a touch of the 70s if I want to – so should you too if colour’s your thing!
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Jumpsuit: La Redoute
Coatigan: Winser London c/o (similar)
Scarf: Asos (similar)
Shoes: JD Williams c/o
Bag: Dorothy Perkins (similar)
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Love it! I especially love the metallic loafers. Just one more thing back from the '90s, right? Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Congratulations Catherine on this fabulous new collaboration! I love the advert and think you ladies all come across so well, each of you with your own individual style. Nice to see a couple of familiar faces along with you too!
I'm with you on this jumpsuit passion – I have a lace on in orange and a few patterned ones so there's hardly a week goes past without me wearing one. I love the gold shoes you're showcasing and the long skinny scarf is indeed cool! Looking fab as ever my dear x
I love your outfit! So colorful and bright!
I just love how you wear color! You pull things off with ease tha would intimidate me so. Such a spectacular jumpsuit Catherine!
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Lovely colours, and great shoes! Sad JD Williams don't deliver internationally. And very good advice on wearing one colour top to toe underneath a cardigan/coat – thank you!
Yes it IS a shame about only delivering to the UK, Kaffe… I wonder if this will change with their new direction? I hope so! thank you my lovely x
The jumpsuit looks amazing under the pink coatigan! I really like pink and red together too. I'm crushing on the Gucci-esque loafers, thankfully there are quite a few high street options now because my budget won't stretch to the real deal!
Pink and red together – YES!! Thank you Emma x
Great outfit Catherine, I love the orange and pink together – would never have tried it, but might do now! Thanks so much for the feature – I was so chuffed I forgot that I'd not commented – my bad!! Lol. Super post as always. x Jacqui
The skinny scarf has caught my eye too! Great colour combination, you look lovely – as always. Thank you for featuring me 🙂
Love those kinds of cardigans and the color is just adorable! Orange is not for me but it certainly looks fantastic on you. Thank you for hosting and wishing you a wonderful week. xo Sabina
I love orange with pink (or fuchsia) so I am in favour of this outfit. You lucky sxd to get these gorgeous shoes. I watched the video. Really really nice. Will appeal to so many women I am sure. Had to laugh a couple of times too. What a great lot of women. Nice to do this with Nikki too (loved her back flip over the side of the sofa haha).
Wasn't the video so good, Greetje?! But when I think how much they filmed for just a few seconds… the editing must have taken AGES! thanks hon x
Yea..onesies can be a hassle but you are right about saving time on mix and match.
I recently like turquoise a lot. Even my hair is turquoise now. I guess I'm back to liking green again. Lol!
I'm sure seeing a lot of this color in blog land. You wear it beautifully!
I've got a short sleeved jumpsuit that I've really given up on until the spring but the coatigan makes me think I'll change my mind. Excellent inspiration. A very cheery outfit.
Anna roll necks are a great way to add warmth – I always layer jumpsuits with them! Plus you're then not as cold when you strip off to go to the bathroom either, haha 😉
Vibrant uplifting colour combo – love it! x
This makes me happy Catherine….. a joyous combination of colour!
I'm keen to add a metallic shoe to my collection, your loafers are fab! Also loving the skinny scarf too. Where did that trend disappear to for so long? I can't believe I no longer have one! Thanks for the inspo gorgeous xx
Metallic shoes FTW!!!!!!!!
I love your orange jumpsuit and agree wholeheartedly about how easy and fun they are to wear. Your scarf makes me googly-eyed in the best way. Thanks too for featuring me!
You were brilliant in the JD Colour Council clip!, but I have to stay they dropped the ball by not featuring all of you in their TV ad. What's up with that?!! At least in the ad they chose models that were older, although it took a little while to clue in because they are all so model-y. I'm happy you were chosen for this great part of their campaign.
I can't complain Melanie because they did do so well with making an advert that was so much better than what we're used to seeing. No token gesture silver vixen and the rest 20-somethings… it was refreshing! Maybe in the future, eh?! 😉
Such a wonderful combination of warm colours, dear Catherine.
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Love these colour tones Catherine. And the shoes are pounce worthy! xx
You look amazing Catherine. I remember how stunning you looked at the blogger meet you hosted. Fabulous! xxx
aww thank you lovely Liz! x
I love this! But it's that scarf that is really catching my eye! Just beautiful!
Ain't nobody colour clashes like you, lady! Perfect perfect perfect. I love everything about this, and that long skinny 70s scarfing is just the cool icing on a colour clash cake. xx
Catherine, orange and pink is a brilliant color combination and you've taken it a step further by turning it into a column effect. The whole look is very fresh and modern even with the throw-back accessories. The gold loafer pumps (I was sporting a similar pair last week) are a lovely pop of surprise in an already fabulous ensemble. Thanks for sharing these styling inspirations and for the link up.
so glad you love the colour combo Rena xx
The best thing ever? This color combination, Catherine!!! It's so unexpected especially for the autumn and yet it's absolutely perfect!!
That is one of the many things I love about reading your blog—you are fearless in trying out different colors together, and always make it look so effortless!!
that's a lovely thing to say – thank you Jodie! x