My Favourite Past Winter Outfits (With AW17 Shopping Links)

Autumn outfits, winter outfits, cold weather style, AW17 picks | Not Dressed As Lamb

It’s properly winter here in the UK now – we have beautiful sunshine but it’s truly FREEZING today. I went for an early morning walk at sunrise and I had to be careful not to slip on the icy pavements and roads.

So here we go then: Winter. I consider it autumn until the last day of November, then I’ll embrace the coldest, darkest season when December rolls around (and only then). I haven’t actually got ALL my winter clothes out of storage yet, so I need to hurry up and get everything out… I keep remembering I have lots of other colour scarves and gloves I could be wearing – at the moment I’m pretty much wearing just one of each (that I left out from last winter) every day!

Today’s post is my regular quarterly post for each season where I pick the best of the outfits from previous years and find you some current shopping picks so you can recreate the outfit entirely, or just shop for one similar item and then style it your own way.

Hopefully you’ll find something that you like and can work into your wardrobe – they all work around the coat which I think is what can make or break a winter outfit. To be honest I think you can wear something very straightforward underneath a fabulous coat and you’ll feel great (and stand out). You only have to look at the sea of black in a shopping centre or train station to see that everyone douses themselves in black in the winter… Let’s change that with some colour, ladies!

I featured my first new coat of the season – a floral tapestry coat – in Monday’s post, and I can’t wait to start wearing all my brightly coloured coats in my collection again.

I know, I know… I SAY I hate winter but the first flush of cold that requires layers and a coat does get me excited about cold weather dressing.

Just ask me again at the beginning of February and it’ll be a very different story…!!

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Winter Style | Camel cape, sweater dress, red tote, black tights

1. Camel cape, sweater dress and ankle boots

Original post: Styling a Camel Cape | With a Sweater Dress and Black Boots






Autumnal casual outfit of faux fur collar red tartan jacket denim flares snakeskin boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

2. Tartan jacket, fur collar and flared jeans

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Bold, bright winter outfit: Orange animal print coat chunky white roll neck sweater camel wide leg trousers (pants) white Stan Smiths red tote bag camel felt fedora | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

3. Orange animal print coat, fedora and wide leg trousers

Original post: How to Avoid Black Entirely in the Winter and Go Bold

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Smart cold weather layered outfit navy pinstripe wool coat moss green wool scarf bobble hat white backpack and Adidas Stan Smiths deep hem straight leg jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

4. Longline navy coat, pom pom beanie and bright white backpack

Original post: A Warm-But-Super-Smart Outfit of Pinstripe Coat and Stylish Accessories










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  1. 30 November 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Love ❤️ the orange animal print coat ! I recently wrote a post on Animal Print check it out darling!
    Dress The Part

  2. 30 November 2017 / 7:34 pm

    All of these outfits are utterly fab and I want it all!!!!
    Especially the trainers/hat/scarf/white bag outfit AND the tartan jacket.
    (Send immediately to Scotland… thank you)
    I figure my need for cosiness is greater than yours :oP
    (it's BALTIC!!)
    Fake Fabulous | Style Tips and Fun with Fashion, over 40

  3. 30 November 2017 / 11:02 am

    I picked up a man’s cashmere long-line coat for almost nothing last fall, similar to the orange one in your picture. It’s on the small side but still a tiny bit big for me. I tried to give it away but had no takers. I love it – even the lining of the pockets is soft – so I’m wearing it this year. I’ll pair it with girlie accessories. Thanks for the inspiration and tips!!

  4. 30 November 2017 / 7:15 am

    I love your gloves! And the fur shawl is something I need! I like to wear that just over a sweater!

  5. 30 November 2017 / 1:51 am

    All of these are such pretty outfits. I love the coats and the cape…just gorgeous! Love the tartan and that orange and white is so uplifting for the gloomy months of winter. Great looks, pretty lady. – Amy

  6. 29 November 2017 / 11:55 pm

    That tartan jacket outfit is still one of my all time faves! So festive too! Love the fusion of color in all of these looks.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  7. 29 November 2017 / 9:53 pm

    I love that leo printed coat so much. This outfit looks truly elegant!!!

  8. 29 November 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Hi, for me the orange animal pattern coat beats the rest by a long way. And you look up to having fun in it. (But you seem to be happier in the long navy coat, judging from the photo)

  9. 29 November 2017 / 5:04 pm

    That fake fur animal coat with the furry collar has my name on it. Fab! 🙂 And I like the green tartan one and your orange leopard coat too.

    I'm patterning down for winter here in Scotland. I may live to regret saying that I'm not a hot weather fan!

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