Soft tones in winter are something of a comforting way to wear colour during cold weather I think.
We can often feel a little blue – especially when winter seems to be dragging on and on – and brights just seem to rub our noses in it. Wearing lots of bright colours at this time of year almost make me feel like they’re taunting me, saying “Woo hoo, it’s still winter! And you’re still cold! But we’re all bright and colourful and just reminding you that it most definitely isn’t summer, HAH…!”
So this weekend I put my soft tones colour preference in winter into action with a palette of blush pinks, toning wide leg trousers and a blue tapestry coat. Like last week’s shearling gilet outfit post, this outfit is mostly all old items but proves that with a few new accessories and new pairings you can still create totally on-trend and unexpected combinations.
The blue tapestry coat was from La Redoute several winters ago (they currently have this very similar blue jacquard coat) and I’ve featured it several times on the blog. My good blogging friend Michelle Tyler is a huge advocate of slow fashion and restyling items over and over again, and she mentioned she’s going to feature all the ways she’s worn an item when she features it again… I’m pinching that idea, MT! 😉
So scroll down for three more ways to style it – I’ll slip in one of those when I can/when I have time in future outfit posts. I personally LOVE to see bloggers featuring the same items more than once because I get a lot of inspo from seeing how they style something in many different ways.
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The new(ish) additions this time were the camel beret (yes, still in love with berets), the faaaaaaabulous second pair of statement earrings I bought on my trip in Amsterdam last October (these are similarly fabulous – see the first pair I bought here) and the pink ruffled ankle boots from JD Williams. I’ve coveted these boots since I saw them last year when working with JD Williams on some SS18 content and they were kind enough to send me a pair. So all the pink and blue and camel/taupe/brown colours make up all these lovely soft tones that calm me a little more in winter.
And calm is something I need today… poor Riley is at the vet’s right now and I’m waiting on a phone call from them. He was incredibly poorly over the weekend and it all came to a head with us calling the emergency vet late Sunday night, he’s had to be put under today so they can do some tests to see what’s up. It’s AWFUL having children or animals when they can’t communicate what pain they have or what’s wrong with them, so we’ve had a very stressful night and morning so far. Keep your fingers crossed for us that he’s okay.
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The blue tapestry coat styled other ways:
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– Mixed Textures | Tapestry, Cashmere, Denim, Leather and Silk
– Tapestry Coat and an Indiana Jones Hat
The blush pink sweater styled other ways:
– Is It Okay to Buy High Street Copies of Designer Pieces?
– How to Do Comfy But Stylish Chic | Blush Knit, Boyfriend Jeans, Tartan Scarf
The wide leg check trousers styled other ways:
– Wide Leg Trousers: How to Get the Katharine Hepburn Look
– Why a Grey Biker Jacket is More Versatile Than Black
Coat: La Redoute (this one’s VERY similar)
Sweater: Asos (similar)
Trousers: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Boots: JD Williams c/o
Bag: Lotus c/o (similar – it’s an eBay one-off so don’t delay if you want it!)
Beret: Asos (more colours)
Sunglasses: Mango (similar)
Earrings: Amsterdam boutique (love these)
OTHER CHUNKY PINK/BLUSH SWEATERS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
3 other ways I’ve worn that blue tapestry coat…
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