A Winter Outfit of Mixed Textures, Over 40 Style #iwillwearwhatilike

A Winter Outfit of Mixed Textures, Over 40 Style \ faux fur collar, tweed and leather coat \ knee high burgundy boots | Not Dressed As Lamb

Mixed textures in winter are almost impossible to avoid if you’re having to layer up (like we are here – yet again)!

There’s absolutely no sign of spring on the horizon here in the UK (except for the poor daffodils that thought they’d make a hopeful appearance during the milder temperatures). We’ve just had a Siberian blast hit our shores, and BOY is it fresh out there. The only saving grace of this icy weather is the fact that we’ve had several days of glorious sunshine, and if you can find a small sheltered pocket then the sun does make a difference and will actually warm a bundled-up body.

We took these photos a stone’s throw from our house* in the setting sun and you know what, it was a truly glorious weekend. It even perked Riley up – the boy wanted to go out for a walk several times and he ended up getting FOUR walks on both Saturday and Sunday (long walks too, not all short ones)!

But then who are we to deny our doggy friends their pleasures in life, especially in their latter months and years…?

I’ll start off by saying that this coat is, alas, not new – I’ve had it several years but it STILL makes me feel very movie star-esque with its mixed textures of faux fur, tweed and leather. (Scroll down for lots of mixed texture coats I’ve found as alternatives for you if you’re after something similar.) 

A Winter Outfit of Mixed Textures, Over 40 Style \ faux fur collar, tweed and leather coat \ knee high burgundy boots | Not Dressed As Lamb

SHOP THE LOOK:

Although I’m hoping for warmer days and some more signs of spring, I’m still enjoying wearing all the textures and warm colours that I can get my frozen hands on. I love all the oranges and reds in this outfit, and apart from the studded crossbody bag everything I’m wearing is past season.

*Expect to see this location a lot more in my outfit posts… this was the back of a restored 16th century (late Tudor) house in our town – we had no idea before now the gardens were open to the public, and we’ve lived here for over 13 years (=she rolls her eyes at the missed photo opportunities=)! We’ll definitely be making more use of this lovely location – which is less than 400 yards from our house – as it’ll mean much time saved traipsing about in the car to find somewhere picturesque to shoot…!

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Tomorrow I’m off to London to have afternoon tea with someone VERY well known in the fashion industry – I’m so excited I can hardly contain myself. I’ve got the opportunity to interview this person who I know the majority of people absolutely love (I’d go so far as to say they’re a national treasure)! Once I’ve published this post I’ll be working on my InstaStories and a Facebook post to ask YOU what you’d like me to ask this person because I reckon you’d come up with some great questions for her and about her time modelling in the Sixties (OOPS think I may have revealed who it is, bums)… 😉

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!

HOW MANY OF YOU ARE STILL STRUGGLING WITH WINTER (AND WINTER DRESSING)? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS…!

Catherine

Like this coat? You might also want to see how I styled it in these posts…

Date Night Fur & A Statement Necklace
– Ways To Wear A Black Maxi | With A Fur, Tweed & Leather Coat

A Winter Outfit of Mixed Textures, Over 40 Style \ faux fur collar, tweed and leather coat \ knee high burgundy boots | Not Dressed As Lamb
A Winter Outfit of Mixed Textures, Over 40 Style \ faux fur collar, tweed and leather coat \ knee high burgundy boots | Not Dressed As Lamb
A Winter Outfit of Mixed Textures, Over 40 Style \ faux fur collar, tweed and leather coat \ knee high burgundy boots | Not Dressed As Lamb
A Winter Outfit of Mixed Textures, Over 40 Style \ faux fur collar, tweed and leather coat \ knee high burgundy boots | Not Dressed As Lamb
A Winter Outfit of Mixed Textures, Over 40 Style \ faux fur collar, tweed and leather coat \ knee high burgundy boots | Not Dressed As Lamb
A Winter Outfit of Mixed Textures, Over 40 Style \ faux fur collar, tweed and leather coat \ knee high burgundy boots | Not Dressed As Lamb

Coat: River Island, old (similar, and I love this one)
Sweater: Finery c/o (LOVE this one)
Snood: Asos (I like this one in millennial pink)
Jeans: iT! Collective c/o (similar)
Boots: Asos (similar)
Bag: JD Williams c/o
Sunglasses: Lulus, old (similar)
Earrings: Asos

 

OTHER MIXED TEXTURE COATS YOU MIGHT LIKE:

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The #iwillwearwhatilike link up with Not Dressed As Lamb
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!

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My favourite outfits from last week’s link up:
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A Winter Outfit of Mixed Textures, Over 40 Style \ faux fur collar, tweed and leather coat \ knee high burgundy boots | Not Dressed As Lamb

36 Comments

  1. March 2, 2018 / 8:47 am

    Hi Catherine, really you are looking so beautiful and hot in these cool outfits. I am astonished to see all these here. Could I have an interview with you shortly? Go ahead & cheers forever.

  2. March 1, 2018 / 11:08 am

    What a stunning, jacket! It is very movie-star esque, isn’t it? 🙂

  3. February 28, 2018 / 4:42 am

    Oh yes – winter still has us very much in its grasp here in Vancouver, too, dearest Catherine…we even had a dump of snow this past weekend!! I’m desperate for the warm days of summer when Robin and I can once again go cruising in our convertible; but in the meantime, I will enjoy your marvelously textured cold weather outfit (that fur-collared coat is DELICIOUS!) and the beautiful gardens you’ve only just discovered in your neighbourhood!! P.S. So happy to hear how well Riley is doing right now!! P.P.S. I have a feeling I know with whom you had tea today…and I’m SERIOUSLY envious!! XOXO

  4. February 28, 2018 / 1:57 am

    Such a cute outfit. I love the texture mix on the coat and you did such a great job putting a cozy outfit together underneath. It makes me think hot cocoa and fireplaces. Your pictures are just beautiful! – Amy

  5. Heidi
    February 28, 2018 / 12:34 am

    I love the lighting in these photos and these bright colors! Makes me excited for warmer weather!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  6. February 27, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    love this chic wintery outfit!!

  7. February 27, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    What a stunning, jacket! It is very movie-star esque, isn’t it? And those boots are divine. LOVE the colour!
    Not to mention that location. Sigh…. only 400 yards away? How lucky are you!?!
    Suzy xx

  8. Karen Ball
    February 27, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    Lovely post & you look fabulous as ever ! Love the way the setting sun reflects in the colours of the outfit. So happy Riley is getting out and about. We are just feeling the entrance of the ‘Beast from the East ‘ so I’ll be wrapped up and not looking too glam…..perhaps with the exception of my purple wellies !!!

  9. February 27, 2018 / 11:30 am

    I’m so glad to hear your lovely dog is a bit better. And don’t we just need our winter coats today! Yes, the sun was just getting a little warmth, and now this! Snowing heavily where I live in East Sussex. Keep warm, people x

  10. February 27, 2018 / 11:28 am

    Yes, I’m afraid we are going to get cold here again! Lots of trees are already flowering and it’s way too soon! Love the outfit and I am so jealous of your location!

  11. February 27, 2018 / 8:14 am

    Great and warm outfit … perfect for cold winter and super burgundy boots as well 😉

  12. February 26, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    Love that coat and how you styled it!

    xo,
    Janise

  13. February 26, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    I think that the Beast from the east brings opportunities for colder cold weather styling which may be fun. I love the textures in your outfit and the colours. The JD Williams bag rather caught my eye and that furry gillet, beautiful.

  14. February 26, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Love that fur collar vest over the leather jacket! I’m so ready for spring…I put up everything with fur! Thanks for the link up!

  15. February 26, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    Movie star vibe is right! Fantastic coat with so many textures. I’m excited for you about the interview. And what a great idea to ask everyone for questions. I hope you have a great time with this and there are many more to come! Thanks for the link-up.

  16. February 26, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    love the colours of this outfit…I’m a big fan of orange.

    you look great!!!!!!!

    • catherine
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Me too, Ivana..! x

  17. February 26, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    Fabulous coat Catherine, especially paired with the orange. Thank you for the link up and I look forward to your upcoming mysterious interview!

    Cherie
    STYLE NUDGE

    • catherine
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Thanks Cherie!

  18. February 26, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    Catherine, you are always an inspiration. Loving every detail of your ensemble. Thank you so much for the feature!

    • catherine
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      My pleasure Judith, and thank you x

  19. February 26, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    That’s a great coat! The colors and textures of your outfit look great!

    Have a fabulous time tomorrow!

    • catherine
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      Thanks so much Andrea! x

  20. February 26, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Ohh I think I’ve guessed! How exciting, will wait to see if i’m right. Have fun, and afternoon tea – my favourite do you need a companion? – lol. xx What a super jacket you’re wearing, love the outfit mixed with the burnt orange jumper. x Thanks for hosting, I’m looking forward to visiting them all. x Jacqui
    mummabstylish

    • catherine
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      I’m looking forward to the tea as much as the interview, Jacqui!!!! 😉

  21. February 26, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    I’m so curious! I think I know who you are going to interview! Have a fabulous time!

    • catherine
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 8:22 pm

      I’ve now got the details on my Facebook and InstaStories, Nancy…!

  22. February 26, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    Love that coat, the mix of textures, And is it very glam. The red suede boots are stunning as well. Sorry to hear you’re still getting blasted with frigid temps. Hope your spring weather shows up soon and with it all it’s beautiful flowers.

    Theresa
    vintagestylefiles

    • catherine
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      Thanks Theresa – the daffodils are doing a good job of brightening things up though!

  23. February 26, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    I love tweed and I love orange on you! Fabulous look! I still have lots of winter ahead of me in northern New York, so keep inspiring me with winter outfits, please!

    Shelbee

    • catherine
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      I’ll do my best but to be honest I’d rather be in lighter jackets, Shelbee…!! 😉

  24. February 26, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    It is so cold at the minute, I am layering up too. Great jacket, love how you have styled it. Thanks for hosting.

    • catherine
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 8:20 pm

      It’s FREEZING, isn’t it Clairejustine…? thank you x

  25. February 26, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    I always say that I could never put away my winter things until after Mother’s Day. I think we’ve had snow on Mother’s day the last 2 out of 3 times lately. And I wonder why I get so excited for spring…ha ha!!
    XOOX
    Jodie

    • catherine
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 8:20 pm

      Oh gosh I don’t put my winter stuff away till at least May, Jodie!! Even then we often don’t get any warm weather till July or August…!

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