Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn #iwillwearwhatilike

Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn, Over 40 Style | Not Dressed As Lamb

All my blazers and jackets are in full rotation now – I’m going to enjoy this brief period of not yet having to wear a parka or puffa coat while I can…!

I talked about it finally being blazer weather a couple of weeks ago, but then we had a brief, glorious Indian summer (we even had a couple of days so warm last week I had the doors and windows open all day). I’m STILL in the process of trying to find my clothes from different storage boxes and locations around the house – we’re still without wardrobes after our house move in the summer. But they’re next on the list; I foresee a trip to Ikea this weekend…!

I’ve reverted to my fave colours of orange and yellow for this outfit and paired a few new items with some old ones.

Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn, Over 40 Style | Not Dressed As Lamb

SHOP THE LOOK:

What WOULD I do without my orange leather tote bag from Hobbs? This bag has been used to death and I’m not going to give it up anytime soon. It goes with just about EVERYTHING I wear. When I kept just a couple of bags for use over the summer during the house move this was the main one I kept out and I’m so thankful I did. When the time comes for this bag to give up the ghost I might just have to replace it with a similar orange one (like this one for example). Better than any black bag, it adds that punch of colour I need in all outfits I wear.

And talking of colour:

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The mustard yellow sweater is new, and along with the tortoiseshells earrings (don’t they go beautifully together?) were kindly gifted by Next for an upcoming campaign. You’ll see them again soon so keep an eye out for them styled with some gorgeous heels and a jaw-droppingly fabulous coat.

Finally, onto to this week’s pattern mixing (I seem to mix patterns in every outfit I wear so hence me saying “this week’s”): Checks on checks, or plaid on plaid. Or to be really technical, windowpane check on Prince of Wales check. As the “rule” with pattern mixing goes, make sure at least one colour runs through both patterns. In this case it’s black, so it’s an easy one. To be fair the check of the trousers are such a small pattern I don’t really count it as a pattern at all…!

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WHAT OUTERWEAR ARE YOU CURRENTLY WEARING, OR WHAT PATTERNS ARE YOU MIXING? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS…!

Catherine

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Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn, Over 40 Style | Not Dressed As Lamb
Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn, Over 40 Style | Not Dressed As Lamb
Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn, Over 40 Style | Not Dressed As Lamb
Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn, Over 40 Style | Not Dressed As Lamb
Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn, Over 40 Style | Not Dressed As Lamb
Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn, Over 40 Style | Not Dressed As Lamb
Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn, Over 40 Style | Not Dressed As Lamb
Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn, Over 40 Style | Not Dressed As Lamb
Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn, Over 40 Style | Not Dressed As Lamb
Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn, Over 40 Style | Not Dressed As Lamb

Jacket: Old – George at Asda c/o (I like this one)
Sweater: Next c/o
Trousers: & Other Stories (similar)
Shoes: Kelya Shoes, c/o (love these)
Bag: Hobbs c/o (similar)
Earrings: Next c/o

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Pattern Mixed Checks With Orange and Yellow in Autumn, Over 40 Style | Not Dressed As Lamb

42 Comments

  1. October 21, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    Gosh, your hair looks amazing… I adore the swish pic! I sure wish I could wear mustard yellow as well as you do. I have been staring at THE most amazing Fair Isle jumper at Topshop. Maybe you need to get that and I’ll live vicariously? Riley is just the best accessory ever; he looks so elegant and makes me smile every time I see him on your blog 🙂 xxx

    • catherine
      Author
      October 26, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Ahhhh Riley, bless him – you must have taught him well Lisa because he makes a beeline STRAIGHT for me as soon as Keith gets the camera out… we’ve given up trying to move him out of shot!!

      Fairisle jumper at Topshop sounds good… I daren’t look in case the colours are too gorgeous to resist 😉 (& thank you xx)

  2. October 21, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    Love the large check blazer with the yellow sweater. My daughter wants a yellow sweater … and of course she wants me to buy it, ha. I said ok to this one because I want one too.

    • catherine
      Author
      October 26, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      It’s good if you can share one, Julie!! I don’t have anyone in my family who really shares the same taste in clothes as me, though one of my nieces is getting lots of use out of the occasion dresses I can’t fit into anymore…!

      Thank you x

  3. Nailil
    October 21, 2018 / 2:06 am

    I love this look. That blazer is so chic and so versatile.

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

    • catherine
      Author
      October 26, 2018 / 12:15 pm

      Thanks Nailil – I’ve had it years and worn it soooooo many times x

  4. October 19, 2018 / 11:58 am

    I love the trousers! I’m wearing a lot of check, tartan and mustard lately. I’ve been wearing my big coat as much as blazers…it’s obviously a bit colder up here in the north than in Devon. Leaving for work at 5.45am is a big shock…it’s so cold!

    Emma xxx

    • catherine
      Author
      October 26, 2018 / 1:37 pm

      The cold has definitely set in at nights, Emma – there’s going to be a big chill come this weekend!! Thanks hon x

  5. October 17, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    I love a little mix of checks … so chic and fun !
    I’m searching for a tartan pair at the moment that look both fun and chic.
    I’m struggling.
    Lots of pairs make me feel like I should be in a brass band.
    Hahahaha.
    XXX
    Samantha
    P.S. Riley is THE most handsome man isn’t he?! Gorgeous boy.

    • catherine
      Author
      October 26, 2018 / 1:37 pm

      Brass band, LOL!!!! I’m sure they all look fabulous on you in my eyes Samantha..! x

  6. October 17, 2018 / 3:40 am

    Such a super cute outfit. I love the pattern mixing.

    • catherine
      Author
      October 26, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      Thank you Daenel…!

  7. October 17, 2018 / 1:06 am

    Happy to see Riley looking so well! He’s so fuzzy!

    And I’m dying over that mustard sweater w the glen plaid pants…and those oxfords! Is that a little bit of silver metal on them? THAT’S a nifty touch!

    Bettye

    • catherine
      Author
      October 26, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      He’s very fuzzy Bettye – he’s in need of a trim! Yes the shoes are white and silver, hard to find at the moment so I linked to silver ones. Thank you my lovely! x

  8. October 16, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Looking most content in your new town, are the residents used to your blog shoots yet?! I love a bright bag. I still use my red Cambridge Satchel for work everyday, that I won in that Pago contest you helped judge some years ago. Xx

    • Catherine
      October 16, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      I’ve had comments from one of my new neighbours who asked me if I “was off out somewhere” – maybe because I’m normally in onesies and sweatpants!!!! 😉 I said that no, we were just taking photos… Keith said “get used to it”!! Lol

      And wow that’s great about the CamSatch bag – it was something to do with fruity something wasn’t it?! I can’t remember exactly what the comp was now..!

      • October 24, 2018 / 3:51 pm

        The competition was to dress as a fruit juice flavour… I was a tomato!!

        • catherine
          Author
          October 24, 2018 / 5:56 pm

          Fruit juice flavour – that was it!!!!!!!! #lol

  9. October 16, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    I’ve always loved that window pane jacket on you Catherine, it’s timeless. And may I say your hair colour is absolutely stunning! Those tonal variations are incredible, beautiful work by the colourist xx

    • catherine
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 1:53 pm

      I had a look – I hadn’t worn it on the blog since the beginning of last year… I always thought it appeared every few months?! Goes to show how time races on…!

      Thanks MT, and yes my hairdresser is a genius xx 😀

  10. October 16, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    I would have never thought of mixing patterns like this but you look adorable and I love this look.
    Lisa

    • catherine
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 1:31 pm

      Thanks Lisa – I think I mix them more often than not…!!

  11. October 16, 2018 / 8:42 am

    Love your check blazer Catherine. The mustard colour is fabulous too! Riley looks like he is smiling – so cute!! Hope you are having a great week xx

    • catherine
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 1:47 pm

      Hehe yes he does, Maria… though equally he gives us sad looks that make us feel guilty for no reason!!!! 😉

      Thank you hon x

  12. October 16, 2018 / 1:37 am

    I love the check trousers! And looking forward to seeing that Next coat.
    Good luck finding the rest of your clothes – that must be quite fun in a way!
    Helen x

    • catherine
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 1:48 pm

      Thanks Helen – the Next coat is SUCH a beauty so I can’t wait! x

  13. October 16, 2018 / 12:36 am

    It’s all about the mix, and a beautiful puppy as part of it is always a winner! Thank you for the link up Catherine!

    • catherine
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 1:49 pm

      Standing in front of me when the camera comes out is his default setting Cherie so we’ve stopped trying to move him…!! 😉 thank you x

    • catherine
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 1:49 pm

      Thanks Sharon – finally back to my “proper” ginge! x

  14. October 15, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    Hi Riley and don’t you look handsome today!
    BTW please tell your Mum that I love her hair and i think she is looking very beautiful in her ochre sweater… woof woof…xxx

    • catherine
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 1:51 pm

      I told her Ashley – she says that I’m a diva who insists on standing in front of her when Keefy brings out the camera. But I’m so photogenic that I think I deserve to be in every photo shoot 😉

      (thank you hon, lol xx)

  15. October 15, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Loving the mixed plaids—I’d never thought to do a windowpane with a glen! Happy Monday to you!
    Cheryl Shops

    • catherine
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 1:51 pm

      I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it myself before, Cheryl! thanks my lovely x

  16. October 15, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    It’s a conundrum what to wear in this changeable weather, I went out without a jacket today which was lovely. It’s nice to be able to wear my jackets now though. Hasn’t your hair got long? Looks good Hun. Happy Monday Catherine. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • catherine
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 1:52 pm

      I want it to grow FASTER, Jacqui… I’m so impatient…!! xx

  17. October 15, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    Love the shoes! Have a great start of the week!

    • catherine
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 7:47 pm

      Thanks Nancy – you too! x

  18. October 15, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    Hard to know what to wear from one day to the next! Good job my raincoat is to hand though! Love Blazer weather though and yours is looking mighty fine Catherine xx

    • catherine
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      Isn’t the weather confusing Laurie?!! We needed our raincoats over the weekend big time…! x

  19. jodie filogomo
    October 15, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    I’m such a fan of the bright bag!! To me, it’s the easiest way to add color to any outfit!!
    Well, besides adding Riley!! Now that’s the best accessory ever!
    XOXO
    Jodie

    • catherine
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      Hehe yep he’s an accessory I have every time, Jodie… He will NOT leave my side when we shoot!!

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