Styling Warm Shades of Green With a Giraffe Print #iwillwearwhatilike

Styling Warm Shades of Green With a Giraffe Print | Not DRessed As Lamb, over 40 fashion

Goodbye summer, hello Arctic chill… it’s nearly November and we’re now heading towards winter for sure!

This outfit was worn for a day of shopping just over a week ago when we were experiencing what I’m now calling “The Official End of Summer 2018”. We had a glorious few days of mild temperatures and beautiful sunshine (as you can see in these pictures), but although the sun has lasted till today, the temperatures have not, sadly. The next time you see an outfit on the blog I can guarantee you it’ll be a wrapped-up one… winter coats at the ready!

What I wore for our 932nd furniture and homewares shop since moving in July (which was in the VERY glamorous locations of Ikea and an industrial estate for DIY stores and kitchen worktops) was a curious mixture of shades of green plus some fabulous accessories I treated myself to. Although it doesn’t seem it at first, the bones of this outfit are effectively monochrome:

Styling Warm Shades of Green With a Giraffe Print | Not DRessed As Lamb, over 40 fashion

SHOP THE LOOK:

Khaki jacket, bottle green trousers and lime greeny-yellow sweater (try this roll neck sweater if the colour is your bag). The sweater is aeons old and has appeared on the blog many, many times over the years. It’s a tough colour to wear but it’s a knit I come back to time and time again when I want something really bright in my outfit. But thinking about it it’s not just bright, it’s also a very WARM green.

Here’s a question: Is “warm shades of green” a contradiction?

I generally suit warm colours much better than cool and I’m convinced these are warm greens. Either way, for someone who doesn’t wear green (or blue) all that often I’m sure loving these shades together.

The new accessories I mentioned are the fabulous Art Deco-style earrings (resin, very lightweight) and the giraffe-print scarf – not giraffe print as in its coat, but a print that has giraffes on it. Those who know me well know that giraffes are my obsession – you’ve only got to look at the things we’ve bought for our home to see that…!

Don’t forget that the new day for the link up is Tuesday – scroll down to add your outfits to this week’s link up.

IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE A MONOCHROME (ONE-COLOUR) OUTFIT TO WEAR, WHAT COLOUR WOULD YOU CHOOSE? COMMENT BELOW…!

Catherine

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Styling Warm Shades of Green With a Giraffe Print | Not DRessed As Lamb, over 40 fashion
Styling Warm Shades of Green With a Giraffe Print | Not DRessed As Lamb, over 40 fashion
Styling Warm Shades of Green With a Giraffe Print | Not DRessed As Lamb, over 40 fashion
Styling Warm Shades of Green With a Giraffe Print | Not DRessed As Lamb, over 40 fashion
Styling Warm Shades of Green With a Giraffe Print | Not DRessed As Lamb, over 40 fashion
Styling Warm Shades of Green With a Giraffe Print | Not DRessed As Lamb, over 40 fashion

Jacket: JD Williams c/o
Sweater: Old, unknown (love this roll neck sweater)
Trousers: Next c/o
Shoes: Asos (I like these shoes and these sandals)
Bag: Marks & Spencer
Scarf: Asos
Earrings: Accessorize
Sunglasses: Lulus c/o (similar)

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Styling Shades of Green and a Giraffe Print | Not DRessed As Lamb, over 40 fashion

37 Comments

  1. Evelyn Adkisson
    November 2, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    Love the colors in your outfit! Though this doesn’t fit with the color wheel, I have to say that green doesn’t appear “cool” to me. Maybe it’s the shades I gravitate toward, which are more golden. I (warm coloring) like to wear those warm, medium-rich shades of green and blue. I thought you might enjoy seeing these photos and info about the new baby giraffe in our local zoo. When I was teaching primary students (6-8-year-olds), one of the standards/themes was “How Animals Help People, and How People Help Animals.” It’s heart-warming to read how zoos and others try to help animals in different ways. http://virginiazoo.org/2018/10/a-newborn-for-noelle/

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:48 am

      I think I’m the same as you with the more golden greens, Evelyn! Going to look up that link now, I adore giraffes so much… aaaargh I’m excited before I’ve even read it, thank you for passing it on!!!!!

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:51 am

      Oh my goodness I’ve just read it… my eyes seem to be leaking for some reason?!! That last picture of him with his little face just killed me, so gorgeous xx

  2. November 2, 2018 / 12:57 am

    What a fabulous look! The colors are stunning.

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:48 am

      Daenel thank you so much! x

  3. Nailil
    November 1, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    Love everything about this look, from the scarf to the shoes.

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

    • catherine
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      thank you so much Nailil x

  4. November 1, 2018 / 11:02 am

    Love the Autumnal hues!! I have been wanting a khaki jacket for ages and would go for that shade or one darker. Love those earrings as well!
    Alison
    xxxxx

    • catherine
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      I’ve lost count how many times I’ve worn it in the last year Alison! It’s by your favourite – JD Williams 😀 thank you x

  5. November 1, 2018 / 3:17 am

    There can be warm greens and cool greens both, why not? It’s great that you found a shade you are on good terms with. I know about that running around with moving house from the past – exhilarating and exhausting in equal measure. Thanks for the linkup, Catherine.

    • catherine
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      I love the way you’ve described that Melanie – a shade of green “I’m on good terms with”!! Thank you my lovely x

  6. October 31, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    I love the shades of green of the trousers and the jacket! Perfect with the yellow and the orange!

    Thanks for the link up!

    • catherine
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 11:39 pm

      Thank you Andrea so much x

  7. October 31, 2018 / 10:17 am

    Green is my absolute favourite colour – regardless of the shade, I just adore it. And therefore I love this outfit. The jacket is gorgeous put I doubt it’ll be warm enough over there now will it? It’s just gone chilly here in Portugal too, and is pouring down with rain at the moment. Brrrrr (I love it though!).
    I never thought about green having cool shades or warm shades but you do have a point!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • catherine
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 11:40 pm

      Definitely too cold to wear it now, Suzy – boooooo!! Thank you, I love that green is your fave colour…

  8. Tracy Patil
    October 31, 2018 / 7:33 am

    I love those colours on you Catherine. I love that giraffe scarf

    • catherine
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 11:43 pm

      Thanks Tracey 🙂

  9. October 31, 2018 / 6:40 am

    Such a lovely autumny outfit Catherine. And a fabulous setting to co-ordinate with your look. Am so pleased to get back to linking up this week. One of the upsides of this time of year is playing catch up with fellow bloggers. Wishing you a lovely week!
    Anna x

    • catherine
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 11:44 pm

      Good to have you back again Anna! Thank you my lovely x

  10. October 30, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    Love that jacket! Well, love the whole outfit really!

    • catherine
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 11:45 pm

      Thanks Pam x

  11. October 30, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Love the mixed green tones. I would wear this in an instant xx

    • catherine
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 11:45 pm

      Oh thank you Laurie my lovely!

  12. October 30, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    I love your new site design, and this look feels very you—the whole thing feels very you! Also, I have a very similar pair of shoes from ASOS and they’re one of my favorites!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • catherine
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 11:45 pm

      Aww that’s lovely of you to say, Cheryl – I’m really loving the new design myself too x

    • catherine
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 11:46 pm

      thank you Mariya x

  13. October 30, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    Although I love black clothing, I think Autumn colors are fabulous! Such warmed, very nice.

    • catherine
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 11:46 pm

      I love them too Nancy, despite summer being my fave season 😉

  14. jodie filogomo
    October 30, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Of course there are warm shades of green. I like to think there’s a shade of every color for every person. Maybe I’m too optimistic, but color is just a combination of hues and shades, right??
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • catherine
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 11:46 pm

      I think you’re right, Jodie!! x

  15. October 30, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    You have such a knack for making beautiful outfits with interest, vibrant color blending and trending vibes!

    • catherine
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 11:47 pm

      Chrissy thank you thank you!!!!!!!!! To be honest they’re mostly thrown together, somehow they usually work…!

  16. October 30, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    I love green so much. I must dig out my old emerald tweed Max Mara tweed jacket. Thanks for reminding me of it.
    P.S. We’ve had snow that doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to go away entirely. Kids were making snowmen a few days ago…. in October! Brrr.

    • catherine
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 11:48 pm

      Ooh that jacket sounds fabulous Sue! Can’t believe you had snow already… :-O

  17. October 30, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    Warm colours always look so beautiful on you Catherine. I love all of these pieces. The art deco earrings are lovely too. If I had to choose monochrome, I think it would probably be shades of blue or grey. I’m not quite as adventurous as you! xxxx

    • catherine
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 11:48 pm

      Awww thank you Liz! I can imagine you in these earrings actually…!

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