Styling Bold Colour: I Have This Thing With Orange #iwillwearwhatilike

Styling Bold Colour in Winter (orange and blue check coat \ burnt orange trousers \ orange beret \ grey roll neck sweater \ two tone black, tan and snakeskin boots \ orange messenger bag) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog

If ever there was an outfit that proved I like bold colour, I think this is it.

I wore this predominantly orange outfit at the weekend while Keith and I did a bit of grocery, DIY and homewares shopping, and we ended up rather embarrassingly doing – and being – All The Orange Things. As if my orange obsession wasn’t bad enough, I realised the Instagram Husband was also wearing his new bright orange parka (he’s NEVER worn orange before so I think it’s rubbed off on him). And we found ourselves looking at saturated orange paint swatches as I’m going to give our living room’s nest of tables a lick of paint for our mid-century modern interior.

What with my orange hair AND the fact that we were in a well-known British DIY store whose logo is bright orange and then we went home to our orange cushions and orange throws… OMG SOMEBODY HELP ME!!

I think it’s safe to say I like styling bold colour. Am I going to be one of those bloggers whose Instagram feed is all one colour and highly curated? 

Styling Bold Colour in Winter (orange and blue check coat \ burnt orange trousers \ orange beret \ grey roll neck sweater \ two tone black, tan and snakeskin boots \ orange messenger bag) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog

SHOP THE LOOK:

I hope not (read as “No”), but then if this orange infatuation is anything to go by, I may start to unintentionally over-tango your Instagram feed if you follow me…!!

 

 

So let’s talk about the actual outfit itself: I’ve been wearing this check coat a lot since I got it last year – as you can probably imagine it goes with most of my wardrobe due to the, ahem, orange (and pink!) part of the check. The terracotta trousers are a newish purchase (I’ve been buying all the peg leg styles as they’re my favourite and so comfy to wear) and the bright orange beret was bought last year as part of Operation Buy All The Berets.

I say if you have a favourite colour then damn well go all out and wear it and put it in your home as much as possible. Then I can say, Orange you glad you did that…??

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 in my monthly Women Who Wear What They Like post!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR TO WEAR? AND DO YOU ALSO HAVE IT IN YOUR HOUSE?! COMMENT BELOW…

Catherine

Like this post? You might also like to see…

– The same coat styled differently here
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Styling Bold Colour in Winter (orange and blue check coat \ burnt orange trousers \ orange beret \ grey roll neck sweater \ two tone black, tan and snakeskin boots \ orange messenger bag) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog
Styling Bold Colour in Winter (orange and blue check coat \ burnt orange trousers \ orange beret \ grey roll neck sweater \ two tone black, tan and snakeskin boots \ orange messenger bag) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog
Styling Bold Colour in Winter (orange and blue check coat \ burnt orange trousers \ orange beret \ grey roll neck sweater \ two tone black, tan and snakeskin boots \ orange messenger bag) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog
Styling Bold Colour in Winter (orange and blue check coat \ burnt orange trousers \ orange beret \ grey roll neck sweater \ two tone black, tan and snakeskin boots \ orange messenger bag) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog
Styling Bold Colour in Winter (orange and blue check coat \ burnt orange trousers \ orange beret \ grey roll neck sweater \ two tone black, tan and snakeskin boots \ orange messenger bag) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog
Styling Bold Colour in Winter (orange and blue check coat \ burnt orange trousers \ orange beret \ grey roll neck sweater \ two tone black, tan and snakeskin boots \ orange messenger bag) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog
Styling Bold Colour in Winter (orange and blue check coat \ burnt orange trousers \ orange beret \ grey roll neck sweater \ two tone black, tan and snakeskin boots \ orange messenger bag) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog

Coat: Next c/o
Trousers: Asos
Sweater: Seasalt c/o (similar)
Boots: Finery (love these)
Beret: Oliver Bonas
Bag: Next c/o (you might like this one)
Necklace: Mark Milton (old)
Gloves: Marks & Spencer (similar)

 

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The link up goes live every Tuesday at around 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!

 

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Styling Bold Colour in Winter (orange and blue check coat \ burnt orange trousers \ orange beret \ grey roll neck sweater \ two tone black, tan and snakeskin boots \ orange messenger bag) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog

48 Comments

    • catherine
      Author
      January 23, 2019 / 10:51 pm

      Hehe thanks Amy – it’s also a good thing because I have SO MUCH OF IT in my wardrobe…!! 😉

  1. Andrea Tupay
    January 20, 2019 / 4:50 pm

    Love everything you’re wearing Catherine. I wear it frequently to lift my spirit during the grey and wet Seattle winter. When I was a child in elementary school so many years ago, I gravitated towards orange. Maybe I instinctively knew it was a color that makes me happy and looks good with my warm-toned skin and hair. Now to find ways to use orange as an accent color in my home.

    • catherine
      Author
      January 23, 2019 / 10:52 pm

      Thank you Andrea – I think along with yellow it’s just about the happiest colour, isn’t it?! I have lots of orange in my home too, eek 😀

  2. January 19, 2019 / 5:07 pm

    Wow Catherine! There is just so much to love here – from the pattern mixing to my favorite color as well ORANGE! I love your boots and bag…I was just debating with myself over an orange bag is saw recently…get the brown or black my style conscience was nagging…now I need to rethink! I mean really, how many black bags to I need in my life! Oh and your coat is amazing! Happy Saturday!
    xx
    Suzanne

    • catherine
      Author
      January 23, 2019 / 10:53 pm

      OH! I have an orange leather tote too, Suzanne – it’s my most-used handbag. I always maintain that a bright bag is more versatile than black or brown as you can always add colour to any outfit, even if it’s totally neutral! Thank you so much my lovely xx

  3. Kareema Hamdy
    January 19, 2019 / 4:13 pm

    If anyone can carry orange off Catherine it’s you and you look fabulous in it. Love this outfit especially that gorgeous coat xx

    • catherine
      Author
      January 23, 2019 / 10:53 pm

      Aww Kareema thank you!! xo

  4. January 17, 2019 / 4:00 pm

    You have the best collection of plaids. I ADORE this coat and the colors in it. What a great statement piece. I love orange too!

    • catherine
      Author
      January 23, 2019 / 10:54 pm

      Thank you Lisa – yes I will admit I DO have a lot of check coats…!!!!!

  5. January 17, 2019 / 3:19 pm

    Orange is a good friend to you… the kind you can phone at 2am and they’ll be there!
    It suits you SO well.
    I love this lively outfit.
    XXX

    • catherine
      Author
      January 23, 2019 / 10:55 pm

      Hehe YES to phoning My Friend Orange at all hours of the day or night, Samantha!!!! 😉 Thank you sweetie xx

  6. January 16, 2019 / 4:47 pm

    That is such a beautiful, quality coat! That is your colour it suits you so well. Do you think we are unconsciously wearing the colours that suit us without thinking – the colours that we are attracted to? I know in the last couple of months I have learnt a little bit about myself in the fact that there is a theme to my colour coordination. I may need to be more adventurous – just to see where it goes.
    Alison
    xx

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:21 pm

      I think you might be right Alison – I rarely wear cool colours as I’m just not that keen on them… and warm colours suit me much better! Thank you xx

  7. January 16, 2019 / 1:59 pm

    The coat was a wonderful find! You and Insta hubby must have had so much fun dousing yourselves in orange! Hmm, that’s a good question, I’m not sure what my favorite color is, how could that be? I do have a *lot* of rust/orange, maybe that’s a contender!

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:21 pm

      Haha it was a BIT ridiculous when I realised we were both oranged up to the nines, Kimberly…!! Thank you, and it sounds like you’re with me in the orange camp maybe??

  8. Mary Katherine
    January 16, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    I love every part of this outfit, and then, THE BOOTS – OMG! I think I might wear them with all black, just to SHOW THEM OFF – swoon! You’ve definately got a thing going with organge, and it definately LOVES YOU BACK, so keep workin it, girl….

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:22 pm

      Thank you Mary Katherine – yes these are one of my fave pairs of boots – they seem to go with everything (so damn comfy too despite the heel)! xoxo

  9. January 16, 2019 / 1:27 pm

    I agree with Lisa this coat of yours is one of my all time favorites. I also love your beret, actually speaking of bright berets I’m looking for a yellow one at the moment.
    No doubt your affinity with brights has rubbed off on me too!

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:23 pm

      Thanks to you lot I chose this coat of all the ones I’d picked out… I just couldn’t make up my mind – you did it for me and I’m so glad you loved this one!! Thank you
      I’d love to see you in a yellow beret MT 😀

  10. January 16, 2019 / 11:15 am

    So much to love here – the color, the textures, the print! Such a feast for the eyes. That coat is such a statement piece and you wear it so well!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:24 pm

      Awww Kellyann thank you – I’ll take a feast for the eyes!! 😉

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:24 pm

      Thank you thank you thank you Shelbee!!!! 😉 lol

  11. January 16, 2019 / 11:05 am

    I have to say this orange and multicolour tartan coat is one of my favourite things in your closet. It is SO YOU and SO FASHION! You look beautiful (your hair right now is giving me heart eyes) and the styling is just perfection, of COURSE. xx

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:25 pm

      As I said to MT above: I have you lovely lot to thank for making me pick this over all the others! Thank you Lisa my lovely xx

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:25 pm

      YES to all the colour, Debbie!! Thank you hon x

  12. January 16, 2019 / 9:24 am

    Orange is so warm and cheery at this time of year, making me smile C.
    Ps I have orange velvet sofa btw!
    Ashley xx

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:26 pm

      OMG I’M SO JEALOUS YOU HAVE AN ORANGE VELVET SOFA ASHLEY!!!!!!!!!! We have a greeny-gold velvet armchair from Made – very mid century modern – and I love it. Thank you lovely x

  13. January 16, 2019 / 8:43 am

    Bright colours are definitely needed in grey January! I love the orange hat with your hair. I bet you both brought a smile to others with your burst of orange xx

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:27 pm

      Keith did tell me I was easy to find in the shop because of the bright beret, Porcelina…!! 😉 thank you hon xx

  14. January 16, 2019 / 7:34 am

    Orange looks great on you. My go to colour (well there are 2) is RED – which makes me feel confident and Blue (any shade) which I feel good in any day or time.

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:27 pm

      Ahhh The Sequinist’s favourite colours are red and (pale) blue, Jill! I think I’d go with orange and yellow if I had to go with two together…!
      Thank you xx

  15. Nailil
    January 16, 2019 / 1:02 am

    I see why, orange looks beautiful on you. You’ve put together such a fun look.

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:28 pm

      Aww Nailil thank you!

  16. jodie filogomo
    January 15, 2019 / 11:23 pm

    Nothing wrong with bringing in color to everything around us, I always say!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:28 pm

      Hear, hear, Jodie! x

  17. January 15, 2019 / 11:13 pm

    Dare I say that your orange/pink coat has become a neutral?! Love that! Orange is the perfect colour for winter, well, any colour is a welcome sight. Thanks for the linkup.

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:28 pm

      Haha YES it’s a neutral where my wardrobe is concerned, Melanie… there’s so much orange it goes with everything!! 😉
      Thank you lovely x

  18. January 15, 2019 / 10:03 pm

    Everything goes together so perfectly. I just love the bag and the coat. Actually, I love it all!

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:29 pm

      Aww thanks Laurie!! x

  19. January 15, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    I have to say that you wear Orange a hole lot better then I do!

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:29 pm

      Thanks Nancy – I know it frightens a lot of people…!

  20. January 15, 2019 / 9:26 pm

    Orange is a color that I like better on other people—I think it looks fantastic on you! Speaking of interiors, are you going to show us your new home? To answer your question, I have a lot of blue in my home, and I should wear more of it—it’s my favorite color!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:31 pm

      Thank you Cheryl! And yes – I fully intend to do interiors posts about our new house from next month onwards. Because you really have to shoot in natural daylight, and there’s been so little (being winter) since we got the house straight and all the boxes cleared, that I haven’t had any real opportunities to shoot photos! Hopefully once the days get a bit longer and it’s sunnier for longer I’ll start doing it seriously then 🙂

  21. January 15, 2019 / 9:10 pm

    Wow! Love the interesting look Catherine, your gorgeous coat tops it off perfectly! Thanks for sharing and hosting today. I’ve had a lovely catch up with Anna – Anna’s Island Style today, and would love a big group meet up – any plans for one?? Anyway have a super rest of the week Hun. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • catherine
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 11:33 pm

      Thank you Jacqui!! You’ve reminded me about a meet up – I’m going to put it on my To Do in 2019 list. It won’t be a blogging event as such but really a meet up, a long lunch or something with maybe something after like a walking photo shoot I thought…? Any ideas welcome!!

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