I’ve worn this basic combination before – a long, navy pinstripe coat and white Stan Smith trainers – but I think it’s a combination that works well for winter.
I say winter, but I’m really hoping that the mild spell we’re having will last – this time last year we had ‘The Beast From The East’ and all that snow to look forward to until the beginning of April (the thought of going through all that again fills me with dread). At the moment we’re having some lovely mild, sunny days, so although coats are still required, scarves and gloves and even socks can be omitted, hurrah!
This outfit is a typical mild winter’s day look for me… I’m always happy in a long, smart coat (similar), a felt fedora, peg leg trousers and boots or flats of some kind. Unfortunately my white Stan Smiths aren’t quite as box fresh as they were when I wore them for the first time on the blog, again with the pinstripe coat but styled somewhat differently.
Compare the two close up photos of my Stan Smiths on this post and on the aforementioned post… I’m a little ashamed I’ve been wandering around with such filthy trainers!!
Does anyone have experience of putting them in the washing machine? I don’t want to ruin them, but they definitely need a clean. Can they be submerged in water at all?
I can take out the laces and whiten/wash them separately, but any suggestions for cleaning the shoes to make them box fresh again are welcome… thank you, kind people!
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SHOP THE LOOK:
Going back to the pinstripe coat, this long style in navy (especially with pinstripes) is a classic that I can thoroughly recommend if you want to invest in something for winter that you can wear to the office AND at the weekend with jeans and trainers. The perfect combination of workwear and sportswear, it’s like they were meant to be together, don’t you think?
And a little touch I liked: first of all I put the scarf round my neck, but it looked a bit twee. A quick think and it was wrapped and tied around my wrist instead. It also meant I had one lovely warm wrist (the sleeves on this sweater are three-quarter length which can be OH SO ANNOYING when you’re trying to layer). As for the other wrist, it had to make do with sculking back up inside the coat and a jacket pocket…
The Women Who Wear What They Like feature
Some of you may have noticed that I didn’t do my Women Who Wear What They Like post on the second Wednesday of this month – I’ve decided to change it to a bi-monthly feature because a) it’s a fair bit of work and b) I don’t want to saturate my blog with “stylish blogger” features – meaning I want it to be fresh and exciting and something to look forward to, not “Oh here’s yet another blogger feature post!”
Once a month always comes around so quickly, once every two months I think was the best way to go I thought : -)
DO YOU OWN THE PERFECT WORKWEAR/WEEKEND WEAR COAT – IF SO WHAT STYLE IS IT, COMMENT BELOW…!
Coat: Jaeger (similar)
Sweater: Hobbs (similar)
Trainers: Adidas Stan Smiths
Bag: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Hat: La Redoute (similar)
Sunglasses: Mango (I like these)
Scarf (on wrist): Vintage (you might like this one, this one or this one)
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