Styling Workwear (Pinstripes) and Sportswear (Adidas) Together #iwillwearwhatilike

Styling Workwear (Pinstripes) and Sportswear (Adidas) Together (long pinstripe navy coat, Breton stripe sweater, pumpkin trousers, Stan Smiths) | Not Dressed As Lamb, fashion over 40

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!

 

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This outfit is a typical mild winter’s day look for me… I’m always happy in a long, smart coat, 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), they still look great but I’d love to get them back to white-white.

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!

*Update: I totally forgot they’re leather #doh so don’t worry, I won’t be putting them in the machine!!

 

Styling Workwear (Pinstripes) and Sportswear (Adidas) Together (long pinstripe navy coat, Breton stripe sweater, pumpkin trousers, Stan Smiths) | Not Dressed As Lamb, fashion over 40

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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…

DO YOU OWN THE PERFECT WORKWEAR/WEEKEND WEAR COAT – IF SO WHAT STYLE IS IT, COMMENT BELOW…!

Styling Workwear (Pinstripes) and Sportswear (Adidas) Together (long pinstripe navy coat, Breton stripe sweater, pumpkin trousers, Stan Smiths) | Not Dressed As Lamb, fashion over 40Styling Workwear (Pinstripes) and Sportswear (Adidas) Together (long pinstripe navy coat, Breton stripe sweater, pumpkin trousers, Stan Smiths) | Not Dressed As Lamb, fashion over 40
Styling Workwear (Pinstripes) and Sportswear (Adidas) Together (long pinstripe navy coat, Breton stripe sweater, pumpkin trousers, Stan Smiths) | Not Dressed As Lamb, fashion over 40
Styling Workwear (Pinstripes) and Sportswear (Adidas) Together (long pinstripe navy coat, Breton stripe sweater, pumpkin trousers, Stan Smiths) | Not Dressed As Lamb, fashion over 40
Styling Workwear (Pinstripes) and Sportswear (Adidas) Together (long pinstripe navy coat, Breton stripe sweater, pumpkin trousers, Stan Smiths) | Not Dressed As Lamb, fashion over 40
Styling Workwear (Pinstripes) and Sportswear (Adidas) Together (long pinstripe navy coat, Breton stripe sweater, pumpkin trousers, Stan Smiths) | Not Dressed As Lamb, fashion over 40
Styling Workwear (Pinstripes) and Sportswear (Adidas) Together (long pinstripe navy coat, Breton stripe sweater, pumpkin trousers, Stan Smiths) | Not Dressed As Lamb, fashion over 40

Styling Workwear (Pinstripes) and Sportswear (Adidas) Together (long pinstripe navy coat, Breton stripe sweater, pumpkin trousers, Stan Smiths) | Not Dressed As Lamb, fashion over 40

Styling Workwear (Pinstripes) and Sportswear (Adidas) Together (long pinstripe navy coat, Breton stripe sweater, pumpkin trousers, Stan Smiths) | Not Dressed As Lamb, fashion over 40

Coat: Jaeger (similar)
Sweater: Hobbs (similar)
Trousers: Asos
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)
Earrings: Accessorize

Styling Workwear (Pinstripes) and Sportswear (Adidas) Together (long pinstripe navy coat, Breton stripe sweater, pumpkin trousers, Stan Smiths) | Not Dressed As Lamb, fashion over 40
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50 Comments

    • catherine
      Author
      18 March 2019 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks, Anna!

  1. Chanelle
    22 February 2019 / 10:03 am

    The colour of the trousers and little scarf made this one of the best outfit. Looks great and comfy!

    • catherine
      Author
      18 March 2019 / 7:01 pm

      It WAS comfy, Chanelle! thank you x

  2. 21 February 2019 / 10:08 pm

    You’ve got your colours down to a fine art.

    Love how this outfit seems to bring out the colour of your hair more, Catherine.

    And I mean .. whats not to love when it includes Riley? xo

    • catherine
      Author
      18 March 2019 / 7:01 pm

      Aww thanks Sharon – he’s such an attention seeker, isn’t he 😉

  3. 21 February 2019 / 7:40 am

    You really can’t beat a good, comfy pair of Adidas trainers! I much prefer the plainer, solid colours ones as they’re so much easier to style! Honestly think it’s the little touches of the scarf on the wrist and the broach on your coat that make this outfit for me!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

    • catherine
      Author
      18 March 2019 / 7:02 pm

      That’s so kind, thank you Sarah x

  4. Amara Cyrus
    21 February 2019 / 7:23 am

    Thanks for sharing – this outfit is amazing!

    • catherine
      Author
      18 March 2019 / 7:02 pm

      thanks Amara x

  5. 21 February 2019 / 2:40 am

    The colors are so much fun! I just bought a pair of Adidas and have been pinning all sorts of Adidas related outfits. Happy to see this one today.

    • catherine
      Author
      18 March 2019 / 7:02 pm

      They’re a classic that’ll NEVER date, Daenel! thank you x

  6. 20 February 2019 / 6:58 pm

    This look should forever be called the Catherine ! It’s an outfit combo that you do better than anyone I know and such a versatile style, not too casual or too dressy and perfect to transition the seasons!

    • catherine
      Author
      18 March 2019 / 7:02 pm

      I like that description MT!! Thank you 😉 xx

  7. 20 February 2019 / 5:48 pm

    What a fab look! Love the whole tie up with the coat and trousers. Great combination that shouldn’t work on paper but it looks so flawless x #IwillwearwhatIlike

    • catherine
      Author
      18 March 2019 / 7:03 pm

      Aww Rosie thank you so much! x

  8. 20 February 2019 / 3:27 pm

    Fab colour combination! The scarf looks lovely worn on your wrist…I’d never be able to tie it up though! What’s the trick? 😉

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splashcom

    • catherine
      Author
      18 March 2019 / 7:04 pm

      Thanks Emma – not really sure what the trick is, I just press my wrist against my bod and somehow I tie it up!! 😉

  9. Diane B
    20 February 2019 / 2:22 pm

    The Mr. Clean magic eraser on the leather and try soaking the laces in Oxy clean in hot water. I would leave them for a few hours. I find this whitens better than bleach which may yellow. I love when Riley is with you in the shots. He is looking good. Glad you are having a warmer spell.

    • catherine
      Author
      18 March 2019 / 7:04 pm

      Good point about bleach, Diane!! Thank you for the tips x

  10. 20 February 2019 / 11:46 am

    Catherine, this is a great combination of work wear with athleisure! I love the mix of pinstripes and bold stripes, but I can’t take my eyes off that beautiful handbag! So gorgeous!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • catherine
      Author
      18 March 2019 / 7:04 pm

      Thanks Shelbee – I wish I’d got more of these handbags when they stocked them!!

  11. 20 February 2019 / 8:57 am

    When my trainers have got to the point where it’s either throw them or put them in the wash – I’ve actually put them in the washing machine and weirdly never had a problem. I would still stress about doing it even though it’s worked well for me so far. Otherwise I use white polish and scrub the ‘heels’ with a brush. Great trousers – love the cool shape. Also, love how you’ve used the scarf as a decorative ‘bracelet’ of sorts. Have a fab week xx

    • catherine
      Author
      18 March 2019 / 7:05 pm

      Thanks Maria – I’ve realised now that they’re leather so I don’t think it’s the washing machine for them…!!

  12. Debra
    20 February 2019 / 12:08 am

    Love the color combination! Re: the trainers, I’ve cleaned my son’s vintage Air Jordan basketball trainers with a mixture of baking soda (gentle abrasive), white vinegar and a dash of Dawn liquid dish soap (to cut dirt and grease). I scrubbed them with an old toothbrush and wiped with a damp cloth. It cleaned them very well!

    • catherine
      Author
      18 March 2019 / 7:06 pm

      That’s a really proper, old fashioned cleaning concoction, Debra – thank you so much!!

  13. 19 February 2019 / 8:05 pm

    Hi, Catherine,

    It’s always fun to see Riley in your posts. Such a cool dog! Mine are always photobombing as well. This outfit is just perfect for winter-toward-spring. The striking color contrast really makes it work.

    Have a wonderful week,
    xx Darlene

    • 19 February 2019 / 8:07 pm

      Regarding cleaning the shoes. I have actually washed mine with a touch of bleach. To dry, fill them with newspaper–it helps retain the shape and really dries them quickly!

      • catherine
        Author
        19 February 2019 / 9:36 pm

        Thanks Darlene – we used to try and take pictures when he had wandered off but he’s wise to it now… we just go with it if he wanders into shot!!

        Thank you for the tip, the newspaper trick is good and one I would have forgotten despite having heard it before! x

  14. 19 February 2019 / 8:03 pm

    Lovely combo Catherine. Love the colour of your trousers and handbag 🙂 Thanks for hosting.

    • catherine
      Author
      19 February 2019 / 9:34 pm

      Aww glad you like it, thanks Claire!

  15. 19 February 2019 / 7:22 pm

    Try making a paste out of baking powder and water, and scrubbing your shoes gently with an old toothbrush. I feel very Martha Stewart sharing that tip! 😉
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • catherine
      Author
      19 February 2019 / 9:34 pm

      Cheryl that sounds brilliant, thank you so much!!

  16. 19 February 2019 / 7:19 pm

    I LOVE gutties with smart clothes… to be honest, I love gutties with most outfits!
    Especially the white leather ones.
    So chic!

    I’m sorry to say that your Stanleys will never be box fresh again Catherine (sob) but don’t stress it.
    Try replacing the laces that usually seems to help.

    I’ve put my daughter’s leather superstars and my leather puma gutties in the machine a few times.
    (Inside a net bag and just with a normal load, not rattling about on their own.)
    Mine (and hers) have always come out of the wash looking lovely and get back to normal after drying them sitting on the radiator (sole side down)
    I don’t think the leather is treated the same way as ‘normal’ leather shoes… maybe because they are designed to be active in and therefore get sweaty?
    I can’t say I’ve had any experience with Stan Smiths though… although Sophie’s are also Adidas so it might be worth a try.
    XXX
    Samantha

    • catherine
      Author
      19 February 2019 / 9:34 pm

      Now that I’ve realised they ARE leather (can’t believe I forgot that…) I don’t think I will put them in the machine after all! Lots of good tips here in the comments, I’ll start by bleaching the laces methinks x

      • 20 February 2019 / 11:22 am

        More thoughts on cleaning……Baby wipes bring up white trainers nicely, especially the rubber parts (that’s why I never used them on my babies!)… oh and don’t bleach the laces, they’ll turn yellow!
        XXX

  17. Terri
    19 February 2019 / 7:18 pm

    I’ve heard Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works well for cleaning white shoes.

    • catherine
      Author
      19 February 2019 / 9:32 pm

      Ooh that sounds good Terri – thanks! x

  18. Mary Katherine
    19 February 2019 / 7:08 pm

    Not sure if my favorite part is your excellent hat, or the phrase ” it had to make do with sculking back up inside the coat and a jacket pocket…” And Riley is a scene-stealer, for sure.

    As for the trainers, it looks like they’re leather, so I sure wouldn’t put them in the washing machine. I’d wipe them down with a solution of bleach and water, followed by a leather conditioner and little white shoe polish. Like I’d ACTUALLY go to this much trouble – HA- but it will certainly brighten them up. Someone posted yesterday about giving our shoes and purses a “spa day” periodically, especially considering how much the bloody things cost!

    Enjoy that weather – it’s still hat and glove season over here…

    • catherine
      Author
      19 February 2019 / 9:32 pm

      Hehe thanks Mary Katherine…!!

      You’re absolutely right – they ARE leather, and I can’t believe I forgot that. Good job I have you lot to point these things out to me, eh?! Thank you for the tips x

  19. 19 February 2019 / 7:08 pm

    I washed my white Converse always in the wasmachine on 40 degrees. Now I bought patent white Puma s. I’m afraid that is a lot less easier to clean! Thanks for hosting.

    • catherine
      Author
      19 February 2019 / 9:30 pm

      Thanks Nancy, good to hear yours come up nicely, though yes patent would be a headache! x

  20. Lizzy
    19 February 2019 / 6:50 pm

    You look lovely and I LOVE the landscape photo with Riley. I put Harry’s trainers and football boots in the machine all the time on 30 degrees. We leave them to dry naturally and they come up beautifully xxx

    • catherine
      Author
      19 February 2019 / 9:30 pm

      Thanks Liz – I do with canvas trainers but I’ve realised (stupidly) that these are leather!!!!

  21. 19 February 2019 / 6:08 pm

    Love the trews. I’d like to know the answer re Stan Smith’s. I’ve only worn them once so they’re still box fresh. I tend to throw everything in the washing machine and it’s always ok.

    • catherine
      Author
      19 February 2019 / 9:29 pm

      Thanks Gail! I think I may have to hold out on the washing machine because of what people have been saying here…

  22. jodie filogomo
    19 February 2019 / 6:03 pm

    I adore the colors in this outfit Catherine. I haven’t bought any white sneakers yet, but I totally love my white boots.
    OXOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • catherine
      Author
      19 February 2019 / 9:28 pm

      I think I’ve been a white sneakers fan as long as I can remember, Jodie!!

    • catherine
      Author
      19 February 2019 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks Melissa – I’m amazed I remembered to do it to be honest!!!

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