As much as I’d like to be sharing more spring-like outfits, I still have some with coats to show you. Roll on SS19…!
This week we’re having a VERY pleasant spate of mild temperatures and wall-to-wall sunshine (it’s been blazer weather at last! Hurrah!), but a week ago it was still a bit chilly. So this is what I wore when we went out for a birthday lunch last week: warm enough to go without socks, but chilly enough to still need a big(ish) coat.
What I loved about this outfit (albeit thrown together very quickly because I was running late for our reservation time) was that it was, effectively, only navy and shades of orange. Okay, I’ve taken a BIT of a liberty with the interpretation of orange and included brown, beige and tan, but they’re still warm colours and muted shades of orange, right?!
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All the items I’m wearing are old/not brand new, and with the exception of the trousers (very comfy M&S bootcut leggings), no longer available unfortunately. But as always I’ve found some alternatives for you, including an almost-identical long tunic sweater (it may be maternity, but who cares?), a gorgeous tan leather tote with ring detail and a lightweight brown check coat that’s perfect for transitional spring dressing.
So like my ‘I’ve-cracked-it’ approach to packing for a week away that I shared last week, the ease of this way of dressing is to 1. Pick a neutral (navy, brown, grey or camel work well), and 2. Pick your favourite colour colour, and find everything in shades of that colour to build your look.
I kept my base items (trousers and top, just seen) in the neutral navy, and added everything else in warm brown-orange shades. The coat* is mostly navy and orange, so I was already onto a winner in that regard.
I hope the weather is behaving itself wherever you are – roll on, new season!
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Coat: Next [gifted] (love this wool coat, and this lightweight coat)
Sweater: Asos (old, similar)
Trousers: Marks & Spencer
Shoes: Finery (love these)
Bag: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Sunglasses: Asos (love these)
Necklace: JD Williams (similar)
Lipstick: Maybelline Liquid Matte Colorstay (Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Babe Alert is very similar)
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