Another autumn/winter season, another way to wear my olive green longline jacket.
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This time with that all-time classic pattern mixing combo: stripes and checks (or stripes and plaid for my US friends)!
It’s one of those outfits that has “a lot going on” as my mum would say, and that suits me just fine. I’m rarely one for minimalism. I won’t just stop at pattern mixing, I’ll throw in extra textures and colours for good measure.
This weekend was Remembrance Sunday and I wear my poppy brooch every year during the week leading up to Armistice Day. I wanted it to show up so opted for the olive longline jacket that I’ve worn several times before on the blog – scroll down to see all the ways I’ve styled it.
Disclosure: I was gifted the beret by Helen Moore under no obligation (all content is original and opinions are 100% honest). This blog uses affiliate links (at no cost to you). Full disclosure
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I did actually buy a couple of new pieces from Asos last week and they are the striped sweater (so popular it sold out already) and the check trousers. They’re the perfect fit for me: peg leg, tapered or carrot-shaped – call them what you will. As I have a small waist and big hips I often find slim fit trousers are too big in the waist or too small in the hips and thighs, so this style fits and flatters my hourglass shape.
It wasn’t my intention to wear the stripes and checks of the sweater and trousers together, but it’s a bold combination that of course I’m drawn to.
Accessories included a couple of splashes of colour in my (VERY old) coral-orange brogues and sunglasses, plus a faux fur pom pom beret* kindly gifted to me by faux fur experts Helen Moore. They specialise in the most beautiful faux fur accessories in a huge range of colours, PLUS they’re a brand local to me so I’m very happy to support them. Look out for them in my annual Christmas gift guide post where I highlight indie sellers rather than high street retailers…!
Have I tempted you to consider a long green coat? How about a bit of winter pattern mixing, or are you going to check out Helen Moore for faux fur accessories? Tell me in the comments…
Beret: Helen Moore*
Sweater: Asos (& similar if it sells out)
Jacket: JD Williams (similar)
Shoes: Office (years old, similar)
Bag: included with Mia Tui Jennie bag* (discount code NDAL15 will give you 15% off full-price items)
Poppy brooch: Marks & Spencer (old, similar – all profits from its sale go to The Royal British Legion)
Sunglasses: Asos (similar)
OTHER GREEN COATS AND LONGLINE JACKETS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
5 ways to wear an olive green (khaki) longline jacket…
Here are some of the other ways I’ve worn my longline khaki jacket so you can see the different ways it can be styled:
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