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Winter Brights in Shades of Pink and Yellow | Not Dressed As Lamb, Fashion Over 40

I’ll admit – pink and yellow aren’t the first colours that come to mind when putting together a winter outfit.

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Much more of a spring combination I’d say, especially around Easter time. But when the weather’s been as awful and depressing as it has been here for the last few days – no, make that months – then some winter brights are absolutely vital for boosting my mood.

At the weekend I fancied wearing the pink check coat I first featured last winter, and yellow just jumped out at me from my wardrobe and begged to be worn with it. Who doesn’t feel happier looking at pink and yellow together? I toned the whole look down [I do see the irony in that…] by adding burgundy/plum peg leg trousers (similar) that have been worn to DEATH over the last several years. They’re a staple I wouldn’t be without in my wardrobe – you can see lots more ways they’ve been worn in today’s 5 Ways to Wear below.

 

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And I always love a few fun accessories: mustard leather gloves (similar), the pink pom pom hat (similar) and my new bluey-green sunglasses from & Other Stories, which were bought to replace the old ones I featured last month which were, I found out, really scratched. The worst scratch was right in the middle of one lens where my main line of vision was, so they kept making me go cross-eyed as I was constantly distracted by the out-of-focus fuzzy mark.

We took these photos just before Storm Ciara really kicked in. The South West [of England] has seen some shocking weather and so much wind, rain and hail that I can’t even remember what it’s like to experience calm, mild weather anymore. But we’re lucky: unlike some, we have a house quite high up so we’re not at risk of flooding and for that we’re thankful.

Our garden, unfortunately, has not fared so well. It looks like a miniature Glastonbury after an exceptionally wet June thanks to a greyhound who likes to do zoomies when there’s a break in the rain. Each time I let her outside I think to myself, Please don’t start running, please don’t start running, please don’t start running…

Would you wear pink and yellow together? What are your favourite winter bright colours? Comment below…!

XOXO

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Winter Brights in Shades of Pink and Yellow | Not Dressed As Lamb, Fashion Over 40
Winter Brights in Shades of Pink and Yellow | Not Dressed As Lamb, Fashion Over 40
Winter Brights in Shades of Pink and Yellow | Not Dressed As Lamb, Fashion Over 40
Winter Brights in Shades of Pink and Yellow | Not Dressed As Lamb, Fashion Over 40

Coat: New Look (I can’t find any similar check coats, but this solid pink coat is gorgeous)
Sweater: Next (I like this one and this one)
Trousers: Asos (similar)
Boots: JD Williams* (similar)
Hat: F&F (similar)
Bag: JD Williams (I like this one)
Gloves: Unknown (similar)
Sunglasses: & Other Stories

 

5 ways to wear burgundy, plum or brown peg leg trousers…

Here are some of the other ways I’ve worn my burgundy peg leg trousers so you can see the different ways they can be styled (these just scrape the surface of the different ways I’ve worn them!):

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41 Comments

  1. February 14, 2020 / 8:24 am

    This outfit is totally fun! And just what’s needed on a gloomy day. Sometimes perfection shows up in funky colors.

    Michelle

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 15, 2020 / 5:38 pm

      Ughh the weather is SO awful Michelle, the bright colours are just about the only good thing about having to be outside right now!! Glad you liked it, thank you xo

  2. February 14, 2020 / 2:32 am

    Loving this mixture of colors – it definitely brightens up a winter day! =)

    I hope you have a fabulous week!

    Amber

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 15, 2020 / 5:39 pm

      Thanks Amber – it does, doesn’t it x

  3. February 12, 2020 / 3:52 pm

    I think it’s a fabulous colour combination, Catherine.
    Sorry that you’ve been having such shitty weather over there. I hope it gets better soon.
    hugs
    Suzy xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 15, 2020 / 5:40 pm

      Thank you Suzy… it actually proceeded to get even worse with Storm Dennis following Ciara! It’s so depressing, spring can’t come soon enough 🙁

  4. February 12, 2020 / 2:20 pm

    I’m a bit late reading this and I don’t have an outfit to share because I have hardly been dressed in real clothes that aren’t sweats for a while due to this bleep-ity-bleep cold I have. But this morning the sun is shining here in Ottawa, and we’ve had a new fresh fall of snow, and I can see tiny animal tracks all over our lawn… so cute. And I poured my morning cup of tea and sat down at my computer to see… pink hats and pink coats and yellow gloves… sigh. Made me feel all happy and springy and Easter-y. Thanks, Catherine. 🙂

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 12, 2020 / 3:24 pm

      Sue I feel your pain – I hate winter but yours must be a thousand times worse than ours!! Glad you loved the splash of brights, thank you xx

  5. February 12, 2020 / 2:03 pm

    An unusual color combo that works so well. I might need to start putting pieces next to each other in my closet to see how new pairings can work. I love happy colors in the winter. We have had a crazy amount of rain and our yard looks like mud.

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 12, 2020 / 3:26 pm

      Ughhhhh to all the mud, Mireille – I cant even begin to imagine the grass growing normally again!! Thank you my lovely, hope you’ve found some happy winter brights in your wardrobe too 🙂

  6. February 12, 2020 / 9:09 am

    Wow what a fabulous combination. That coat is a knock-out.

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 12, 2020 / 3:26 pm

      Thanks Hilda – it’s such a happy check isn’t it 😉

  7. Rozanne
    February 12, 2020 / 8:19 am

    I would never have thought to combine these colours – but it really works so well!! Genius. I like the way the burgundy grounds them and how the mustard warms up the pink, and the pink cools down the mustard, so that anyone could wear them no matter their colouring. I’ll say it again: genius!

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 12, 2020 / 3:27 pm

      Aww bless you Roxanne, thank you! I love your analysis of all the colours!! xoxo

  8. February 12, 2020 / 5:07 am

    You’re wearing millennial pink and Gen Z mustard, so it makes sense to me, as a Gen-Xer! 😉
    Cheryl Shops

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 12, 2020 / 3:29 pm

      Hehe I never thought of it that way, Cheryl! I guess I steal colours from all the Generations, lol x

  9. February 12, 2020 / 5:02 am

    Since I don’t look so good in yellow, I probably won’t combine these two colors—although, I look great in pink, so if I place the pink up top with a yellow bottom, I could get it to work…. I’d rather match red and pink together. (Stay tuned for the 14th! I’ve got a great dress to showcase designed by my friend;)

    I did it Catherine, and I linked it up: my walk down my blogging memory lane. I started doing it like you did per year, but then I just limited myself to my starting years. I’d like to hope I’ve gotten better—although my comments were much better back then…. Hmmm.

    Anyway, thanks for the inspo and for the link up!

    Love, Annie

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 12, 2020 / 3:31 pm

      I know what you mean about yellow, Annie – it is a tricky colour to wear. But like red, I think there’s a yellow shade to suit everyone so don’t give up on it!

      Glad you did the post, it’s good looking back over your old content isn’t it (and usually good for a laugh every now and then)!!!! xx

  10. February 12, 2020 / 5:02 am

    Since I don’t look so good in yellow, I probably won’t combine these two colors—although, I look great in pink, so if I place the pink up top with a yellow bottom, I could get it to work…. I’d rather match red and pink together. (Stay tuned for the 14th! I’ve got a great dress to showcase designed by my friend;)

    I did it Catherine, and I linked it up: my walk down my blogging memory lane. I started doing it like you did per year, but then I just limited myself to my starting years. I’d like to hope I’ve gotten better—although my comments were much better back then…. Hmmm.

    Anyway, thanks for the inspo and for the link up!

    Love, Annie

  11. February 12, 2020 / 12:03 am

    I think pink and yellow is the most underrated colour combination of all time. I absolutely adore this pairing and even saved versions of it on my pinterest page. My ideal would be in pastel shades of both but that doesn’t mean I don’t love your strong shades just as much. Nice work Catherine

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 12, 2020 / 3:35 pm

      Oh I can just imagine you in pastel pinks and yellows, MT…!! #hearteyes

      Thanks mate, I love these winter outfits but GOD I’m longing for spring now!

  12. February 11, 2020 / 11:18 pm

    I would wear any color with yellow. My skin loves color and yellow is one of my favorites.
    I’m not a style blogger because I’m lazy but in my head I am – I love fashion.
    I’m sharing today because I love what I read.

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 12, 2020 / 3:36 pm

      Hehe thanks Nylse, glad to have you! Thank you x

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 12, 2020 / 3:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Vaishali! xx

  13. Mary Katherine
    February 11, 2020 / 8:15 pm

    You look like some delicious candy confection – my mouth is watering! I love pink and burgundy together, and that purse is Da Bomb. Thanks for a much-needed dose of color-cheer on this gloomy day!

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 15, 2020 / 5:31 pm

      So glad you loved the bright colours, Mary Katherine… thank you!! x

  14. February 11, 2020 / 8:03 pm

    I love the way that you do this!! Mix colours, bits and bobs, and it all just looks like it was Meant To Be. I added pink to my wardrobe and am constantly surprised at the nice comments I get. Burgundy is next

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 15, 2020 / 5:33 pm

      I’m definitely one for adding bits n bobs, Ratnamurti… sometimes I think it’s just luck that they coordinate!! 😉 Thank you (and yes, GO FOR BURGUNDY!!)

  15. February 11, 2020 / 5:58 pm

    Catherine, this pink and yellow combination is brilliant! I love the plaid coat and I really need mustard booties. I am wearing mustard sandals with tights on my blog today. I will link the post. I am sorry that your garden suffered from Ciara but I am glad you are all well.

    Shelbee

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 15, 2020 / 5:35 pm

      Mustard always, always works, Shelbee…! We’ve moved on from Ciara and now have Storm Dennis. I’m expecting Storm Edna and Storm Frederick soon after 🙁

  16. February 11, 2020 / 5:29 pm

    Typical that the coats sold out. I love pink and this looks super soft. xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 15, 2020 / 5:35 pm

      I think it was almost sold out when I first got it, Laurie…!

  17. February 11, 2020 / 4:52 pm

    I think that I associate pink, orange, and yellow with you. Thus, it’s a natural that these colors also occur in photos in winter. What is branding about anyway?

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 15, 2020 / 5:36 pm

      Oooh I’m so glad you do, Nicole – good job I made my blog logo those colours, eh? 😀

  18. February 11, 2020 / 4:08 pm

    I’ve gone yellow with a splash of pink this week too! Really cheered the day up, just want this awful wind to go! Hope you are well. x Jacqui

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 15, 2020 / 5:36 pm

      No sign of the wind going, Jacqui – in fact Storm Dennis has meant it’s now even worse than Ciara!

  19. February 11, 2020 / 3:15 pm

    That’s a surprising combination. I just bought yellow ankle boots and will try to style it with pink! I like it a lot!

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 15, 2020 / 5:36 pm

      I LOVE a bit of yellow and pink, Nancy, you’ll love it! x

  20. February 11, 2020 / 3:14 pm

    I’m glad you toned down that outfit-lol! You are so right about not thinking to put pink and yellow together, that’s such a fab shade of yellow, too. I love it when a piece does *so much* work in my wardrobe. Burgundy is one of my most workable colors, while I have shoes and tops, I don’t own any trousers.

    • Catherine
      Author
      February 15, 2020 / 5:38 pm

      Hehe yes, very ‘toned down’ isn’t it Kimberly!!!!! 😉
      Burgundy is definitely a neutral in my eyes – I think that’s why I can pair it with just about any other colour! Thanks hon x

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