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Styling a Classic Tailored Coat With Bold Winter Patterns (navy pinstripe coat, orange, green and white Nordic patterned sweater, green check trousers, orange tote bag, white chunky trainers, camel baker boy hat) | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion

I thought I was being clever mixing the two patterns in the sweater and the trousers – I had no idea I was also adding pinstripes into the mix…

It’s November, and that’s the month I traditionally get out The Navy Pinstriped Tailored Coat. It was from Jaeger (AW16 I think) and WOW it has been such a fabulous coat. I’m not sure it’ll ever date, and it’ll be one to keep and wear year after year.

So as I just think of it as “a navy coat” – I forget it’s patterned due to the pinstripes being so subtle – it’s the perfect neutral topper that I can (and do) throw over practically anything.

 

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Styling a Classic Tailored Coat With Bold Winter Patterns (navy pinstripe coat, orange, green and white Nordic patterned sweater, green check trousers, orange tote bag, white chunky trainers, camel baker boy hat) | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion

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Nothing new here, these are all things I’ve worn before: a few times or loads of times. When I rediscovered the fabulous Nordic sweater I bought last winter I was SO pleased, and in fact it’s been a wrench to wear anything else the past couple of weeks. I’ve also fallen back in love with this baker boy hat I picked up a few years ago – it’s not vintage but looks it (hence me getting it). I haven’t worn it enough and resolve to change that.

But the outfit is, yet again, all about the full-on pattern mixing. Maybe I’m a one-trick pony? I do know that all the time my clothes are on heavy rotation (I have so many clothes and I need to rewear, rewear, rewear), I’m going to be mixing those patterns and clashing those prints, again and again, ad infinitum.

No apologies made, no ****s given… and that’s the way it SHOULD be!

What’s your favourite item of clothing you’re now rewearing for the new season? Comment below…

 

Stay safe, XOXO

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Styling a Classic Tailored Coat With Bold Winter Patterns (navy pinstripe coat, orange, green and white Nordic patterned sweater, green check trousers, orange tote bag, white chunky trainers, camel baker boy hat) | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion
Styling a Classic Tailored Coat With Bold Winter Patterns (navy pinstripe coat, orange, green and white Nordic patterned sweater, green check trousers, orange tote bag, white chunky trainers, camel baker boy hat) | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion
Styling a Classic Tailored Coat With Bold Winter Patterns (navy pinstripe coat, orange, green and white Nordic patterned sweater, green check trousers, orange tote bag, white chunky trainers, camel baker boy hat) | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion
Styling a Classic Tailored Coat With Bold Winter Patterns (navy pinstripe coat, orange, green and white Nordic patterned sweater, green check trousers, orange tote bag, white chunky trainers, camel baker boy hat) | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion

Coat: Jaeger (similar)
Sweater: Warehouse (I love this one)
Trousers: Asos (similar)
Trainers: Amazon (similar)
Bag: Hobbs (similar)
Baker boy hat: Asos (love this one)
Ear cuffs: Asos / Orelia
Earrings: Asos / Orelia
Hair: Courtesy of the British weather and the lack of a brush in my bag.

 

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5 ways to wear a navy pinstripe tailored coat (an update to the same one from last year in this post!)…

Here are some of the other ways I’ve worn my navy coat so you can see the different ways it can be styled:

5 Ways to Wear a Navy Pinstripe Tailored Coat in Autumn/Winter | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Style

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  1. 4 December 2020 / 12:09 am

    The jumper and trousers look fabulous together! I love the baker boy hat – it’s one of my favourite styles of hat along with the fedora. A good quality coat is always a wise investment, they last for years. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
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  2. 19 November 2020 / 3:55 pm

    Love the bag, nice and cheerful for the weather we’ve been having lately. Thanks for hosting. Jacqui x

    • Catherine
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      2 December 2020 / 3:56 pm

      Thanks Jacqui – I think it might be my most-used bag…. not surprising that it’s orange!!

  3. 19 November 2020 / 4:51 am

    This coat is a fabulous piece for fall and winter – I love the navy pinstripes!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

    • Catherine
      Author
      2 December 2020 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you Amber – I love the pinstripe too!

  4. 18 November 2020 / 2:55 pm

    Love the print mixing! And I’m all into the rewearing thing- so great for pattern and print mixing. Can’t wait to see all that you will style up! xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      2 December 2020 / 4:01 pm

      Thank you Lucy, it’s a good job I love pattern mixing as I’d be hard-pushed to come up with many outfits!! πŸ˜‰

  5. 18 November 2020 / 1:43 pm

    The pattern clash Queen does it again! Also adore this shade of blue and green together. Catherine do you remember in the olden days when the saying was “blue and green should never be seen”?
    Lol no of course you don’t, you’re not old like me!

    • Catherine
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      2 December 2020 / 4:04 pm

      Aww thanks MT – though you know I’m not THAT much younger than you, lol!! I do remember the blue/green saying… I never took any notice of it when I was young, I don’t now either πŸ˜‰

  6. 18 November 2020 / 12:53 pm

    I love the colour and pattern mixing – it really suits you. The sweater is great and think I might get the Warehouse one πŸ™‚

    • Catherine
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      2 December 2020 / 5:15 pm

      Thanks so much Penny – you can’t beat a Nordic pattern, I say!

  7. 18 November 2020 / 12:42 pm

    Loving the mixing of prints!

    Jennifer

    • Catherine
      Author
      2 December 2020 / 5:16 pm

      Thank you Jennifer <3

  8. 18 November 2020 / 10:58 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, as always, Catherine! I love the coat, jumper, trousers, jewellery, bag β€” almost everything. The only thing I’m not keen on are the trainers, but I can’t like EVERYTHING you own, can I? lol
    Hugs
    Suzy x

    • Catherine
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      3 December 2020 / 12:11 am

      Haha I’m gonna call you out on that score, Suzy… I wore them with the green-gold trousers and cowl neck ivory top back in September, and you were “dying” (you said) over that outfit, heehe!!!! Seriously though – goes to show how things can look so different from one outfit to the next. And it’s totally okay that you don’t like the trainers – they’re definitely Marmite, LOL! πŸ˜‰

  9. 18 November 2020 / 9:43 am

    The subtle pinstripe is a perfect match for the jumper. I love how a “good” coat never dates. I have a beige cashmere coat bought in NY in 2004 which still looks good.

  10. 18 November 2020 / 3:47 am

    The navy coat looks great, especially with the baker boy cap which I love. I have worn black forever, but am now thinking that navy is a kinder neutral. I do have a black wool winter coat that I have worn for years. It never ever goes out of style.

  11. 18 November 2020 / 1:04 am

    Looking so very nice. Thanks for sharing the look.

  12. 18 November 2020 / 12:02 am

    Catherine, you are my idol when it comes to pattern and color mixing. Another great outfit that works! I love the pop of orange in the sweater and bag and that coat is truly a classic!

    xx Darlene

  13. 17 November 2020 / 11:25 pm

    I didn’t even notice the pinstripe in your coat until your close-up! Mixing three different patterns is a bold move, but as always, you carry it off gracefully!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  14. Erika
    17 November 2020 / 8:53 pm

    I’m always inspired by your pattern mixing and encouraged to be a bit more adventurous myself…..sometimes we all need a nudge, so thanks! That coat holds the whole thing together and can be used a million ways I’m sure….and nothing fast fashion about it

    • Catherine
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      17 November 2020 / 10:56 pm

      Thank you so much Erika – glad you welcome the “nudge”! πŸ˜‰ And yes, nothing fast fashion about this coat… the quality is second to none. I love it every time I put it on!

  15. 17 November 2020 / 8:50 pm

    I think I’ve fallen for your Jeager coat, Catherine. I love the way you have styled it – it’s a forever piece indeed. I’m off to see if I can see a similar one! Enjoy the rest of your week.
    xx

    • Catherine
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      17 November 2020 / 10:55 pm

      Thanks Alison – it’s SUCH a classic, isn’t it? Luckily similar navy coats are always available every winter, if you wait for the sales you could get a really quality one for a good price! x

  16. 17 November 2020 / 8:08 pm

    I am totally with you on the re-wear, re-wear, re-wear thing. Although not as brave with the pattern mixing as you. Maybe that’s because I have so little pattered pieces. Love that coat and pants with the Fair Isle sweater. Lovely. πŸ™‚

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 November 2020 / 10:53 pm

      I think “re-wear” is the most important word in fashion after the year we’ve had, Sue – and about time! It’s terrible that it’s taken something like a pandemic to make more people sit up and take notice of what we’re doing to the environment where fashion is concerned, but fast fashion simply HAD to be halted in its tracks…

      And thank you, so glad you liked the combo x

  17. 17 November 2020 / 7:55 pm

    Oh wow, Catherine, I love these colors and prints together! It has such a retro vibe and it is super cool. The navy coat really is stunning. No surprise that it is a long time favorite of yours. I have been wearing my denim overalls with turtleneck sweaters a lot lately. I should probably photograph some of the outfits! I am loving your cute baker boy hat and your hair in pigtails!

    Shelbee

    • Catherine
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      17 November 2020 / 10:50 pm

      Thanks Shelbee my lovely – pigtails for the win (i.e. bad hair days) I say! πŸ˜‰

  18. 17 November 2020 / 7:54 pm

    This is a fabulous outfit! I always enjoy seeing your pattern mixed posts, Catherine. It shows me how pattern mixing can work. And gives me the notion that I can be more adventurous in my own fashion pursuits

    Michelle

    • Catherine
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      17 November 2020 / 10:49 pm

      Aww thank you Michelle – being adventurous is what it’s all about πŸ˜€

  19. 17 November 2020 / 7:29 pm

    What a gorgeous sweater. And the gorgeous coat! Love the pinstripes!

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 November 2020 / 10:48 pm

      Thanks Nancy – my excitement when I pulled it out of winter storage was palpable!! πŸ˜‰

  20. 17 November 2020 / 7:28 pm

    What an elegant workhorse this coat is! What I love the most in all these photos is the gleam in your eyes – no ****s given, indeed! Confidence is the most alluring perfume and the most irresistable accessory – thanks for continuing to demonstrate this in spades!

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 November 2020 / 10:47 pm

      It’s a workhorse for sure, Mary Katherine! And thank you for those lovely compliments, you’re a love as always xo

  21. 17 November 2020 / 7:16 pm

    This is such a great look. I love the Jeager brand. I hope they pull through this difficult year xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 November 2020 / 10:47 pm

      I do too and I hope so too, Laurie…! πŸ™
      Thank you my lovely xx

  22. 17 November 2020 / 6:58 pm

    I love this coat Catherine. The cut is beautiful and it looks fabulous every way you’ve styled it. You really are an inspiration. And you look beautiful and serene my friend xxxx

    • Catherine
      Author
      17 November 2020 / 7:03 pm

      Liz thank you! And that’s even with bird’s nest hair…! πŸ˜‰ xx

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