This morning I feel a bit of a fraud. I know the question that has been uppermost in many of your minds since I announced that I would be attending London fashion week was ‘What to Wear’? Believe me, it wasn’t far from mine either but as soon as I spotted this gorgeous round stud sleeve coat in Zara a few weeks back, I knew, not only was it my winter coat of choice (ALWAYS buy them early readers!) but that it would take me to LFW. In the event, not only was it too hot to wear in the glorious indian summer weather, but I also managed to feel deeply unfashionable amongst the great and the good (and the not-so good) of the fashion world.
However, I persisted in taking some snaps, mainly because I couldn’t physically wait any longer to share the coat with you. It’s my favourite winter neutral, navy and both sleeves are covered in soft small rounded studs, in a gunmetal shade. The funnel neck will be perfect for snuggling into when the weather turns chilly and the shape (with pockets) is just the right side of the masculine silhouette that this seasons coats are leaning towards.
I paired it with my winter floral trousers from M&S, and of course my Mulberry, which perfectly picks out the purple and pink shades in the trouser print. Trusty patent courts and I was sorted, if not a little warm
I hope you like it readers. Have you got your eye on any winter coats yet this season? Do share…
A while ago I shared my printed trousers that had a distinctly summery vibe. I also told you that they were going to remain top of the trends for Autumn and that I already had the perfect pair to share with you. Well here they are, with a summery vibe… you’ll definitely be seeing them again, re-worked for cooler weather as the season progresses.
I found these in M&S of all places (yup, I had quite a haul in there that day, snapping up this sparkly everyday jumper and my tribal skirt.) not Autograph or Limited, just the standard collection. In a moody winter floral print of purples and pinks on black and with a tuxedo style side stripe they feel much more expensive than they were.
In an of-the-moment cropped length I chose to pair them with super high strappy Kurt Geiger heels I bought only a week ago in the sale – a bargain marked down to £31.50 from £150! For so long, evening heels have been all about the peep to or full court shoe that these suddenly felt very modern and fresh.
The trousers and heels do all the talking, so I kept my top half fresh with a simple white silk t’shirt style top and a modern box clutch for added evening sparkle.
It feels like a long time since I talked about patterned trousers and it has taken me this long to find the right pair for me. Initially I didn’t want to make the investment when I felt the trend might be short lived but judging by the coming seasons trends, there will still be a lot of statement making legs around.
I spotted this pair in the Topshop sale for the princely sum of ten whole english pounds and loved the print – it reminds me of holidays and summer with that perfect blue that you see houses painted in on the Greek Islands. The print itself has a tropical feel almost but is abstract enough to avoid a Hawaiian look.
I knew from the off that it was going to be perfect paired with white and then spotted the earrings I wore with it in the Accessorize sale. The pop of aqua just adds to that holiday feel. I wore it on this occasion out to dinner with Pete and my Sister, taking my navy sparkle Whistles jumper with me to layer up if it got cooler. Originally however it was one of the outfits I chose for the Dream. Find. Do. shoot.
Have you branched into patterned trousers yet this season? (I have to confess, I’ve bought another winter appropriate pair since this one, look out for it here soon…)