Coat – ASOS | Jeans – Armani Black | Cashmere Black Knit | Kurt Geiger Brogues | Barbour Scarf
You should know about one of the biggest trends of the Winter if you’ve been reading my blog, it is of course the Camel Overcoat Trend, and I decided it’s one which I cannot let pass by, so I got myself a coat!
It’s actually a long story, I had my eye on a Jaeger coat for a while, it was finally in the sale just before Christmas, I ordered it and was excited for it to come…Then on the delivery day Jaeger decided to email me and let me know that actually they had no stock and could not deliver it. I was disappointed, and then it got worse; They mysteriously go the jacket back in stock in my size, however it was now at full price! Hmmm…
Anyway my search went on, and although these camel overcoats look quite similar, there are a few small differences in them, and as you’ll know it’s all in the details. First of all I wanted a placket which had the buttons on show, the Jaeger one actually had a hidden placket but I was going to go ahead with that one as it was good in other ways. Secondly I wanted it to be camel colour (obviously!) and also have pockets which were vertical and not slanted; I prefer these on trousers too so that nothing falls out. I wanted a bit of a lapel collar, and a chest pocket would be great too. I wanted mostly wool composition, which usually signifies better quality, single breasted and a vented back. I finally found one which I loved at ASOS, and so I got it!
I think the fit is good which is always important, and it’s definitely something which I’ll be wearing throughout the Winter as a Winter coat when I need a more smart option as opposed to my Canada Goose.
I styled the coat with an all black outfit which included a black cashmere knit and black Armani jeans, along with a pair of brown Kurt Geiger brogues and my scarf is Made In Scotland from Barbour.
I got a couple of black shirts from Jaeger the other week as you’ll have read, and I think they’re really good. I love a good black shirt, they’re sleek and stylish, you can pair them up with pretty much everything, and they never fail to look smart. They’re particularly good in the Winter, with the colder nights darker colours are usually preferable, and if you’re looking for something to wear for your office Christmas party then a black shirt could be on your list, depending on what your other options are.
A style I love is an all black suit including a black shirt and even black tie, the black shoes of course, but it’s a bit on the formal side, what if you want to do something more casual, city street style but still looking smart?
I’ve paired up the shirt with a pair of black A.P.C dry denim jeans, one of my favourite pairs of denim, and wore a pair of Kurt Geiger suede shoesto complete the look. I really like the colour of these shoes, you’ll probably know my love of these as you’ll see them in so many outfit posts. The lighter colour really stands out alongside the black of the denim and shirt. As for the shirt itself, I love the fit, and the French placket makes it look so smooth and elegant.
Since I am a fashion blogger I get to see so many clothes, fashion and styles from a huge number of brands. I also notice so many trends, and have jumped onto many, and for some things, really been at the forefront of some trends which later go on to become more mainstream which I think is cool. But fashion is fashion, and we can all get it wrong at some point, or maybe get it right at the right time, but later have that “What was I thinking” moment! As the old saying goes, fashion is temporary, style is forever.
I think my worst ever fashion purchase was this Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier hoodie. It’s a burnt reddish-orange/brown dip dye type of colour, with embroidered graphics and full of rhinestones. Back in 2006-2010 Ed Hardy was really popular, and were one of the things to own, and seen as a real statement piece, and probably were the streetwear of their day. The designs were tattoo inspired, and were over the top and filled with colours and usually rhinestones. Rhinestones are not your typical thing to have on men’s clothing, but it was done in such an edgy way that the pieces became a hit, and everyone wanted at least one piece of Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier.
What makes this the worst fashion purchase ever is two key things, the price and the number of times I wore it. The cost? £245! Yes, that much for a hooded sweatshirt. I still remember buying it, there was the choice of this one, or the same design but in a dip-dye blue colour. It was over Christmas and I went down to London for Christmas shopping, and bought it in Selfridges along with a lot of other stuff. One of the worst things is that I hardly wore it, I’ve worn it maybe 9 or 10 times, and never actually worn for years, probably since that Winter.
I probably wouldn’t pay as much for such a piece, It was street style designer back then, but as the years have gone on my ideas have changed, and I would only spend large amounts of money on investment pieces or from labels that have stood the test of time. Having said that, it was a big brand back then, and sometimes you just have to live in the moment. I’ll probably always keep this, you never know, it could come back in style like the 90’s trends have 😛
What’s the worst fashion purchase you’ve made? Check out more pics below…
For this street style type post I decided to wear one of my favourite suede jackets. It’s from JOFAMA a Swedish brand which does a lot of good work with leather jackets, and I picked this up a while back. If you read my blog a lot, you’ll have seen it before, I wear it a lot in Autumn and Spring when I can (when it doesn’t rain!) and as you’ll know from reading my suede jackets for Autumn guide, I really do love this type of leather. I love the detailing on this, especially the shoulders, biker style collar with button, and the zip details on the sleeves.
I paired it up with a light blue shirt, this one is from Santillo, a family ran Italian independent fashion label which has been in business for over 40 years. Italian shirts are well known for their high level of craftsmanship, and this one is no different. You really can feel the difference in the quality, and I love the fit too.
I am still loving my grey/off-white chinos, and as long as the weather holds up, this colour is fine to wear for all seasons. I like the way that the lighter colours of the chinos and shirt bring out the dark blue of the jacket. As for footwear I went for my black derby shoes from Kurt Geiger. They’re my most worn, and they probably need a bit more love and care, since they’re black I wear these most and are my go to shoes.
Check out more pics below and let me know what you think, and for more of this check out the street style blog 🙂
I hope you’re all having a good day so far. For my daily style today I am wearing one of my favourite jumpers, it’s a mint green cashmere knit, and it’s from H&M. It’s made from pure 100% cashmere, not a blend, and came from a premium line H&M did a while back. Even though I have had this a while it’s still one of my favourite jumpers because of the colour; I love it! This is an oversize style which isn’t actually my favourite, I prefer a more slim fit of style, but for jumpers it’s completely acceptable, especially when it gets colder and colder. It makes it really nice to wear as a casual piece when lounging around, or out and about as a smarter piece.
I paired it with my Mango MAN light grey chinos; I wrote in my what to wear with white jeans that light and white jeans can actually be worn in any season and not just Summer, and I think they work well with the mint green knit for a brighter Autumn look…Obviously it’s better to check the weather and make sure it’s not going to rain 😉
To finish this off I wore it with a classic white shirt underneath which you can just see peaking out, which keeps everything looking light, and my Kurt Geiger Suede Derby shoeswhich I got earlier this year and have became one of my favourite pieces of footwear.
Check out more pics below, and Let me know what your favourite Autumnal pieces are 🙂
One of the most coveted hooded tops this season has got to be the Adidas ZNE Hoodie from the brand new athletics collection from Adidas. I saw this back in September and loved it, and it was released several weeks ago and has already proved to be extremely popular. I managed to grab myself one, and I have to say I think it’s really good!
First of all I have to talk about the design, it’s so good! It comes in a range of colours, but the white really stands out. It’s crisp and clean, with a black zipper straight down the middle which gives the top an added edge, as does the other contrasting asymmetrical black stripe going down from the top to left shoulder. The design is finished off with the trademark Adidas logo and branding on the left sleeve.
It differs from other sweatshirts and hoodies for several reasons. First of all the material it’s made from is a mix of cotton, polyester and elastane, with the end result being a good fitting, soft but durable honeycombed feel of the outer, with the inner feeling very soft and smooth, rather than the fluffy interior you may find in a standard hoodie. The funnel neck is perfect for keeping warm while outside on a run or doing other activities, zip pockets and the cuffs come with hideaway and thumb holes, as you can see from the photos, keeping hands warm but free for the best movement.
It’s a must have for Autumn and Winter if you love to get out there for a run, the ZNE hoodie is stylish and practical. It’s sold out fast almost everywhere, but you can get it from JD Sports for £65here.
Let me know what you think, and check out more pics below 🙂
So Autumn is definitely here, the leaves are falling, so for this daily style look I decided to go for a bit of a red, burgundy colour. I really love this knit, it’s a cardigan from Mango MAN, and this is the right season to bring out woollen garments and pair them up with some classic clothing. I went for a white shirt, the most universal and versatile of all shirts, and a pair of one of my favourite Selvedge Denim jeans, from PRPS.
You may remember about my Ted Baker Mission Impeccable post, I shared some of my favourite pieces from their Autumn 2016 collection. I am wearing a pair of Ted Baker suede brogues from the collection, which compliments this look well, with the red and brown colour working well with the cardigan, jeans and shirt. The detailing on the shoes is something which I really love, and the double laces are quite interesting, something I don’t currently have on any of my footwear.
A shirt and cardigan combination is one of my favourite go to looks for a smart casual style, so you’ll probably see a lot more going forward in the coming months.
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