Style and Fashion, over 40.

How to wear a Red Coat with clashing colours | LINK-UP PARTY!

Autumn colours make me smile.

Wearing a red coat with blue.

And I love this Red coat.
It is the perfect weight for Autumn / Fall.
Not hot and heavy, not cool and flimsy.

The only problem is; It can look a little 'mumsy', so I need to be careful how I wear it.

Boden called it a Coatigan, and it is a fair description.
Part coat, part cardigan, perfect for Autumn.

Wearing camel with blue and red.

This Camel jumpsuit was on a bargain rail at a charity shop. 
"All items £1.00".
Yes, you read that correctly, one pound!
It was a crumpled and distorted mess. A very sorry sight indeed, but I could see it's potential.
It just needed a couple of stitches (the belt loops had burst) a good wash and an iron.
Then, "Hey presto" a great new item!

It has a good weight of fabric and a satisfying drape, although careful underwear is needed (it is viscose, which can be unforgiving).

I am not a shape-wear fan. I would always advocate the "less is more" philosophy when it comes to underwear.
Pain and discomfort are not an option for me.
If it is digging in and flesh is oozing then take it off!
I am not saying that you should go without, but a small amount of gently fitting silk or lace fabric is much more flattering than acres of restricting elastane....all that flesh has to go somewhere!

My wide leather belt helped to give the jumpsuit some more structure around the middle, which is important in a cheaper (and unlined) item. See how I used it HERE.

I wanted to wear this pussy bow blouse again (See how I styled it HERE and HERE) it was such a cheap and cheerful item but I have had a lot of use out of it and it washes surprisingly well.

This fabulous bag is new, and I love it's quirkiness.
It is silly and fun and very tongue-in-cheek...I think it helps de-mumsyfy (a new word!) my red coat a little more.
It really does make me smile.

These Clarks brogues are the perfect shoe for this outfit...a little masculine, a little feminine and VERY comfortable (see how I wore them HERE).

Have you ever "rescued" anything from a bargain bucket and given it a new lease of life?
Please share in the comments!

COAT: Boden Coatigan  (not similar, but I love this one!)
BLOUSE: Primark (I like this one)
JUMPSUIT: H&M (found in a charity shop for £1.00!) similar one.
BELT: My old faithful from Topshop.
BAG: Marina Galanti I can't find anything else like it.
POM POM's: Newlook
SHOES: Clarks (similar ones from Ted and Muffy)

Marini Galanti bag with furry pom poms.


XXX
Samantha

18 comments

  1. Love how you had the guts to mix these reds. I'm such a matchy person, I have a real hard time thinking outside the box sometimes. You pulled this off magnificently. I'm seeing a lot of mixing reds this season, particularly bright red with more maroon/brown undertone reds. Very chic!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much....:o)
      I actually have a post about mixtures of reds too.
      Layering Reds and Pinks
      XXX
      Samantha

      Delete
  2. A bargainista like myself, looking absolutely fabulous
    Laurie x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do love a bargain. Barginista? I love that! XXX

      Delete
  3. Hi, I am Ada.

    I discovered your blog a while ago and I love your modern mixed with retro style. This outfit is so much fun and the colors don't clash at all. I love the jumpsuit paired with the bow blouse underneath, how fun! The red coat is my favorite piece though. And I am also a bargain shopper.

    Pleasure seeing you co-host with Nicole.


    Welcome by. Have a great weekend, Ada. =)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Ada! I do love a bargain and £1 was hard to resist. I was surprisingly comfortable in this outfit....but it did crumple as the day went on (viscose is a tricky fabric).
      XXX
      Samantha

      Delete
  4. I love the entire look. Red coat is fantastic. I can´t believe that you find this jumpsuit for one pound. Unbelievable! You have real talent to see hidden beauty of the things. I admire that....

    Anna
    www.newskinyme.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Anna.
      If you had seen it in the shop you would have thought it was a dog blanket or a dust sheet...such a sorry sight.
      I believe a little TLC is always worth a try.
      XXX
      Samantha

      Delete
  5. Great find on the jumpsuit and I love your red coat with it! I am a huge fan of bright coats for winter.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too Alice. They certainly brighten up a dull day. Especially when the sky never really lightens up enough to look like daytime...I need to wear my own sunshine then!
      XXX
      Samantha

      Delete
  6. Your pants! Palazzo pants! I love them. You're just so cool!!

    Love,

    Ann

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Enormous legs on these trousers, Ann...and my skinny pins rattling around inside them! Ha ha.
      XXX
      Samantha

      Delete
  7. I love the jumpsuit! You got an amazing deal on it too!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha Jessica, Yes!
      You can't argue with one pound (I can't even buy a coffee for that)
      Thank you for your comment.
      XXX
      Samantha

      Delete
  8. Sam, Love this look as well. I cant get enough red, and that coat with the camel is stunning. I was cracking up at the shapewear talk. I too beleive less is more, as SPanx are just not natural! I have to cut the waistband out of my tights as that bothers me! No thanks to spanx! Pretty lace is more my style.

    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish,com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am glad you agree Jess...pushing and squeezing (and the inevitable oozing) is not something I want to be experiencing! Less is definitely more in this case.
      XXX
      Samantha

      Delete

Thank you very much for your comment.
I always try to reply as soon as I can so don't forget to tick the "notify me" box!

© Fake Fabulous

This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services - Click here for information.

Professional Blog Designs by pipdig