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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Winter Outfit Idea | Checked Coat and Gents Trousers

Checked Coat & Wool Trousers | Winter Style | Fake Fabulous

I love an androgynous look.
Men's shirts and suit trousers.
Brogues and tough looking boots.
I even enjoy wearing a tie from time to time!

Checked Coat & Wool Trousers | Winter Style | Fake Fabulous

Today I'm wearing one of winter's BIG trends... the checked coat.

Although the fact this is being touted as a trend makes me laugh!
Anyone over the age of 15 knows that checked coats are no more a 'New Trend' than white shirts.
Checked coats have been around for (what feels like) forever.

A smart checked coat is so easy to style and can be worn with anything from a dress to a pair of jeans.
Checks also look great clashed with other patterns such as leopard, stripes, spots or florals.
Checked coats are chic and definitely here to stay!

Checked Coat & Wool Trousers | Winter Style | Fake Fabulous

Today I'm wearing a fab checked coat that I picked up in Asda, of all places.
It's amazing what you can find when you're buying your veggies!

To be honest with you, I didn't have high hopes for this coat as is was from a supermarket.
However, I was so surprised with how great it is... and such a bargain price.

Granted, I'll need to layer up with a down-filled gilet when the temperature drops BUT it's just as good a quality as most of the high street coats I've looked at.
(Some at 5-10X the price!)

BTW... in case you're wondering Asda are NOT sponsoring me, nor did they send me this coat. 
I just like to share a good buy!

Checked Coat & Wool Trousers | Winter Style | Fake Fabulous

I wanted to wear some masculine-looking trousers and a simple roll neck with this coat to keep things simple.
Adding trainers finished this outfit off casually and comfortably

Do you own a checked coat?
Is yours a new purchase or donkey's years old?
I'd love to hear about it!

MORE CHECKED COATS YOU MIGHT LIKE..




COAT: Asda
ROLL-NECK: Matalan
NECKLACE: A gift
WOOL TROUSERS & LEATHER BAG: Charity shopped
LEATHER TRAINERS: Puma
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18 comments

  1. lovely coat, it looks elegant and versatile and I love how you styled it!, you rock your neutral colors and cool accessorizing. Lovely sneakers too!, the comfy and casual look is a favorite of mine!
    besos

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  2. I love your androgynous style.pinned it on my androgynous board!

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  3. I have always liked a checked coat. As a matter of fact, had one as a child. I've just found my burgundy/blue plaid blazer, with the velvet collar, which is from the nineties, or maybe earlier. That is my contribution to this years "NEW" look. You look amazing in that outfit.

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    1. Oh my that blazer of yours sounds AMAZING!
      I bet the quality is fabulous #pangofenvy
      XXX

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  4. Oh my God Samantha, I am obsessed with the checked print of that coat, so chic and clean. And those camel pants, ahhh, they're just perfect with the coat. Topnotch styling, this is <3

    You're right, I wore checked a lot when I was in kindergarten, hahaha! But I like the fact they're "on trend" again, because it means it's easier to get my hands on them in stores now as opposed having to hunt for them!

    xo, Liyana | Affordorable

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    1. Oh Liyanna, you are very kind!
      I'm always on the look out for a vintage coat like this... just because I know the quality would be tip top.
      If you ever see one on your online travels please let me know!!
      XXX

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  5. I was so hoping that coat was vintage. Ah well...you can't have it all.

    I think you do androgynous so very well.

    Suzanne

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    1. Oh blimey Suzanne... I wish it was too!!!
      It would certainly be a load warmer and have piles more personality.
      I'm yet you find a good checked one that fits me.
      The search continues.
      XXX

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  6. The coat is perfect and I think this length could be quite versatile.
    Your lightning strike brooch caught my eye too! What a cool mix of feminine pearls and powerful force of nature.

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    1. It is quite versatile Judy.
      I've been wearing it with short hemlines and also jeans.
      I'm glad you approve of my brooch... fun isn't it?
      A brooch can help make a cheap item look a bit fancier don't you think?
      XXX

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    2. Yup! I feel that way about visible jewelry in general! I also think a well chosen scarf can hit the upscaled styling sweet spot!

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  7. I love your coat!! I live in Auckland, New Zealand, and we are more likely to buy a puffer jacket for when it's really freezing and wet. But I do miss the days of lovely coats.

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  8. I'm often in my full-length down filled coat during the winter... this coat certainly won't cut the mustard when January does it's worst!! Hahahaha
    XXX

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  9. Oh godh, I love this look! Terrific buy. And the brown of the trousers is the brown in the coat. Luck. I usually am not so keen on a man’s look as I do actually look like a man. Not as cute as you do.
    By the way, you misspelled “is” , should be “it” in the sentence where you refer it was from the supermarket.
    Greetje

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  10. I love the coat, Sam! I've found a few good buys in Asda too – I particularly like their knickers lol!
    Love a good androgynous look too :)
    Suzy xx

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  11. That coat is divine - I reckon I need to get myself one too. Thanks for sharing this super outfit. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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