Cold Weather Eclectic: Tweed, Pinstripes, Animal Print and Oxfords

Happy Tuesday everyone! It is officially Autumn and it is time to start enjoying colder weather styling.  There are so many styles, fabrics and prints that come into their own this season and there is nothing more satisfying than wearing them all together.  I like to call this mix ‘cold weather eclectic’ and I am a dedicated fan!

Tweed check coats are ‘the coat trend’ this season and I have already seen more of them that I like then I can count on both hands.  This beautiful grey based tweed is a supermarket buy and Tu at Sainsburys have produced a winner once again. A pair of blue pinstripe trousers will last you all winter and at £12.99 –  these will not break the bank either.  I love the asymmetric frill hemline of this animal print blouse from Matalan and I can see myself wearing it often in the months to come.  I have paired this outfit with my beautiful oxblood oxfords that are achingly stylish and embody my style perfectly. A little crossbody purse and pearl earrings complete this eclectic look and I love how they all look together while being uber comfortable and easy to wear.

I hope you enjoy this look book and have a great week ahead.  As always, thank you so much for visiting my blog.  A big shout out to my photographer @camera.and.i  – I love the fall pictures in St. James Park.

Clothes and accessories:

Coat – Tu Clothing Sainsbury’s

Pinstripe trousers – H&M

Animal Print Blouse – Matalan

Shoes – Massimo Dutti (Similar) 

Bag – Modalu 


Menswear – Inspired Shoes: In Classic Navy, Cream and Orange

I have always loved menswear-inspired shoes for as long as I can remember! It doesn’t matter if they are brogues, oxfords or loafers (or various other subsets which I have a hard time distinguishing between), I am drawn to all of them.  For one, they are so comfortable and work well with both corporate and casual looks.  Second, they just look so good they say “I am cool and confident” in the best way possible.  Most importantly, they are a great option for when the weather is not hot enough for sandals but not cold enough for boots.

My one piece of advice: When you see a gorgeous pair of menswear-inspired shoes – just buy them! I find that they can be harder to come by than many other styles of shoes and I have often missed out on lovely pairs because I waited too long. I saw a beautiful pair of black and white wingtips and a blue monk-strap earlier this year, that I did not purchase and subsequently never found pairs that look as good.

I love this blue pair of pointy shoes with silver accents on the laces.  I understand that this particular pair may not be everyone’s cup of tea, however, I urge everyone to give menswear-inspired shoes a try just incase you haven’t considered them before.

I hope you enjoy this look and thank you so much for reading.

(Clothes and accessories: Shoes – ASOS, Shirt – Lost Ink, Coat – Therapy, Trousers – H&M, Bag – Karen Millen)