Sunday, 2 November 2014

A Pop of Colour...

trench coat

This is the time of year when all my autumn / spring clothes start gradually migrating from Homebase 1 (Finland) to Homebase 2 (U.K.). This is my version of storing seasonally inappropriate clothes and making way for winter clothes. It may sound a bit complicated, but it actually makes sense. When the temperatures drop in Finland close to freezing, the U.K. can still enjoy a bit warmer weather, and I don't want to carry different types of coats and shoes back and forth at weekends. Also, in spring, I will need lighter coats in the U.K at least a month before I need them in Finland. So, I just pack the lighter coats and shoes into a suitcase and take the whole lot over to Homebase 2 at one go, and then I can travel with cabin luggage only at weekends...

trench coat
coat: Erich Fend (old) / bag: Michael Kors / shoes: Clarks
It is not a perfect solution, of course, as weather can be very unpredictable in both countries, and I often find that I have only winter boots in Finland if spring arrives early...

trench coat
belt: Georges Rech / sunglasses: Miu Miu / scarf: Alexander McQueen
Anyway, I thought this would also be a good time to try out new ways of styling some old pieces, like this trench. I'm not a fan of neutral colours; I think they can be a bit harsh on my face. So, I thought this coat needed some colour pop accessories. What do you think?

Tiina

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18 comments

  1. Love the trench coat, and these are great colors together! Love this orchid purple in your bag and gloves with the navy. perfect!
    from the link up,

    please stop by, jess xx

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

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    1. Thanks, Jess. Bright colours always work with neutrals, don't they?

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  2. Love your pop of color !! Actually I love bright colors even in winter, when the days are gray and sad bright colors make a difference. You will look great in both countries.

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    1. Thanks, Rosy. I agree: brighs colours are a must in winter, they brighten your mood, too.

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  3. Love your gloves!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Thanks, Darcy, and thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Beautiful trench, and I love bright colors you chose for accessories!

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    1. Thanks, Natalia. I've had this coat forever, and either I don't know what to do with it or I love it, depending on the day.

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  5. This trench might be an old piece but it will never get OLD! A classic and everybody should have a pair in their closet! Love the daring pop of color :)

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    1. Thanks, sweetie! I think I might want to have several trench coats, in many different colours (except beige, can't do beige...)

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  6. Love the pop of purple, very classy look love this!

    besos,
    M
    http://theflowerduet.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, so nice of you. And thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Those gloves....wow! Such a great accessory!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    P.S. Hope you will stop by Thursday and join TBT Fashion link up.

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    1. Thanks, Alice! I just love colour pop accessories...

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  8. A classic trench is always a great wardrobe staple and this one is such a great shape.Your jewel toned accessories take away that hard edge and are always perfect on you. I so much admire your organisation skills, practice no doubt makes perfect.

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    1. Thanks Jill. But I'm afraid I have to disappoint you: my organisational skills are far from perfect, more like lifelong learning, a work-in-progress...

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  9. Don't we all just need more color in our lives? Yes we do! Love the shot of you in front of the gaffiti,

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    1. Yes, we do! I certainly do, with this grey November and all...

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