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?


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  1. Jessica Jannenga
    3 November 2014 / 2:49 pm

    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 xxhttp://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

    • Tiina L
      5 November 2014 / 2:00 pm

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

  2. Rosy
    3 November 2014 / 4:28 pm

    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.

    • Tiina L
      5 November 2014 / 2:01 pm

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

  3. Darcy
    3 November 2014 / 10:16 pm

    Love your gloves!!www.amemoryofus.com

    • Tiina L
      5 November 2014 / 2:02 pm

      Thanks, Darcy, and thanks for stopping by.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    4 November 2014 / 3:03 am

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

    • Tiina L
      5 November 2014 / 2:03 pm

      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.

  5. Mrs C
    4 November 2014 / 2:49 pm

    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 🙂

    • Tiina L
      5 November 2014 / 2:04 pm

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

  6. M
    5 November 2014 / 2:42 am

    Love the pop of purple, very classy look love this!besos,Mhttp://theflowerduet.blogspot.com/

    • Tiina L
      5 November 2014 / 2:05 pm

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

  7. Alice Warren
    5 November 2014 / 6:42 am

    Those gloves….wow! Such a great accessory!Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.comP.S. Hope you will stop by Thursday and join TBT Fashion link up.

    • Tiina L
      5 November 2014 / 2:06 pm

      Thanks, Alice! I just love colour pop accessories…

  8. Jill James
    6 November 2014 / 9:15 am

    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.

    • Tiina L
      6 November 2014 / 4:23 pm

      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…

  9. Connie
    8 November 2014 / 5:51 pm

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

    • Tiina L
      9 November 2014 / 6:38 pm

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

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