how to accessorize

Snow, sleet, rain, snow… That’s March in Finland. Well, in Helsinki, anyway. And I know I’m beginning to sound like a broken record when I say that I’m so tired of it. Unfortunately, spring won’t get here any sooner, never mind how impatient I am…

However, by now I’m really struggling to come up with new outfits for the blog: you’ve seen my entire winter wardrobe over and over again, you must be as tired of it as I am. So, what should I do?

No, going shopping for new winter clothes is not an option. I’d rather spend my money on spring or summer clothes at this point (even though I may need to wait a while before I can wear them).

So, I guess it’s time to see what’s lurking at the back of the old closet, then.

studded belt

over 40 blogger

This is the only time I’ve worn this coat this winter. And I don’t think I wore it that many times last winter, either. To be honest, I’m sort of tired of it. And there’s definitely nothing more boring than a black winter coat…

But it does make a nice backdrop for some studded accessories.

I’ve had this belt forever and I’ve worn it on the blog before with a summer dress. And I thought maybe it would make the boring, old coat a bit more interesting. What do you think?

winter wear over 40

how to wear black in winter

Outfit details:

coat: Betty Barcley (old) / trousers: Marks and Spencer (old) / bag: Coccinelle /

 sunglasses: Chanel (old) /gloves: Fancy Fanny (old) / belt: LP Selection (old)


Linking up with:

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  1. notdeadyetstyle
    25 March 2018 / 10:37 pm

    Big Yes! to the studded belt over the familiar coat – the belt gives you a whole fresh look – and gives the rest of us fresh ideas! thanks for linking up, xo-Patti

    • Tiina L
      27 March 2018 / 11:05 am

      Thanks, Patti.

  2. Nancy's Fashion Style
    26 March 2018 / 6:50 am


    • Tiina L
      27 March 2018 / 11:06 am


  3. Jill James
    26 March 2018 / 8:36 am

    I agree the studded belt works brilliantly over the coat. I can only imagine after such a long Winter you must really tire of your coats.

    • Tiina L
      27 March 2018 / 11:07 am

      Thanks, Jill. After such a long winter I've reached the point where I just want to burn ALL my winter coats…

  4. señora Allnut
    27 March 2018 / 10:56 am

    I totally agree, a black coat makes a nice backdrop for some studded accessories. You look fabulous!Even our 'mild' Winter is being too long, sleet and cold is what we have these days!besos

    • Tiina L
      27 March 2018 / 11:08 am

      Thanks, Monica. Don't you think it's time spring finally makes an appearance?

    • Tiina L
      7 April 2018 / 9:01 am

      Thank you, Bethany.

  5. Emma Peach
    30 March 2018 / 11:58 am

    The belt really transforms the look of the coat! I love the purple bag and scarf. Thanks for linking up!Emma

    • Tiina L
      7 April 2018 / 9:01 am

      Thanks, Emma.

  6. Cheryl
    6 April 2018 / 11:12 pm

    That belt is truly fabulous! What a fun way to accessorize for winter! Thanks for linking up at Fabulous Friday last week—I'm cohosting with Jennie this week and we'd love to have you back! Please stop by (if you haven't already)! Cheryl Shops |

    • Tiina L
      7 April 2018 / 9:02 am

      Thanks, Cheryl.

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