Navy, Green, Aubergine Model KT Work Bag + Style With a Smile Link Up

Navy, Green, Aubergine Model KT Work Bag + Style With a Smile Link Up

Do you remember that saying that “blue and green should never be seen”? In other words, combining these two colours is a fashion faux pas. Well thankfully, we’re all beginning to realise that rules are for fools…at least when it comes to getting dressed. Not content with ignoring that outdated rule, I’ve gone one better by combining navy, green AND aubergine, thanks to my Model KT bag.

Putting this outfit together I had two things in mind: I want to be warm but I don’t want to wear boots. Or a big jumper. Ok, that’s actually three things. Now don’t get me wrong, I love boots and jumpers. They are probably the most practical thing to wear at this time of year,  but you can have too much of a good thing. Besides, I’m impatient for Spring.

This navy jumper is a fine knit but very warm, so I was going to layer a lightweight coat over it. The one I had intended to wear is an M&S coat in chartreuse (a very similar style to this one) but it was too voluminous. Not at all how imagined it would look, which was disappointing because I really liked the two colours together. Feeling frustrated I went through my coats and jackets trying on different ones…when I remembered this Matthew Williamson blazer in the overspill wardrobe. I bought it on a whim from Cocosa about five years ago with a whopping 90% discount, but had never found a way to wear it, hence I forgot about it. The blazer is very similar in colour to the coat but a much better fit. All good, but it needed a third colour.

Because the jacket is such a vibrant colour, adding another bright hue could look garish, but the combination of navy, green and aubergine works like a dream.

I found the perfect companion in my aubergine Model KT bag. Because the jacket is such a vibrant colour, adding another bright hue could look garish, but the combination of navy, green and aubergine works like a dream. The overall look is smart casual. It looks professional but not too formal. I’m not keen on wearing ankle boots with these trousers because they leave a gap which makes my legs look shorter. Court shoes on soggy wet grass? No chance. It’s times like these that a practical Oxford style shoe justifies its place in my footwear collection. The masculine shape is offset by the higher than usual heel and funky snake print. They are incredibly comfortable too. Instead of my usual bold jewellery, I chose some delicate gold rings that mirror the colours of my outfit.

Do you like to experiment with colour combinations? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to link up your outfits at the bottom of the post!

Navy, Green, Aubergine Model KT Work Bag + Style With a Smile Link Up

Jennifer Hamley Model KT aubergine bag

Navy, Green, Aubergine Model KT Work Bag + Style With a Smile Link Up

Navy, Green, Aubergine Model KT Work Bag + Style With a Smile Link Up

Jennifer Hamley Model KT aubergine bag

Topshop snake print shoes

Pia Gold rings evil eye ring


Jacket: Matthew Williamson (old) | trousers: Asos (similar) | roll neck sweater: TK Maxx (similar) | shoes: Topshop (old) | bag: Jennifer Hamley | sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli | stacked rings on middle finger: Pia

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  1. January 17, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    That is a good one:rules are for tools! I totally agree asyou look beautiful! I also love pink and red together!

  2. January 17, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I love putting together unexpected color combinations, Emma!!
    In fact, I knitted a shawl 2 years ago with this limeish green & navy blue—and it’s amazing how the blue made the green pop so well!!
    Maybe that’s why I love this outfit so well. Well, that and those shoes!! Super cool!

    • January 22, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      Thank you Jodie! I’m glad I finally decided to wear the jacket after all this time 🙂

  3. January 17, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    Wow! This is such a great color combination! That bag is amazing and I am really loving your oxfords! I never would have thought these colors would work together, but they really do and they make such a statement. Well done, Emma!


  4. January 17, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    love the colors in this outfit! Awesome ! Thanks for this creative look. It’s definitely unique and I love that xx

    Stop by for a chat 🙂

    • January 22, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      Thanks Tianna! I’ll pop over for a read 🙂

  5. January 17, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    I’m totally loving your shoes! I haven’t purchased that style yet b/c I don’t have a lot of pants to go with them but I like how you have them styled. Thanks for the link up!


  6. January 17, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I wish I was so brave with colour! You must kow by now that I’m way too monochromatic. I love this look right down to the nail polish xx

    • January 22, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Thanks Laurie! I do love wearing black but I wanted to inject some colour into my outfit because I find black is really hard to photograph when it’s dull and grey. Roll on Spring!

  7. January 18, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    I LUV your blazer!!

  8. January 18, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Such a fun color palette! I have never heard that saying before, which is just fine by me because I love green and blue together. I really like how you added a bit of purple. It is unexpected and works wonderfully.

  9. January 19, 2017 / 5:05 am

    I also love to play around with unexpected color combos and I love the you’re seeing traditional color rules being broken. Your blazer and bag are both gorgeous!


  10. January 19, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Love your turtleneck and bag 🙂 and I had no idea blue wasn’t supposed to cohabit alongside green LOL you look gorgeous.

    • January 22, 2017 / 10:37 pm

      Thanks Sheila! I remember my nan saying you shouldn’t wear blue and green together…how times have changed!

    • January 22, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      Thanks Caitlin! It’s out of a box 🙂

  11. January 22, 2017 / 3:26 am

    These colors really do work so well together! Love that bag, too!


  12. January 23, 2017 / 12:02 am

    Yes! Rules are for fools! This is such a pretty color combo! That jacket is fabulous!

    Doused In Pink

  13. January 27, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Head-turning! And it goes SO WELL with your hair!

  14. March 22, 2017 / 7:26 am

    Dear Emma, i love this combination of colours. It works so good together. Thank you for hosting.
    XO Tina

  15. November 29, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    I love how bold you are with your color choices Emma! The combination is lively!

  16. December 19, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    I like to have a variety of different color bags to complete my outfit! The one you are wearing is a perfect color for the outfit and I do love it with the blazer. Thanks for an inspiring post!

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