Checked Coat and Wide Brim Hat for a Walk in the Forest + Link Up

Checked Coat and Wide Brim Hat for a Walk in the Forest + Link Up

Another busy week has just flown by and already it’s the last day of October! Last week was half term and my husband’s 50th birthday. For the last few years we’ve been abroad for October half term but my husband couldn’t get the time off work this year so we celebrated his half century with a meal out at our favourite pub.

It’s easy to feel a bit hemmed in when the nights start drawing in so we made the most of the Autumn sunshine by going for a walk. Isobel wanted to go for a bike ride so we drove up to Delamere Forest for some fresh air and exercise.

Although it was sunny there was a chill in the air, but wearing this checked coat and wide brim hat for a walk in the forest turned out to be the perfect combination.

In my previous post I mentioned how I’d been packing away the Summer clothes and rediscovering my Winter wardrobe. As well as those leopard print boots I also unearthed this checked coat which I bought on eBay a couple of years ago. Check, plaid and houndstooth is very on trend this season so I was very happy when I remembered I’d got this coat. Sometimes you just need to shop your closet!  Although it was sunny there was a chill in the air, but wearing this checked coat and wide brim hat for a walk in the forest turned out to be the perfect combination.

Checked Coat and Wide Brim Hat for a Walk in the Forest

 

I’m a big believer in using hats to balance the proportions of an outfit.

Over the last couple of years I’ve become a big fan of hats. For me they serve several purposes: they stop my hair blowing in my eyes, they keep my head warm and the sun off my eyes, and of course they look incredibly stylish. I’m a big believer in using hats to balance the proportions of an outfit. I have fedoras and wide brim floppy hats in a variety of colours so I’ve usually got one to match whatever outfit I’m wearing. In this instance I matched my hat to the burgundy trim and buttons on the coat. The underside of the coat collar is burgundy velvet – I love details like that. My Paul Costelloe bag completed the look.

Checked Coat and Wide Brim Hat for a Walk in the Forest

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Checked Coat and Wide Brim Hat for a Walk in the Forest

My feet are giving me more and more problems lately so wearing shoes like FitFlops that have adequate arch support is essential.

A walk in the forest requires sturdy footwear and there’s nothing more comfortable than FitFlops. I live in the sandals over the Summer so I was overjoyed to find these boots on sale for just £15 a couple of years ago. They have a fleece lining which keeps my feet warm even in the coldest weather, and they are comfortable enough to run in. My feet are giving me more and more problems lately so wearing shoes like fitFlops that have adequate arch support is essential.

Checked Coat and Wide Brim Hat for a Walk in the Forest

The back of the coat has a lovely ruffle design. It does add volume to my lower half but I’m willing to make that sacrifice for an unusual feature.

Checked Coat and Wide Brim Hat for a Walk in the Forest

Finally, I had to show you my fantastic fox jumper! I’ve been desperately trying to get my hands on a fox sweater for ages and a few weeks ago I found this one on eBay. This outfit features four eBay bargains: coat, hat, jumper and bag. I also bought a badger motif jumper from Asos that I’ll be showing you soon!

Have you scored any eBay or charity shop bargains lately? It’s link up day so please do share what you’ve been wearing!

Checked Coat and Wide Brim Hat for a Walk in the Forest Joules fox jumper

Ronit Zilkha coat (from eBay, similar) | Joules fox jumper (from eBay, similar) | Gap jeans | FitFlop boots (similar style) | Paul Costelloe bag (from eBay, similar) | hat from eBay (similar) | ring from Pia | earrings c/o LOTD (first seen here) | Pucci sunglasses (similar)

Last week’s favourites were…

Nina of Sharing a Journey in a super stylish outfit for sightseeing, Ruth of My Little Nest wearing a gorgeous orange lace dress, and Suzy Turner rocking camo print and sequins!


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21 Comments

  1. October 31, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    That is such a cute coat! It’s so vintage looking! Love the hat too! Thanks for the link up.

  2. October 31, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    You look beautiful, as always, Emma! I LOVE that coat – the shape is so unusual and pretty.
    Thank you so much for featuring me too!! Wow I’m honoured 🙂
    Hugs from Portugal
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

  3. October 31, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    Emma, you are killing me with all your fabulous outfits! This coat is everything and I need this in my life, too! I love the plaid and all the amazing little details. And your fox jumper is spectacular! I am sorry to hear your feet are bothering you, but those shoes are super cute and functional so that’s a win! Thanks for the link up and have a great week.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  4. October 31, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    I was already smitten with your coat from the front, Emma. With that bustle feature on the back, I’ve ventured into the realm of obsession.

    p/s such a debonair fox!!!!

  5. October 31, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    This coat is beyond fantastic! I just love the colors, cut, and plaid. Your hat compliments it wonderfully and I enjoyed seing the adorable fox sweater underneath it all. 🙂

  6. October 31, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    Emma, I LOVE this outfit ! That coat is so on trend, but i love plaid any time for Fall. love trhe burgundy buttons with your hat and bag. Your sweater is adorable! love the fox.. I am looking for a doggy sweater. but no luck. The style of the coat is so attractive too.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  7. October 31, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I love it when this happens! That’s why I hold on to so much stuff! It’s even stored in lock tight boxes in my garage now! What a fabulous find Emma, it looks great on and a little different to what everyone else has xx

  8. November 1, 2017 / 2:31 am

    That coat is beautiful! I love the coordinating accessories you added!

  9. November 1, 2017 / 3:44 am

    This is ALL so terrific. You always rock outdoor style with your beautiful hats and gorgeous collection of coats and jackets. Love that hat and I need a floppy one in that color – and those buttons! And lady I own a fox sweater – thanks for reminding me to wear it. 😉

  10. November 1, 2017 / 11:51 am

    love that plaid jacket! So perfect for fall!!!

  11. Amy Arnold
    November 4, 2017 / 12:58 am

    That hat is so perfect with the buttons on your coat!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. November 5, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    What a gorgeous coat, love that the red buttons match your hat!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  13. November 10, 2017 / 5:11 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

  14. Miri
    November 16, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I love hats. I think this one fits you perfectly. Its colour brings out your skin tone, Emma!

    XO
    Miri
    https://currentlywearing.com

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