Fabienne Chapot pink hat and grey faux fur trim coat + link up

December 18, 2018

It took me a long time to feel comfortable wearing hats, but now I have quite a collection. I love how they can totally transform an outfit (as well as keep your head warm). Most of my hats are in neutral tones, but a brightly coloured one has the ability to make a bold statement. Plus, it’s fun to co-ordinate your hat with your outfit! So when I spotted this pink Fabienne Chapot pink hat on sale at Secret Sales I didn’t hesitate in adding it to my basket. It was also available in pale blue, and I’m a big believer in buying the things you love in multiple colours. So yes, I bought them both!

I had to wait weeks for them to arrive, but when they were finally delivered I was delighted. They are every bit as fabulous as I expected from this premium Dutch brand. In fact I now have my eye on this emerald green one too!

Fabienne Chapot pink hat and grey faux fur trim coat, L.K Bennett pink bag, Finery pink trousers

I was first introduced to Fabienne Chapot by Jacynth, who stocks some of the brand’s pieces at the-Bias-Cut. When I modelled some of the A/W collection I was really impressed by the design details and the quality. It felt so much better than wearing inferior quality fast fashion garments. To be honest, it made me look at clothes shopping in a completely different light.

Really, we shouldn’t be buying clothes that need repairing before we’ve even worn then. That’s the difference between fast fashion and good quality garments.

Take this grey coat from Stylewe for example: it looks great on (well, I think so!) but if you look closely you can see the imperfections quite clearly. When I first wore it on the blog I lamented the poor design of the detachable faux fur sleeves. They were attached by saggy elastic loops and buttons, which you could clearly see. They also left unsightly gaps as the elastic stretched. I was really disappointed, but then my mother-in-law came to the rescue and painstakingly sewed the cuffs to the sleeves 🙂 All I need to do now is reinforce the popper fastenings which are coming loose.

Really, we shouldn’t be buying clothes that need repairing before we’ve even worn then. That’s the difference between fast fashion and good quality garments. Yes they cost more, but they are definitely worth it. Buy cheap buy twice, as the saying goes.

Fabienne Chapot pink hat and grey faux fur trim coat, L.K Bennett pink bag, Finery pink trousers

Not one to be defeated by a style dilemma, I had a light bulb moment and remembered that I had these long gloves stored away, and luckily they’re a perfect colour match.

Despite the problems I had with the coat I do really like the style and colour. The three quarter length sleeves with the faux fur cuffs are rather elegant. But they are best suited to a top with sleeves of the same length, otherwise the effect is lost. The only problem with that is it’s not great for cold weather. Not one to be defeated by a style dilemma, I had a light bulb moment and remembered that I had these long gloves stored away, and luckily they’re a perfect colour match. Problem solved!

Fabienne Chapot pink hat and grey faux fur trim coat, Red Herring red stripe jumper,  L.K Bennett pink bag, Finery pink trousers

Wearing boots the same colour as the trousers creates the illusion of longer legs…I’ll never say no to that!

Once I started looking through my wardrobe I found I had so much more than I though to match this hot pink hat. These Finery trousers had been hanging up for the best part of a year unworn. But the bag completely trumped them as it’s been in a box stored away for years. I bought it on eBay, new with tags, for less than £10. It’s really more of an occasion bag, but it works perfectly with this outfit. Wearing boots the same colour as the trousers creates the illusion of longer legs…I’ll never say no to that!

Fabienne Chapot pink hat and grey faux fur trim coat, L.K Bennett pink bag, Finery pink trousers

SHOP THE LOOK

Fabienne Chapot pink hat and grey faux fur trim coat, L.K Bennett pink bag, Finery pink trousers
Fabienne Chapot pink hat and grey faux fur trim coat
I even have earrings to finish off the hot pink theme…it’s almost like I planned it! Just to break things up ever so slightly, I wore my red stripe jumper under the coat. It has both pink and black stripes, which mirror the side stripe on the trousers. There’s just a smidgen of sparkle in there – that’s as close to a Christmas jumper as I’ve got!
I love the combination of dark pink and grey, it’s a colour pairing I come back to time and time again. Are you a fan too?
Fabienne Chapot pink hat and grey faux fur trim coat, L.K Bennett pink bag, Finery pink trousers
Fabienne Chapot pink hat and grey faux fur trim coat, L.K Bennett pink bag
Fabienne Chapot pink hat and grey faux fur trim coat
Fabienne Chapot pink hat and grey faux fur trim coat

Fabienne Chapot hat (from Secret Sales, similar) | Stylewe coat c/o (first seen here, similar) | Finery trousers (similar) | Red Herring jumper (from Debenhams) | M&S boots (old, I love these embellished ones) | L.K. Bennett bag (old, from eBay, similar) | Azuni earrings (similar) | gloves from eBay

 

Last week’s favourites were…

Cristina of Memories of the Pacific, Shauna of Lipgloss and Lace and Gail of Is This Mutton!

 

 

This is where I link up!

 

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18 responses to “Fabienne Chapot pink hat and grey faux fur trim coat + link up”

  1. Emma, I am loving these colors! And those boots are so fabulous!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  2. Shauna says:

    i need this coat!! It’s so glam and fab paired with the pink!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  3. Gail says:

    That’s a real show stopper of an outfit! I can see why you bought the hat in 2 colours! I agree with you on fast v quality fashion, and Jacynth has influenced me too!

  4. The bold pink accessories go perfectly with this outfit. I really love that colour and how pretty it looks 🙂
    http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/12/caught-red-handed-for-christmas.html?m=1

  5. Nancy Baten says:

    I just realised that I didn t receive your posts anymore! What a shame!!
    I adore this outfit, well exept for the coat, what a gorgeous colors! How good pink looks on you and the hat as well! Fabulous look!

  6. I love coats with 3/4 sleeves and fun gloves like that!!! I also love the hot pink, it’s gorgeous on you!

  7. jacqui says:

    This is lovely, I really like these colours together. Love the hat, but i’m not confident enough to wear one, i’ll keep trying though! Thanks for hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  8. ooo, love these bright colors on you Emma, the hot pink with your accessories and the light grey look amazing together. I agree with you, you definately dont want to have to sew or repair something you just get! The hat is adorable!! I can see why you bought in several colors, I need to wear my beret, it is one hat I think looks good on everyone! LOVE the long gloves too, very glam, I have a pair in grey that make me feel that way.
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  9. Cheryl Shops says:

    Emma, those trousers are so freaking fabulous! They really pop against your pale gray coat, and I love how many fuchsia accessories you have as well!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  10. Ruth says:

    Wow those pants are just amazing! The color is so bright and the side stripe is perfect!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  11. Laurie says:

    I just love that coat, Emma I can’t see any imperfections now but I know what you mean about these fast American sites. It’s happened to me once before. Having said that I’m sure I have a dress from this brand that I was very happy with. The colour mix here is just perfect, like straight out of a magazine!

  12. Love it Emma. Yes you are so right about quality. Really everything regardless of price should be fit for purpose though so cheap is no excuse for faulty. Now your outfit, you could almost be mistaken for Catherine. Bold and fab. X

    https://www.muttonstyle.com

  13. Laura says:

    That fun hat was well worth the wait! I can’t wait to see your other color-especially if you get the emerald green one too!

  14. chez-Rama says:

    I love the hat and I agree they add little cute drama to any outfit . It is true we should not alternate the garment to fit us like it happens in fast fashion items .
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  15. The sleeves on this coat is amazing Emma – love the glam fur! Merry Christmas lovely lady xx

  16. stephanie says:

    I love all that bright pink!!! SO pretty~!

  17. I am in love with every bit of this look. What a striking contrast. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  18. Leah says:

    All the pops of magenta are so fun! You wear this color well!

    xx Leah / http://www.leahbehr.com

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