I’ve been looking to add more grey to my wardrobe, even though I’ve had more than my fair share of grey skies lately. It’s a classic colour that works well with most skin tones, especially when paired with bright accessories. I combined this grey faux fur trim coat with burgundy accessories for contrast. Grey and burgundy work really well together, but I think blush pink would look lovely in Spring too.
The quality of the coat is reasonable; it has some padding in the back so it’s no too thin. The finish on the stud fasteners is not great though, I think I’ll have to reinforce the stitching so they don’t work loose. However, the one thing that could really improve this coat is having the cuffs stitched onto the sleeves.
The idea of having detachable faux fur trim is great in theory, but only if the coat looks good both with and without it. You see, the niggle I have is that the cuffs are attached by very stretchy loops that hook onto buttons. If you wear the coat without them, obviously you can see the buttons. But when I put the cuffs on, the buttons and the loops show. Also, one loop snapped. It’s a shame because I really like the coat, but I’ll have to make some alterations to it. Or, more likely get someone else to do it because my sewing skills are abysmal.
Anyway, broken loops aside, I’m really happy with how the grey coat looks combined with the burgundy boots and hat. The jumper underneath has a navy base with a light and dark pink pattern. It has the flared sleeves that are so on trend right now. I bought it in the sales a few weeks ago, and although it’s now sold out, this one from the same range is very similar. Wearing this colour combination gave me the opportunity to wear one of my favourite hats. I love wide brim hats (as well as baker boy hats) and have them in various colours. They can create balance in an outfit, as well as hide messy hair on a windy day!
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