Grey Faux Fur Trim Coat With Burgundy Accents + Link Up

Grey Faux Fur Trim Coat With Burgundy Accents

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.

However, the one thing that could really improve this coat is having the cuffs stitched onto the sleeves.

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.

Grey Faux Fur Trim Coat With Burgundy Accents

I love wide brim hats (as well as baker boy hats) and have them in various colours.

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!

Grey Faux Fur Trim Coat With Burgundy Accents

Grey Faux Fur Trim Coat With Burgundy Accents

Grey Faux Fur Trim Coat With Burgundy Accents

Grey Faux Fur Trim Coat With Burgundy Accents

 

Grey Faux Fur Trim Coat With Burgundy Accents

 

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Grey Faux Fur Trim Coat With Burgundy Accents

Stylewe coat c/o | Principles by Ben de Lisi jumper (similar) | hat from eBay | Office boots (old, similar) | Paul Costelloe bag (similiar) | flower ring from charity shop

What colour do you like to pair with grey? I usually stick to burgundy and grey but would love some suggestions!

Last week’s favourites were…

Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust, Joi of In My Joi and Patti of Not Dead Yet Style!


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31 Comments

  1. January 23, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    I love that coat! Gray is the backbone of my wardrobe!

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:26 pm

      Thanks Pam! I’ve added a few pieces in grey to my wardrobe lately. I’m obsessed with grey jumpers at the moment!

  2. January 23, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    The coat actually looks amazing on.But I know what you mean about the quality of these large online brands. I did a coat for one similar brand last year and the quality was so poor. They make them look amazing online and when the item arrives it’s completely different. Hence why I don’t work with any of them anymore. But it does look fantastic on you xx

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:31 pm

      Thanks Laurie. Yes I did have my reservations, but in fairness I’ve had some really good quality clothes from Stylewe. I’ve turned down offers of collaborations from a few other China sites lately because I need to be more selective. I can’t risk ending up with something that I don’t like and won’t wear. Wardrobe space is limited and I loathe being wasteful.

  3. January 23, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    Emma, I love the gray and burgundy together. This is really a great outfit! And the coat is fabulous! I do hope you are able to repair in a way that you will be able to wear it comfortably because it is super cute!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:32 pm

      Thanks Shelbee! Yes I’ll definitely get it altered because I do really like it. It may be the kick up the bum I need to learn to sew properly!

  4. January 23, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    The pinks and plums look great on you – I love these colors!
    Thank you for hosting us each week – it is always fun!
    Best wishes, Mimi
    http://inmyprimetime.blogspot.com

  5. January 23, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    I’m a huge fan of grey and think it looks gorgeous with just about any colour. Your choice of burgundy is really pretty – and looks stunning on you. I do love that hat too 😀 It’s a lovely jacket, I do like the cuffs but it sounds like a bit too much hard work to me lol!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:34 pm

      Thanks Suzy! The thing is I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to clothes. I can’t bear something that isn’t quite right, but I do really like the coat so it’ll be worth the faff of having it altered.

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:35 pm

      Yes I think so too Jodie! My grandmother customised everything! I wish I had her sewing skills.

  6. January 23, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    I do love the color combination of burgundy and grey! This is a very cute outfit and you look amazing in it! I also love the word niggle…I’ve never heard it before, but I think I’ll add it to my vocabulary! Thanks so much for the link up! Have a great day!

  7. January 23, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    That coat is so pretty and I love it paired with the plum accessories!

  8. January 23, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    I love the faux fur on your coat sleeves! I know what you mean about buttons or things that make an item tricky. I bet a tailor could easily fix it, it does look great on you! you pick great colors for your skin tone. I love the berry tones of your dress and hat, looks so pretty with your hair.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydrtessedandstylish.com

  9. January 23, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    That coat is gorgeous! So Stunning. Love the sleeves, and those boots.

  10. January 23, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Great coat – I have also been looking for grey (trousers). I love grey with burgundy, pink and the very fashionable ultra violet.

  11. January 23, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    The coat is really cute and it sounds like such a unique way to hook and unhook the faux fur detailing. I love the blush/grey combo as well as how you paired it with the burgundy here. I do think that gray is a neutral and can be worn with really anything. I like grey and blue together or even grey and tan. Your hat is adorable!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  12. January 23, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    I love the fur cuffs, and i get what you mean about it having to look good all the time – it looks fab here! Great hat too, and thanks for hosting the linkup, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  13. January 24, 2018 / 12:36 am

    love the jacket and your boots!!! How pretty!!

  14. January 24, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    Oh, those fur cuffs make such a lovely statement! It is too bad they aren’t as functional in their current condition. Fabulous look all around, Emma!

  15. January 24, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    I love the coat and I’m obsessed with the hat! Grey and burgundy worked so good on you!!

    ~xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  16. January 26, 2018 / 2:05 am

    Ohh, I just love the fur detail on the sleeves of this neutral coat. So pretty!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  17. January 26, 2018 / 10:18 am

    I love that grey color with your fun and colorful top! I also love your flower ring. Super cute look! I think this might be my first time stopping by your blog! I will have to add your link-up to my list and link up every week!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

    • January 31, 2018 / 1:20 pm

      Thank you so much Nina! I’d love to see you here for the link up every week!

  18. January 27, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    Great look Emma, I am loving these colours together 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

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