Red J by Jasper Conran Coat and Zara Leopard Print Dress

Red Jasper Conran Debenhams coat

Although I love shopping for new clothes I have been making an effort to get more wear out of items I already own…it’s easy to forget what you have when it gets stuffed in the back of the wardrobe. This red J by Jasper Conran coat is one of my favourites and I do get a lot of wear out it. I bought it a few years ago in the height of Summer, which may seem like madness but I often buy clothes out of season because you can pick up such bargains. As well as the colour, I was drawn to the flattering fit and flare cut and the quality of the fabric, which is quite heavy so it hangs nicely. Under it I’m wearing a leopard print dress from Zara, which is another item I’ve owned for some years. I tend to wear it more in the Winter because it’s too short for me to wear without tights – it looks fine standing up but sitting down reveals a bit too much thigh! As the neckline is quite low I chose a big chunky gold necklace from Wallis. Red and leopard print worn together make quite an impact so to tone it down a little I opted for a black bag and some knee length black boots.

Red J Jasper Conran coat

Zara leopard print dress

Wallis gold chunky necklace

Leopard print Zara dress

Black Mila Blu bag

Coat: J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams, dress: Zara, boots: Pied a Terre, bag: Mila Blu, necklace: Wallis, sunglasses: Karl Lagerfeld.

You can see how I styled the dress and the coat a few years ago here and here.

Do you try to get maximum wear from your clothes or do you regularly have a purge and buy new things? I have to admit that I’m terrible at getting rid of clothes. Let me know in the comments!


Thanks for reading!


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  1. January 27, 2016 / 12:44 am

    Very striking. I also love the combo of black and red. And what an inspiration to try an animal print dress!

    • February 5, 2016 / 9:53 am

      Thank you Terri! I do love animal print!

  2. January 30, 2016 / 8:00 am

    I really like the bag + necklace! It’s refreshing to see a blogger wearing unknown brands I havn’t seen a million other places.

    • February 5, 2016 / 9:54 am

      Thank you so much Dawn 🙂

  3. February 4, 2016 / 2:45 am

    You look great! Love the red coat lines, and the color looks great on you. Necklace is a good choice, too.
    I just cannot let go of things, fashion comes and goes, and i have a lots of classic pieces.

  4. February 10, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    I LOVE this coat! I really feel like you can take on the world in a red coat!

    • February 11, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you Becky! I love red, it’s my favourite colour!

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