Snake print skirt, statement sleeves and red coat + link up

Snake print skirt, statement sleeves and red coat

I’ve featured leopard print a lot lately, so in the interest of balance I thought I’d wear a bit of snake print. When I pulled out the leopard print skirt for the Style Not Age August theme I also rediscovered this old H&M one. It’s funny really because I used to wear pencil skirts a lot for work, and then I totally lost interest in them. The new season has revived my love for them, particularly the stretchy variety!

The snakeprint skirt, statement sleeves and red coat is a simple but effective formula that’s both classic and on trend.

This outfit is actually very similar to the Wild About Animal Print look, although this time I chose a top with sleeves that fit under a coat or jacket. The snakeprint skirt, statement sleeves and red coat is a simple but effective formula that’s both classic and on trend. The flared sleeves of the top balance out the close-fitting skirt, while the black tights and boots have a leg-lengthening effect. The coat is a nice length that works well with knee length dresses and skirts. Nothing in this outfit is new, in fact most of it is years old. Rediscovering old pieces can be just as gratifying as buying new ones 🙂

Snake print skirt, statement sleeves and red coat

The weather here in the UK is very changeable at the moment so it’s tights and boots one day, T-shirts and sandals the next!

Wearing a pencil skirt and a top with flared or ruffled sleeves also works for warmer weather if you swap boots for mules as I did here. The weather in the UK is very changeable at the moment so it’s tights and boots one day, T-shirts and sandals the next! Yesterday I went to London (you may have seen why on Instagram stories!) and I definitely had one too many layers on. Catching a very early train meant I needed a sweater and a jacket, but it was in the low 20s in London by the time I arrived. My goodness the tube was hot! Trying to take a jumper off on a bumpy and crowded Northern line train required every bit of my core strength! I’ll be sharing more about my fun-packed day in South London soon 😉

Are you finding the fluctuating temperature a challenge too? I think I’m becoming obsessed with the weather app on my phone!

Snake print skirt, statement sleeves and red coat

SHOP THE LOOK

Snake print pencil skirt, black top with faux leather statement sleeves

Snake print pencil skirt, black top with faux leather statement sleeves, Mila Blu black bag

Snake print pencil skirt, black top with faux leather statement sleeves, Mila Blu black bag, Pia long owl necklace

Snake print skirt, statement sleeves and red coat

H&M skirt (old, similar) | Zara top (old, similar) | J by Jasper Conran coat (old, similar) | Mila Blu handbag (similar) | Pia necklace (similar)

 

Last week’s favourites were…

Tina of Tina’s Pink Friday, Amy of Amy’s Creative Pursuits and Ruth of My Little Nest!

 


 

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30 Comments

  1. September 18, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    I really love this look Emma. Your top is fabulous and I really love snake print (I prefer it to leopard). Your coat is the perfect pop of colour and looks great on you! xx

  2. September 18, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Whoa! This is gorgeous, Emma! I love every detail. I’m filling in for your lack of leopard this week 🙂 xx

  3. September 18, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring my special “Grandma & Me” fashion post. You are so sweet. I love your red coat, that is so pretty. Gorgeous top too, the sleeves are fun.

  4. September 18, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I adore that coat. It makes you look super tall too!
    Suzy xx

  5. September 18, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Wow, I am swooning over your amazing snake print skirt! It is perfect with the black basics and I just love your orange statement coat.

  6. September 18, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    This is why we don’t throw anything away! How perfect is this look for now? I’m looking forward to hearing about your day Emma xx

  7. September 18, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    This look is perfection! I’m having a difficult time finding a snakeskin garment that I love.

  8. September 18, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    I loved that my snakeskin skirt is now on trend.. what goes around comes around.. Love your pencil skirt . you look fab in this look I love all black with a print like an animal print. Your sleeve detail is so cool, and your red coat is gorgeous. You look great. Im still waiting on the chill..
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstyslish.com

  9. September 18, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    That is one amazing statement coat! I love it paired with leopard!

  10. September 18, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    I am in love with your skirt! Fan tas tic! And do very stylish with that black and that amazing coat!

  11. September 19, 2018 / 3:13 am

    This is such a fabulous outfit, Emma! I love your owl necklace too! XXX

  12. September 19, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    loving that coat! It is so pretty!

  13. September 20, 2018 / 10:59 pm

    Coat is gorgeous Emma, love the colour – it’s a nice statement for the colder weather. I hear you about the weather, one minute it’s hot the next it’s chilly, never know quite what to wear. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  14. September 21, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Just LOVE that bright jacket and its length. Also, love, love, love the sleeves on that black top that you paired with the snakeskin skirt.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  15. Lise
    September 23, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    This outfit is stunning, the snake skin print and black is so classy and the red coat takes it to another level. I love it and you look fabulous! You have definitely inspired me to get back to black and animal print – it really is classic.

  16. September 28, 2018 / 11:17 am

    That skirt is amazing! You look fabulous in it. I’ve pinned this look to my animal prints board.

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