Lavender and Emerald Green + Style With a Smile Link Up

November 16, 2021
Lavender and Emerald Green, Marks & Spencer lavender coat, Flounce London green wide leg trousers, Zara green quilted chain handle bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses, lilac fedora

A couple of weeks ago I started the mammoth task of storing summer clothes away and moving my coats to a freestanding rail, which I’ve put in the treadmill room. So now, I can look at my coats and come up with outfit ideas while I’m exercising. (Does that count as multi-tasking?) I hadn’t worn this coat for a while so I thought it was time to give it another outing. Actually, I’d planned on posting this outfit for yesterday’s Thrifty Six theme of Wrapped Up For Winter…but then I remembered that it wasn’t preloved. I realised whilst checking an older post featuring this coat, that I had in fact bought it from the Marks & Spencer outlet in Salford. The funny thing is, yesterday’s post was originally planned for this month’s Stylish Monday collaboration, but I missed the deadline! So I’m well and truly a step behind…nothing new there!

This lavender and emerald green outfit might seem more like a spring colour combination, but I don’t believe in saving certain colours for particular seasons

Despite my confusion about where I bought this coat, I had remembered that it was a bargain. According to my earlier post, it was only £19. In musings about other colour combinations I’d mentioned teaming it with green. It’s only taken me 10 months to get around to it! This lavender and emerald green outfit might seem more like a spring colour combination, but I don’t believe in saving certain colours for particular seasons. The truth is, if I stuck to typical autumn/winter shades I’d get bored of them very soon. I need variety in my life! Sometimes I like to add a third accent colour to an outfit, but the subtly different tones of lavender and green create just enough contrast.

I’m using a bag that I bought in Zara while on holiday Madeira last month. Zara is much cheaper in Spain and Portugal so it’s always hard to resist! This bag is available in several colours – including lilac, which was extremely tempting! However, I’d been wanting a decent-sized emerald green bag for ages, and I couldn’t fit another one in my case. Zara have really gone big with the quilted bags this season. There’s a gorgeous orange one that’s calling to me. My finger is poised to press the “add to cart” button. I’m not sure how much longer I can resist!

Lavender and Emerald Green, Marks & Spencer lavender coat, Flounce London green wide leg trousers, Zara green quilted chain handle bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses, lilac fedora

I added the hat and this gorgeous freesia brooch at the last minute. It’s from Eternal Collection, a company I’ve worked with a few times in the past. I usually forget to wear a brooch but I think they make a lovely finishing touch. Again, it’s probably more appropriate for spring, but as there are very few real flowers in the garden I’ll wear them in jewellery form instead.

Do you stick to season-appropriate colours or do you like to mix things up?

Eternal Collection freesia brooch
Lavender and Emerald Green, Marks & Spencer lavender coat, Flounce London green wide leg trousers, Zara green quilted chain handle bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses, lilac fedora

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Marks & Spencer lavender coat, Flounce London green wide leg trousers, Zara green quilted chain handle bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses, lilac fedora
Flounce London green wide leg trousers, Zara green quilted chain handle bag
Lavender and Emerald Green, Marks & Spencer lavender coat, Flounce London green wide leg trousers, Zara green quilted chain handle bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses, lilac fedora
Lavender and Emerald Green, Marks & Spencer lavender coat, Flounce London green wide leg trousers, Zara green quilted chain handle bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses, lilac fedora
Lavender and Emerald Green, Marks & Spencer lavender coat, Flounce London green wide leg trousers, Zara green quilted chain handle bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses, lilac fedora
Lavender and Emerald Green, Marks & Spencer lavender coat, Flounce London green wide leg trousers, Zara green quilted chain handle bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses, lilac fedora
Lavender and Emerald Green, Marks & Spencer lavender coat, Flounce London green wide leg trousers, Zara green quilted chain handle bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses, lilac fedora
Marks & Spencer lavender coat, lilac fedora
Lavender and Emerald Green, Marks & Spencer lavender coat, Flounce London green wide leg trousers, Zara green quilted chain handle bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses, lilac fedora

Marks & Spencer coat (from eBay) | Flounce London trousers | Mango top | Zara bag | Eternal Collection Freesia brooch (previously gifted) | Ted Baker sunglasses

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17 responses to “Lavender and Emerald Green + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Rena says:

    Emma, while I agree that there are no hard and fast rule fashion rules any longer, I personally prefer to stick with seasonal hues, although I consider black to be an all year color. Your pairing of lavender with bright green is quite fetching and an uplifting combination for a cold, dreary Fall day. And I think that it’s clever of you to have your coats in view while you use the treadmill; I often come up with my best fashion ideas will I’m walking.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

  2. Cheryl Shops says:

    Ooh, that bag is such a good find—I can see why you bought it! I was in Spain during the summer sales years ago and bought an entire wardrobe; I remember being astounded at how much cheaper Mango and Zara were there, especially on promotion!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  3. Katie says:

    What a gorgeous coat! Purple and green are my two favorite colors so this outfit is right up my alley! Thanks for the linkup!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  4. Gail says:

    What a gorgeous combo. I would love that coat! Like you, I don’t believe in wearing certain colours in spring, they’re perfect for all year round.

  5. Lovely says:

    What a fabulous color combo! You look brilliant!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  6. Nancy says:

    This color combination is so perfect! Just the perfect shade of green and lilac! And that bag!! Also the hat looks so very good on you. This is a gorgeous outfit! And thanks for the feature! What a lovely surprise!

  7. Emma, this outfit is so cheerful and fun! I love purple and green together so it is making me smile so big! I actually really like pastel colors in the winter. I feel like they uplift the dreariness of cold and gray winter skies. I love your beautiful freesia brooch, too. I always forget about adding brooches to my outfits but I have been trying to be a bit more intentional about it. Great post and gorgeous outfit, my friend. Thanks so much for the feature, too! That just made my day!

    Shelbee

  8. Jill says:

    Purple and green is such a pretty color combo! You look fabulous!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  9. Jennifer says:

    I’m loving this colour combo!

    Jennifer
    Curated by Jennifer

  10. Di says:

    Love this eclectic color combination! I don’t stick to seasonal colors-it’s especially nice to wear and see cheerful bright and light colors in the colder, darker months. Have a good remainder of the week and thanks for sharing!

  11. I adore this color combo with this look Emma! That bag is fabulous too!

    https://www.kathrineldridge.com

  12. Lee says:

    So pretty! I love purple and green together – one of my favorite color combos.

  13. Allie Mackin says:

    Oooo I love this color combo and I agree I don’t believe in season color anymore don’t think anyone does really. Yes some fast fashion pieces can be hard to resist. I do not buy it too often but I do occasionally.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

  14. Amy Johnson says:

    Such pretty colors!

  15. Now that coat is a bargain! ( whereever you got it! LOL) Love the beautiful lavendar color! I need some of it in my wardrobe! The combination with the green is a lovely contrast and I love the quilted bag! It is a task to move seasonal clothes!
    sorry Im late!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  16. Darlene says:

    Emma, you’ve inspired me to pull out my lilac coat! Wow, I love this color combingation. It just pops! I do like to wear surprising colors in different seasons. I think pastels looks fab in the winter!

    xx Darlene

  17. You just know how much I love this palette!!! You look gorgeous! AND…OMG Thank you so much for featuring me along with these 2 beautiful Fashionista friends of mine- I’m thrilled!! Love it! xx

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