Wearing Summer Colours in Winter – February’s Thrifty Six

February 20, 2023
Wearing Summer Colours in Winter - February's Thrifty Six

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I’m currently in Agadir, taking advantage of a child-free week. Isobel is skiing in Northern Italy with the school so we booked a last minute break.

I’m delighted to welcome Jodie to the group. We’ve been down to five members for the last few months since Lucy decided to leave the group but we are now back to six again!

I wear bright colours all year round (as you probably know by now!) but I tend not to wear pale shades in winter because of mud and rain. It’s so easy to ruin an outfit getting out of a dirty car in a tight parking space – and that bugs me for the rest of the day. It’s the main reason I hardly ever wear white. When Jodie suggested “Summer Colours in Winter” as our theme this month I immediately thought of pastel shades.

You can’t go wrong with a classic trench coat

I found this pale blue Hobbs trench coat in a charity shop for less than £10. It’s fantastic quality and perfect for spring and summer. It’s not a colour I’m naturally drawn to but the beautiful cut and fabric quality made it impossible to resist. You can’t go wrong with a classic trench coat.

I’ve teamed it with lilac trousers and my Teddy Blake bag, white boots and a floral print top. Pete immediately started humming the theme tune for Inspector Gadget when he saw me in this outfit…as I knew he would!

I find that wearing summer colours in winter boosts my mood and reminds me that the cold, grey weather will soon be replaced by blue skies and sunshine. Just seeing the first shoots of spring makes me feel happy.

Hobbs trench coat (charity shop) | Mango trousers | Warehouse top | hat from Anthropologie | boots from XY London | Moschino sunglasses | Teddy Blake bag – PR product

Let’s see how the other ladies are wearing summer colours in winter…

Grace of Graceful Rags

“Well I couldn’t entirely avoid black—it’s one of my most-worn colors, after all—but I’m hoping this very bright, cobalt blue dress makes up for it! I thrifted this dress from the same super cute consignment store where I bought my prom gown. It’s such a summery piece with the bright color and crocheted texture, so I tried to winterize it with a black leather jacket and booties. I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about the look… but my boyfriend said it’s in his top 10 favorite outfits of mine!”

Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade

“February’s T6 theme is ‘Summer colours in Winter’…

…when I think Summer colours, I always think pastels!

These pure wool trousers give me the best of both worlds…

…cosy and warm, yet alive with pretty pastel colours!

An original pair of 1970’s flares, re-tailored by me for the modern aesthetic…

…I think they’re rather cool!

Powder blue leather jacket, pashmina and bag make the look complete.”

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style

“It always seems so sad to only wear dark, muted colors for the winter months, so I grabbed my thrifted lilac jeans and winterized them with a thrifted Cabi navy sweater and combat boots along with some faux fur details. Just wait until you see how Lesley styled her outfit!”

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style

“I had to check my closets to see what I could come up with. I have a few summer colours, but they are summer clothes and not pre loved. And I didn’t feel like buying something as I just don’t wear colours that often. But a colour combination that always reminds me of summer is blue and white. It feels nautical, I can almost hear the sea, the seagulls, the warmth of the sun. And this lovely King Louie jacket with sailing boats on it is then perfect to wear. With a pre love navy white striped jumper with pearls and a red detail at the sleeves.

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

“When Jodie suggested the theme Summer Colors in Winter, I took it a step further and styled Summer Clothes in Summer Colors in Winter. It required lots of layering to make my thrifted white sundress and preloved kimono top (both are by Zara) work for a warm and colorful winter style. I felt like a giant happy Easter egg in the snow!”

That’s all for this month, we’ll be back with more thrifty styles on the third Monday of March!

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8 responses to “Wearing Summer Colours in Winter – February’s Thrifty Six”

  1. Nancy says:

    I am really getting in the mood for spring when I look at your outfit! Gosh, that trenchcoat is gorgeous! Also love the top you are wearing underneath.

  2. Emma, I love all these pastels together and your floral top is super cute! What a great find that trench coat was, too. I giggled at Pete humming the Inspector Gadget song, but I do have to say that you are much better looking in your trench coat than the old inspector!


  3. jodie says:

    I just adore this pastel outfit. Don’t you love how we both wore lilac pants?? Great minds think alike!!
    But what I’m really loving is that hat. Gosh, I need one like that.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I love all of these colours together!

    Curated by Jennifer

  5. Jacqui Berry says:

    Perfect picks Emma, you all look suitable for Winter and Summer! Jacqui x

  6. I love these pretty pastels together and the trench coat was a steal! Looks beautiful, I love the color. Your beautiful lavendar bag complements it very nicely! I just bought a trench and am waiting for it to come.I wanted a long one.
    Love the hat too!
    jess xx

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