When the lovely people at Hobbs asked me to choose something that could be styled for daytime wear as well as for going out, my eyes immediately went to this glamorous orange statement coat. I don’t own an orange coat (I know! ME! Miss Statement Coat!). I’m thrilled to have this one in my autumn wardrobe now. It is soft unlined wool felt, so it will see me through spring, autumn, and even mild winter days. The rich orange colour will add a much needed shot of sunshine into the grey days ahead. My first instinct was to clash it with some shocking pink, because those two bright hot colours are perfect together. Today though, I decided to go with orange’s complementary colour, blue.
For daytime, I wore the coat over a deep navy silk blouse and trousers. As a blogger, I can dress creatively when I meet with companies, but I often feel better if I err on the side of being professional and polished. Add some discreet sparkle and a whole lot of coffee, and I’m ready to go!
This rainbow gemstone Marie-Helene De Taillac necklace is one of my favourite pieces of jewellery
For evening, this dramatic coat works equally well. It has a real old Hollywood feel when belted and worn with heels. I switched the navy for a brighter blue, and in true Sequinist style, added a MUCH bolder (and much less expensive!) necklace and some evening-appropriate shoes.
How perfect is my rainbow seven strand necklace with this!?
I adore this exact shade of blue with orange. The dress is old, but is a real favourite. Also worn here.
I know I’ll get lots of wear out of this coat. I always love adding more colour to my closet, particularly when it is a colour I don’t have much of. It encourages me to get creative and look at everything I have with fresh eyes.
In this collaboration with Hobbs, my other blog buddies from The Over 40 Collective also chose one item to style for daytime and for going out. Let’s have a look at what they chose, shall we? I’ll put links to their posts as they go live this week so you can explore what they chose.
Thank you to Hobbs for the beautiful orange coat; I know I’ll enjoy this all winter long.