51 In Style

An orange statement coat for Meetings or Meet Me For Drinks

Side view of Hobbs Odelia coat

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.

Navy silk and orange Hobbs coat

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!

Sunglasses and Orange Hobbs coat

Sunshine coffe and Hobbs Odelia coat

Orange Coat: Hobbs
Navy Silk Blouse: Winser London
Navy Jeans: Winser London
Bag: past season Roger Vivier
Glitter shoes: past season Kurt Geiger
Earrings: Moritz Glick

Marie-Helene de Taillac rainbow necklaceThis 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.

Belted orange Hobbs coat

seven strand rainbow necklaceHow perfect is my rainbow seven strand necklace with this!?

Evening coat orangeI adore this exact shade of blue with orange.  The dress is old, but is a real favourite.  Also worn here.

Orange Coat- Hobbs
Heels- past season Kurt Geiger
Dress: Michael Kors (current version here)
Necklace: The Sequinist

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.

Black Trouser SuitLady of Style

Hobbs Trouser Suit MichelleRetro Chic Mama

Midlife Chic

What Lizzy Loves

The Barefaced Chic

Not Dressed As Lamb


Thank you to Hobbs for the beautiful orange coat; I know I’ll enjoy this all winter long.


linking to: stylesplash, notdressedaslamb,



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  • Reply
    September 4, 2017 at 9:02 AM

    Lisa, that coat is THE perfect choice for you. I know you’ll wear it over and over. It looks fabulous for both meetings and meet mes! The contrast with the lighter blue is absolutely stunning and your rainbow necklace is simply perfect. Gorgeous outfits. Gorgeous woman. Gorgeous photos xxx

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      September 5, 2017 at 4:40 PM

      Thank you Liz! As you know, I’m absolutely thrilled with the coat! I’m sure it will be in heavy rotation this winter. xx

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    September 4, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Wonderful coat, color and original design. I like all the outfit, the color combination is perfect and very elegant and colorful, with pants and dress. The proposal with the blue dress is also pretty, but I choose the most classic option, with black. Although the blue dress is cute. Beautiful necklaces. I love shoes with ribbons. You always daring and original, never losing the maximum elegance.

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      September 5, 2017 at 4:39 PM

      Thank you for your kind words as always, Josep-Maria. I’m so pleased you like it all. xx

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    Emma Peach
    September 4, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Wow, what a gorgeous coat! It looks stunning with both outfits. I do love a bright coat, particularly on grey days. Gorgeous rainbow necklace too. Beautiful photos!

    Emma xxx

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      September 5, 2017 at 4:36 PM

      Thank you Emma. You’re so right about bright coats on grey days; it is a bonus to living here 🙂 xx

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    Is This Mutton?
    September 4, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    WOW that is an amazing outfit – I love the pairing of orange with blue, and both necklaces. The bag is also great.

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      September 5, 2017 at 4:34 PM

      Thank you so much! xx

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    Michelle - The Barefaced Chic
    September 4, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    The colour and cut of that coat look amazing on you Lisa! You’ll certainly brighten up even the dullest of days with it. Great pairing with the blue dress too.
    Michelle xx

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      September 5, 2017 at 4:33 PM

      Thank you, lovely Michelle! This one is a keeper! xx

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    September 4, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    You are just so damn cute! Great coat, great combo with the blues, and amazing shoes.

    I love how you continue to explore your chosen style. It’s not mine, but you do encourage me to consider more color and bling when the occasion demands it — like this coming Saturday’s out-of-state wedding. Thank you.

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      September 5, 2017 at 4:31 PM

      That’s so sweet of you, Ann! Thank you.:-)

      I’m so glad I encourage you to consider colour and bling; I think the older we get, the more important BOTH of them are. Have fun at the wedding! xx

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    Northwest Mountain Living & Style
    September 4, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    This is the most beautiful look! I absolutely love orange and the blue dress as well as the necklace are just perfect! Frame worthy!!!

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      September 5, 2017 at 4:05 PM

      Thank you, Cheryl. It is such a pleasure wearing things you love, isn’t it?! xx

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    September 4, 2017 at 2:47 PM

    Chic, fun and unique – it’s a great coat. I like that it is inlined and easier to layer. You bring it to life with eye for style!

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      September 5, 2017 at 4:03 PM

      I adore this coat. Thank you Suzanne; I appreciate that! xx

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    September 4, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    WOW woman you have out-oranged even me in this coat!! I’m somewhat jelly you got to this coat before I did because it’s an absolute beauty, and you have styled it to P-E-R-F-E-C-T-I-O-N in both instances. Goes to show a statement coat really does work well for work…!

    It’s been a great project to work on with you lovely lot, I think all of us have done so well in showcasing our Hobbs pieces. Hurrah for the O40Co!!

    Catherine x

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      September 5, 2017 at 4:02 PM

      Thank you, lovely Catherine! You are the queen of orange, so I’m thrilled you liked this so well! It is going to be a fun piece to wear in dreary winter. xx

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    September 4, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    There’s something about the robe style coat that I particularly like & this one has the exact amount of wrap. If they wrap too little or too much you don’t get the hourglass silhouette that makes it sexy. It’s not easy to make a wool coat sexy but HOBBS & YOU have done it here! I think anyone who would previously be afraid of wearing a bright orange coat would have their mind firmly changed looking at your post Lisa. Beautiful work babe xx

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      September 5, 2017 at 4:01 PM

      Oh, thank you so much, lovely. I’m so pleased you like this coat as much as I do! It has a real elegance to it; unusual in a coat! It is such a versatile piece and such a fabulous rich colour. xx

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    Jan Sugar
    September 4, 2017 at 5:45 PM

    Loves: Orange with the blues. Both shoes. The purse that pulls it together. The Coat. And, yes, what retrochicmama said, the wrap and its sexy factor. Good work!

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      September 5, 2017 at 3:54 PM

      Oh, thank you so much, lovely Jan! I’m so glad you liked this. I’m a bit crazy about the coat, quite honestly! xx

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    September 4, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    You all look smashing! I so appreciate seeing my contemporaries as sought-after spokeswomen for brands. Represent!

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      September 5, 2017 at 3:53 PM

      Thank you! I agree; it is SUCH a pleasure seeing relatable people our own age wearing clothes rather than 17 year old models. We love supporting brands who get it. xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    September 4, 2017 at 9:02 PM

    Beautiful coat. Funny, you have a bright fuchsia coat now and a bright orange coat. So do I. Different models but I like our choice haha. In both versions: professional and evening you look really good. You styled it well.

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      September 5, 2017 at 3:50 PM

      Oh, isn’t that funny, Greetje! I love those colours together and separately. Thanks so much; glad you liked it! xx

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    September 5, 2017 at 7:17 AM

    Beautiful! And your lipstick matches perfectly! Both necklaces are very nice!

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      September 5, 2017 at 3:49 PM

      Thanks so much, Nancy! xx

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    September 5, 2017 at 12:31 PM

    Great outfits 😉 Fabulous heels as well 😉


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      September 5, 2017 at 3:48 PM

      Thank you! xx

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    September 5, 2017 at 12:47 PM

    WELL DONE, Girlfriend! All of you look fantastic. Can we talk about your evening shoes??? #Swoon

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      September 5, 2017 at 3:48 PM

      Thanks so much, Jamie! I know, I love those shoes too. They’re shockingly comfortable. xx

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    Isn't That Charming
    September 5, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    Loving these outfits! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Isn’t That Charming.

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      September 7, 2017 at 10:29 PM

      So pleased you like these! xx

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    September 5, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    I can see the quality of this beautiful coat! You look absolutely stunning in it Lisa! Plus, I love orange, especially when it’s a little box with a brown ribbon:) xx Abby

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      September 7, 2017 at 10:28 PM

      Thank you, lovely Abby! Ahhhhh yes, I hear you on the best orange possible 🙂 xx

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    melissa williams
    September 6, 2017 at 8:28 PM

    First of all- Orange and blue-Go Gators! Now that we got that out of the way, I absolutely ADORE this coat. It is so fabulous. That color is calling my name- I wear orange and bright pink together a lot. When you have the coat wrapped, it is nothing short of amazing the way it hugs and drapes creating such a gorgeous silhouette. I’m kind of in love with this particular coat- more than any other I’ve seen on you. The shoes for both evening and daytime are incredible.
    If we are ever in close proximity- can I just stand behind you while you shop online? I feel like it would blow my mind. 😀 Another beautiful post. Going to check out the rest of the Over 40 Collective.
    ~Melissa xx

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      September 7, 2017 at 10:27 PM

      Thank you so much, Melissa! I’m so thrilled you like this so well. I just need to borrow your orange glasses to go with it, don’t I?! They sell in the US as well, if you find you can’t live without an orange wrap coat in your life!
      Hahaha, you can certainly shop online with me sometime; I have a PhD in that. 🙂 xx

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    September 8, 2017 at 2:48 PM

    LET’s just say YOU ROCK any COAT you have shown us!!!!!!!!
    SO, Happy the BANKSY PIGGY video was a HIT with your SON!They are wonderful pets……..LOVE TUMMY RUBS!!
    PS.The BOX was HERE today!!!

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      September 17, 2017 at 6:22 PM

      Oh, thank you SO MUCH Elizabeth! I’m bringing my son to visit you and the pig one day 😀 xx

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    Samantha Blair
    September 10, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    THAT blue with THAT orangey red…..holey moley I think I’m in love!!!!
    What a fabulous duo of looks that are completely up my street.
    As for those shoes in your second outfit…..off-the-scale-sexy.
    {Send immediately to Scotland :oP}

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      September 17, 2017 at 6:24 PM

      Oh, well that is indeed a compliment coming from you, colour queen! I also love those exact two shades of orange and blue together. I’m mad about those shoes too… old Kurt Geiger, and ridiculously comfortable considering the heel. xx

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    Renia Jaz
    September 14, 2017 at 1:32 PM

    Such a great idea! Loving this coat, especially the colour!
    Ive read that orange (orange-red) will be very much in fashion this autumn!
    Beautiful photos Lisa.
    Have a lovely day!

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      September 17, 2017 at 6:25 PM

      Thank you so much, Renia! I’m new to orange but have loved and worn red since forever. xx

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    Deborah Boland
    September 18, 2017 at 10:00 PM

    This is a stunning, standout piece. We all need a few of these knockouts in our wardrobes to take basics to the next level. The orange looks amazing on you.


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      September 19, 2017 at 9:53 PM

      Thank you, Deborah! I’ve really enjoyed this coat. I’ve never had anything orange before, so this is exciting new territory for me. 🙂 xx

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    September 19, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    That coat looks perfect on you! You look amazing!


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      September 19, 2017 at 9:52 PM

      Thank you so much, Rachel! xx

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    October 6, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    Fantastic shade of orange on you. You’re clearly a warm-toned person who can carry this off (I’m cool-toned so this shade would make me look like I have gastroenteritis ;-). Love this look. Susan x

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      October 6, 2017 at 9:12 PM

      Thanks so much, Susan! I’m VERY new to orange, but have bought two orange pieces this year. Yes, I am a bit warm-toned. I do have to be careful with makeup colours when I wear orange though 😀 xx

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