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Light Blue Knit Coat for Spring

light blue knit coat Winser

If you’ve spent more than 30 seconds on The Sequinist, you can tell that my favourite colour is red.  My other favourite colour is light blue… and I especially like them together! They’re complete opposites; red is hot and loud, light blue is cool and quiet.  You don’t often see red and light blue together in nature, so our eyes aren’t used to the combination in the way that they are to orange and yellow, or brown and green, for example.  Red and light blue have a jarring uneasiness with each other, a friction of opposites, but that is what draws me to them.  They clash politely; they agree to disagree.  I used this discordant colour combination for my wedding six years ago.  When I saw that ‘my’ colours would work in this space (Cheyne Walk Brasserie), I chose it as the venue for our reception.

LM 198

I wore a long red sweater-coat for most of our mild winter.  Now that spring has arrived, I wanted to have another long wear-with-everything coat but in a lighter fabric. The length is important to me; the extra swish and elegance in the length makes the coat. I was thrilled when I spotted this pale blue one with its sleek streamlined shape.  Since it is from Winser London, who specialise in knits and luxury fabrics, the quality of the fine-gauge merino knit is superb.  It packs beautifully (if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I was in Paris last week;  I wore this coat on repeat there) and has a really nice drape and weight.   It also comes in midnight (navy-black) and camel, but for me the the pale blue was irresistible.

drape of merino coat


pale blue coat

To bling it up a little, I am wearing one of my favourite pieces of jewellery, the Marie Helene de Taillac ‘Rainbow’ necklace, with a sky blue aquamarine droplet right in the middle.

marie helene de taillac necklace

The many colours in the necklace gives me license to spread some colour to my feet as well, so I pulled out these Boden kitten heels from last year.  They’re so comfortable and cheery, and tie in with my necklace.

Boden shoes

If I need some extra warmth, I throw on a faux fur stole with the coat.  This time of year London seems to embody the Mark Twain quote “In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours,” so the stole comes in handy.

chambray blue coat faux fur

blue faux fur

sky blue door and coatCoat: Winser London Shoes: (old)Boden Trousers: Winser London Vest: Topshop Fur: (old) Topshop Necklace: Marie Helene de Taillac Cuff: Hermes Photos: Lottie Anderson

As an special treat for The Sequinist readers, my go-to brand Winser London are offering you a £50 ($70) gift voucher AND free postage and packaging for the US and the UK until the end of this month!  I’ve listed my favourite picks below, all things I either own already and adore (the first five), or things that I’ve tried on and are currently on my wish list (the last five).  I wear a lot of Winser clothing because I believe it is incredible value for money.  If you read my post on Kim Winser last year, you’ll know that she is an industry veteran who has built her brand by cutting out all the middlemen in the supply chain and creating clothing of splendid quality at a good price point.  I think of my Winser London pieces as being beautiful blank canvases for the wearer to put their individual style stamp on.  You can colour clash with them other pieces.  You can go head to toe in one colour (a Winser signature look). You can add your statement jewellery.  Or your faux fur.  Or your classic pearls.  Or your layered dainty chains.  Or your scarves.  These are investment pieces that will look just as right 5 years from now as they do today; how you choose to style them is up to you.

Sequinist - 04.04.2016

The Sequinist’s favourite Winser picks:

Soft Merino Wool Coat (worn above)

Parisian Striped Wrap skirt

Lauren Silk Blouse and Bow Tie set (worn here)

Winser Jeans

Winser Woven Leggings

Hooded Knit Coat

Miracle Shift Dress

V Neck Cashmere Jumper

Audrey Jumper

Elegant Trench Coat


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    April 10, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Lisa, you look beautiful. The pale blue looks so pretty against your skin tone and hair colour. How lovely seeing a photograph from your wedding day too. The red and pale blue IS an unexpected combination but it’s striking and very uplifting. And your necklace is divine xxxx

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      April 10, 2016 at 9:01 PM

      Thank you so much, Liz. I really appreciate it! xx

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    April 10, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Bloody breathtaking woman! Every single photo is stunning & omg your wedding was just divine – how I wish I’d been there…
    Thank you so much for the Winser voucher, I do hope they still have this powder blue coat 😉

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      April 10, 2016 at 10:44 PM

      Aww, thanks SO much Michelle. I wish you’d been at my wedding too :-). They’ve got a broderie anglaise dress and lots of gorgeous jumpers with your name on them too… xx

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    April 10, 2016 at 11:37 PM

    Beautiful look, Lisa and i love seeing your candid wedding picture! thanks so much for linking up, xo


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      April 11, 2016 at 9:28 AM

      Thank you so much Patti; it is always a pleasure linking up to you ladies! xx

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    April 11, 2016 at 12:24 AM

    Wow! Beautiful…and gorgeous photos. I love the photo backdrop with blue door. The blue stole is a lovely addition to the pretty coat.

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      April 11, 2016 at 9:27 AM

      Thanks Lisa! That is my very own front door; it was either than or red, and I thought the blue was a little more unusual. Thank you xx

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    April 11, 2016 at 12:32 AM

    That color is so beautiful on you! I love the faux fur stole with it. And Boden has some adorable shoes, year after year. As always the marvel is how you put it all together.

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      April 11, 2016 at 9:27 AM

      Thank you, Miss Cynthia! This is about the only pastel colour I’ll wear. I agree that Boden’s shoes are always a standout. xx

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    April 11, 2016 at 12:40 AM

    That light coat is beautiful! Such a nice pastel color!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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      April 11, 2016 at 9:25 AM

      Thanks Abby, I love it too! xx

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    April 11, 2016 at 8:33 AM

    Lisa, I demand you have a rerun of your wedding because I so want to come! It looks absolutely gorgeous, as do you in these pics girl. I love you in red, but this blue is just so perfect for you!
    Michelle xx

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      April 11, 2016 at 9:25 AM

      I’ll discuss with the Mr and see if we need a vow renewal, haha! Thank you so much, Michelle. xx

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    April 11, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Nice post, and, as always, you offer things to think about, like your words on red with blue, the “jarring uneasiness with each other, a friction of opposites, but that is what draws me to them.” I do this with when I make jewelry, but love how you describe it as it makes me understand it better. Also love your Mark Twain quote on Spring. Regarding that, my friend Nancy here in Chicago made me smile with this post on Saturday: What a lovely January day.

    Your blue is sublime and your prescription that the length matters. It’s periwinkle, non? And I love your add ons, especially those divine shoes and the faux fur collar as needed.

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      April 11, 2016 at 3:32 PM

      Thank you so much, Jan! I love that Mark Twain quote too, and gosh is it EVER true for London. We even had hail the other day, followed by glorious sunshine!

      The coat photographed periwinkle for some reason, but it is really more of a straightforward powder blue in normal light. Thank you so much for your thoughts and comment, honey. I’m pleased you enjoyed the post. xx

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    Suzy Turner
    April 11, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    You look incredible and you’re absolutely right about pale blue and red, it’s actually quite stunning together – especially on your wedding day! WOW… you looked stunning!!
    I LOVE the stole for the weather is a little cooler! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! 🙂
    Suzy x

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      April 11, 2016 at 4:53 PM

      Thanks so much, Suzy! They are odd colours together, but I really love them. Thank you for commenting, sweetie! xx

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    April 11, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    OMG – You look amazing, Lisa! I’ve already had the pleasure of seeing you in this coat in Paris, I will never forget the instant WOW effect it had on me. It’s so classy, so delicate, of such incredible quality. Having seen you in both, the red and the blue cardigan, I think I can safely say that I will recognise Winser from afar! It’s a show stopper wherever you go. Oh, and that wedding picture! The venue is so romantic and so beautiful, and the blue and red combination makes it absolutely unique. Speaking of colour, it must a Leo thing that we both like red and blue (and gold). These are my son’s (who’s a Leo too) uber- favourite colours without question. Beautiful post and pictures as usual! xx Abby

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      April 11, 2016 at 4:57 PM

      Thank you so much, Abby! Yes, you’ve definitely seen me in my WinserLondon-coats-on-repeat, haven’t you!? I always travel with them. It is so easy being enthusiastic about a brand you love this much. Thank you for reading and commenting, my Leo xx

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    Mithra Ballesteros
    April 12, 2016 at 3:13 AM

    I’ve been in love with that WinserLondon navy tie blouse since you modeled it a while back. Now’s my chance! I really do enjoy seeing what you’ll wear next. Do you think your style is American, British, European, or a hybrid?

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      April 12, 2016 at 7:33 AM

      Thank you so much Mithra! I adore that blouse too; it is a real departure from what I usually wear, but I’ve so enjoyed it. I bought it in two colours and am considering a third!

      I’ve never really thought about it, but I guess I’d say my style is a hybrid since I appreciate and wear elements of all of them, depending on my mood. xx

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    April 12, 2016 at 1:14 PM

    Beautiful Style. In love with your sky blue coat and those fab pair of shoes <3 <3 <3


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      April 12, 2016 at 2:16 PM

      Thank you so much, Ashon! xx

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    Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb
    April 14, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    Lisa the photo of your wedding is INCREDIBLE – not only do the two of you look so beautiful, but all that red and blue is stunning, and makes such a nice refreshing change for wedding colours!!

    Secondly that pale blue colour was surely designed just for you… I thought you couldn’t look more radiant in it if you tried. BUT then I scrolled down and saw the blue stole – AAAAAAARGH woman, you knocked it out the park by adding that!! I want to insert a great big emoji with hearts in its eyes right here ;))

    Catherine x

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      April 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM

      Oh, thank you so much, Catherine! That is so nice of you to say.

      I’ve had a lot of mileage out of that Topshop blue stole! It is one of those cheery pieces that seems to go with everything and gets a lot of compliments. Thank you, love. xx

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    Kirsten Wick
    April 14, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    I LOVE that red is your fave colour too! But I must say this light blue is so flattering on you, you look absolutely stunning. Have a great weekend, Kirsten xx


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      April 14, 2016 at 8:37 PM

      Thank you so much, Kirsten! Enjoy your weekend too. I’m so pleased to have found another fierce Anglophile! xx

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    April 15, 2016 at 6:22 AM

    Your wedding photo is stunning! It looks like it’s from a magazine shoot. I have never paired these colors together and will need to give it a try!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


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      April 15, 2016 at 8:11 AM

      Thank you Alice! See you next week! xx

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    Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    April 16, 2016 at 4:54 AM

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love your coat! Too bad that this color does not look good on me, but it look stunning on you! Good for you!

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      April 16, 2016 at 8:55 AM

      Thank you so much, Nicole! xx

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    Debbie Stinedurf
    April 20, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Light blue and red…who knew? They really are beautiful together. I love the blue cardigan, it’s so simple and chic. And your wedding photo is beyond gorgeous!

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      April 20, 2016 at 12:44 PM

      Thank you so much, Debbie! xx

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    Stella Asteria
    April 24, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    Amazing post and look, but how great is this wedding reception setting?? You have an impeccable sense of style my dear!
    Have a great day!!

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      April 24, 2016 at 1:32 PM

      Thank you so much, Stella! Have a super weekend. xx

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