Fall Trends: Army Green and Cloche Hats

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The sun was shinning, the birds chirped…We walked around the city in our short skirts, shorts and shades, had lazy Sunday picnics in the park and faced severed dehydration riding the central line during rush hour. Nights were sweaty and we started resenting our double glazing and carpet upholstery as the house was just so hot. Summer here in London seemed to be eternal…but then two weeks ago…life as we knew it changed forever. It was a day like any other when my luck finally run out. I had dressed to go and meet some friends and left my house without a jumper or umbrella.  The wind blew and the heavens opened, the temperature dropped. I had played weather Russian roulette and I was going to get burned. From that day onwards, things have really gone from bad to worse and so it is actually quite hard not to want to skip Fall Trends and just go straight onto to winter coats , scarves and jumpers – really just to save myself from loosing my toes and fingers to frostbite…

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The only thing holding me is back from doing this are the lovely rich earthy autumn colors that are so in vogue at the moment:

yellow ochers, army greens, dark red burgundy and oranges-

And the fact that sometimes the sun does come out and then the snow boots feel a little excessive…Also the tube at rush hour is still really hot, so you don’t want to wear too many warm clothes…

So to outsmart the schizophrenic weather, I decided to wear a light blue dress with heels, but to keep warm I wore a thick wool long coat and a cloche hat. This way, if the sun did end up coming out, then I wouldn’t roast because I would be able to strip down to the dress and heels but then, if it suddenly got cold and rained, I would be protected by the hat. I decided to try an unusual combination of green and blue for an industry meeting and I loved how the coolness of the blue was really enriched by the army green. I really loved the tartan and the Harris Tweed that I had seen during my trip to Edinburgh and this outfit was really inspired by my trip up there and also a 1920s french chic style. I dressed the casual  trench coat up with the cloche hat and green lace up heels. The different tones of grey in the cloche hat really brought out a subtly in the block green and I draped the scarf over one shoulder as I had seen during one of the collections at the Emerging Trends Fashion at London Fashion Week.

Let me know what you think and how you deal with the changing weather 🙂

Abi xxx

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WEARING

Army Green Coat – COAST

Army Green Lace Up Heels – ZARA

Mixed Fabric Tunic – ZARA

Tonal Grossgain Cloche Hat – ACCESSORIZE

Green and Blue Knit Scarf – ZARA

Le Pliage Toile Bag- LONGCHAMP

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19 thoughts on “Fall Trends: Army Green and Cloche Hats

    1. Oh! Thank you so much! I am so glad that you like the outfit…I had always loved the hats too and it was when I saw the Great Gatsby and the white cloche hat that the character Daisy wore and thought I’d love one of those 🙂 Abi xxx

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    1. Hey! Thank you so much! I am so glad that you like the look :)) The coat is really warm so perfect for the Autumn. I am so glad that you like it with the hat. Love your style too and definitely will keep in touch, Abi xxx

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    1. Thank you, so glad you like it! Yes I wanted something that was smart but not too dressy. The hat is great for keeping my hair dry because it just keeps raining in the UK all the time at the moment! Glad you like the shoes ❤ Abi xxx

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    1. Wow what a great compliment! I love Grace Kelly 🙂 So happy that you like the look. The hat was a must because the weather has been so bad recently. I had always wanted one ever since I watched Daisy in the Great Gatsby wear a cream one. Love, Abi xxx

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    1. Is Armstrong Tartan green? I love all the different ones 🙂 This outfit is definitely inspired by the lovely Tweed that I saw in the shops whilst up there! When I next visit Dunfermline I will definitely wear it cos its super warm and I have a feeling that it’ll be freezing up there! 😉

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