Striped Trench Coat and Union Jack Shoes- Dressing for Unpredictable British Weather

Red, white and blue is a classic summer combination and one which has a nod to the nautical about it, particularly when the white and blue happen to be breton stripes. It’s also a fail-safe combination and one I’m very fond of. Last week I wore a navy and white striped maxi dress with this same red lotus flower scarf, very much a summer look, whereas this weeks patriotic outfit is somewhat more trans-seasonal.
Having a stylish trench-coat makes dressing for the unpredictable British weather a little less of a chore and it’s a style that can be popped over jeans, cropped trousers, dresses or skirts and worn with flats or heels. Throw on a contrasting scarf and it’s a quick and easy outfit that’s good to go.

The cropped flared jeans are a new shape for me, having been over skinnies for a while and having realised that it would be useful to have more than just my faithful boyfriend jeans in my wardrobe. They are becoming increasingly distressed, (rather more than the intentional gentle distressing that they had by design) with a hole on my thigh that I suspect might lead my (young teenage) children to soon call time on them. Wide-legged and narrow-legged cropped jeans with a flare are the shapes of the current and upcoming new season so these will work as hard for me as my boyfriends did, throughout the rest of summer and autumn.

Navy striped trench coat, red floral scarf and British union jack ballerina shoes

Navy striped trench coat, red floral scarf and British union jack ballerina shoes

Navy striped trench coat, red floral scarf and British union jack ballerina shoes

Navy striped trench coat, red floral scarf and British union jack ballerina shoes

navy and white trench coat, red floral scarf and union jack shoes

Navy and white striped trench coat, Danon freshwater pearl and heart bracelet

And despite the frankly awful weather we’ve been having here in North Yorkshire for longer than I’d like to remember, I’m still glad to be British whatever the weather.

British union jack ballerina shoes

Love Lizzy x

Outfit details:
Navy and white striped trench coat, Laura Ashley, past season
Cropped flared jeans, £28, Next
British flat Union Jack ballerina shoes, £135, The British Flat Shoe Company
Double star ring in matt gold (also available in silver) £25 by Danon at Lizzy O
T-bar heart and freshwater pearl bracelet, £49, Danon at Lizzy O
Red lotus flower scarf, £12.50, Lizzy O
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  1. Michelle Lyndon-Dykes
    July 12, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    I have a soft spot for anything nautical, so I'm loving this look. Love the scarf and the bracelet. It's little details like this that really pull an outfit together, and you always manage to chose just the perfect accessories.
    Michelle xx

    • Elizabeth Yeowart
      July 12, 2016 / 5:57 pm

      Ah, thank you so much. I love your nautical looks. It's a style classic and one I never tire of, year after year xxxx

  2. The Sequinist
    July 14, 2016 / 9:48 am

    Oh Liz, I LOOOOVE this coat! The stripes add such a punch of flair to a staple item like this. You look amazing, the shoes are adorable. Gorgeous! xx

  3. tripping tiffies
    January 12, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    I discovered you while looking for British flag shoes. Your blog is lovely and now part of my daily reading list on my blog roll!


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