An Oversized Trench From Next - What Katy Said

An Oversized Trench From Next

Since finding my mama style towards the end of last year I am much braver in the choices I make. I don’t exactly know why I wouldn’t have worn a trench coat before, maybe through lack of style but also just through fear of getting it wrong. People often think of me as being confident and in some situations I can be, but actually a lot of the time I am shy and a little insecure. Drawing attention to myself with outfit choices are not top of my to-do list.

The thing with getting older is that you really do become wiser and less bothered by other people and what they may or may not think of you. I turned 33 on Friday and I made a promise to myself that this year would be my year, in all aspects of my life. I want to take risks and just be a little more confident in my choices – that includes my wardrobe too!

I am currently working with Next on their spring/summer campaign and they asked me to pick out an outfit. When I browsed through their catalogue I saw so many gorgeous things it was hard to pick one ‘look’ but this coat stood out straight away. I loved it.

Light blue trench coat for spring summer

I almost didn’t pick it as I just wasn’t sure if it was me. But who is to say whether it is me or not? I believe if you love something then it is very much you and you should wear it and be happy. So I chose it and I am very happy in it! I have worn it most days since and received so many compliments, which in turn has made me feel even better!

I also chose a pair of jeans – they are stretchy like a legging and are super soft and comfortable. I never used to wear jeans, always wearing black leggings but I am addicted to jeans now and I don’t think these will be the last pair to join my collection!

I also chose this gorgeous jumper – probably not the most sensible colour when you have a weaning baby but I adore it. The shoulder detail is beautiful, it is all about the details isn’t it?

See – gorgeous!

Last but not least, my shoes. They have such an unusual print don’t you think? Again, if you’d told me a few years ago I’d be wearing blue shoes I would have thought you were mad – but I love them!

What do you think? Is it a look you’d wear? 


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    Carrie - Flying With A Baby
    March 10, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Such a lovely coat and I adore the colour. It really suits you and perfect for Spring!

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    Michelle Twin Mum
    March 10, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Oh Katy, I’m loving your trench coat, it is such a good colour on you with your hair tone and belated Happy birthday too, isn’t it great when you get comfortable in your own skin and embrace what you like? Mich x

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    Nicola | Mummy to Dex
    March 11, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I adore the trench coat! The great thing about this coat is that it will come in during those rainy summer days when it’s hit, but you just don’t know what the weather is going to do. You have honestly picked some really gorgeous bits there from Next. I never really look for myself when I go there; I tend to head straight for the baby clothes.

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    Mudpie Fridays
    March 12, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I am really struggling after the birth of Kipper to get back into my style! The reason being is I think I lost it before when I had the first and I’ve never managed to get it back. I am hoping to work on it this year as well. Those jeans looks great and I live the shoulders on the top. I must have missed that in the catalogue as it’s the sort of thing I would buy. I’m too short for a trench but I love the colour and it looks great on you. Good choice

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    March 13, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Next is not usually a place a shop in but I absolutely love this outfit. I always loved fashion but since having children I have lost a way a little. I go into a shop sometimes and have no idea what suits me anymore. i think I am going to have a little look in Next and see if they have this trench in their petite collection (I’m a bit of a shorty!) as I love it and would be perfect for Spring.

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      March 15, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      I have been exactly the same, not knowing what suits me and do you know what I figured? If I like something then it is my style. So now I just look at something and if I like it then I try it on. xx

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