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Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Magic Of Cardigan Coats

Fashion blog dressing up a cardigan coatSnow?!  Yeah, I shot this look a few weeks ago and realised I should probably share it now, considering how quickly the seasons are changing over!  It seemed to start shifting almost immediately as the month of March kicked in, and I'm hugely grateful because I think the constant dreary weather wasn't doing my mood any favours.  Anyway, while in a kind of 'go big or go home' mood, instead of dressing down an outfit to allow one statement piece to stand out, I tried mixing them together - a celebration of loud pieces, I guess!  Speaking of which, I've developed a whole new love for cardigan coats (totally the unsung hero of our wardrobes), and never more so than when they contribute to a bold look without taking any of the 'magic' away.
Aldo embellished black box bag

Snowflakes on clothing in winter

Cardigan Coat - Zara

Jumper - Thomas Pink

Skirt - Zara Pleated Midi Skirt

Boots - Lost Ink  |  Clutch - Aldo Valbiano Bag

Fashion blog styling a long navy cardigan coat
Layering a metallic gold midi skirt fashion styling
The red piping is one seriously gorgeous addition to this cardigan coat, and has 100% got me thinking about the other options out there.  So, sure Spring has pretty much sprung, but for the next few weeks when we're still waking up uncertain of whether we need umbrellas, sunglasses or snow boots... cardigan coats are a pretty good option!

Have a great week ahead!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. Such a lovely coat! I adore the red piping and your booties are super cute. I am so looking forward to the warmer weather...it really needs to hurry up, today is really cold and windy.

    Keisha xo
    The Chrysalis Gal

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  2. Oh my! Ths outfit is adorable, love the coat with militar vibes, your metallic dress and those booties, everything is perfect ♥

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  3. Love how you styled this!!! Also dying over your nail polish shade! It's stunning :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  4. Oooh I don't own a cardigan coat but seems like the perfect transitional piece and this one is soooo nice! You look lovely as usual :)
    Amy xx
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  5. Fabulous look!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  6. I love the red piping - it makes it so classy and really stand out x

    LuxeStyle

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  7. Ahhhhhhh - you always look so incredible!!! I am in love with this and have such a thing for cardigan coats - they're gorgeous and can be worn in so many different ways!!

    Hope you're well gorgeous - love the new layout too, can't wait to see more from you! :)

    Layla xx

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  8. You did it again Kate, this cardigan coat is so chic, the red trim is dramatic and classy. Your nails are awesome.
    xoxo
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  9. you're so right! Cardigan coats can be such a life safer, especially when the seasons are changing. They can be such a great way to add a statement to our look. Speaking of which, this coat is gorgeous.

    The golden midi skirt and the top are wonderful items as well...and that bag is so cute. Such a well put together look. You look divine!!!!

    Snow? We have rain today but yesterday it was so sunny that I really can't complain. I can live with a few rainy days, especially when I know that Spring is finally here.


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  10. Cardigan coats are definitely a great option right now, especially as the weather is a bit all over the place. Yesterday seemed to be quite warm but today has been non-stop rain. I love the red piping on this coat too and think it gives it a bit of a royal feel! x

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  11. This cardigan coat is amazing on you! Plus it's so chic!

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  12. Girllllll we NEED to talk about that bag because it's SO dreamy! Love a cardigan coat; I have one that I bought last year from Zara which is kind of a cardigan/dressing gown style and it's SO comfy!

    Hayley xo
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  13. Gosh, that cardigan coat is so so fierce! Love the style of it and your matching as well. That bag is so good and I'm always crushing on that golden skirt. Ahh, so good! Xx

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  14. So cute! I tend to just have one statement piece in my outfits but I love that you were able to mix a few together so stylishly!
    -PerlaGiselle
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  15. You look gorgeous and the outfit is absolutely gorgeous! Love the cardigan and the skirt is just sooo incredible! Love it! x x x

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  16. While we are certainly moving towards Spring now, I reckon you'll still get plenty of use out of that gorgeous cardigan coat of yours Gabrielle - especially if typical British weather is anything to go by! The red piping most certainly makes this garment - it's the perfect finishing touch!

    Musings & More

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  17. The coat is fabulous and you look great in it!

    ANOUK

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  18. They are great for the 'in between' weather!

    Charlotte xx

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  19. Love the look! You look beautiful!

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  20. I'm so glad that spring is coming as I'm really fed up of this dreary weather. That coat is perfect for dressing at this time of year. I can't stop lusting over your skirt.

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  21. That coat is gorgeous! Lovely post.

    Lauren x Huggled

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  22. That pop of metallic is truly magical. Enjoy the snow babe! A winter wonderland is so gorgeous, as are you!

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

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  23. Such a lovely post! You are so pretty girl ❤️❤️❤️

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  24. The silhouette of this coat is totally marvelous and the red piping and metal button details just take it over the top! I'd say going big worked out really well for you in styling this look Gabrielle :)

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  25. The dreary weather has been getting to me lately as well. It's so good to see sun again! I adore cardigan coats because they're so cozy and can really elevate a look.

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  26. That clutch is just so dreamy, it reminds me of like Dior. Loving the outfit!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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  27. Really love all the details! You looks so amazing!


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  28. Well I sure do wish it would dramatically change over here. I don't think Australia has gotten the memo hahaha! I can't say I own a cardigan coat but I can certainly imagine the joys. Combining two of my fave pieces. No brainer.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  29. Gorgeous, wonderful details. Happy Monday x

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  30. What a great looking cardigan coat, it looks so chic but cosy too!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  31. I love this type of coat. It' so cozy! This is beautiful with the red piping!

    Have a great week.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  32. I love the red piping. This would work so well with trousers, or even jeans x

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  33. This is such a seriously fantastic look Gabrielle! The coat has a very Burberry vibe, and I love it!

    Amber - amberelb.com

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  34. LOL to 'go big or go home' mood because I just described myself as that ;) So, naturally, I love this look! the coat looks just gorgeous on you - that red xx

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  35. So nice!

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  36. Fabulous look Gabrielle ! You look amazing as usual !
    Nina
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  37. I love comfy coats so this is perfect. Funnily enough I have an almost identical jacket from Zara

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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  38. Ooh yes I love cardigan coats, they're so warm and definitely the perfect thing to wear when the weather is being as intermittent as it has been! Love the snowflakes I can see in these photos too, it takes me right back to winter. Love the flash of the gold on your skirt and the detailing on your handbag too. - Tasha

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  39. I love this coat!!
    Looks so comfy and elegant at the same time :D
    Kiss
    Have a love week!
    xx

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  40. Gorgeous!! I love the uniqueness of this outfit, your coat looks amazing with the skirt and shoes! Beautiful combination. I'm so happy for the changing of seasons too, this cold weather has really been getting me down!

    Francesca
    www.vintagelillies.com

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  41. This look is absolutely stunning!
    xoxo

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  42. I love that cardigan coat - a great transitional piece. And I love how you've boldly styled it with other "loud" pieces - they go together beautifully!
    xo, janea
    www.theSTYLEtti.com

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  43. In love with your coat, sweetie!
    You look so elegant and cool! great styling!
    xxx
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it/

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  44. Those boots are super pretty and I'm in love with this cardigan coat. Looks cozy and warm, yet still stylish.

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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  45. Love your outfit, specially your skirt. I would love to know how to pull one off.
    Great post!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  46. That is such a gorgeous coat, Gabrielle! The red pipping definitely added a very sophisticated touch to the coat and you my dear, is the perfect model.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  47. Super post. : D <3
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    Tell me on my blog!
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  48. I am really loving this coat! It's quite military looking, and I love the navy blue colour. I was actually on the hunt for something similar last year, but couldn't find it. Dang it! Haha.

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  49. You look so cute!

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  50. I love how you styled this, you look so good girl!

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  51. You look lovely! I really like the red piping on your coat! :) xx

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  52. You know what, I never knew cardigan coats were actually a concept :P I'd actually call it just a coat haha, but I can definitely see the cardigan side of it! Anyways, I love that coat - military coats are my favourite, the more they look like a Napoleonian coat, the more I like them! I remember Zara had quite a few different ones last winter. Styling this coat with the gold pleated dess was a great idea - even though they are two statement pieces, they work really well together and look just right!

    Julia x
    www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  53. Love that coat! The red detail definitely makes it stand out!!
    March is having a really crazy weather so far but it's good so we can wear many different things and play a lot with our outfits :)

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  54. In Italy we said "Marzo pazzerello" that means "March is out of mind" with its strange days that begins with the sun and end up with the rain!
    Anyway, I love red details on this coat! Such a lovely outfit dear!
    xoxo
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  55. That cardigan coat is so gorgeous! Zara has some amazing finds. I love shopping there for unique items. This entire style is so perfect and gorgeous! Your bag has the most chic details :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/03/how-bazaar-street-style-accessories.html

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  56. It's very pretty Gabrielle. Love the red trim and button accents. Love your handbag.
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  57. This cardigan coat is so chic and classy and of course, you are so stylish as always. xx

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  58. That is a beautiful coat! I love the red piping too, it's really nice with the navy. I have a couple of coatigans (cardigan coats) and they are nice and cosy! :)

    I really like your pleated skirt in this outfit too.

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

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  59. Your coat is lovely! I love the red lining, it gives the coat a somewhat military and/or nautical feel. And above all else, it looks cozy! Of course the bag is also another lovely interesting piece.

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    - Gretch of GG Memochou

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  60. I LOVE the red outline, you look amazing and classy in it! I've been hunting for one of these coats myself but haven't decided which one to get hehe!

    Macarons and Mischief

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  61. I love cardigan coats too and this one is so stylish! The red piping really stands out and makes it so unique! I love that you braved the snow and took these awesome photos!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  62. Great post!

    You have a nice blog!

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    Have a great day!

    xoxo Jacqueline
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  63. Cardigan coats are beautiful and it suits you. I like the red piping. Red&navy one of the duos that I like, they're made for each other ha ha :) Have a great week x

    Ela BellaWorld

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  64. Woah, I never knew about Cardigan Coats but damn, girl you look beyond fab in that one, The detail is so pretty and makes the whole outfit pop :) xx

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  65. This is a really lovely look! I love how the dress was peaking through the coat.

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  66. I can't remember when and why knit coats, suddenly were out of style!
    Surely hope they will slowly be back after this post.
    This one you are wearing is just beautiful and they red lining stands out.
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  67. Gabrielle, the whole outfit is something to be celebrated! Not just the cardigan coat, but the skirt and boots as well! I love it all. I'm going off to shop your look!

    Madeline
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  68. I love your look and that's a very lovely cardigan coat :)

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  69. That outfit is so stunning on you!!! <3- http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  70. Molto bello questo look. Adoro la gonna midi!
    Lalu
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  71. Amazing coat and amazing bag Gabrielle!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  72. I love this coat, the red piping is gorgeous and it's so on trend with the military styling. You have worked this look very well Gabrielle. I love Zara at the moment, they have some fabulous clothes this season.
    Jaz xoxo
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  73. Are you kidding? Cardigan coats are like the answer to my prayers! I love this coat! Great post and outfit xxx

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  74. Great styling hun, wow!! Hope you having a lovely week so far? xx

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  75. I'm in love with your skirt Gab! Fabulous look, the bag is really cool too

    Have a lovely week xx
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  76. How is the year slipping away from us like that? I still have travel posts from years ago I haven’t gotten up yet. Oops... Love the look. That gold skirt really finishes it all off. Definitely go big or go home! x

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  77. You look so beautiful in this shoot!! I love your coat!

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  78. I love your cardigan coat ! So pretty with theses little touch of red !
    And I love love your lamed skirt.
    xx,
    Margot
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  79. I love a good card-coat and this one fits you so well- you look gorgeous!

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  80. I love your coat dear! Look gorgeous!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  81. Awesome piece! Love how you styled it!

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  82. Well, hello, supermodel! This look is insanely stylish - I can't get enough of that coat, it's stunning! Especially with that red trim, so bold and contrasting. Gorgeous x

    Euriental

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  83. I LOVE Cardigan Coats - they are the perfect in-between seasons go to! I got a sneaky peek of the new Zara collection when I was in Hong Kong recently but didn't come across your gorgeous cardigan coat and skirt. I can't wait to check out Zara's offerings when I get home xx

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  84. dear this long cardigan super elegant
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    have an happy day, kisses

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  85. I saw this coat on your instagram earlier and I absolutely loved it! And I am in love with gold plaid skirt !! XX

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  86. Oh wow, I so love the bag, it looks so glamorous and precious!
    Lovely coat as well! :)

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  87. Wow this is such a gorgeous outfit, just really well put together! I LOVE your cardigan coat, especially the red lining! And definitely can't get enough of the sparkly purse and metallic skirt. I am SUCH a sucker for all things shiny, hah!

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/gozon-spring-styles/

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  88. Absolutely love everything about this outfit and those booties are lovely!

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  89. I agree cardigans and cardigan coats are the unsung heros of our closet! I am normally quite chilly unless it's 40 degrees (celsius) out there, being from the Mediterranean hehehe, so cardigans are such an important staple in my wardrobe. The weather is crazy, but we can always count on our key pieces not to disappoint ;) You look fabulous!

    Happy Tuesday, girl!

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