Thinking pink

Coat: Sezane (sold out but available in black). Top: £12.90, Uniqlo. Cashmere scarf: £160, Lois Avery. Jeans: £184.51, Mother Denim.  Boots: £40 in the sale, Topshop. Bag: Charles & Keith (sold out). Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell

Not that any of you were in any doubt that pink has been the colour of the season already…I’ve been obsessing about all things pink: trainers, coats, cosy knits and even interiors.

It really is one of those colours that makes me happy but it has to be in the right shade – paler than pale almost chalky pink. The kind of pink that lifts grey days as well as a grey coat.

This coat was one of those amazing buys from Sezane – pricey but worth it – and it promptly sold out. It makes everything else in my wardrobe feel ‘scrubbed up’. I must admit, everything I’m wearing here is kind of old again – items in my wardrobe I reach for on a regular basis.

And here I am with a silly bag. Yep, I understand the irony. This fits hardly anything in – but I love the shape and couldn’t bare to throw this one out – and besides, it looked better in the photo than any other. But it’s definitely more of an ‘evening only’ bag.

I’ve been living in this scarf, too, a wonderful brand set up by one of those lovely people I met through Social Media. Lois Avery cashmere scarves and shawls – so amazing to see independent women doing their own thing and succeeding.

The thing about pink is that it’s surprisingly easy to wear – with denim, black – even with red – these boots work (I think!) and I wore it similarly with my red New Balance recently and it was very well received.

Looking to cheer up dry/wet/damp January? Invest in something pink.

Coat: Sezane (sold out but available in black).

Top: £12.90, Uniqlo.

Cashmere scarf: £160, Lois Avery.

Jeans: £184.51, Mother Denim.  

Boots: £40 in the sale, Topshop. 

Bag: Charles & Keith (sold out).

Lip colour: £12, Bagsy.


  1. Great outifit! Gorgeous coat.
    Pink and bordeaux is a stunning colour combination. I own a salmon pink Helmut Lang winter jacket (I am very proud of it because it is from the last collection that he designed himself and I snatched it in the sale for half the price). You just gave me the idea to combine it with my bordeaux corduroys. Let’s fight that January blues! Brigitte x

  2. Pink Perfection!! Been at York Uni all day with beloved teenager hoping to study for maths degree. Love York but boy it was grey….. needed your sprinkle of pinkle today! A far cry from sunny SA!! Enjoy!! Ps bathroom looks fab!! I’m

  3. I’m in love with this look. You look amazing! Quick question – I am a curvy hourglass so would the shape still work? Also I’m a dark brunette and look rubbish in pastels – would any other colour work? The grey looks a bit school uniform to me…

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