Nikki Garnett (54) lives near the Lake District in the North West of England. She shares her wonderful outfits and daily life on her blog, Midlifechic. Nikki has mastered the art of creating polished casual denim looks, and has a swoon-worthy collection of Winter coats that she adeptly uses to add interest and cosiness to her cold-weather outfits.
Nikki brightens up a casual denim outfit with a vibrant red wool coat for a day of sightseeing. She’s paired dark wash straight leg jeans with a white mock-neck sweater layered under a Uniqlo light down hooded puffer jacket in navy for extra warmth. The puffer jacket adds a sporty touch that cleverly juxtaposes with the cheerful, dressy maxi coat. Chelsea boots in chestnut are iconic Modern Classics, and come up high enough as not to leave a gap between the jeans and footwear, thus providing extra insulation. Silver hoop earrings and a matching small croc-embossed crossbody provide the polished finishing touches.
Straight leg jeans make a second appearance in another cosy and stylish sightseeing outfit. This time, Nikki is wearing them with a cream sweater and navy double-breasted peacoat in a timeless tailored silhouette. The brass buttons add statement shine, while the brown crossbody adds textural interest and brings a third colour into the mix. Cream lug-soled Chelsea booties bookend the sweater and Nikki’s stunning silver hair. Red lipstick and hoop earrings finish off the look.
Nikki wears a lot of blue, but looks equally fab in earth tones like rust and burnt orange. Our blogger is sporting a navy miniskirt in on-trend corduroy with a rust mock-neck bouclé sweater. The slightly shorter sweater lengthens the leg line from the hips up. This elongating effect continues by pairing the blue skirt with blue sheer hosiery. Chestnut croc-embossed knee-high cowboy boots are a little unexpected and work well with the colour palette. As a topper, Nikki picked a relaxed-fit, knee-length wool coat with dropped shoulder in slightly darker rust than the sweater, which creates outfit cohesion. Dainty dangly earrings and peach lippy complete the look.
Fluid-fit boyfriend jeans and a light-weight zip-neck sweater in cinnamon make up the base layers in this casual denim outfit. And another fabulous coat comes out to play. This time, Nikki opted for a wool, knee-length camel coat. The dropped shoulder and slouchy silhouette give the outfit a relaxed vibe. Her plaid scarf in navy, camel and orange cleverly echoes the camel and blue in the rest of the outfit. Cuffing the jeans showcases the burgundy Chelsea boots, that also work well with the scarf colours. Nikki accessorizes with her go-to hoop earrings and black bag shoulder bag. Her sweet pooch steals the show!
Nikki has created a neutral column of colour by pairing an ink turtleneck sweater with skinny jeans in an indigo wash. Contrasting these dark base layers with a striking off-white midi coat adds delightful dressy crispness. The bouclé material provides both textural and visual interest. Chelsea lug-soled booties in oatmeal don’t match the off-white but continue the light-coloured theme. A drawstring bag in light blue is a less obvious but splendid choice for Winter. Finally, the striped scarf ties all the colours together beautifully.
This is a marvelous example of Angie’s Orange Crush Outfit Formula, and the longline hooded puffer coat in bright orange is unquestionably the star of the show! Bucketloads of cheerful pizzazz and cosy comfort all wrapped up in one coat. Here, our blogger is wearing it over dark wash skinny jeans and a blue and white striped sweater with ribbed turtleneck collar. The white stripes make Nikki’s gorgeous silver ‘do stand out even more. Black pointy-toe booties don’t match the jeans but blend in with the dark blue to effectively elongate the leg line.
I can’t wait to hear what you think of Nikki’s gorgeous coat collection and wonderful polished casual outfits. Let us know in the comments, and be sure to visit her blog and Instagram account for lots more style inspiration.