Style hack – make an old coat new without spending a penny

Hands down the easiest way to update your coat game?  Steal a belt from another coat and couple them up.  The coat in question is this one, last year’s Jigsaw number, and quite voluminous and the belt in question from this Topshop number, two years ago…  and the urge to create a ‘new’ coat arose after six solid days of snow and not enough coats in the world (aka my closet).  Job.  Done.

And the sneakers, whilst I know are fully impractical, make a nice contrast to the coat.  Plus it seems almost all of my ankle boots are either heeled or suede which, it turns out, are even less practical in snow.

And in case you were wondering what a week in the country in the snow looked like…  well there was a lot of battling with two snowball monsters on leashes whilst trying to navigate a pram through the white stuff and beautiful scenes like this.  Followed by a lot of time spent in front of the fire watching Netflix like this.  I would be lying if I didn’t confess to being a little sad it is melting away…

coat – Jigsaw   |   knit – Stefanel
toothpick jeans – J.Crew (ON SALE)   |   allie sneakers – Mint Velvet
aviators – Ray-Ban   |   spruce street satchel – Henri Bendel




  1. 23 Jan / 11:43 am

    Oh this is such a great idea wendy! I’ll need to remember to give this a go when winter rolls around here. We don’t have snow, but I do have a few winter coats I could try change things up a little with! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a nice start to your week! I’m feeling better so back at work this week for me.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Thankfifi
      23 Jan / 7:00 pm

      Yeah I guess you have a little while to wait for coat season to roll around! I have a friend who lives in Melbourne so always track the weather there (mostly just to feel jeal) so I know you’ve had some MEGA hot days recently, phew!

  2. 23 Jan / 11:57 am

    Love how warm and cozy that coat looks! Love your style!

    • Thankfifi
      23 Jan / 7:00 pm

      Thanks so much Jade.x

  3. Gaylesbury
    23 Jan / 11:41 pm

    Oooh love those jeans! X

    • Thankfifi
      28 Jan / 11:28 pm

      Thank you – had them for ages but they’re such a fav.x

    • Thankfifi
      28 Jan / 11:29 pm

      Thanks so much Isa.x

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