How to adapt a special occasion piece

East blue patchwork coat



How to adapt a special occasion piece.

Special occasion outfits can be high budget. Many of the pieces often languish in the back of our wardrobes after the event. I try to buy items that I can dress down and integrate into my wardrobe. See my recent post on how I adapted a coat that I originally wore as mother of the groom.

A reader recently contacting me for advice on how she could continue to wear a special occasion coat she had bought about ten years ago. She sent me a photo of her coat. It was from East and embellished with a slightly 70s vibe. The exact style is not still available. However I found a coat in East’s current collection and created a couple of ways in which it could be adapted as part of a  more casual look.


How to adapt a special occasion coat with a dress



How to adapt a special occasion coat for casual wear


Blue patchwork coat by East




Necklace by JCrew  //  Dress by Fenn Wright Manson
// Quilted shoulder bag at The Outnet  // Block heel pumps by Peter Kaiser


Earrings by JCrew  //  Blue polo neck sweater by JCrew
Blue trousers by Marella  //  Flat pumps by LKBennett
Messenger bag by Marks&Spencer







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