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Elevating Wardrobe Staples With Helen Moore + WIW - How To Style Faux Fur

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my midlife fashion, Helen Moore shrug in black quail

Shrug In Black Quail * - get 20% off with code MIDLIFE20

Morning ladies.  If you've been following me for a while you'll know that my huge passion lies with timeless, effortless fashion, that can be dressed up or down with the addition of a few accessories.  The kind of pieces that can be worn season after season & that stand the test of time.  

As you'll know from my outfit posts I generally love a neutral palette of well cut pieces that earn their keep on a cost per wear basis & can be mixed & matched to create many a look.  I was recently approached by Helen Moore to see if I would be interested in collaborating & as I love pairing statement accessories with wardrobe classics I immediately said yes.  

If you're not aware of the brand, Helen Moore are a family run British company who design & make the most stunning faux fur products from their Devon factory.  With all their products being 100% faux fur, free of harmful chemicals & Peta approved & are made to the highest of standards.  

I know I've mentioned this before but I think with age comes the wisdom to buy better.  For me that  means quality, timeless pieces whether that be new or preloved items, that may not necessarily follow the latest trends but are pieces I'm going to have hanging in my wardrobe for years to come.  

I think a lot of us 'midlife' ladies feel the same way & of course with the environmental impact & all that has happened this year, a lot of us are now making more considered purchases.

Effortless style is a bit like having the right underwear & building up with the right foundations.  If you have a good solid capsule wardrobe then with the addition of some statement accessories you can transform the simplest of looks into something amazing.

As winter approaches fashion becomes about layers & keeping warm & what better way than to add some faux fur accessories to you look.  Whether that be by layering a faux fur gilet, like this one, accessorising date night with a statement stole such as this, or wrapping up with a faux fur scarf like this.  Not only are these pieces stylish, they're practical too as faux fur keeps you cosy & warm.

I've been lucky enough to be able choose a few of my favourite pieces from Helen Moore to share with you today to show how I'd style them.  So let's get started with my first pick - their faux fur shrug.

my midlife fashion, Helen Moore shrug in black quail, marks and Spencer pure cashmere roll neck jumper, marks and Spencer tiered maxi skirt, sole bliss ankle boots

Shrug In Black Quail * - get 20% off with code MIDLIFE20

As you can see from the photo above I've teamed the shrug with a simple cashmere roll neck jumper & tiered maxi skirt but you could equally substitute the separates for a maxi dress.  Equally the options don't end there - I plan on wearing mine with cropped faux leather trousers & a simple white shirt as well as dressing it up with a statement ruffle blouse & cigarette pants.  

Exquisitely made this shrug is true to size (I'm wearing a size small) & is definitely something you'd find yourself reaching for time & time again.  Not to mention is that little bit different & more stylish than a a normal style gilet.

my midlife fashion, Helen Moore faux fur cowl in black quail

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My next piece, their faux fur cowl is perfect for elevating a simple crew neck jumper as I've shown below but equally it would be perfect for pairing with a wool coat for added warmth.

my midlife fashion, Helen Moore cowl in black quail, h and m sweatshirt cashmere jumper, j crew 8 inch toothpick skinny jeans, jigsaw western heel ankle boots

Cowl In Black Quail * - get 20% off with code MIDLIFE20

Plus due to flecks of different colours this cowl can be worn with a whole host of colours from black, white, grey, navy & red.  

I also plan on teaming the cowl with the shrug I'm wearing in my first outfit for a more statement faux fur look on colder days.

my midlife fashion, Helen Moore collar jacket in blue cloud

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For the third piece I choose their cropped collared jacket that comes in this most stunning shade of navy blue & is also available in both a soft pink & off white.  

I find this length of jacket perfect for dressing up or down.  It would look gorgeous worn over the shoulders with a special party dress as much as it would look great dressed down with jeans, trainers & layered with a cashmere scarf.

my midlife fashion, Helen Moore collar jacket in blue cloud, Claude Pierlot breton top, Ralph Lauren cropped straight leg jeans, leather chain handbag, dune court shoes

Collar Jacket In Blue Cloud * - get 20% off with code MIDLIFE20

As you can see from the above photo I've paired it with cropped jeans, a simple everyday breton & some statement heels.  The kind of outfit I'd wear for date night with hubby - something that's warm & cosy but with the additional of the statement jacket  heels feels special & glammed up too.  Again the jacket runs true to size, I'm generally a UK8 & am wearing a size small.

my midlife fashion, Helen Moore slipper boots in ocelot

Slipper Boots In Ocelot * - 20% off with code MIDLIFE20

Of course as much as I love my paired back neutrals you'll also know that I have a strong weakness for leopard print, something I put down to the years spent admiring my Grandma in her leopard print coat & it's grown from there.  Whilst we're lucky enough to now live in the South of France & enjoy warmer temperatures than we did in the UK, living in an older property means that it can get cold in the winter so when I spotted their faux fur slipper boots I just knew I had to style them!

my midlife fashion, Helen Moore slipper boots in ocelot

Slipper Boots In Ocelot * - get 20% off with code MIDLIFE20

Like my taste in clothes I also prefer my loungewear to be neutral, making these slipper boots the perfect accessory for not only keeping my feet warm & cosy but a great way of injecting a little personality.  True to size, I just know these slipper boots aren't going to leave my feet during the winter months & should I need to I could even slip a pair of socks on for added warmth.

For my final piece I decided to pick this gorgeous tote that is not only stunning but perfect for hugging/stroking when you feel the need.

my midlife fashion, Helen Moore faux fur kersey bag in brown quail

Faux Fur Kersey Bag In Brown Quail * - get 20% off with code MIDLIFE20

Again as will all Helen Moore's designs it's perfect for adding that dash of 'je ne sais quoi' to an outfit & like all her accessories will be perfect for bringing to life a simple jeans & chunky knit outfit as much as it will when dressed up.

my midlife fashion, Helen Moore faux fur kersey bag in brown quail, John Lewis and partners black fedora hat, Isabel Marant tuxedo jacket, boden cashmere crew neck jumper, marks and Spencer cream turn up trousers, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Hat - John Lewis & Partners
Blazer - Isabel Marant
Jumper - Boden
Bag - Helen Moore * - get 20% off with code MIDLIFE20
Trousers - Marks & Spencer *
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Hat - Reiss
Blazer - Hush
Jumper - Boden - get 25% off with code 6T2C
Trousers - Reiss
Trainers - Mint Velvet

Needless to say I've only featured a fraction of Helen Moore's designs, but you can see the full collection here, including some gorgeous faux fur home & pet accessories.  Plus if you fancy treating yourself or passing your wish list onto Santa, I've got an exclusive discount code to share with you.  Simply use code MIDLIFE20 at checkout for 20% off all orders over £40.

Enjoy your day ladies & as always I'll see you tomorrow. 

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