The Emerald City

The Emerald Green Topshop Coat

As most of you know, I don’t tend to wear a lot of green in my outfits. The only green that crops up every single time is in my eyes, so I’m trying to make a change and include more green! It’s a colour that I have always liked and I actually think it’s quite complementary to my skin tone, but I usually opt for lighter shades rather than an emerald jewel tone like this. When I saw this Topshop Emerald Green Coat though, I knew I wanted to style it and share it on my fashion blog as it makes the perfect change and is very fitting for London Fashion Week.

I decided to wear the coat over my shoulders as it was a little large in the size UK 8, but kept everything else underneath in black. I wore my Oasis Jumper, my Hudson Barbara Jeans, my Chanel Wallet on Chain and my Christian Louboutin Pigalle Heels. I think keeping a black base was really helpful in giving the coat that visual appeal, while a little pop of a pink/red on my lips livened it up a little bit. I love coats so much, but I really hope it gets hot soon! I would love to know what you think of this outfit and whether or not you like the green coat? Comment below!

What I Was Wearing:
Coat – Topshop
Knitwear – Oasis (similar)
Jeans – Hudson
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Bag – Chanel



  1. February 25, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    Love the green, looks great overall!

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Thank you!

  2. February 26, 2017 / 8:39 am

    Green is THE color of 2017! Great coat.

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:20 am

      I’m glad you like it!

  3. Mihai Predescu
    February 26, 2017 / 9:09 am

    It brings power and energy, dear Lorna! Especially these “transition” days. I cannot wait for the calendaristic spring to come in a couple of days! <3 Keep smiling!

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Me too! I love Spring!

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Thank you!

  4. February 26, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    The coat is perfect!!! 😀 It’s such a lovely shade of green – so bright and cheerful. I think that these winter days are exactly the right time to be wearing greens such as this when there’s no so much of it about in the natural world – as I think your photos here demonstrate.

    Great news to read that you are thinking of including more green in your outfits. 😀 Whenever you wear green it always works exceptionally well, in my opinion. 🙂

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Thank you, Steven 🙂 I always know you appreciate some green in my outfits. Hopefully some lighter pastel greens make an appearance for Spring! Green is such a complimenting colour though!

  5. February 26, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Green really is a great color on you Lorna, I love how you paired it with all black underneath… you look gorgeous as always xox

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Thank you so much, Launna!

  6. February 27, 2017 / 12:41 am

    This emerald coat is so beautiful Lorna. I styled an emerald dress over the holidays but haven’t posted it. I did share one look from that on Instagram. Its such a pretty color and looks so good on you. The oversize fit is so perfect on your shoulders.

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Oh I will go and check it out! It sounds really pretty! Really happy you like the coat, Idu!

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Thank you so much!

  7. February 27, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    I am so biased to give an opinion, because I simply looooove green and this shade of green is amazing! I loved the coat and especially the way you are wearing it – with beautiful jeans, dark jumper and beautiful shoes – and the bag is also fantastic – it’s a very elegant look! You look always so beautiful and polished up, I really loved this look! Hope you have a very amazing week, dear Lorna!

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Thank you so much, Denise! I’m so glad you like it that much!

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Thank you so much!

  8. February 27, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I think emerald looks great on you. I like that you pair it with an all black outfit. Nice photos!

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Thank you!

  9. February 28, 2017 / 12:24 am

    You are right – green and black fit perfectly. I find your colour combination very good. And your Green Coat suits you so much. You look great!

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:24 am

      Thank you so much!

  10. February 28, 2017 / 2:13 am

    My favorite green is somewhere between emerald (which that coat appears to be) and British Racing (which is a tad darker). Of course, you would style them for maximum impact. 🙂

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:24 am

      Yeah, emerald is gorgeous shade of green! I know the racing green you mean too, but I think I like emerald more 🙂

  11. haveclotheswilltravel
    February 28, 2017 / 6:16 am

    I LOVE that coat! I don’t own all that much green myself…even though it is a color I really like. Hmmm. Might have to change that! But that color looks fabulous on you. It’s such a classic coat!


    • February 28, 2017 / 11:25 am

      Yeah, I was the same, I never used to wear green much at all and I thought it was about time that I did. Thank you!

  12. February 28, 2017 / 7:26 am

    Wow Lorna, what a cool coat you are wearing. The green looks so good on you with that outfit, looking very sexy. St Paddy’s day is nearly there, haha. Today I might get my new coat and wellies, jay.

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:25 am

      Very exciting! You will have to email me and let me know!

  13. February 28, 2017 / 7:42 am

    Hey hon hope you had a good wkend. Liking your proportions here- oversized coat with skinnies punctuated with Chanel! Have a great week ( :

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:25 am

      Thank you so much ( :

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Thank you!

    • March 2, 2017 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you so much, Len!

    • March 2, 2017 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you 🙂

    • March 2, 2017 / 11:15 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  14. natcrys
    March 4, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I read somewhere on the internet (so it must be true, right?) that only 2% of people have green eyes.. so yay us!

    Love your green coat! I realised that I don’t have that much green either.. I must rectify that! 🙂

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    • March 4, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Yep, it’s 2% 🙂 Yay us too!

  15. March 5, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    This coat is so chic Lorna, and the vibrant shade of green is lovely and very flattering on you. It definitely suits your skin tone and eye colour perfectly, so you shouldn’t hesitate to wear green again! I love the simple but stylish black outfit underneath, which allows the vibrancy of the coat to really stand out.

    Lots of love Saba xx

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you so much! I really do like green which is unexpected. It’s lovely to see you reading and commenting again, Saba! I hope you’re not too busy anymore and you’re doing ok. I’m going to head to your blog tonight!

      • trulymadlydeeplyfashion
        March 11, 2017 / 10:25 am

        Thank you so much for your kind words Lorna. I’m doing much better, thank you. It’s always an absolute pleasure to visit your blog, and it’s been lovely catching up and having lots of blog posts to read at once! It made my day that you visited my blog and left a lovely message of support. I truly appreciate that. xx

        • March 12, 2017 / 5:43 pm

          Of course, Saba 🙂 I genuinely care about my readers and online friends, so I’m glad you’re doing well 🙂

          • March 27, 2017 / 11:20 pm

            It’s lovely that you take a genuine interest in your readers and take the time to get to know them. That’s something I truly value. 🙂 xx

            • March 27, 2017 / 11:56 pm

              Thank you, Saba 🙂

  16. Josie
    March 6, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Ooooh that coat is fab! The emerald shade of green is so nice especially with the black xx

  17. Grace
    March 6, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Very nice green shade 🙂

    • March 6, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Thanks 🙂

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