AB &C of How To Be Dressed in Seconds!

We all have those days where we either missed the alarm or something else has happened and we find ourselves having to get ready with absolutely no time to think about what to wear…

Here is the simple “goto” answer for whenever you find yourself in this situation in winter:

AB & C

All Black (not the rugby team in this case – smile) and Coat

What this means is  you can wear any black top and bottom, throw over a coat and Voila – dressed! Note though the coat must be a colour other than black otherwise it can all get a bit much and black coats are out this fall/winter  – having said this I am still going to be wearing mine but just not over all black – at least I will try my best to abide by this rule.

DSC_0014Love the fat that camel is hot as well as longer coats – this is a vintage Bally coat my hubby once bought me – haven’t worn it in years due to the length but it is having a second life now 😉

Thinking of making it 4cm shorter and using that fabric as a belt!

DSC_0028Love this little black and white number I picked up in Milan – Nadine. If you go to Milan this is a great shop where you can pick up cute items for very reasonable prices. This coat was around EUR 100! More Tips for Milan here.

DSC_0039Sometime trying something new is also fun and I do love this sleeveless number even if my family insist I look like a sheep when wearing it 😉 Coming from NZ I feel proud to look like a sheep ;-). BELAIR from Paris. More Paris Shopping tips here.



A couple of cute coats that would be perfect for “AB & C” found online:

Boden £179

 Boden £199

 Boden £399

Wishing you all great fun with AB & C – please send through pictures of your outfits to add to FunkyForty Instagram!

A special thanks to my friend Michelle for taking photos of me.


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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

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