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I wanted to post an update of my winter white post. In the first outfit, the dress and the vest are Ralph Lauren, the tights are Charlotte Russe. The booties are Mossimo Supply Co.
The top and the jacket in this outfit are also Ralph Lauren. The leggings are Style&Co., and the loafers are vintage.
I’m feeling a little bit more confident about outfits with white. That’s the way I like to do things here. I share my learning with you, and who knows? Maybe someone else will learn something too!
I am completely stumped when it comes to winter white! I feel like I am lost in a blizzard! Can I wear white pants with a dark top? or multi-colored layers? How can I mix white with other pieces? Is it supposed to be ivory? Or can it be white white too? The only outfit I feel safe with is an all-white outfit. I do have one outfit I really like.
But I want to be able to wear those pieces in other ways!
I looked at the slideshow foe the article “Wear White!” on vogue.com. But even there, the outfits were all white. Surely there must be a way to wear winter white with other colors?
The fabsugar article says, “Also, don’t be afraid to pair your whites with darker, high-contrast duds.” But the slideshow only shows 1 outfit with a different color, and that color is black. On the Refinery29 page, the article once again shows “18 Winter White Pieces to Brighten Your Wardrobe”. The slideshow is just that: a list of individual white pieces. Two outfits show white combined with (you guessed it) black.
I found some great ideas on pinterest, and put them up in a board called “Wearing White in Winter.” I’m still pretty new to pinterest, so I’m not sure if you can view the board without joining twitter. so I will post a few of the pics here as well.
I’m also posting my winter white outfit:
I apologize for the blurry pictures! I do love this outfit, but when I look at the full on pic of me in the doorway, all I can think is how much I look like Abby Lee Miller. Not in the face, but in the outfit, and the way I am standing. I really have to lose weight! I hate how big I look in that pic!
Look for outfits mixing winter white with other colors soon! I will be posting some in the next few days!
Link to my pinterest board:
Here’s the next outfit from pinterest I’m going to try. I’m going to wear it with a floral scarf.
I bought this skirt at my favorite local consignment store, Esco Limited of Colonial Beach, VA. I thought the laces were really interesting and wanted to give the skirt a try. But now I realize I have no idea how to wear the skirt! I think the best thing to do is to let the strings hang down. But now I’m not sure? Ideas?
I am slowly learning to create outfits on my own. But I seem to learn everything the hard way. I learned a bit about layering, but the pieces I chose didn’t fit well. I learned how to wear cropped jeans, but forgot that breaking up that line makes me look even shorter than I am!
I also wonder about the exception to the rules. Because there really are exceptions! So can a short, slightly plus size mom wear cropped baggy jeans? What about ruffled shirts? I love ruffles, but I am afraid that they make my breasts look bigger.
Then there is the question of the cropped jeans. In this case, I must have made a mistake in ordering them, because these came too short. That is a pretty amazing feat for someone as short as I am! I have read that the cropped pant is in style now. But if you are short you are not supposed to wear anything that cuts you across horizontally, because that will make you look shorter. So in this case, I should have had a pair of shoes the same color as the pants. But I don’t own a pair of shoes that color! So I wore these little white oxfords. This style of shoes is in style right now, but not with this outfit, not with this color, and not with these socks. So even though I was pretty happy with the outfit, the shoes ruined the look.
The there is the question of the fit of these clothes. Looking at the picture now, I see that the jeans are pretty baggy. Baggy jeans are ok if they are worn like boyfriend jeans. This time I might have been able to do that, because I was wearing a fitted jacket over a tucked in shirt.
When I put the brown coat on, with the gorgeous scarf, the colors really looked great. So I think I did at least get that much right.
When I look at the pictures, I really do like the outfit. But I broke so many rules, I’m not sure it evens counts as fashion anymore!
I’m so happy that I found this site! I don’t want to write ONLY for women over 40, but since I fall into this category I do want to dress my best for my age. I don’t want to look like I am trying to look too young!
So here are Sylvia’s top ten tips for how to dress over 40:
Here are my top 10 tips on how to dress over 40 the right way!
1.Dress for your body type, both vertical and horizontal and choose clothes that flatter you and highlight your strengths.
2.Wear skirts at the right length, not too short, not too long. Just below or on top of the knee is a great length for over 40 women.
3.Get hip shoes; they can make even a boring outfit look great.
4.Wear darker, more fitted jeans.
5.Get hip spectacles that suit your face.
6.Don’t overdo the bling.
7.Show off your best parts, like your legs, bust or arms, but, dress modestly and don’t show too much cleavage.
8.Add color to your every-day wardrobe.
9.Wear the best possible bra and use shape wear to give your body the right structure. If you find shape wear too uncomfortable, use slips or pants with pipes to hide panty lines and reduce unflattering bulges.
10.Have fun dressing and show it in your clothes!
My New Years resolution is to grow my fashion blog enough to go to DC fashion week!
This outfit was my take on a casual outfit I saw online recently. I’m working on adding my own style to my outfits, so in this case I wore the dark floral shirt instead of the plain denim one in the original pic. I tend toward the romantic so I went with a floral theme, with floral earrings and rings. I have been dying for a chance to wear my wedge sneakers, so this was it. I have noticed that cropped jeans are in again, so I tried them out here. The Ralph Lauren vest was my venture into layering, along with the Armani t-shirt underneath. A small floral clutch completed the look.
I am not sure if I’ll do the cropped jeans again. I’m so short, I’m afraid they make me look even shorter.