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Sarah’s Real Life’s 10 trends style challenge

Mixin prints and pattern: Zebra print with hounds tooth  | High Latitude Style | http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Mixing a hounds tooth patterned blazer with a zebra print cardigan

 

#over-40 Black and white outfit  | High Latitude Style | http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Zebra print cardigan worn as top with Chanel belt, full leather skirt and Harley Davidson booties (all own)

 

Some of you may know Sarah from Sarah’s Real Life, a talented young blogger. She now has a 10 trends style challenge running all April. Since I like a challenge, I decided to participate in her challenge. In April, one has to present an outfit of each of the 10 trends defined by her. Some of the trends to be shown are really challenging for me like lace, fringe or tribal print. The reason is that these trends are key items of quite different styles. Lace is very girly, or can be very romantic. It can also be very eclectic. Fringes are very Bohemian. Tribal print is also more along the Bohemian line than my style, American Classic with a twist of rock’n roll or streetstyle.

It is amazing that when thinking about it, one realizes that despite lace, fringes, or tribal prints are usually associated with other styles than my own style it has these elements in small doses. Most of my winter scarves have fringes. That is how classic scarves are traditionally made. Thus, I can make a hook here. Most of my tango dance dresses have (black) lace. Another hook. Many of my scarves have tribal prints from all over the world. Another hook that seemed to be much harder. It made me also think why so many silk, cashmere, and wool scarves have tribal prints. Historic reasons come to mind.

Floral, metallic, neon, pastels, cropped, and geometric sound quite easy. For geometric think stripes, polka dots, triangles, or hounds-tooth like in the outfit above.  The most challenging seems the trend “Local Love”. Here wearing a skirt over pants or a dress over pants is what the local ladies love to do to not have to carry a heavy (weight) coat on their shoulders all winter. The skirt or dress over pants allows to just wear a short jacket and relief the weight on the shoulders (and back). But do they love it? I appreciate the lower load, but I am not to impressed by the look some times. Style? Definitively Alaska winter style.

#over-40-fashion Winter look for mature women  | High Latitude Style | http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Faux fur coat over hounds tooth blazer, full leather skirt with Harley Davidson booties (all own)

 

#over-40-fashion Winter look for mature women  | High Latitude Style | http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Side view on faux fur coat

 

Photos: G. Kramm (2014)

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