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Fashion over 40 woman in black outfit with pop of color
H&M skirt, John Paul Richard sequin top, Collier de Chien belt, Lookbook Store motorcycle jacket, Calvin Klein block heel pumps (all own), and green Florentine crossbody bag c/o Uno Alla Volta

Yes, this great green bag from Uno Alla Volta is perfect for adding a pop of color to a neutral color outfit like the black one in the photo above or the burgundy and animal print one in the photo below. The bold colored bag is the perfect statement piece. Perfect to make an entrance!

Fashion over 40 woman with green bag
Max Mara coat, Aeropostale jeans (all own), and green Florentine crossbody bag c/o Uno Alla Volta worn as long should bag

However, just using this beauty for a pop of color would waste a lot of opportunities for great outfits. It would under-use the potential of this great bag. A bold color bag can do so much more for your wardrobe. Just integrate it in the look and make the colors of the outfit the statement. In other words, go for a colorful look. Dive into color crush.

fashion over 40 woman in print dress with color crossbody
eShakti abstract print dress, GNW tight, statement belt (all own), Musse & Cloud wood sandals c/o Coolway, and green Florentine leather crossbody bag c/o Uno Alla Volta

Let’s travel down the road of color crush. I love colors like the next gal and nobody can talk me out of wearing colors just because I am over 40. A bold colored bag looks great with a print dress, print top, print skirt and even color blocked separates. You can create so much interest when you add a bold colored bag to an outfit. Don’t you think so?

Here is the secret how to make it work: Repeat the color of the bag in the outfit. It the case of prints, ground the outfit with a solid piece in the color that is dominant in or is the “background” of the print.

Let me explain how these tips play out by means of the outfit photos. In the outfit with the pants, the grounding color is burgundy and the green of the artisan hand-made Italian leather shoulder bag from Uno Alla Volta repeats in the print of the top. In the look with the dress, the winter white of the “background” of the print and the jacket serves to ground the outfit. The color of the Florentine shoulder bag is repeated in the abstract print of the dress and ear studs.

fashion over 50 woman in color crush
Graham and Spencer winter white leather jacket, eShakti abstract print dress, GNW tight, statement belt (all own), Musse & Cloud wood sandals c/o Coolway, Murano glass pearl ring and green Florentine leather crossbody bag c/o Uno Alla Volta

This bold green bag is also great for visiting open air concerts and festivals as it also works well as a cross-body bag (see photo where I twirl). I used to have a small bag in this style, when I was in my twenties that I wore at such events. However, in contrast to that bag back then, this new Uno Alla Volta green bag is hand-made of great quality leather with a nice fabric lining inside and a zipper pocket. This means items like credit cards and a phone are well secured. ❤

style over 50 woman in color crush
Max Mara coat, Shein abstract floral top, Aeropostale jeans (all own), and green Florentine crossbody bag c/o Uno Alla Volta

I also love that this Artisans made bag closes easily with a magnet. No buckling and unbuckling needed! Thus, one can get the phone out before it switches to leaving a message. 🙂

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Zoom-in on green Florentine leather crossbody bag c/o Uno Alla Volta

Yes, I admit I may be in a color crush. I love a bold colored bag with a colorful outfit, especially, when the bag is so stunning, high quality and affordable. This Florentine shoulder bag was made by sister artisans Alessandra and Elisabetta, the same ladies also crafted the suede clutch/purse that I featured some time ago. I love their bags.

Uno Alla Volta artisan made bags, jewelry and scarf
Example of Alessandra And Elisabetta’s greenery Florentine Leather Tote Bag, also available in orange, Joyita’s “Tree Of Life” Devore Silk Scarf, Murano necklace, and the green Florentine leather crossbody bag. Photo courtesey to Uno Alla Volta

When you like the idea of a pop of color or integrating a colored bag into your outfit, but don’t like crossbody style, you will be glad to hear that Uno Alla Volta also has color bags in other styles like suede bucket bags with a tassel in a contrasting color, bags with bamboo handles, and structured handbags in statement colors. I love their bucket bag in forest green or sky-blue. Orange or yellow are great colors for fall. Check them out. I am sure they have the perfect bag for you too.

Do you already have a colored bag? How do you wear it? Let me know, I am curious.

Welcome to the 126th Top of the World Style linkup party

Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! You are an awesome crowd!

When you are new, welcome. We are glad you are here. You can sign up the form below to join the VIPs who receive an email invitation each week for the Top of the World Style party.

As a “Thank You” for linking up, I will pin photos from this party’s outfit posts to the Top of the World Style pinterest group board. When you want to pin all the photos of your outfit post to this group board, please follow my boards on pinterest (pinterest requirement to add you), and send me an email with the request to be added to the group board contributors. I will email you an invitation. All you have to do then is to click accept and start pinning your outfits. I would love for you to join us.

By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World Style Winner, Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav or Top of the World OOTD My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you. 🙂

Top of the World OOTDs

The Top of the World Style Winner is picked by a random generator from the party two weeks ago. The reasons are as follow: Each party runs a week minus 5 minutes. At the time of scheduling a new party, the old party is still in full swing and blogger still can join. To give all guests the same chance, the old party has to have closed before drawing the winner. In plain English, the Top of the World Style Winner visited the linkup party two weeks ago.

Top of the World Style Winner Nora at Jacket Society
Nora at Jacket Society became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

The winner of this week’s feature is Nora at Jacket Society who submitted her winning post at the 124th linkup party.

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Terri
Terri Gardner at Meadow Tree Style became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

The post by Terri Gardner at Meadow Tree Style became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as you clicked her post the most. She showed several thrifted outfit that looked timeless and so chic. Re-purposing, recycling, and slow fashion is a thing right now. It’s environmentally beneficial, not only because of saving resources.

Top of the World OOTD My Fav Sabine Brauner
Sabine Brauner, the blogger at Oceanblue Style at Manderley became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

Sabine Brauner, the style blogger at Oceanblue Style at Manderley became my favorite of last week’s party. She used colors that are so flattering on her that they “color” her young. She wears the dress, and not the other way around. She created a look where you see a beautiful woman, not a beautiful dress or outfit. ❤

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Disclosure: The green Florentine leather crossbody bag is a sample given to me by Uno Alla Volta. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself. It represents my thoughts and expresses my 100% honest opinion.

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